Role of the liver
In East Asian Medicine, the Liver organ is considered to be particularly important for women’s health.
Here are some reasons why:
Menstrual cycle regulation: The Liver plays a key role in regulating the menstrual cycle in women. When the Liver is functioning properly, it can help to regulate the flow of Qi and blood, which can help to ensure a regular and healthy menstrual cycle.
Blood storage and nourishment: The liver stores and regulates blood in East Asian Medicine. Adequate blood nourishment is vital for gynecological health, including the proper functioning of the uterus, fertility, and menstruation. Imbalances in liver Qi can disrupt the blood flow, leading to conditions like amenorrhea (absence of menstruation) or heavy and prolonged periods.
Emotional health: In Chinese Medicine, the Liver is closely connected to emotional health. If the Liver is not functioning properly, it can lead to feelings of anger, frustration, and irritability. By supporting the Liver, we promote emotional balance and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
Supporting hormonal balance: The liver interacts with other organs involved in hormonal regulation, such as the spleen, kidneys, and the endocrine system. By maintaining a harmonious balance among these organs, the liver contributes to overall hormonal balance.
Breast health: The Liver is also closely connected to breast health in women. If the Liver is not functioning properly, it can lead to an accumulation of heat and toxins in the body, which can contribute to breast tenderness, pain, or lumps.
Springtime is a good time to nourish your liver
The Liver is responsible for regulating the flow of Qi (vital energy) and blood in the body. The liver is closely associated with the Wood element, which represents growth and renewal. Springtime is associated with the organ of the liver.
The Liver plays a crucial role in women’s health in East Asian Medicine. By supporting the health of the Liver through acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy, and lifestyle modifications, we promote overall health and well-being.
My favorite point to support the liver
Located between the first and second toe, between the bones of the feet, about an inch above the web of the toe.
Tai Chong is the source-yuan point, which means It is a main place in the liver channel where Qi gathers and is distributed throughout the body.
You can apply gentle pressure on this point and massage it in a circular motion for 2 -3 minutes daily to benefit the liver.