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    Spring, the Awakening of Nature

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Spring in Traditional Chinese Medicine is characterized by the rise of Yang energy. The sun warms the earth and nature awakens. It is the start of a new cycle. A similar process takes place in ourselves. New plans are set in motion and our body is waking up. Spring is associated with the Wood element and with the Liver and the Gallbladder meridians. The Liver The Liver stores the Blood which moistens the eyes and sinews, and regulates menstruation. The Liver smoothens the flow of Qi which affects emotions like irritability, anger, depression, and premenstrual syndrome. The Liver houses the ethereal soul (Hun) which is responsible…