The tuning forks of our health rest in our organs. Each organ has it's tuning fork in Nature. This time of Autumn and Fall calls to us from the Wood Element to nurture those organs now in conversation with the Universe.
At this seasonal change the Wood Element is represented by our Liver and Gallbladder. Blockages in these organs may be present at this time as it is normal to respond to life with Emotion.
Self-blame, guilt and irritability indicate imbalances in the Liver and Gallbladder. Extreme hostility, bitterness and vengefulness may erupt. Lack of motivation, boredom, impotency and depression become commonplace.
To clear up these channels of self-expression we can start by releasing physical tensions. Some releases are daily exercises that encourage the free flow of energy.
Find the one that suits you best but be sure it includes deep stretching and slow intentional deep breathing.
Such as: Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, singing, martial arts. These all encourage the release of blocked energy from the Liver and the Gallbladder.
To further encourage Cleansing of the Liver and Gallbladder: Reduce the amount of fatty, cholesterol-rich animal food eaten Replace them with nourishing vegetable based stews and soups.
Think of your Liver as your place that controls the smooth flow of your energy while the Gall Bladder is the storage of excess bile that results from the foods you eat.
The sediment of fatty, cholesterol foods settle out of the bile and create accumulations that resemble stones, sand, or mud in the Gall Bladder. This reservoir for bile becomes less efficient when clogged.
On a psychological level the Liver's influence on the planning of our Life is dependent on the Gall Bladder's capacity to help us make decisions. So we must keep the Gall Bladder reservoir clean.
Gallbladder distress: indigestion, flatulence, periodic pain across the back or midsection may mean you need to consider doing a Gall Bladder Cleanse or Flush. The 'Gall Bladder Flush' can give you relief in one day.
Consider what drives you emotionally. Too many desires, whether for sex, fame, power, security, money or rich-tasting foods can stimulate you to eat excessively.
Regardless of diet, emotions themselves when driven by the desire-complex of greed, anger and resentment greatly damage the Liver function. Practice getting in touch with and becoming aware of your emotions before they cripple you.
Recommended Study to understanding our bodies: Healing with Whole foods by Paul Pitchford; The Foundations of Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia; The Joy of Feeling by Iona Teeguarden