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Can you feel the earth starting to warm and defrost? The wattles and blossoms are blooming and the streets are painted yellow, pink and white. It’s nearly spring again, that’s right, winter is nearly done for another year. We’ve just spent the last few months in the water season, which has been cold, inward, reflective and conserving of energy. 

Now is the time for us to get our energy moving into the flourishing, regenerative, cleansing, rejuvenating season, Spring. Releasing the stagnation and promoting a fresh flow of energy. The element of Spring is wood, an ever evolving and grounding element. Spring shows us that it’s possible to flourish after the darkness of winter and that we too can be grounded and flourishing! 

Spring is associated to the liver and gallbladder, the primary points for toxin detoxification, metabolism, digestion & storage of vitamins and minerals. After winter we may have used up our vital stores of vitamins minerals, slowed our metabolism and increased digestion hormone production. Spring is the perfect time to balance these properties and ‘Clear the Liver’ to promote adequate functioning for physical and emotional activity throughout the body.

Stuck Qi (energy) may manifest in the Liver from any of these properties being out of balance, this may present as neck and shoulder tension, chest tightness, digestive symptoms, PMS, migraines, poor sleep, irritability, and impatience or being easily frustrated.

Here are some suggestions on how to rebalance your Qi in Spring. 

  • Move – Ever notice when you are feeling stressed a little exercise makes you feel better. That’s because you are moving you Liver Qi. The best way to stop Liver QI stagnation is to move it. So get out and take a walk during lunch now that the weather is warmer!

  • Stretch – The Liver controls the tendons in the body, so keeping them flexible and nourished are key to staying limber and healthy. Incorporate a morning and evening stretch into your routine. Try yoga, tai chi or qi gong.

  • Eat Green – Green is the color of the Liver and it relates directly to foods that benefit the Liver. Eating young plants-fresh, leafy greens, and sprouts-can improve the Liver’s overall functions and aid in the movement of qi. Just look around and see what local greens you are avaliable; those are the best and most delicious.

  • Eat Sour – Foods and drinks with sour tastes are thought to stimulate the Liver’s qi. Start your day with a glass of lemon water, a simple, easy, and great way to benefit your Liver.

  • Acupuncture treatments – If you are still finding the transition into spring hard to deal with, come in for some acupuncture. A treatment can help regulate your Liver Qi and make you ready to embrace this new season! (Urgent appointments available during lockdown, contact us to find out more!)

We are still here to support your health during lockdown

Our allied health practitioners – Dr Megan Azer (Chiropractic) & Dr Clancy Street (acupuncture) are still seeing clients for urgent care, our reception & dispensary is open for you to collect prescriptions and products. Rose (coaching) is working via Telehealth to keep her clients momentum going during lockdown & Karyn (Naturopath) is also working via telehealth to offer a natural medicine approach to your health care during lockdown. Shiatsu practitioner, Ann Hocking, has opened up Telehealth appointments for Soul Readings which will continue until we are out of lockdown.
We highly recommend that you reach out for support and health care during this time.