In traditional Chinese medicine, the liver and spleen are essential players in the immune system. The liver sits like a general, overseeing the entire body ensuring that any threats are swiftly handled and removed. It galvanizes the body to prepare to defend itself and through this, can co-opt energy from other organs and systems. This is a good thing, when we are under threat, we need to be able to channel all of our energy towards defending our health. However, the liver can go on overdrive and maintain energetic dominance. In the modern world, there is much that can overwhelm our immune systems, chemicals, processed foods, medications, plastics, scents and the list goes on and on. When the liver is in overdrive, it manifests as a short temper, irritability, anger, frustration, anxiety, insomnia, heat sensitivity, acne/eczema, brain fog, food and chemical sensitivities, malabsorption of nutrients, and hormonal imbalances. Often, a congested liver is associated with adrenal fatigue. The liver also carries the the energy of the father. Your relationship with your father figure(s) will show up in your liver!
In Chinese medicine, the spleen and pancreas are closely related. Spleen energy is the compliment to liver energy. It is responsible for the "mama love" and nurturing our immunity needs to be fully robust. It also carries the energy of the mother figure(s) in your life. It produces "chi" (life force energy) and blood. It is receptive energy, taking in vast amounts of information and distributing the wisdom across the body. When spleen energy is weak, it manifests as worry and poor digestion. There is too much data and no way to process it so it recycles itself through worry and fuzzy thinking. Poor digestion is the physical manifestation of this. Pancreas energy flows with the "sweetness of life". But when it is out of balance, it can manifest as sugar and processed food cravings, sleeplessness, anxiety, inability to comfort ourselves, depression, lack of empathy, All three energies are needed to be fully healthy and feel alive with potential.
This is a three part series. One full session each for the liver and spleen/pancreas. The third session will cover both systems and remove any remaining blocks. Liver cleansing can be intense as any toxins that are trapped in the liver are released. Milk thistle is a great support to this series.
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