Liver energy really starts to stir in the Spring! It’s a very ambitious and motivating energy which moves up and out in a direction of “orderly reaching.” (Think about nature, with all the new growth that fights its way up to the surface to come alive!) It’s a very strong, “go-getter” type of energy. However, if the liver system gets sluggish or blocked in any way, it will be prone to constraint and irritation, like being in a straight jacket when you want to stretch out! This manifests as irritability, muscle spasms, increased PMS and red, itchy eyes. I can’t tell you how many people start to come into the office needing relief from a stiff neck and back this time of year in addition to allergy relief. It’s like clockwork!
To work with the energy of the season:
Start gently moving again if you have been hibernating all Winter.
Get up a little earlier.
Think about cleaning up the diet and home. It’s a nice time for a cleanse, or cutting out alcohol at least. It will come easily with Spring’s momentum.
Start working on any new ideas or projects that have been brewing in the back of your mind- you will finally have the motivation to make progress!
As always, the change of seasons is a great time to come in for a tune-up if it’s been a while since your last treatment! Let’s get ahead of allergy season, prevent that “change-of-seasons” cold, keep the neck and back moving freely and keep the moods even!
Springtime Liver Clearing Elixir Recipe:
One of the most powerful ways to keep the liver from congestion is vinegar! While it might sound distasteful to drink vinegar, the following blend is really quite refreshing!
In 8 oz. of water, mix:
1 tablespoon of unrefined organic apple cider vinegar (I like Braggs.)
A dash of local honey