Are you as excited as I am about spring? I love seeing the new plant buds as our season is shifting and we are getting more daylight hours!
With the coming of spring, Qi (energy) shifts as the earth is awakening from the cold dormancy of winter. This time of year can bring rapid growth, renewal, and new beginnings as our bodies and minds awaken with the stimulation of energy that comes from the lengthening of daylight and shifts in nature. Just as animals come out of hibernation, it can often feel that we go through a similar process of renewal during this time of year.
Springtime is also the time of year when the liver organ becomes more active. The liver energy, from a Chinese medicine perspective, is responsible for stimulating movement and uplifting energy to activate the mind. It also stores the blood, which helps to balance out qi in the body to promote an even and balanced flow that is not too strong or restless. So, a “happy” liver results in a smooth energy flow that promotes an even disposition.
From a Western perspective, one of the main functions of the liver is detoxification and given that the liver is more energetically active during this time of year makes it the ideal time to detox and set a great foundation for the renewal and rebirth that spring promotes.
We have lots and lots of options for detox at Serene Natural Health! We offer guidance around nutrition, sauna therapy, IV therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and more. To determine the best option for you, we recommend meeting with one of our doctors to develop a personalized detox plan.
Chinese proverbs about Spring:
Plan your year in the spring, your day at dawn.
Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still