The Liver is also the organ most affected by stagnant emotions and stress.
That is why Liver stagnation or an overactive Liver can cause some significant emotional build-up and illnesses.
The gallbladder is the organ partner to the Liver; its job is to store and excrete bile and govern decision-making, planning, dreaming, inspiration, and assertiveness.
While supporting Liver/Gallbladder health can help shift nearly all emotions and stressors, the following emotional disharmonies are directly related to these organs according to Asian Medicine understanding: Anger, depression, frustration, incapacity to forgive, indecisiveness, irritability, lack of assertion, lethargy, letting go of old habits, or pain, procrastination, resentment, unfulfilled desires. So if you experience regular expressions of these emotions, it will be best to work on Liver and gallbladder health.
On the other hand, the emotional signs of healthy Liver/Gallbladder include a forgiving character, assertiveness, decisiveness, even-temper, go with the flow attitude, fulfillment, happiness, inspiration, joy, passion, willingness to let go. All of these emotions promote a healthy liver or are a result of a healthy liver.
So, what can you do to help your Liver and gallbladder during this season? it is easy, take cues from your environment, for example:
There you have it, some activities you can perform to improve your emotional health during spring - everything is connected, our emotions impact our health as much as our physical health impacts our emotions. So, always remember that emotions are as important to your health as food and exercise. That is because emotional balance promotes health and allows the body to focus on repairing itself as well.
Have a happy week and if you have any questions related to supporting your liver, email me at ContactToni@drtonicamacho.com and promote liver health by checking out my detox support herbal supplement
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.