Winter is Kidney Time
Winter is the time to focus some attention on an often underrated organ, or actually two organs, the kidneys. In Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM, the organ that corresponds to the season of winter is the kidneys. The paired kidneys are part of the urinary tract. The urinary tract also consists of ureters, (tubes that connect the kidney to the bladder), the bladder and the urethra, which connects the bladder to the outside. From both a Chinese Medicine and naturopathic perspective there is a plethora of dietary, lifestyle and supplement and herbal medicine advice that will address the causes of urinary tract disease and alleviate the symptoms.