What problems can I have if I have an unhealthy spleen?
Low energy, sore throat, colds, influenza and nasal drip.
Where is the spleen?
The spleen is under the rib cage. It is in the upper left of the abdomen towards the back.
What is the spleen?
The spleen is part of the immune system. It regulates body fluids and regulates blood pressure. The spleen produces lymphocytes. These are a type of white blood cell that produce antibodies and proteins that engulf and destroy bacteria, viruses and microorganisms that cause infection or stops infection spreading. Lymphocytes are mainly dormant until they are triggered as part of the body’s immune response. There is a special type of lymphocytes which retain information of induced immunity. The cells are called B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes. This is called “acquired immunity” and will mean you are immune from the same infection for a number of years, or for life from the same infection or a similar microorganism from the same family.
What can I do to support my spleen?
Different types of nutrition support our spleen and therefore your endocrine and immune system, such as Vitamin A (in the form of Beta Carotene,) Spirulina, Vitamin C and Calcium.
How can Kinesiology support the spleen?
There are specific muscles associated with our immune system which may be imbalanced. These can be strengthened using Kinesiology techniques such as an Endocrine/Immune balance. Appropriate muscle testing in a treatment will find the right nutrition specifically for you to strengthen your spleen and therefore your immune system.