I recently fell down the health rabbit hole. Perhaps you’re familiar with it. I got an intuitive hit that I needed to start taking wheatgrass again, which reminded me of Ann Wigmore, Wheatgrass Queen. If you haven’t heard of her, she’s pretty worth googling. Anyway, she had her grey hair reverse from taking wheatgrass at 70 years old. Which then made me wonder why grey hair happens in the first place, and I learned all about the catalase enzyme that breaks naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. If there aren’t enough of the enzymes, there’s too much hydrogen peroxide which can mean chronic pain, grey hair and various other ailments. Wheatgrass contains catalase (of course).
What fascinated me was that every Chinese medicine link I clicked on also pointed to weak kidney qi. Now, I didn’t go down this road looking to get rid of my grey hair, but when I read this it sparked up for me.
According to Chinese medicine, the kidneys are about fear. In my work, it’s often where I see not just trauma, but records of trauma, both from this life and past incarnations. Contracts, and pages upon pages of stored information that validates fear, and can keep us in a constant state of anxiety and fight or flight. (Adrenal support anyone?)
One of the things I often recommend to people, depending on what I see, is a hot salt pack for the kidneys. This is something anyone can do at home, and is a lovely way to let go of what is ready to move. The etheric body of the salt, specifically rock salt, is able to leave the crystals and enter the body to absorb that which is holding old, painful memories. It then returns to the crystal carrying all the toxic energy. Talk about pure magic. (Also, a huge shout out to the best acupuncturist I’ve ever experienced, Cheyenne, who I learned this from.)
Here’s how to do it:
- First, heat up several cups of rock salt* on low in the oven (NOT the microwave) for approx. 30 minutes.
- Slide the warm salt into a pillowcase to keep things neat.
- Tuck the pillowcase into a towel, and lie down on the towel, with your kidneys where the salt is.
- Chill out for about 45 minutes. Listen to some beautiful music, an inspiring podcast, an amazing guided meditation… you get the idea.
- When you’re done, throw away the salt (it’s full of all the toxic junk you just got rid of) and wash the towel and pillowcase.
You may want to nourish the kidneys a bit after with parsley tea or warm lemon water.
This is best done in the evening before bed.
Wondering if this is right for you?
For those who have seen me for a session, you know how to muscle test!! For those who haven't, does this post make your ears perk up? Is there a feeling of "coincidence" about reading this today? Is there a feeling you don't quite understand that this brings up? If any of these are true, try it. My guess is, if you're still reading this, it means you should do it.
Sending you all love beams from the heart,