In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver is a vital organ, which acts as the control center for Qi – or life energy. It determines how strong or how weak our physiology is as it regulates everything from hormones to digestion to our sleep cycles. Here is how acupuncture can help you maintain a healthy liver.
Acupuncture relieves a stagnant liver
When we go under prolonged periods of stress, our liver is prevented from carrying out its tasks optimally. Even prolonged negative emotions like anger, frustration and sadness can be harmful to this process. What happens? Our liver stores blood while we sleep or relax. If we have disturbed sleep or are continually faced with emotions that put our body into a state of stress, we will not be able to relax and there will be less blood stored as a result.
This means we will run on a very limited reserve of liver blood, which can heighten anxiety, challenge our emotional stability and make a range of acute problems into chronic ones. Acupuncture releases blockages in the liver so the liver can begin to store the amount of blood needed to remedy these issues.
Acupuncture can help digestive problems
One of the truest signs of liver Qi stagnation is a digestive problem. Think about it: If the blood in the liver is stagnant, the nutrients are prevented from being fully absorbed which can cause a range of issues from acute gastrointestinal conditions to more chronic conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Acupuncture seeks to remedy digestive issues by improving liver function – the source of the problem.
Acupuncture as a whole helps to increase blood flow in your body that is integral to good health. Its aim is to free a person from uncomfortable symptoms and work to remedy difficult conditions. If you’re experiencing any prolonging symptoms, please get in touch with us to book an appointment at the Mantra Wellness Centre.