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Transitioning into Spring

Spring is here!

While we revel in the longer days and blooming flowers, it’s also a time to focus on your internal well-being according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Struggling with allergies, skin problems, or digestive issues this spring? These might be signs your liver needs some love! Learn how TCM can help you address these issues and achieve optimal health.

Tips to support your liver for a smooth transition into Spring!

Spring and the Liver Connection

TCM associates spring with the Wood element and the liver and gallbladder  organs. These organs play a vital role in detoxification, digestion, and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, the modern lifestyle often burdens the liver with excess toxins and stress.

Signs Your Liver Needs a Spring Clean:

  • Skin issues: Experiencing eczema or rashes? These flare-ups might be your liver’s way of signaling an imbalance.

  • Joint problems: The liver is connected to tendons. Joint pain, stiffness, or even jaw pain could be related to liver congestion.

  • Digestive woes: Experiencing digestive discomfort? The liver plays a key role in digestion, so an unbalanced liver can lead to digestive issues.

  • Emotional imbalances: Anger, frustration, impatience are emotions associated with the liver.
    These might be more prominent if your liver energy is weak.

Detoxify for a Brighter Spring

Spring is the perfect time to consider a gentle detox program. This can help cleanse your liver, improve its function, and leave you feeling more energized and revitalized.

  • Fasting or intermittent fasting: These practices can give your digestive system a break and allow your body to focus on detoxification. Read more about fasting in our blog post


  • Liver support supplements: We offer resources and information on various detox programs  and supplements that can help support your liver. Read about our favorite detoxification programs on our blog post. 

Nourish Your Liver with Food and Herbs

  • Pungent and Sour flavors: Incorporate herbs like onions, garlic, turmeric, and fennel into your diet. Sour flavors like lemon water can also be beneficial.


  • Go green: Dark, leafy vegetables are your liver’s best friend!


  • Moderate portions: Avoid overeating, giving your liver a chance to rest and process nutrients efficiently.


  • Chrysanthemum and Goji Berry Tea: This caffeine-free blend is perfect for daily consumption. It gently cleanses and nourishes your liver while offering a delicious taste.

Emotions and the Liver

Spring is a time to cultivate self-awareness and express yourself authentically. If you’re feeling stressed or on edge, these might be signs of a congested liver. Practice activities like meditation and yoga to manage stress and promote emotional balance. Try some Qi Gong by watching this Qi Gong video by our founder, Zen.

Take Care of Your Liver This Spring!


By incorporating these tips into your routine, you can support your liver and embrace the vibrant energy of spring.

For personalized guidance, feel free to schedule an appointment at Healing with Zen in Pasadena.

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