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Spleen Support for Transformation

By Jodi Cohen

It feels like so many of us are in the midst of personal transformations at this moment – be it a personal transformation involving a change in how we invest our time and energy or a health transformation.

Essential oils – especially oils for your spleen — can help to support your physical, mental or emotional transition.  They help to both release stagnation in the physical body as well as calm worries, ease anxiety and balance and stabilize thoughts and emotions that correspond with shifts and transformations.

How Does Your Spleen Support Transformation?

Your spleen can play an important role in your ability to move easily through transitions and transformations.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your spleen helps to transport and transform the food you eat into nourishment in the form of blood and energy known as qi.  The spleen is believed to be responsible for digesting food and carrying that energy into our cells, along with providing warmth and vitality to the body, providing physical energy for immune function and mental energy for work and creativity.

Your spleen is an organ which sits in the upper left part of your abdomen behind your ribs.  It regulates and filters our blood, impacting the number of red blood cells that carry energy supplying oxygen throughout the body. The spleen is also part of your lymphatic system and a key player in our immune response, detecting pathogens in the blood and producing white blood cells to fight infections.

As blood filters through the spleen, it’s cleaned, and threatening microbes are engulfed and filtered out. Without the spleen working properly, we can’t maintain red and white blood cells we need for ongoing energy which is why low spleen energy can be linked to fatigue.

The Spleen is also thought to house your thoughts and be responsible for analytical thinking, memory, cognition, intelligence, and ideas.  Disharmony in the spleen can amplify the extreme state of these emotions, including over-thinking, worry, excessive mental and intellectual stimulation or any activity that involves a lot of mental effort.

If you “ruminate” and obsess constantly about life experiences, you literally are not “transforming” them into positive fuel to motivate taking action and moving forward in life.


Signs that Your Spleen Could Use Support

Signs of weak spleen energy can include:

  • Obsessive worry or “obsessing”
  • Lack of empathy
  • Brain fog throughout the day
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Feeling cold.
  • Poor appetite, Nausea or Loose stools
  • Dull stomach pain or spleen tenderness, usually on the upper left side of the abdomen or pain that has spread from the abdomen to the left shoulder
  • Low energy levels, possibly even chronic fatigue
  • Bleeding or bruising easily
  • Easy sweating without exertion
  • Swelling or Inflammation
  • Craving sweets
  • Weak muscles or aches and pains in muscles

Essential Oils for Spleen Support

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the spleen helps to pull energy from your food and transport and transform the nutrients into your blood which then nourishes and strengthens the energy (or Qi) delivered to your body and your brain through your blood.  When you are ready to physically, mentally or emotionally transform, essential oils to support the spleen can help you get unstuck and easily flow through transformations.

Essential oils can release the energy and mental emotions around being stuck and unable to move forward, lifting stagnation and limitation; and helping you transform and move forward into a healthier place.

Spleen Support™ contains a proprietary formulation includes very specific ratios of the following organic and/or wild crafted therapeutic essential oils in a base of fractionated coconut oil:

Lavender: Lifts mood and helps balance mood swings, normalizes emotions, brings deep relaxation. May help support irritability, moodiness, shock, fears, worries, insecurity, restlessness, depression, nerves and stress.

Patchouli: Helps ground and support our bodies and emotions, relieving the worries, anxiety and stress that are often felt from feeling ungrounded or unbalanced. Helps treat nervous exhaustion and it offers wonderfully relaxing properties.

Vanilla: Acts as a relaxant and sedative, helping to calm the mind and body and stabilize emotions, such as worry. Beneficial as a nervous sedative, calms emotions, eases worries, tensions, anger, anxiety, frustration, and brings warm memories.

You can support the spleen and boost your energy by applying 2- 3 drops of Spleen Support™ blend over the spleen (left side of the body, under breast) or around the earlobes.

You can also apply 2- 3 drops of Spleen Qi™ over the spleen (left side of the body, under breast) or over the spleen 6 point (inside of leg just above the highest peak of your ankle (four finger widths up from, apply deep pressure slightly behind the tibia bone).


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About The Author

Jodi Cohen

Jodi Sternoff Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. An author, speaker, nutritional therapist, and a leading international authority on essential oils, Jodi has helped over 50,000 individuals support their health with essential oils.