Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the Spring

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acupuncture, Chinese Medicine in New York CityThe human liver can regenerate itself from as little as 25% of tissue. 

In 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".
NYC acupuncture in Spring
The reason for that is that anger is the emotion for the liver and an unbalanced liver can be a source of high blood pressure, heart problems, infertility especially in women,  headaches/migraines, body toxicity, allergies,  depression and anxiety  and so on. 

The liver element is wood and the heart is fire. So a lot of anger/wood causes fire/heart to overwork and creates organ stressors.

Liver opens into the eyes and often affects the eyesight, as well as nails. Brittle nails could be a sign of poor liver function just as pink nails and tongue indicate healthy liver and smooth flow of energy in the body.

The good news is that the liver can regenerate itself and acupuncture with Chinese Herbs and Homeopathy and proper diet as well as exercises (Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong) can help balance the organ to harmony.
Spring acupuncture in New York City
Spring in NYC, where I live, is the best season of the year and I noticed that some people are angrier in the Spring. Also in big industrial cities like New York, pollution can cause allergies and the pace of life put additional strain on the liver in terms or irritability and anger. 

The wood element of the liver in acupuncture is prominent in the spring as everything blooms and causes extra load on the liver to process airborne allergens. Watery red itchy eyes are also signs of the liver imbalance as liver opens into the eyes. 

Alcohol, anger, stress, greasy, fried foods, drugs, toxins (food, environmental).

In Acupuncture green color is for the liver
Sour tasting or green foods, because the taste for the liver is sour and the color is green. So green apples, lemons or lime water, avocados, green peppers all work.

Stagnant energy makes us depressed so the Spring gives the liver a "kick" 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, developed temple or top of head headaches and a host of other digestive and reproductive symptoms. 

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 through sports or any other physical activities and keep our emotions positive. 

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