Spring: A time of growth and transformation

iStock_000011742381XSmallSpring is upon us (even if the weather is undecided) and we are amidst a time of new beginnings, growth, and transformation. In Chinese Medicine, the Liver is an important organ to support at this time. This is especially true if you have been feeling frustrated, irritable, or angry. Experiencing these emotions can be signs of “Stagnated Liver Qi”, meaning the Liver’s Qi (or energy), is not circulating through the body properly. This may be due to a diet heavy in fatty and processed foods, stress, or overconsumption of alcohol, drugs or tobacco. It frequently can also stem from not living the life you wish to live, which is something I commonly see in my practice.

Perhaps you have been putting off something that you have always wanted to do, or perhaps you are unsatisfied at your job or in your relationships. Reflect on what areas of your life are out of balance and what might be calling for a change. Do you need to start eating healthy, get active, or improve your sleep? Do you have a goal that’s in the back of your mind that you aren’t manifesting? Now is the time to use the momentum of growth and change in our environment to help us make changes in our lives to support health and growth (think of spring cleaning for your life!).

As your naturopathic doctor, I am here to support you and help you through various transitions in life. Whether it is as simple as working on your nutrition or as complex as making larger shifts in your life, I am here to listen, guide, and motivate you!