Plan for the liver

Plan for the liver

Traditional Chinese Medicine believes the liver helps ensure the flow of qi throughout the body and regulates the volume of Blood in the body. The liver may also influence eyes, nails, muscles and sinews.

  • The body needs physical activity (not excessive) as well as sufficient rest.

  • Minimising blood loss and building blood particularly if any deficiency.

  • Regular meals are useful.

  • Consider natural personal care products and minimise your exposure to harmful chemicals, preservatives or metals (e.g. in your home, workplace and in or on your body).

  • Spring clean the intestines annually as a minimum.

  • Liver and other detoxes are possible as well as boosting the body with various juices (in particular vegetable juices).

  • Limit: sugar, alcohol, fatty / greasy foods, white flour, stress, anger, overwork and exposure to cold.

  • Some additional items I like – dandelion tea, milk thistle tincture, curries (not excessive), vegetable soups, vegetable juices, onion and garlic.

  • Acupuncture and t’ai chi etc. may move qi.

Note: Seek professional advice when necessary, e.g. for removal of metals such as fillings, for detoxes and suitability of the above if you have a medical condition or are pregnant. Usually best not to detox when pregnant. For eye problems also consider a checkup with an optician.