Spring is here, and spring is the time that the Liver flourishes and its energies are at their peak. Spring is a time of new life and the growth and activity of plants and animals after a long winter hibernating.
The Liver is associated with new growth and expansive energies, just like plants in springtime stretching up and out, reaching for the sun.
Spring is the best time to support the Liver, eating fresh green foods and being mindful to express our emotions.
A 44-year-old female patient diagnosed with systematic lupus was treated with a combination of acupuncture, healthy diet, tuina massage (Chinese massotherapy), chi kung meditation, tai chi, supplements, and pharmaceutical medications over a 7 year period. The treatment resulted in a significant dissipation of attacks, a reduction of inflammation, improved digestion and elimination, and improved sleep and quality of life. The patient is
independent, takes care of herself, and holds down successful employment. The success of the treatment provides hope for individuals
suffering from systematic lupus.
Q:I have terrible bloating for about one week before I get my period. What can reduce the bloating and weight gain?
A: Avoid cold foods, raw foods, vinegar, shellfish, coffee, and other stimulants. At least one week prior
to onset of PMS, consume some of the following: ginger, green scallions, fennel, orange peel, spinach, walnuts, cinnamon, and black pepper.
Angelica sinensis (dang gui) and Poria (fu ling) are also very good.
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