Liver Organ System

Liver Organ System

In Chinese medicine, the liver takes care of your body’s “qi” (the Chinese term for “lifeforce”) and blood as well as your emotions.  Modern day stress is everywhere and causes qi to stop flowing freely or stagnate in the body.  The liver is related to the spleen in a “control” relationship.  When the liver becomes unbalanced, there is abdominal distention, indigestion and/or acid regurgitation to the mouth.  So stomach trouble is really generated by a liver disorder. 

These are common signs of a liver imbalance:

  • Brittle fingernails that break easily and have none or very little half moon
  • Blurred vision:  dry eyes, red, swollen “burning” feeling, tear easily
  • Tendon problems (lack of flexibility)
  • Migraine headaches
  • Indigestion and bloating
  • Excess weight
  • Angry moods
  • Constantly being stressed out
  • Yeast infections
  • Menstrual/ PMS/ Menopausal problems
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Bruise easily
  • Bad breath
  • Shaking disorder
  • Arthritis


Healing Foods for liver imbalance

  • Bamboo shoots
  • Bee pollen
  • Broccoli rabe
  • Dandelion greens
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Lotus
  • Safflower oil
  • Scallions
  • Vinegar

Source from Nan Lu, OMD, MS L.Ac

Traditional Chinese Medicine, Publisher: Harper Collins Publishing, Inc.

About Acurelief

California Acupuncture licensed since 1997. A graduate of South Baylo University, Anaheim C A. Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine from American Liberty University, Orange, CA in 2009. 10 years of clinical experience in medical offices and physical therapy facilities. Private practice focusing on holistic care using a combination of ancient and modern modalities.
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