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Summer 2023

Happy Spring Season!

 According to the Chinese Lunar calendar Sunday February 4, 2024, is the first day of the Spring Season.

During the spring season, seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth. There is a sense of renewal and new life all around us.

While winter was the time to conserve energy and reduce activity, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and a renewal of spirit. 

Spring is the ideal time for cleansing and rejuvenation, to enhance overall health and well-being, to welcome change, and to be flexible, open to the unknown, and willing to take a risk.

Spring is an opportune time for spring cleaning, clearing up unnecessary waste to make room for the new, both physically and energetically.

The primary element of the spring season is Wood, which is associated with the liver, gallbladder, eyes, fingernails, tendons, and nervous system.

The liver is responsible for the smooth flowing of Qi (energy) throughout the body. When the liver functions smoothly, physical activity in the body and your emotional state also flow more smoothly.

Spring is the opportune time for a liver detox treatment, an opportunity to transform the negative emotions of anger, resentment, and jealousy into the positive virtues of kindness, tenderness, and flexibility. The herbal formula LiverVive is particularly helpful; please stop by our office to pick some up.

The Healing Sound for the liver is Shhhhh. If you are feeling angry, stressed, or agitated exhale, using the Shhhhh sound to let go of the negative emotions. Then breathe in the positive virtues mentioned above.

The liver controls the tendons. According to Chinese medicine, the liver stores the blood during periods of rest, and releases it to the tendons in times of activity. To assist your tendons and hence your structure, incorporate morning stretches into your daily routine, or give Yoga or Tai Chi a try.

Green is the color of the Wood Element and of springtime. Eating fresh, leafy greens and sprouts can improve the liver’s overall function and aid in the movement of Qi

Food and drink with a sour taste are thought to stimulate the Liver’s Qi. Put lemon slices or apple cider vinegar into your drinking water.

Outside air helps Liver Qi flow. If you have been feeling irritable, find an outdoor activity to smooth out your emotions and rejuvenate your energy.

A great way to celebrate the coming of spring and clear the path, inviting in the new, is with a seasonal tune-up at Wu’s Healing Center. We hope to see you soon for liver detox bodywork, acupuncture, and/or herbs.

Finally, remember to smile!



Wu’s Healing Center
1014 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
(Between 11th & 12th Ave)


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