Springtime Liver Clearing Elixir

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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

Enjoy!