Can you believe that all the tulips are coming out? And the rhodies are feeling like they want to bloom as well! I can feel it inside my body, wood energy wants to blossom and bloom instead of stagnate! Spring is the time of Wood element, and a time to give your Liver and Gallbladder a break. Liver energy in its healthy form feeds the heart so that we experience joy in our cycles of learning and during growth periods! We set healthy boundaries with Joy, and can experience “the knowing” that we are just where we need to be, right here, right now. Liver energy out of balance leads to irritability and anger. Long term constrained Liver Qi leads to depression. So, can you see where I am going with this?!?
CLEANSE TIME: Ok, I know I keep talking about cleansing but, there is a natural rhythm of cleansing that are bodies need, and that we do not honor in this hectic fast pace city living that we do. All my clients know that this is the time of year that I love doing a liver cleanse. You have so much more energy after you do it, it is worth the effort. My favorite product to use is Metaclear by Thorne. This protein powder makes the cleansing process so much easier, and the cravings become much more manageable! Along with this supplement, one needs to replace sugar, wheat, alcohol, and caffeine at the least. Or take it a step further and also replace dairy, night shades, soy, and corn with:
organic chicken and fish
grass fed beef or lamb
whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, and millet.
This fairly simple cleanse (as far as cleanses go) gives the liver a much needed break. I suggest at least a 4-6 week cleanse and I like to encourage a step further and just eat veggies, whole grains, fruits, and nuts for one of those weeks. By May you will feel the surge of energy from giving your body a break, and your outlook on life might just change!
For those of you that want it super easy I recommend doing 2 weeks of Apple Cider Vinegar. It softens the Liver, and releases stagnant Liver Qi(Energy). I am sure you have seen the Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar drinks! Make it your self:
1TBS of Apple Cider Vinegar
1TBS of Honey
8oz of Water or Juice
Acupuncture is a perfect way to support your body’s ability to deal with environmental allergens. This time of year is the perfect time to boost your body’s ability to deal with allergens in the air as well as food that we eat. When your Liver is over-worked and stressed out, it struggles to deal with anything it sees as toxins. That would be pollen, but also pollution that is in the air! Come in to get a head start on the allergy season. Acupuncture along with herbs and supplements can help you avoid the suffering that allergies can create. You may not need to stock up on those eye drops and over-the-counter allergy medicine.
Need an Incentive!
For those clients that haven’t been back for a while I will give a 25% Discount on any product(s) that you buy for your cleanse. For those who are already with me mention this add and get 30% Discount.
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