Spring, the season of renewal, of buds and grass shoots finally revealing their little heads, is crucial for the liver and its partner, the gallbladder.
Why? During winter, we tend to eat heavier meals to ward off the cold. In our lifestyle, as in nature, we tend to slow down to conserve energy. But as the weather warms with spring, we look forward to more activity and increased performance.
Most people spend more time and energy
going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Do you remember how you felt the day after a heavy meal with lots of alcohol? I would imagine you were not so enthusiastic or dynamic. That was your liver being clogged while trying to carry out one of its natural functions: poison control center for your body.
One of the largest organs, the liver carries out over 500 functions and is a key organ for survival. Among other tasks, the liver secretes the bile necessary to digest fat, stores and metabolizes fat according to the sugar level in our body, stores and absorbs minerals, metabolizes and balances proteins and hormones. Energetically, the liver is the leader of every project, gathering, creating and managing resources, for building our future. Spring is the season when liver energy is needed to move forward in our lives.
Whoever you are, whatever you do in your life, we all have the chance to be creative in our own personal way.
The liver is also our witness and remembers all the experiences that have gone in building our identity, from drawbacks to major happy moments. When the liver is overwhelmed, it struggles just to cover the functions of daily life, taking energy from the brain if necessary, leaving us depressed and angry, often bringing bad memories from the past.
Liver dysfunction not only affects our health, it also weakens our self-esteem, narrows our mind and leaves us distrustful of the future. In this pessimistic context it’s not so easy to hear the inner voice that we all have, which allows us to be creative and confident enough to go beyond our comfort zone. When your resources are low, chances are you will use the same old path, feel the same old anger that keeps hurting your liver rather than creating change and allowing you to be the hero of your own life.
When the Liver and the Gallbladder do not work as well as they should:
On the physical level you might feel:
- Heaviness under the rib on the right side or the right shoulder blade
- Cervical, shoulder or elbow pain (because of the common nerve pathway)
- Hypersensitivity to smell or sight
- Mucous membrane, skin, scalp and hair issues
- Digestion issues and nausea
- Headache (even or specially when stress levels go down during weekend)
- Insomnia or restless sleep
- Decreased level of overall performance
On the emotional level you might feel:
- Irritability, anger and raw nerves
- Intellectual fatigue, decreased energy
- Preoccupied by material and logistical details
- Fear of judgment and exams
- Issue with departure and separation
Give yourself a hand…or two. Manual therapy is here to help free your liver and gallbladder from the many restrictions that wear and tear over the years built around them. With this newfound freedom, performance levels, digestion, sleep, energy levels, self-confidence and optimism will improve, helping you turn the day from one of struggle to high performance.
Would you like the energy to open a new path?
CranioSacral Therapy, Somato Emotional Release and Visceral Manipulation in New York.