The Season to Love Your Liver

There is a lot we can potentially learn from the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is at least 6,000 years old. According to TCM, each season relates to specific organs that are more active and in fact going through a “cleansing” process. Early February is not only the time from Valentines day but is also considered the beginning of Spring and the liver and gallbladder are the paired organs that relate to this season. They have a brother-sister relationship.

If one is weak the other will help, if you help one, the other is also supported. Many people have their gallbladder removed and find that it puts more strain on their liver, especially with fat metabolism and digestion.

The liver is known as the commanding general of the body having more than 500 functions. According to TCM, it is the organ that governs a woman’s health more than any other organ. Simply put, the liver is the body’s main organ of detoxification.

Everything we eat and drink is filtered by the liver including medications, drugs and alcohol. The liver works very hard to keep us healthy by getting rid of what we don’t need. Our hormonal balance, cholesterol levels and weight are governed by the liver as well.

The liver even possesses the remarkable capacity to regenerate itself, just like couples on Valentines day.

Working with you to understand your heart and body, is just one of the many ways Traditional Chinese Medicine is different but complimentary to Western Medicine.

Eca Brady is a fully licensed physician of Chinese Medicine BSc(Ac) MBAcC PGDip(CHM), practicing from Harley Street, London. Make an appointment for an acupuncture treatment and we can discuss how we can help you, to read more about Eca click here

Excerpts from the original article by H Hayward.

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