ED 12 Kidney Driver (Primary Driver for renal and adrenal functions) The kidneys form a vital part of the fluid maintenance and blood pressure mechanisms of the body; however, in the broader sense the kidney system also includes the adrenal glands. Kidney function includes filtering waste from the blood, producing urine, and reabsorbing electrolytes and fluids. They also play an important role in blood pressure regulation and blood cell production. Our research suggests that distortions in this field may affect brain cell function and stamina. Kidney field correlates with the maturation process of lymphocytes and monocytes (white blood cells). This driver looks at both the kidneys and the adrenals, which rest on top of the kidneys. There are also links with the brainstem and brain function, and with the pancreas, intestines, ears, throat, lungs, and bladder. The kidneys are highly sophisticated filtration systems. Their primary role is to cleanse the blood and to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance. Most of the blood plasma fluid is reabsorbed, along with red blood cells, proteins, glucose and other nutrients. What’s left behind are waste products like urea (the leftover bits of proteins), mineral salts and water, that all then head off to the bladder for excretion. If you’ve ever had a urine test find protein or blood in your urine it’s because the kidney tubule membranes have become leaky and have allowed those larger molecules to leach out, perhaps due to a kidney infection or some other trigger for inflammation here. We want to consider this driver too when thinking about blood pressure and pH balance. The kidneys contain sensory cells that are able to detect the pressure of the blood and the level of sodium contained within the blood (which increases blood pressure). If your blood pressure drops, for example, they can reabsorb more sodium and fluid, reducing the amount you excrete through urine and increasing the volume and saltiness of your blood, so raising blood pressure. The adrenals are also involved in this process. Increased production of adrenal stress hormones can increase blood pressure, bringing more blood to the muscles and cardiovascular system in times of emergency. Excess sodium and deficient potassium is a pattern seen with adrenal hyperactivity and a heightened stress response, the reverse pattern may be associated with fatigue and depleted adrenal activity. We can often crave salt when adrenal energy is depleted
- Keep hydrated. On average around 8 glasses per day, but this varies according to your body weight and level of activity. Make sure you get adequate electrolytes too.
- Take your foot from peddle by making time for rest and relaxation. Deep breathing techniques are one of the most powerful ways to calm the signals from the brain to the adrenals that can keep us stuck in fight or flight mode.
- Qigong. An exercise for the kidneys is gently tapping or rubbing the kidneys with your fists. Another exercise is standing barefoot on the earth and raising and lowering your heels. This pumping action through the feet helps to bring energy into an important acupuncture point for the kidneys “gushing spring”. It can have both a calming and an energizing effect.
ED 12 liquid remedy has been designed to restore the Kidney field when it has become depleted, and so it aids the kidneys’ physiological functions. This liquid remedy helps to energize and support the kidneys and adrenal glands. It may be helpful with fluid balance, blood pressure regulation, energy, stamina and brain function. It can help to improve the ability to handle stress. It can help to bring more drive and ambition. It can help you to think more clearly and calmly too, especially when you are under stress.