The Season of Spring

The months of Spring (Feb 3 – May 4) correspond to the Wood phase and the Liver and Gall Bladder organs in the Asian Medicine system of correspondences. Spring is the period of commencement.

“heaven and earth are born, and all living things are flourishing. Get up early in the morning, walk around in the courtyard, loosen your hair and relax your body. By doing so you will generate mental strength and act in harmony with the qi of spring, thus following the way of nourishing life.” Huang Di Nei Jing

Take stress off of your liver by dealing with any repressed anger, avoiding unnecessary chemicals and additives. Eat liver friendly foods like dandelion, red beets, parsnips, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and mustard greens. Meditate. Practice yoga, qigong, or tai chi. Get balanced for the season with acupuncture.

An optimist is the human personification of spring. – Susan J. Bissonette.

Healthy regards…Mark Melchiorre

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