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Crabby In The Spring

It's spring. The flowers are coming up, the trees are budding out and the birds and frogs are back, singing their happy little songs. The days are longer, the nights aren't so cold and we are seeing a lot of beautiful weather.
So why in the heck are so many of us so darn crabby?
That, my friend, we can blame on your Liver. Not necessarily that sweet little organ that filters toxins out of your blood (although that may be struggling too), but your Liver energy. 
Spring is the season that in which the Liver's energy is most robust, and when imbalances can really show up. These imbalances can manifest as excessive frustration and irritation or they can sometimes show up as trouble making decisions, feeling stuck and having trouble moving forward. 
Any of this ringing a bell?
Thankfully, there are things you can do to get back in balance, such as:

  • Moderate physical exercise, especially in nature, such as walking, hiking, cycling and yoga.

  • Sipping warm lemon water, especially in the morning.

  • Avoiding excess alcohol intake.

  • Acupuncture or massage.

  • Herbal formulas such as Free and Easy Wanderer (of course, the best thing to do is see your acupuncturist for a personalized diagnosis to find a perfect formula for you).

Take care of yourself in these ways, and in no time you'll be singing just like those birds and frogs.

Here's to a happy spring! 


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