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Spring and liver 春天与肝脏

Spring and liver 春天与肝脏

Which viscera is spring most closely related to? It’s liver! Spring is the season when everything grows and Yang rises. In the theory of five elements, spring and liver belong to wood.


The liver in traditional Chinese medicine includes and is larger than the anatomic liver. It has the functions of regulating Qi, emotion, promoting digestion and absorption of the spleen and stomach, adjusting blood volume and blood movement, water distribution, regulating reproductive function, and affecting the constitution of personality and temper and the full play of brain. When the liver works normally, people will sleep, eat, excrete well, and be relaxed and happy in body and mind.


However, many factors in life can affect the liver, such as sedentary, no sports, long hours use of mobile phones and computers, excessive use of eyes, excessive exposure to negative emotions, staying up late, abuse of drugs, alcoholism, virus infection, etc., which are easy to cause damage to the liver, resulting in irregular flow of liver Qi, stagnation of Qi and blood stasis, or imbalance of Yin and Yang of the liver, etc., clinically there are a series of symptoms and diseases, such as headache, insomnia, hypertension, anger, anxiety, depression, thyroid disease, hyperplasia of breast lobules, fatty liver, gastritis, diarrhea, menstrual disorders, hysteromyoma, ovarian cyst, impotence, premature ejaculation, decreased vision, decreased tear secretion, hair loss, chloasma, acne, joint muscle rigidity, fragile and easy to break nails, etc.


In the long-term medical practice, TCM has accumulated a lot of valuable experience, especially in the treatment of sub-health before the formation of disease, TCM has a unique advantage. According to the needs of the disease, doctors can flexibly choose only Chinese medicine or acupuncture, or combination of acupuncture and medicine to treat the above diseases and symptoms, which can achieve good results.


Spring is the time when liver Qi is the most vigorous and stress is easy to feel, so it is also the best time to prevent and treat liver related diseases and symptoms. Do you want to know how your liver Qi is? Let the TCM doctor tell you.


Dr. Zheng Shu Hua offers TCM evaluation and treatments in the Hongmei Road (Minhang) , Downtown (Xintiandi) clinics. Click here to make an appointment with her.