Most everyone loves a sweet every now and again. But some people crave sugar. Why? Just like an aching back or ringing in the ears, cravings are messages your body sends to help you understand what is happening on an energetic level.
We are now in the season of Spring, when the Liver, our “go with the flow” organ is on high alert. All women’s health issues are directly or indirectly related to Liver function. A well-functioning Liver will flow smoothly, which translates to both physical and emotional flexibility, and a smooth flowing digestive system. However, the Liver has the hardest job of all: to process stress, anxiety and frustration.
In order to relieve stress, the Liver sends messages. It tells the body to eat sweet. This calms the Liver down and helps the body to release stress. If your stress continues to increase, the body doesn’t have the opportunity to change.
Liver function helps the Stomach and the digestive system to function properly. If the Liver is not reaching its potential, how can it fulfill its promise? If the Liver cannot help the Stomach to function, all of the sweet will be stuck in the Stomach. When the digestive system can’t function properly, the sugar is left to turn into fat.
Getting fat is a symbol of creativity. From one angle, someone can say, “You are a good artist. You created a beautiful body—beautiful image.” Size is power—big car, big house. So a bigger body can hold more stress. The body has to do this to defend itself. All of this becomes the image, the body’s signs.
Practicing Qigong can help you change your belief. Your power doesn’t have to show on your body. You can still be strong if you can be flexible—if you can let it go.
Click below to listen to Grand Master Lu’s talk on the interrelated nature of the Liver and Stomach.
Get Creative in the Kitchen!
Try your hand at some delicious Liver-boosting recipes, for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
You’ve learned a bit about the connection between the Liver and the Stomach, but what do cravings (or energetic messages) really mean? The Body Never Lies: Cravings
Liver Qi Enhancement, April 11-25
Tap into the energy of Spring to enhance Liver function. Program includes: Qigong practice, TCM lessons, a light eating plan, and much more. Register now