The more robust our heart is, the more robust muscle tissue is the body. One of the first signs of a weakening or atrophying heart muscle is a sort of flabbiness or loss of tone and strength of muscle elsewhere in the body.
Just as exercise strengthens muscle, so it strengthens the heart.
‘Hunter’s Brain’ is what my Granddad called the 5 points at which the heart and with it life energy is stimulated to heal and strengthen the heart and with it all the muscles of the body.
The Hunter is the opposite of the hospital bed patient.
If you want to heal your heart, a point comes when you have to stimulate it gently into working again, rather than keeping it in an un-stimulated ‘safe’ state – that isn’t really safe because it will get worse without exercise.
1) Sunlight stimulates Hunter’s Brain Point 1 – the Pineal Gland.
Sunlight in our eyes, tells the heart, “We’re alive. Wake up, come on. It’s time to get going.”
The people who get enough sunlight, have healthier hearts. People with weak hearts nearly ALWAYS feel better in the sunlight and take a turn for the better if they get regular sunlight.
Sunlight therefore supports the heart muscle’s ability to expand fully. I’ve seen it work as good as a blood dilating drug for children with heart conditions, specifically those with myopathy (degeneration or weakening of the heart muscle).
Herbs which thrive in full light support the heart though they’re not the traditional first line of treatment for heart problems. Those just happen to look like the sun as well. Dandelion, Calendula, Marigold, Sunflower.
If it looks like the sun, it helps the heart expand.
Once the heart muscle expands, it contacts automatically. As it does so, the lungs expand taking in a good amoutn of air and then release it. A nice good rousing exercise for the entire body.
2) Hunter’s Brain Point 2 – The Heels of the Feet
We’ve got pressure sensors at the soles of our feet. These pressure sensors report to the heart and the heart responds by expanding and contracting with more vigor, pushing blood to the muscles to strengthen them to walk on or do whatever it is we have to do.
It’s quite easy to tell the state of a person’s general muscle condition by how firm the soles of their feet are. One of the first signs of death is the soles going flabby.
Rub your soles together as you sit, massage them, push them against an exercise ball, or stand up on the front part of your feet like a ballerina and then fall back on your heels giving your whole body a start. Feel your hell grinding into the ground as you walk.
3) Hunter’s Brain Point 3 – The Balls of the Palms
This is the area that’s the equivalent of the heel of the foot.
The pressure sensors here tell the heart you’re doing heavy work and need more robust blood supply.
Kneading dough is one way to support the heart and muscles everywhere as it exercises this area. But there are other things to do, clapping, rubbing the base of both palms together, massaging them, using one of those small squeezy balls, doing push-ups putting pressure on this area.
If you have severe muscle atrophy the return of sensation to this area could even be painful so go slow.
4) Hunter’s Brain Point 4 – The Back of the Neck
The back of the neck is, in our time, a highly stressed area. It’s a place with environmental sensors. It’s where we feel it when we have to turn around suddenly, where we feel it when someone’s staring at us from behind.
Heart tension and pain can be relieved by massaging this area, and wonderfully enough, the heart can be stimulated by massaging it, enlivening it.
For those who have spent months in hospital with heart problems, even though this area is often tender and hypersensitive, pressing here, helps the body get back muscle tone by stimulating the heart.
When we press this Hunter’s Brain point, we are telling the heart, “I need to live, I need to work in this environment, I want to use my instincts, now come on, make it happen.”
5) Hunter’s Brain Point 5 – The Seat of the Body
The butt’s got pressure sensors connected straight to the heart.
Any kind of heart condition where there’s been shock involved, is relieved by pressuring the butt. Massage would work well, but sitting on a hard surface and rocking back and forth seems to have the quickest results.
Those with angina or heart pain will find it giving pain relief almost instantly as it comforts the nerve endings in the heart muscle.
When the Hunter sits down, the message goes to the heart, “We’re alright. We’re alright. Yes it’s been hard but we’re alright.”
This triggers off all kinds of healing processes in the body, especially for those with overworked nerves.