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Q: What herbs can I take to ease stress?

A:The Chinese Medicine perspective is that the Liver is the center of your emotions. To ease stress and balance your emotions, take herbs that support the health of your liver.

  • Dandelion cleanses the liver and helps release built-up anger. So, drink dandelion tea every day.
  • White peony root soothes the liver and balances your mood.
  • Schisandra berry protects the liver from chemicals and calms the spirit.

Take these herbs in tea or capsule form.

In addition to herbs, there is a simple stress-release meditation: Breathe consciously, relax, and with each exhalation, focus on relaxing areas of your body in sequence. Start with relaxing at the top of your head and gradually move all the way down to your toes.

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