Liver Qi Refresh—Join Me!

How many people are feeling the way I am right now?
I’m enjoying life but am drawn to do too many tasks that require my immediate attention. Plus, the continual EMF exposure from computers and cell phones stresses the Gallbladder, which ultimately leads to frustration. I’m thinking about how my Liver and Gallbladder are reacting to today’s harried lifestyle. Thankfully, I have my Qigong practice to draw on, but in reality, my body needs a break.

So with Master Lu’s guidance, I’ve decided to devise a weeklong Liver detox that simply embraces less is more.

Here’s my three-part plan:

  1. Food: For one week, maybe two, I will follow a light eating plan using only the listed foods. This will ease the Qi expenditure from my digestive system and relax the Liver/Gallbladder.
  2. EMF: Next, I will cut back on EMF exposure. Did you know EMF exposure is like hitting your body with a lighting bolt? I’ll reduce my screen time by two hours a day. I’ll also choose one day to completely turn off my cell. That may be difficult, but I’ll give it a try.
  3. Qigong: Going even deeper, I’ll honor my body’s need for Qi flow with a simple Qigong routine.

Is this enough? It’s a good start! Or in the words of the master, It’s better than nothing.

Will you join me?

My weeklong Liver refresh starts Wednesday, May 8. You may want to participate in the following, too.

  • Join the quick kick-off call: Wednesday, May 8 at 12:00 pm EST.*
  • Follow the guidelines below for one week or extend it to two.
  • Add your comments and questions to our Facebook page: Answers Lie Within.
  • Oh, and did I mention? This is complimentary. Let’s see how we can grow together.

*If you already subscribe to the TCM newsletter, you’ll automatically receive the link for the startup call on May 8 at 12:00pm EST. If you’re not subscribed, join here.

Guidelines:

DAYS 1-2:

Food:

  • Eliminate meat, dairy, bread, grains, and snack foods.
  • Eat lightly (especially for dinner) and reduce your salt intake.
  • One cup of coffee is fine—no sugar or cream
  • Eat until you are 70% full.
  • Drink three glasses of fresh Dandelion Tea daily.
  • Drink one cup of Daikon Radish and Pear Juice daily.
  • Cook leafy green vegetables (steamed, lightly sautéed or in soup). Remember to keep it light.

EMF:

  • Reduce your screen time by two hours every day, or more if you can.

Qigong:

  • Rest!
  • Follow this simple Qigong routine.
    • March for 30 minutes. Marching is the foundation for all of our practices and nurtures the Kidney—mother to the Liver. When marching, drop your foot so it is flat on the floor. Once you get the feel for it, place your hands in prayer position and continue.
    • Hold The Dragon Stands Between Heaven and Earth for 30 minutes while standing to accumulate Qi.

DAYS 3–7:

Food:

  • Continue with the guidelines above.
  • Continue to drink three glasses of fresh Dandelion Tea daily.
  • Drink one cup of Daikon Radish and Pear Juice every other day.
  • Drink coconut water or milk to cool the Liver and Stomach.
  • Expand your fruit and veggie selection to include:
    • Fruits: berries, pineapple, coconut, goji berries, green apples, plums, lemons, grapes, and oranges. Fruits can be eaten raw.
    • Veggies: eggplant, squash, lotus root, bamboo, any type of sprouts, green mung beans, plus veggies that grow on a vine, such as cucumbers and string beans

EMF:

  • Reduce your screen time by two hours every day, or more if you can.
  • Choose one day to turn off your cell phone entirely. You determine what is doable.

Qigong & Nature:

  • Rest!
  • Continue your Qigong routine. Add an extra practice every day, if possible.
  • Find time to be alone, quiet, and peaceful.
  • Go into Nature when possible. Enjoy its ever-changing beauty.

Check-In:

  • How do you feel at the end of the first week? Continue for a second week if you’d like to challenge yourself.
  • Check in with us on Facebook via the Answers Lie Within page. Let us know how you’re doing.

Remember:

Our kick-off call will be Wednesday, May 8 at 12:00 pm EST. If you already subscribe to the TCM newsletter, you’ll automatically receive the link. If you’re not subscribed, join here.

Let’s do this together,

Elaine—Director, TCM World Foundation