Keeping your Liver and Gall bladder in Harmony by Soleiana Abernathy LAc

Keep your liver and gall bladder in harmony this spring with these simple guidelines:

 

  • Drink warm lemon water to help the liver cleanse gently on a daily basis

  • For a congested liver try roasted dandelion root tea

  • Do you have nagging seasonal allergies? incorporate a daily dose of stinging nettle leaf tea 

  • Eat sprouts, clover, alfalfa, or mung bean sprouts

  • Choose baby greens particularly dandelion greens, more salads in general

  • Include cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower

  • Cook at lower temperatures and for shorter durations. Incorporate more raw foods in your diet.

  • Consider replacing your coffee with early morning walks, and definitely avoid the artificial creamer

  • Avoid tendonitis caused by repetitive movement, make sure your exercise program is varied and includes stretching or mobility exercises

  • Stretch/ expand your body to bring more blood flow into tendons and joints to avoid tendonitis 

  • Do you get shoulder or neck tension? It may be time for acupuncture or cupping. 

* Move your body on a regular basis with exercise

 

Renew your habits this spring to create more health and vitality going forward. 

 



Breathing and The Respiratory Diaphragm by Margie Farias CST

While live streaming a world cup cross country ski race this winter, the commentator noted that a female racer breathes in about 180 liters of air per minute while racing. WOW! Few of us are that aerobic, but as we get more aerobic with spring activities, here are a few thoughts on your energies, breathing and the respiratory diaphragm.

**Energy is the least dense form of matter and matter (your physical body) is the densest form of energy.

**Energy pathways in the body move along fascial planes….tissue with high electrical potentials.

**Your horizontal respiratory diaphragm impacts bodily functions above and below it because of fascial connections, and is often overlooked in bodywork treatment plans.

**Your breath (primarily moved by your diaphragm) is literally the interface between your lifeforce energies (chi/prana) and your physical body. Imagine that energy efficiently moving to every tissue in your body to support healthy functioning!

**Balancing the respiratory diaphragm in CranioSacral Therapy is foundational. As a CST practitioner, I always evaluate and treat this critical structure, so that the energy pathways of your entire body/mind can optimize self-correction.