Winter is over and Spring is upon us, which according to Chinese medicine brings with big changes. We are going from the dormant, stagnant and cold energies of winter to that of rebirth and growth.
We are moving from the Kidney energy to the Liver energy so we need to look after the liver as it is extra vulnerable during this time. Also, from a seasonal perspective, the wind will become more predominate in this time which can upset the Liver. Hay fever and sinus problems can become more prevalent as the Liver works over time in trying to detox pollen and insecticides. Read more about how acupuncture can help hay fever here.
Another issue to watch out for is headaches, because many headaches and migraines have a root cause in the Liver and if the Liver is already over burdened, these headaches will get worse. There is more information about headaches and migraine and acupuncture here.
Avoid foods that are too sour as this can over burden the liver. Having a little lemon in some warm water in the morning is good for you and your liver but don’t over do it.
Some of you may have already read my article about the jing-essence and stem cells and remember too that the Liver blood plays a role in nourishing the jing-essence. Here is short video about stem cells.
Enjoy the spring and look after yourself until October.