Liver system, Jue Yin Liver Channel of Foot (足厥阴肝经) or Foot’s Absolute Yin Liver Meridian, o. hepaticus
Phase of Change
Yin oder Yang Quality
absolute Yin – Jue Yin, 厥阴
Hun, the ethereal soul
Visions, clear perception, making decisions, creativity
After the winter of not-knowing comes the spring of liveliness. He brings us signs of hope and the splendor of new beginnings.
Here we can make a choice for the future and find our life task. In the Wood Element our vision opens up on all levels.
The Wood-Energies lead our unconscious self, mind and soul to purposeful, focused manifestation.
Spiritual Potential Hun, the ethereal soulRead More
The Liver is home to Hun, the ethereal soul. It is a kind of “soul personality” and lives on after death.
This concept is found in Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. According to traditional ideas, the liver establishes the connection to the universal or divine and is an essential carrier of spiritual growth.
This aspect of the soul nourishes our imagination, one of the roots of our creativity. Through dreams and lived emotions there is a connection to the subconscious, the origin of our strength and our courage.
Developing a vision or the ability to dream something in the future is an expression of a powerful liver energy.
Emotion AngerRead More
Ideally, our urge for life and creative expression would be balanced by the emphasis on peaceful coexistence – peaceful coexistence is a quality that complements the Wood Element.
This urge is often suppressed in our upbringing. Under these circumstances, anger is a means of making oneself heard.
The balance between the strength of our Wood-Energy and the power of its suppression determines how our anger expresses itself and what direction the Ki-flow that accompanies it will take.
Either the Ki will shoot up and cause severe symptoms (e. g. severe headaches, eye complaints, etc. ) or, if anger is suppressed, the flow of Ki will often slow down and create horizontal blockages (e. g. in the throat, diaphragm and pelvic floor).
The five Phases of Change symbolize cycles of the seasons of the earth and of human life. The wood stands for the directed movement of existence („being“).
A simple tree gives a good idea of the Wood Element. He is a rooted, growing being that stretches outwards and inwards, up and down at the same time. If one grows like a tree in the forest, then the energy is healthy and clear. One is grounded and growing, one is adaptable and strong, carries the seeds of new life and goes through a cycle from season to season.
In the Zen Shiatsu theory, Masunaga describes “storage and distribution of nutrients” as the main physical functions of the Wood Element.
He attributes storage rather to the Liver and distribution to the Gallbladder – but their functions sometimes overlap. All these activities are at the service of choice and realization of our life plan – the purpose of the Wood Element.
The liver Ki embodies the function of long-term planning of our actions
“seeing” on all levels
Enables us to work hard on the realization of our projects
The Liver keeps track, the Gallbladder takes care of the details
Maintains the inner order of body and soul
Regulates the free flow of the Ki; stores and provides the blood
Emotionally, our right to grow and express our self
Flexibility of body and mind
Supply of muscles and tendons
Liver-Ki stagnation -> a large number of mental health problems that can manifest as psychosomatic, psycho-vegetative, psycho-emotional and psycho-mental disorders
Excessive behavior and detoxification: if we suppress the creative expressive possibilities of our self, our life-path can not naturally unfold before us -> conditioned behaviors (in the form of habits or substitute behavior). Very often, “excessive behavior” occurs, e.g. excessive drinking or eating or even anorexia; substance abuse (drugs)
Physical SymptomsRead More
Eye problems; blurred vision
Headache on skull apex
Dry throat, tight or globular sensation in the throat
Facial and nape redness
Problems of bending the upper body forward or backward
Dizziness on standing
Muscle and tendon hardening; muscle cramps
Tendency to fever without obvious causes; inflammation
Pain or swelling of the genitals; prostate and testicular complaints; reduction of libido
Menstrual disorders of all kinds and also abdominal pains and cramps; irritability; PMS
Bloated stomach; loss of appetite; nausea; feeling of pressure in the right hypochondrium
Sacrum and coccyx pain
Loss of vitality, replaced by short flaring motivational thrusts with subsequent extreme fatigue a.o.
Other Aspects of Liver KiRead More
Ability to anchor one’s personality
Ability to control in times of change
In case of liver problems it is important to check the connections to other organs. If the connection to the Small Intestine Meridian is disturbed, “the liver gets upset about the way of thinking”.
Problems in the connection to the Heart Meridian are the way “how love is lived”.
If the connection with the Spleen Meridian is disturbed, “the liver gets angry about dealing with itself” and you often get upset if you do not achieve the goals you have set yourself.
Harmful InfluencesRead More
Emotional difficulties (!)
Suppressed anger or suppressed resentment
Medicaments, such as Anti-inflammatory preparations, Tranquillizer, the anti-baby pill or hormone replacement
Drugs like opium, cannabis and heroin
Diagnoses with the meridians of the Wood Element are about choosing life concepts, making decisions and coming into free, creative self-expression.
In doing so, it is important to make sensible use of your own energies and resources. Activity in the fresh air is often very beneficial.
Therapeutic MethodsRead More
All holistic natural healing methods, such as Acupuncture, Homeopathy or similar
Holistic body therapies such as Shiatsu and others
Psychotherapy, especially methods that promote the active expression of the personality, e. g. painting therapy; family therapy or couple counselling, including family constellations, etc.
Yoga – especially twists and sideways bending
Martial arts; all dynamic physical exercises
Expressing individuality according to creative talent – e.g. by painting, playing music, writing
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