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Indian Summer

The Spleen & Stomach Meridians

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The Spleen meridian starts at the outside of the big toe and follows the path up the inside of the foot and in front of the ankle; up the inside of the leg and thigh bilaterally to the 6th intercostal space. There are 21 points along the Spleen meridian.

Spleen meridian diagram

Foods that support Spleen health:

Fish, eggs and poultry. Onion, garlic, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, arugula, kale, Swiss chard, endive, spinach, chives, white beans, asparagus, apples, buckwheat, oats, rice, quinoa, fennel, parsnips, sweet potato, yam, blueberries, cranberries and cherries.

Essential oils for Spleen health:

Cabreuva, Cayenne, Ginger, Sweet or Holy Basil.

Herbs that support Spleen health:

Ginger, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Garlic, Chives, and Onion.

Avoid coffee, white sugar and white flours. Reduce Stress!

The Spleen Circadian rhythm is from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. This is a time of regeneration for the spleen and pancreas. It is particularly helpful to do exercises and direct healing energies to benefit the spleen and pancreas at this time.

The Indian Summer Meridians

Element: Earth
Color: Yellow
Organs: Spleen & Stomach
Sense: Taste
Flavor: Sweet
Fluid: Saliva
Emotion: Sympathy
Sound: Singing


The Stomach meridian starts just under the center of the eye and runs down along the front of the body bilaterally parallel to the centerline of the body. It continues down along the outside of the legs and ends between the second and third toe, towards the edge of the third toe’s nail. There are 45 points along the Stomach meridian.

Stomach meridian

Foods that support Stomach health:

Yellow vegetables, yogurt, miso, bananas, garlic, asparagus, onions, brown rice, quinoa, oats, apples, citrus, kale, spinach, and drink plenty of water. Lean meat and fish are welcome; limit fats and greasy foods.

Essential oils that support Stomach health:

Nausea: Bitter Orange, Sweet Fennel, Roman Chamomile.

Carminative: Coriander, Cumin, Fenugreek, Ginger, Holy Basil, Sweet Basil, Myrrh and Peppermint.

Colitis, IBS: Mountain Savory, Rosemary Verbenone.

Ulcers: Sage, Cayenne.

H-Pylori: Oregano and Holy Basil or Sweet Basil.

Stomach flu: Star Anise, Holy or Sweet Basil, Mountain Savory and Cumin.

Herbs that support Stomach health:

Cayenne, Ginger, Cumin, Coriander, Sweet Fennel, Peppermint Holy Basil and Turkey Rhubarb.

Helpful to rebuild mucilage: Fenugreek, Psyllium Seed powder and Marshmallow Root.

The Stomach Circadian rhythm is from 7:00 am – 9:00 am. This is a time of regeneration for the stomach. It is particularly helpful to do exercises and direct healing energies to benefit the stomach during this time.