In Chinese medicine, we understand that a healthy Liver means more than a nicely ‘detoxed’ body. It also holds the key to the free and healthy expression of emotions, like righteous anger, sadness, fear, and even the need to be creative.
When we are robbed of the ability to express ourselves and our needs freely and appropriately, we get stuck. We stop growing, we lose the courage or resolve to change and evolve. Our sense of direction and drive to excel at what we do just peters out.
If you feel stuck, directionless, or without focus or inspiration, maybe your Liver could use a cleanse. What better time than after a dark, cold Winter to wake up your body with lighter, greener foods?
For millennia, cultures around the world have formed detoxing or cleansing rituals around certain seasons or spiritual practices. Consider the use of sweat lodges in Native American cultures, European healing spas, Ayurvedic Panchakarma, even the Catholic Lenten season of fasting, prayer and alms-giving.
Get inspired with a healthy Spring Cleanse. Love your Liver, which the Chinese say is most active in Spring, and your whole body will thank you. Watch my blog and Facebook page for pictures of the delicious and filling foods I’ll be eating this Spring. For personal guidance on how to conduct an effective, healthy cleanse this Spring, schedule a visit with me today at 402-933-6444.