Spring is always welcomed after the long dark and cold days of winter. It’s a time of new growth and transformation. The days become longer, the temperature increases and the trees grow their new leaves again. It’s a time of new growth and transformation, a time to come out of hibernation!
However, for many people, Spring also means the return of sniffles and sinus issues as hay fever symptoms rear return once again.
As you know, Kinesiology is based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine. Relating and implementing the following information (perhaps with the help of a Kinesiology practitioner) from this age-old philosophy can give you the means of overcoming the symptoms that prevent you from stepping joyfully and wholeheartedly into Spring.
According to Chinese medicine, Spring is related to the element of wood and the organs of the Liver and Gallbladder. This means that the usual hay fever symptoms of teary, red, itchy and sore eyes are associated with the Liver and suggest an imbalance with the energy of this organ. Histamine, which causes the inflammatory response known as hay fever, is stored in the Liver. In Chinese Medicine, the Liver is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi (energy), Blood and emotions. The liver absorbs everything our body takes in and ingests, being the holder and detoxifier of blood that is circulated throughout the body. Stress and emotions such as frustration, anger, and unhappiness constrict Liver energy, thus impacting on its function. Feelings of stress frustration and anger stagnates Liver energy and impact on its smooth functioning.
If we are in the right relationship with this element and the associated organs, our wellbeing is in balance and we are in the optimal position to grow, find new inspiration and move with the expansive energy of Spring.
There are many ways to support your Liver energy and alleviate hay fever. In a Kinesiology session, we work with the Liver energy, including histamine and pollens, and emotions, to bring it back to balance and relieve the stress of hay fever. Imagine enjoying Spring without the sinus stress – it is possible!
You can also support the Liver and Gallbladder with eating foods in season. As we come out of eating heavier foods through the winter months, Chinese Medicine recommends a diet loaded with leafy green vegetables such as spinach, silver beet and cabbage, leeks, garlic, zucchini, and beetroots and reducing processed foods which are more difficult for the body to break down.
Many people feel the need to cleanse as they start spring, which makes sense given the liver is the main detoxification organ in the body! We have a wonderful protocol that is gentle on the body and will leave you feeling lighter and clearer! If you would like a copy just fill out your details in the Contact Form on the right.
Thanks to Ciara for this article