SPRING SEASON CHANGE
SPRING SEASON CHANGE
According to Chinese Medical theory and the Law of the 5 Elements the spring is the time of the Wood Element and is associated with the liver and gallbladder. The frequency of the energy we get from the sun changes throughout the year. During the winter the frequency is at 3 hertz and the energy is in the roots of a tree or plant and it is focused in our bones, kidneys and bladder and is known as the time of the Water Element. During the spring season change the energy from the sun increases to a 5 hertz frequency and the energy in a tree moves out of the roots and into the branches. In our bodies the energy moves from the bones, kidneys and bladder to the joints, Liver and Gallbladder so it too starts an outward movement and a quickening. During this time of transition the energy is unstable and we become susceptible to a flare up of chronic symptoms. A new weakness may show for the first time. During the spring season change I see an increase in joint pain in my patients, especially knee pain, and gallbladder problems. Keep in mind that you can still have gallbladder symptoms even if your gallbladder has been removed. You still have thick, sticky bile that does not want to flow like it should and is causing congestion in liver. In Chinese medicine the internal organs have expanded functions beyond what we understand and accept as part of western medical philosophy and practice. In 5 Element theory the Liver is responsible for the smooth flow of energy and is the storehouse of our emotions so we can get any type of pain as a result of a congested Liver and it shows itself more so in the spring. The spring can also be a time of emotional instability as our Liver tries to process and heal old emotional wounds on an energetic level.
Our bodies are on continuous 13 week cycles where the energy is focused in a different area making repairs and doing deep healing. Spring and Fall are transition times and are more unstable whereas summer and winter tend to be more stable but are still a time of deep healing and repair focused in a particular area of the body.