The focus of TCM on irritability and moodiness

The focus of TCM on irritability and moodiness

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I nino_enfadadoIf completed in time irritability and moodiness, may progress to more serious emotional states, as anxiety and depression, well as other health conditions such as digestive problems, insomnia, etc..

Stagnation of Liver Qi and emotions:

In Oriental Medicine, emotional disorders may be associated with a number of different patterns of disharmony; however, anger, irritability and frustration are all signs that our qi (vital force) not free-flowing.

The liver in traditional Chinese medicine is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body and affects our emotions. When liver function interrupts to move the Qi, occurs called Liver Qi stagnation.

Irritability and moodiness can be symptoms of Liver Qi stagnation and may further: pain and bloating in hypochondria, tightness, sighs, bloating, sickness, acid regurgitation, belching, diarrhea or constipation, bolus hysterical, irregular menses, dismenorreas, distension of the breasts before the periods. The liver qi stagnation is commonly associated with premenstrual syndrome.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is excellent to unlock the liver Qi stagnation. You can treat irritability and moodiness removing locks, redirecting the movement of Qi, assisting the liver and spleen (functional groups) with acupuncture, diet therapy and herbal medicine and tuina.

Free flow of Qi

The liver is responsible for the free flow of Qi (vital force) whole body. When the liver runs smoothly, physical and emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. So, for optimal health, Move the Qi!

Stretching – The liver controls the tendons. According to Oriental medicine, the liver stores blood during rest and releases during periods of activity, and maintaining adequate flexibility and nutrition to the tendons. It is important to do stretching exercises, try the Qigong, yoga or tai chi.

Eye exercises - In TCM says the liver opens into the eyes. Although all organs have some connection to eye health, the liver is associated with ocular function properly. Remember to take breaks especially when working with a computer for long periods of time and do eye exercises.

Green Foods – Green is the color of the liver. Eating fresh plants, green leafy vegetables, buds and immature cereal grasses - can improve the general functions of the liver in TCM.

Agrio - acid – Food and drinks with sour and acidic flavors stimulate the liver Qi.

Outdoor activities - Try performing outdoor activities.

Milk Thistle, dandelion, alcachofera - Milk thistle, dandelion and artichoke, among other- protect the liver releasing toxins.

Acupuncture – Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help improve the overall health of the liver, and treat stress, anger and frustration that often are associated with patterns of disharmony of liver. Thus, regular treatment can tone internal organ systems and can correct those hassles, before they become major problems.

Source: The Epoch Times

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