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Unitary Bladder (TCM)

Unitary Bladder (Foot Taiyang) 67 meridian pressure points
Direction of meridian - Head to foot, qi moves in a downward direction
Emotion that disrupts Water element - Fear-Fright
The bladder holds body fluid waste (urine) that has been passed on from the lungs, spleen and small intestines to store and excrete. More about the Unitary Bladder and Kidneys Water Element.

TCM - Unitary Bladder Diseases
Unitary Bladder Yin/Yang deficiency and excess, Bladder damp-heat, Bladder cold and deficient.

Kidney's generate fear whilst storing ancesteral qi (jing)

Unitarybladder explains fear using fight, flight or freeze whilst managing DNA qi

Mental Process and Emotional Imbalances (what to look for)
The unitary bladder expels the bodies noxious fluids uncontrollably when the extreme emotion of fear is felt (the large intestine can do the same), these physical actions (such as shivering, improved vision and stamina - until burn-out) are produced by the body in a stress situation to save on energy, the same principal applies to the brain when it floods the body with the flight hormone adrenaline, the brain rejects all rational thoughts to focus on running away metaphysically, and the mind becomes dumb, if stress is a full time constant then the mind will have trouble keeping any focus. The metal element supplies energy to the water element (in the five elements), and so weakness in the metal element (lungs and large intestine) will allow the energy of the water element to weaken causing a double in emotional pain by promoting anxiety along with fear, encouraging the whole emotional system to freeze (yin), warmth, reassurance and support (yang) must be constant to reestablish any peaceful, emotional balance (meditation).
Emotion of Breath

Western Medical Mental Process and Emotional Imbalances "Fear"

Fear and the Unitary Bladder

Paruresis (Phobia)
Paruresis (shy bladder) is a fear based phobia that goes beyond simple shyness and embarrassing fear of exposure, or a fear of being judged for not being able to urinate in the real or imaginary presence of others, such as in a public toilets.

Fearful Unitary Bladder Voiding
During an intense fearful episode the unitary bladder can uncontrollably empty, this is due to the changing priorities of brain connections and the many metaphysical needs of the moment, especially associations with that close connected part of the brain, the limbic system messages to the brainstem.
The limbic system works with and is closely connected to the brainstem, sending constant updates of emotional and physical states, indeed the brainstem has a close communication with the unitary bladder via the pontine micturition centre which is part of the brainstem that monitors the unitary bladder size and unitary bladder stress-tensions, and part of its job is to inform conscious thought (conscious bladder control), with the limbic system that the unitary bladder is full and needs to be emptied soon.

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Prefrontal Cortex and the Unitary Bladder Fear Control
The prefrontal cortex plays an important part of these connections (limbic system and brainstem) by also updating the unitary bladder via the limbic system with continual, controlling messages to the brainstem, helping with conscious bladder control, a control mechanism that can be overridden at anytime by higher priority information from the brain, the limbic system can easily become confused by emotions in conjunction with the brains prefrontal cortex, indeed when the the body-mind is distressed enough it will release hormones into the blood stream to enter a state of fight, flight or freeze.
When emotional or physical fear affects the brain via the senses the limbic system can become so emotionally unstable that the prefrontal cortex connections with the pontine micturition centre in the brainstem becomes blocked, and intense psychological fear messages take priority over any unitary bladder control, which could mean the unitary bladder uncontrollably voids from the stress.
Note: even a mild fearful event such as an exam, public speaking, or minor confrontations, and any stressful situations could encourage an urgent emptying need or feeling in the unitary bladder, even if the unitary bladder has only just recently been emptied, and is an indication of a possible stress trigger suggesting that degrees of stress are present at that moment (unless an underlying kidney, urino-tract, bladder infection is present).

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"Over fear impairs the kidneys, but pensiveness subdues fear"

Brief Unitary Bladder Western Medical Anatomy and Actions
The unitary bladder is a hollow muscular stretchable organ located below the peritoneal cavity above the pelvic floor which lies behind the pubic symphysis to collect and store liquid waste in the form of urine filtered by the kidneys before urination. Urine flows into the bladder from the ureters connected to the kidneys and evacuates the bladder through the urethra. An average bladder can hold approximately 300 to 500 mL (10.14 to 16.91 fl oz) before the signal to empty occurs, although the bladder can hold much more waste fluid before the urge to urinate becomes unbearable. In men the bladder is found in front of the rectum and in women, it is located in front of the uterus.
Unitary bladder disorders
Cystitis, nocturia, (unitary incontinence) stress incontinence (urine leaking from pressure), urge incontinence (urine leakage from an intense urge), overflow incontinence from chronic unitary retention, total incontinence, bladder cancer, bladder stones, enlarged prostate gland, constipation obstruction.

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Kidneys (TCM)

TCM kidneysKidneys (Foot Shoayin) 27 meridian pressure points
Direction of meridian - Foot to chest, qi moves in a upward direction
Emotion that disrupts Water element - Fear-Fright
The Kidneys distribute water throughout the whole body.
The kidneys have the capabilities to cool water or heat water into steam making sure that all systems are moistened and healthy.
The stomach receives water and the spleen distributes water, whilst the the lungs regulate water and the bladder expels turbid water, all of these functions associated with water would not work if it wasn't for the kidneys manipulation of water and the power to keep water in its place.
The kidneys make marrow for the bones, and are in charge of bone growth, and because the teeth are seen as extensions of the bones, keep the teeth in good health.
In TCM the brain is known as the "Sea of Marrow", so healthy kidneys mean a healthy brain.
The left is an actual kidney, while the right kidney is mingmen, the gate of life. The mingmen is the seat of all physical (jing) and mental (shen) essences, mingmen is where essence and ancestral chi is stored. More about the Unitary Bladder and Kidneys Water Element.

TCM - Kidney Diseases
Kidneys Yin/Yang deficiency and excess, insufficient Kidney yang, deficient Kidney yin, insufficient Kidney essence, Loosening of the kidneys, Kidney unable to hold down the breath.

Kidney's generate fear whilst storing ancesteral qi (jing)

Unitarybladder explains fear using fight, flight or freeze whilst managing DNA qi

Mental Process and Emotional Imbalances (what to look for)
The right kidney creates yang-warmth of the body and the yin-fluids are produced by the left kidney, therefore active fearfulness (fear of being trapped etc, and lashing out) may be connected to right kidney and inactive fear (too afraid to get out of bed etc) with the left kidney.
The left side of the body is connected to the right brain (creative artistic thoughts- being etc) and the right side is connected to the left brain (business-like, doing etc).
Anatomically the right kidney is lower (yin position) than the left kidney (yang position).
If the kidneys are psychically dysfunctional it shows in the emotions through lack of willpower, not wanting to survive (suicide-active kidney-yang , in-active denying food and sustenance kidney-yin, giving up), encouraging a frightened who cares attitude.
The kidney's open to the ears, loud bangs, hurtful words, painful energetic's of damaging dialog promoting fear, to let go of the words whispered into the ears (real or not - aural hallucinations) learn to develop (through meditation) an inner ear where sounds that are heard become closed, peaceful and quiet by listening only to the breath (slow, quiet and smooth), to calm the heart (shen) energy.

Western Medical Mental Process and Emotional Imbalances "Fear"

Many Faces of Fear
Fear is not all bad because it serves as a metaphysical response mechanism to help the body escape or deal with a real threat through hormonal changes and body conditioning, which enlist the body metaphysically to flight, fight or freeze.
PTSD, Phobias, OCD, Emotional Situations, Threats (real or unreal)
Fear indicators: racing heartbeat, laboured breathing, dizziness, sweating, anxiety, panic, wanting to escape, emotional detachment, feeling faint or may die, powerless to deal with the fear even if the fear is unfounded and irrational (possible phobia) etc.

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

PTSD symptoms tend to first show themselves within the first month of any effective life changing traumatizing event(s), although PTSD can sometimes take years to appear with differing symptoms for every individual.
PTSD sufferers can experience long periods of feeling totally normal and at ease with everyday living, followed by an metaphysical-emotional attack which could last weeks, months or years. Although some suffers symptoms are mild, with the sufferer being able to cope with day to day living all through their lives.
Hyperarousal
Anxiety and fear are key PTSD emotions that can put the suffer on edge all the time, looking for danger in everything whilst feeling threatened by the most non threatening of events, words, places and people which can be experienced by the victim though irritability, displays of anger, OCD, poor concentration, sleeping disorders (especially nightmares), depression, phobias.
Re-living PTSD Events
Reliving a trauma is typical which can be a prominent feature of PTSD sufferers, whilst trying to avoid (in any way they can), or mentally repeat anxious, fearful traumatic episodes is another, which may create a conscious subconscious conflict that chains the mental event(s) to its prisoner.
Avoidance (emotional denial)
Avoiding or dealing with PTSD episodes can come in many forms such as overworking, drinking, drug taking, extreme hobbies, isolated and becoming withdrawn emotionally to numb themselves from any painful event related feelings.

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Obsessions are emotions, thoughts and impulses that uncontrollably repeat themselves continually for no apparent purpose or reason (or the reason is buried deep in the subconscious).
An obsession can become so annoying and out of control that victims typically experience intense feelings of fear, anxiety, disgust and self-doubt during the obsessing process, especially if an obsessive ritual is not carried out as it should be, but sometimes momentary relief if the task has been completed correctly.
Compulsions
Compulsions are ritualized, repetitive behaviors that can temporarily put a brake on an obsession, a coping and avoidance mechanism that can temporary bring an obsession respite. Compulsions could be seen as an obsessive behaviour in themselves, but this isn't always so as compulsions tend to be less damaging to the emotions and are more functional than obsessions, although the very act of repetitive compulsions can be a form of torture on its own.
Fear and Compulsion
Intense, uncontrollable fear can be experienced if a compulsion or obsession is not completed.

Phobia
A phobia is an excessive, irrational fear of an object(s) or situation(s). Generally a phobia will involve a mild to deep emotional sense of fear and harmful endangerment.
Indications of a phobia
Symptoms usually appear in the presence of an object, person, place or even a thought to trigger feeling of; Preoccupation with the feared object (phobia), fear of dying, breathlessness, dizziness, trembling, increased heart rate and nausea that can quickly develop into a full blown anxiety attack. Phobia's are very common forms of fear that measure from a manageable, mild fear, to extreme fearful, metaphysical dread for the phobic's life.

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"Over fear impairs the kidneys, but pensiveness subdues fear"

Brief Kidneys Western Medical Anatomy and Actions
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on the left and right sides of the body. The kidneys filter blood, cleaning blood to make urine, to remove waste and reabsorb cleaned water, glucose, and amino acids whilst controlling ion concentrations and acid-base balance within the blood.
Both kidneys feed the waste product, urine into the bladder via tubes called the ureters. The kidneys make important hormones and enzymes that can change blood pressure (through hormone emotions, and body actions).
Kidney's disorders (chronic kidney disease-CKD)
Kidney infections, glomerulonephritis (inflammation), polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, enlarged prostrate, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney failure. Kidney disease can lead to cardiovascular disease, cardiac tumors, heart attacks and strokes.

Some Science of the Moon "Water Element" (ultimate yin)
The moon hangs in the night sky and lights up the land below when it is full, the light of the moon comes from the sun, the moon acts like a mirror, that when in line with the sun gathers the sun's light and shines it back to the earth, the earth comes in between the sun and moon which over a twenty nine and a half day cycle only allows parts of the moons light to reflect back to earth, over this period a new moon arises and a full moon shines the brightest with different shape changes of the moon as one moon phase moves into the other (waxing and waning of the moon).
The moon has a significant gravitational affect on the planet earth shown by moving the oceans (high and low tides), with the highest and lowest tides at the time of a full moon, the moon also triggers natural events, and influences the planetary movements to trigger the migration of land or sea animal instincts, and important botanical, plant life changes all over the planet.
Time and tide waits for no man or woman
People are made up of 60% to 75% of water, and so if the moon can move oceans and its gravitational fields has a profound effect on the natural world does it not follow that the moon would affect people also by moving bodily fluids such as blood, water and hormones to mood cycle human beings through the month (for both sexes).
Full Moon fertility and Menstrual Cycle
Women that have a twenty nine and a half day menstrual cycle starting around the full moon (the moon has a twenty eight and a half day cycle) tend to be more fertile that women who's menstrual cycle lasts for less or longer period of time, this lunar information suggests to women that encourage a constant, coordinated menstrual moon cycle could have more chance of getting pregnant than women whose menstrual cycle is chaotic.
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