Updated: Apr 26
The web of physical and mental correspondences relating to the liver network includes: The Liver and gallbladder including the muscles, tendons and fascia, eyes and sight, anger and kindness. If these diverse but interlinked elements are healthy and energetically balanced, we will stride through the season with vigor, ease, confidence, and determination. These individuals are identified as "Wood types". They identify as a supple, muscular, and square physique with sinewy hands, strong slim feet, and a swarthy complexion which are the traits of Wood. These individuals feel they have good balance with an equal degree of strength and flexibility. Wood types like to make choices and be competitive, once they make a decision, they go for the goal with a direct and powerful commitment. Natural Wood types make good leaders when all these psychological tendencies are working in harmony. To other people they are obviously bold, assertive, and confident, if these traits become exaggerated, or overactive, the person turns arrogant, compulsive, aggressive, confrontational, reckless, and tyrannical, they are not pleasant to be around. These individuals may abuse stimulants and sedatives, their volatile emotions and impatience can take them to disastrous extremes of behavior. If they become overwrought, they may suffer from painful menses, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), high blood pressure, migraine headaches, occipital tension headaches, temporomandibular (TMJ) problems , The jaw joint in front of the ear, facial neuralgia (tics), tingling or numbness in the hands, and other disorders especially affecting the head and upper body. Wood imbalances are recommended to be treated with Spring Qi Gong practice, which includes a recommended diet, will benefit the natural wood type by maintaining balance in their normal condition. The practice will help the exaggerated woody person by moderating their excessive tendencies. When the normal emotion of anger becomes prolonged, repressed, or inappropriate, it often results in stagnant Liver Qi. In Men the anger appears as muscle spasms, ulcers, hypertension, and heart disease. In Women it appears as menstrual disorders, varicose veins, insomnia, anxiety. The anger of the liver is mended with kindness.