SPRING SEASON & TCM:
DOES YOUR LIVER NEED A SPRING TUNE-UP?
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), each season is ruled by a particular organ system and Spring is connected to the liver (and its paired organ -- gallbladder). What does this mean? Well, you probably have noticed or will 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 more edge than usual. Here are a few signs that your liver needs an acupuncture or acupressure tune-up:
3) Your friends or coworkers are afraid of you because you are cranky, cranky, cranky. When liver energy is out of balance, you might feel agitated, irritated and generally out of sorts. Sometimes the irritation can expand into outright anger more easily than it would if this energy was flowing smoothly.