Welcome Spring 2018! 🌞The long-awaited change of winter to spring. Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth. There is a sense of renewal and new life around. ✨While winter was time to conserve energy and reduce activity, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and a renewal of spirit. 🍏It is the ideal time for cleansing and rejuvenation for overall health and well-being. As spring is represented by the wood element and includes the liver and it’s complementary organ, the gallbladder, these two organs are usually the primary targets for springtime cleansing and health regimens. ☯️According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver is responsible for the smooth flowing of Qi (energy) throughout the body. When the liver functions smoothly, physical and emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. ✳️So for optimum health this spring, move your Qi!
Here are a few tips:
•Stretch:🤸🏽♀️ According to Chinese medicine, the liver stores the blood during rest and releases it to the tendons during activity. Try yoga or Qigong.
•Eye Exercises: 👁The liver is connected proper eye function. Remember to take breaks from the screen.
•Eat Greens:🥒 Green is the color of the liver and springtime. Eating young plants, fresh, leafy greens and sprouts can improve the liver’s overall functions and aid in the movement of qi.
•Outdoor activity:🤾🏽♂️ Outside air helps liver qi flow. As the liver gets quickly congested, frustrating and anger arises. An outdoor activity helps to smooth out that liver congestion.
•Enjoy milk thistle tea:☕️ Milk thistle is a potent detoxifying herb that can help to aid the liver function, manage cholesterol, prevent cancer, and lower blood glucose levels.
•Get Acupuncture treatments:📍
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help improve the overall health of your liver as well as treat stress, anger and frustration.
Cheers to an healthy and fun springtime 🙌🏼💚