Signs Of A Closed Heart: Your Pericardium Meridian

Does Your Heart Feel Closed
The Pericardium Meridian & Health


By Dr. Rita Louise

pericardium meridian - closed heartThe pericardium is a loose fibrous sack around the heart that encloses it and lubricates it. It allows the heart to beat without friction. Sometimes referred to as the Circulation/Sex official, the Heart Governor, or the King’s Bodyguard, the pericardium is the prime minister who coordinates the other officials and is the one who relates to the world.

The pericardium job is to protect the heart from injury and radical fluctuation in energy caused by the ups and downs of our emotions. It also carries out the orders of “shen”, or spirit, where it works to manifest the inclinations and desires of our true self. When, however, the spirit is weak, especially from pain and hurt in our lives, our true desires are hidden from ourselves or we turn away from the instinctive knowledge the heart has to offer us. Instead, we crave excitement and novelty. When no satisfaction is experienced from these behaviors, we become irritable and depressed.

Another function of the pericardium meridian is to open and close the heart, where it protects us emotionally and can help us be resilient to the stresses of daily life. If affected the resulting trauma can be likened to scar tissue that forms on a wound.  It can become tough, and inflexible making it hard for us to open it and allow positive emotions to flow into the heart and heart meridian.  This can impact our ability to experience intimacy, warmth and love, thus affecting the emotional aspects of our sexuality.

Balanced – When the pericardium meridian is balanced, we experience joy, love, happiness, contentment, warmth, intimacy and concern in our relationships.

Physical Imbalances – When the pericardium meridian is imbalanced physically, we can experience heart pain, chest discomfort, palpitations, angina, or an oppressed feeling in the chest. Other manifestations of an imbalanced pericardium meridian can include swelling of the axilla (armpit) and spasms of the arm, elbow or hand.

Emotional Imbalances – Emotionally, imbalances to the pericardium merdian can manifest as sadness, sorrow, grief, coldness, lack of concern, cackling laughter, abnormal emotional response(s), hypersensitivity, and selfishness.


© Copyright Rita Louise, Inc. – 2016. All rights reserved.


About the Author

Bestselling author, Dr. Rita Louise is the host of Just Energy Radio and the Founder of the Institute Of Applied Energetics. She is an alternative acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner.  Dr. Rita Louise is able to evaluate the movement of chi through the meridians and acupuncture points. This allows her to assess both physical as well as mental or emotional concerns that may manifest a health concern in the body.  In addition to her evaluative health services, Dr. Louise can support your healing process by providing alternative acupuncture to clear the blockages of chi that inhibit the flow of subtle energy through the meridians.

Dr. Rita has appeared on radio and television and has spoken at conferences covering topics such as health and healing, ghosts, intuition, ancient mysteries and the paranormal. For more information about Dr. Rita please visit or listen to her live at

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