In Chinese medicine, we look at nature for insight with forever changing abilities for energetic momentum.
The deep unknown, cold, and stillness of winter has to happen before spring can begin to sprout. It’s a long awaited change that is expected but unpredictable. Spring is the perfect time to stop procrastinating and move upward with expansive creativity. Just like the newly formed buds on the trees doubling size along with the birds chirping, nature gives expression of renewal.
As we give our external environment a ‘spring cleaning’ we should do the same with our bodies, physically and mentally.
Spring, represented by the wood element, is the ideal time for cleansing and rejuvenation of the liver and gall bladder, which are at peak activity to support the body through the seasonal change. In spring, we begin eating less, consuming lighter nourishment and cleansing the body of heavy winter foods. To support the liver/gall bladder and cleanse the body, focus on including fresh grown greens, sour, and seasonal foods to help the body during this beautiful transitional time of year.
This is part 1 of a two part blog on cleansing. Read more about our recommendations on fertility cleanses.