The Organ-Emotion Connection: The Liver

Introducing our newest series here on our page: The Organ-Emotion Connection. We are all about integrating the mind and body here at A Balanced Self + hope this information can provide you with another perspective with what you may be experiencing!


Connecting Eastern + Western medicine to understand the body, mind, and dysfunction is an interesting and valuable approach to wellness that we have always valued.


We start with the LIVER - Alicia’s favorite organ 🙃 This is one of the most vital team players in the human body. If the liver is on overdrive, so much dysfunction can present!


Here is a closer look:


FUNCTIONS OF THE LIVER | here are over 500 functions! Here are some of the main ones:

  • Bile production and excretion

  • Metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates

  • Energy + blood flow throughout body

  • Storage of glycogen, vitamins, and minerals


EMOTIONS CONNECTED

  • Anger

  • Resentment

  • Depression

  • Frustration

  • Irritability

  • Bitterness


SYMPTOMS OF IMBALANCE

  • Breast distention

  • Menstrual pain

  • Migraines/headaches

  • Irritability

  • Insomnia

  • Anger

  • Dizziness

  • Eye conditions

  • Tendonitis


FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO IMBALANCE

Dietary, environmental, lifestyle, and genetic



WAYS TO BRING BACK HARMONY + BALANCE

  • Acupuncture

  • Eating greens at almost every meal

  • Movement + Exercise

  • Yoga

  • Meditation

  • Journaling

  • Limit alcohol consumption

  • Massage Spleen 6 - a meridian point in the body

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