Sunday, April 17, 2016

NYC in the Spring - Liver in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

NYC acupuncture Spring time
Green is liver color. Liver controls the eyes

Tree of Life Acupuncture New York City Center
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Spring in NYC was very unpredictable this year, to say the least. First, we had an early Spring and all New Yorkers were ecstatic, then it got cold, then we had snow, then warm etc, you get the picture.

Nobody like New Yorkers are happy on sunny Spring days, cause we do not take them for granted. But is it possible that there might be another explanation ? 

Someone in an elevator in Manhattan in NYC where my acupuncture office is said it best. In New York, we have 4 seasons in one day !

acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and liverIn acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, the Liver is associated with the springtime. I also read that one of the acupuncture and Chinese Medicine scholars said; "Liver is the source of all evil" :(

What ... you may say, well for starters anger is the emotion for the liver and it damages the organ. Acohol is also bad fo the liver and so are the drugs prescription or recreational and so are the toxins in the food, blood etc.

Stagnant energy makes us depressed so the Spring gives the liver a kick in the pants to go and "move it, move it". 

We feel rejuvenated and young when the energy is properly circulating in the body nourishing organs and the mind.

However if the liver function is impaired, the person may be more irritable, angry, develope temple or top of head headaches and a host of other digestive and reproductive symptoms. 

So why are people feel awaken in the Spring ? Any good news for the poor liver ? 

Liver spreads the energy (Qi) in the body and that is why we are all so alive and well when the Springtime comes, we must be moving our energy around. 

Liver is the only organ that can rejuvenate itself, so be hopeful and help it do its job by cultivating proper lifestyle, mental attitude towards yourself and others as well as eating habits.

Eat green foods to help the liver apples, avocados, spinach. Drink alcohol in moderation, avoid anger etc.   Good luck to you and your liver :)

What is your  Springtime story ?

Be well,
Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac (NCCAOM) Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC and founder of
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