In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is ruled by a particular organ system and spring is connected to the liver. you probably notice changes in the way you feel, both physically and mentally, as the seasons change. I know I tend to feel a bit more contemplative and introspective during the winter months. Once spring hits, I’m ready to recharge and get things done. The liver energy is strong and assertive, the type of energy you need to create plans and then propel them into motion. However, if your liver is a little out of balance, you might notice you are more irritable or on edge than usual.
In Chinese Medicine, From a TCM viewpoint, the liver promotes flowing and spreading movements. By stimulating flow, the liver adjusts and ensures the smooth movement of qi, blood and body fluids, and spreads these substances to the entire body. What does this mean? If the liver is not functioning properly, qi flow is interrupted, which can lead to disharmony and imbalance such as depression, anger, moody, headaches, constipation, PMS, anxiety, low energy, blurred vision, …just to name a few.
You may also notice that your allergies are in full force, complete with itchy, red, watery eyes which is also a function of liver and immune health.
If you are suffering from any of these issues, your body is crying out for a visit to your acupuncturist!
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