SPLEEN

SYSTEM:  Glandular (Endocrine)and Immune System

CATEGORY:  Gland/Organ

NUMBER: One

SHAPE:  Apple slice looking - Solid Purple colored (see Title Page Spleen)

SIZE:  Averages 5 inches length x 3 inches width x 2 inches deep

LOCATION:  Upper left hand side of the lower abdomen just beneath the rib cage.

FUNCTION:

  1. Before birth a fetus' red and white blood cells are manufactured in the spleen.
  2. Lymph gland
  3. Red blood cell storage.
  4. Helps in the manufacturing  and destroys old or worn-out red blood cells.
  5. Draws waste from the lymphatic system to be eliminated.

KINESIOLOGY:  Open hand on the lower rib cage on the left side. (see Page SPLEEN-4)

IRIDOLOGY:  Left eye only at 4:50 (see Page Spleen-5)

REFLEXOLOGY:  Left foot only, down from the second to the last toe less than 1/2 way down.  (see Page Spleen-6)

HELPS TO IMPROVE FUNCTION:  

Good diet is essential for all body systems.

DETRIMENTAL TO ITS HEALTH:  

Cobalt absorption. (can cause an over production of blood.)

Mononucleosis - can effect spleen as well as the liver.

POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS/HEALTH CONDITIONS:

HYPERACTIVE (OVERACTIVE)

Hypersplenism - an overactivity  starts killing too many red blood cells.

The Spleen can swell which can cause other organs to swell.

Burkitt's Lymphoma - A non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which may be caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

Congenital hemolytic anemia (Genetic condition where there is an enlargement of the spleen.)

Gaucher's disease - Genetic condition which causes enlargement of the spleen

Cooley's anemia (Mediterranean disease) -red blood cells deform and the spleen hardens

HYPOACTIVE (UNDERACTIVE)

None listed

MAIN MINERALS:  Copper, Iron, Chlorine, Fluorine, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium

MAIN VITAMINS: Vitamin C, B complex

HERBS

REASON FOR SUGGESTION

Cascara Sagrada

Dandelion Root

Contains Iron which helps burn excess rubbish and toxins.

Evening Primrose oil

Aids in the cleansing of the liver

Licorice Root

Helps with production of interferon (helps protect the immune system)(contains glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhetinic acid)

Suma

Strengthens immune system.  Especially with Hodgkin's disease.

Uva Ursi

Soothes irritated tissues.  Helps fight bacteria and virus.

Wild Yam

Helps provide antiseptic strength to the Spleen.  Not my first choice.

Wood Betony Blood purifier.

Yellow Dock

Blood thinner.

REASONS FOR SUGGESTIONS
None of which I am aware

OTHER NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

REASON FOR SUGGESTION

None of which I am aware.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:  

You can live without a spleen however it may effect your immune system. That is why when they do certain organ transplant they remove the spleen to lower the chances of rejection.

It also will effect your ability for any strenuous activity, because the spleen stores blood for extremities when you need to fight or flee.

QUESTIONS TO ASK:
YES ANSWER INDICATES:
Do you have an unexplained pressure under the left rib cage? Spleen might be inflamed or enlarged.  Also can effect lymphatic system.
Pain radiating from the left rib cage to the shoulder. Inflamed spleen.

ADDITIONAL READING: None of which I am aware

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