Allergies and Kidney Issues (Thoracic 9)

Allergies and Kidney Issues (Thoracic 9)

Physical Issues

 Thoracic 9 or TH9 greatly resembles the vertebrae of TH2-TH8 in that it’s ventral body is the shape of a heart.  It does have other defining features that set it apart from the other vertebrae in that it is the lowest positioned and thus the largest.  Although rare, displacement of TH9 can cause severe symptoms in the kidney area, due to TH9 communicating directly with the adrenal glands, which were discussed in the unit about TH10.  Issues like this are usually associated with age related degenerative conditions.

Physical symptoms related to misalignments in this vertebra include allergies and nettle rash.

Emotional and Psychological issues

The emotional and psychological issues look like a set of secondary reactions and consequences to TH10 and combine suppressing one’s own aggression and making accusations.  You may only feel able to express your boundaries after being regularly provoked; therefore anger becomes a way of feeling strong and confident.

Let’s look at some allergies, i.e. food and lactose intolerances, hives, hay fever, rashes, sinus, skin problems and celiac disease.  What do they all have in common?  They invade and attack our system (something or someone is offensive and hostile).  We feel powerless to control this attack or invasion.  It can trap us by making us feel like withdrawing from situations.  Your body rejects certain foods, something that should be nutritious and full of sustenance.  It can irritate and affect our moods.  You may feel exhausted by being stuck in a ‘fight’ mode fighting off the invasion, leaving you bereft of energy.  What all these allergies have in common is that they have breached your personal boundaries.

Research into the root causes of allergies on a metaphysical level indicates the following:  One of things to remember is that when the body is in fight or flight mode, your senses are heightened.  This gives the body and mind a feeling of overwhelm and being out of control.  Whatever sensations, smells, emotions your are feeling or food you are eating at the time will be registered at a highly stressed level by your system.  The mind and body then make an association between the situation, person, food etc and emotion.  This is more than likely a negative association.

Let’s look at the connection at an early age. In childhood there may have been a hostile, invasive dominating and controlling parent, leaving you insecure and unsure about your position in the family.  You may not have had a parent who was around enough for you to express your emotional needs in a safe and understanding way, therefore these feelings remain unresolved.  As an adult you want to withdraw from unpleasant situations and sweep things under the carpet rather than deal with them in the here and now.  This maintains you in a cycle of feeling helpless to manifest the desired changes you want in your life as things feel impossible to resolve.

Food and dairy intolerances related to nurturing and love, which impacts on our sense of self-worth.  The love/comfort and nurturing you received from your parents, care giver and other influential people may have been hostile and offensive leaving you with difficulties trusting that their intentions would be good for you.  This has an impact on all other relationships in life and therefore our ability to trust ourselves and others.

Deep feelings of grief are held in the system through these early experiences as it’s a form of loss.  These unresolved feelings manifest as physical symptoms that our body uses to try to communicate to us what still needs to be dealt with in order to recover from.

The electrochemical peptide that stores the information of the emotion of anger is stored in the liver.  Suppressing and denying one’s anger means it accumulates thus reducing the healthy functioning of the liver.  Skin rashes and other skin conditions can occur if the liver is going through a detox or if the individual is working on any of these issues above.  This of course is not true for every symptom or condition but it may occur in some.

Kidney Disorders and Chronic Tiredness (Thoracic 10)

Kidney Disorders and Chronic Tiredness (Thoracic 10)

Physical Issues

This is a complex area to explain in a brief summary, but I will try to be as succinct as possible and therefore may miss out on expanding on explanations.

The Vertebrae of TH10 to TH1 are where the rib cage connects to form a stable and protected space for the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and other vital organs.  TH10 specifically innervates (supplies with nerves) the muscles of the lower abdomen.

 The physical conditions associated with a misalignment to Vertebra 10 are kidney problems, salt that cannot escape in this area, chalked up arteries and chronic tiredness, which would occur with these other symptoms.  Kidney assist in filtering waste products from the blood as well as regulating blood pressure.

Emotional and Psychological issues

Research into the emotional and psychological issues talk about encompassing partnership difficulties with parents, husband or wife, children, colleagues, neighbours and others, it all focusses on relationships. These themes with their attendant feelings and expressions of them seem to infiltrate the other thoracic vertebrae as we move up the spine.   What is even more interesting is that the left side of the body appears to express the individual’s relationship with their mother, whereas the right speaks of the relationship with the father.

With the left side there are issues about nourishment and not receiving the emotional comfort and nourishment as a child and then having the skills nourish yourself and make choices that are helpful to your well-being.  Feeling powerless to bring about new changes in your life could be due to early experiences of anger, hostility and blame, which has an impact on managing stress. People then then rely on bad habits, whether alcohol, drugs, or some other form of compulsive behaviour to manage these feelings.

With the right side the issues are connected to unresolved anger.  If the father was or is an alcoholic, rageaholic, workaholic, emotionally unavailable, or just not present, the need for acknowledgement, approval and affection are ever present in that person’s behaviour due to not receiving while growing up.

The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and are about the size of a walnut.  They produce the hormones adrenalin and cortisol.  Adrenal fatigue occurs from both intense periodic and chronic low-level stressors.  Under a high level of stress, adrenaline gives us a much needed burst of energy to assist us to get through whatever stressful situation we need to get through, whereas cortisol is released throughout the day to help up manage the stresses of day to day living.  Any constant over-activity in this part of the system will be detrimental to the individual’s well-being.  Examples of this can be office politics, domestic issues or more extreme bullying.

When you put this together with emotionally intense relationship with parents as a child and the anger and resentment that was stored at a young age this can result in a series of self-sabotaging toxic relationships as an adult until  the anger and resentment is acknowledged and let go of.

Realigning this area and clearing blockages will assist the kidneys to detoxify themselves.  However, a crucial part of a recalibration is for the individual to keep themselves hydrated and use exercise, while working on any other unresolved emotional matters.

Skin Disorders (Thoracic 11)

Skin Disorders (Thoracic 11)

Physical Issues

The structural aspects of Thoracic 11 or TH11 vertebra has features that distinguishes it from its neighbouring TH12 and one in particular, separate it from all the other vertebrae. The spinous process is short and nearly horizontal in direction.  The pedicles on the vertebral arch are like TH12, thicker and stronger than in any other part of the thoracic region due to the formation of the ribs. The spinal nerve 11 passes out underneath this vertebra.

 The physical conditions associated with misalignment of this vertebra are skin disorders including acne, spots, eczema, boils, raw skin and psoriasis.  

Emotional and Psychological Issues

The emotional and psychological issues relate to poor boundaries, contact problems, insecurity, feeling weak, afraid and fearful.  The skin is our barrier between us and the external environment. The skin communicates to us when out physical and emotional boundaries have been overstepped.  This is where an individual takes in more than they can comfortably assimilate and utilise. Everything in the body becomes overactive and stressed. Issues of relating to others is origin of these conditions, which we also find in TH10.

Saying ‘NO’ is a challenging concept for a person with these conditions as expressing their physical and emotional boundaries as a child may have been met with confrontation, rejection, abandonment or abuse.  When their boundaries are challenged as an adult, they feel inadequate, unworthy and not good enough or strong enough to say no. Maybe saying yes to things that they don’t really want to gives them attention, or acceptance, appreciation and love but in an unhealthy way.  By constantly doing this and not feeling good about it the body gets irritated and frustrated and breaks out in theses conditions.  Suppressing and denying anger can build toxins in the body. Wanting to be nice, compassionate and understanding rather than addressing and expressing what is truly going on means anger becomes buried in the system. When the body becomes overloaded it will try to correct the imbalance.  In some instances, this can erupt as the list of physical conditions listed above.

 Recognising this, realigning and bringing balance to this area can assist the individual to begin to regain a sense of personal power, authority, desire and self-control.

 

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