One of the most frequent side effects of an overly busy lifestyle is stagnation of the liver and gallbladder organs. When these organs are stagnated, you might notice:
To balance the liver and gallbladder it is important not only to detox thorugh diet, herbs and exercise, but also provide opportunities for nourishment through down-time.
Emotional struggle, busy activities and heat in the diet in the form of high fat foods or high carbohydrate content, all contribute to energetic heat that agitate then stagnate the liver and gallbadder.
You can empower yourself toward balance by practicing the following for at least five minutes each day.
Dietary strategies that can help quell stress are those things that bring moisture and coolness to the body such as cucumbers, peppermint tea, deep root vegetables.
Also, quiescent qi gong is very helpful with quietness. Circle walking, 8 Treasures, and similar movements that gently release tension form the internal organs can be very helpful.
Last, Chinese herb formulas such as Free Easy Wanderer which emphasize herbs that relax and smooth the energy of the liver while gently supporting the kidneys and lungs can significantly reduce stress and also bring the gallbladder and liver back into balance.
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