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Spring is a Time to Naturally Support Your Liver Qi: Here’s How

Spring is just around the corner, and I’m betting you can feel it! While it’s always a great time to refresh your home, your wardrobe, and your life, a refresh is due in our bodies as well.

Spring is an excellent time for growth, cleansing, and rejuvenation. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the liver is valued as one of the most important organs in the body, and it is emphasized in spring. The liver is the keeper and detoxifier of everything we ingest, cleansing our blood and Qi (pronounced CHEE), our body’s vital life force energy. So caring for the liver in spring is one of the most important things we can do to stay balanced.

Cleansing, nourishing, detoxifying, making room for new growth – this is the season to make sure you have good internal balance so your body can carry out these vital tasks!

Symptoms of Liver Qi Imbalance

When the liver is overloaded it has trouble doing its job of detoxifying. This means toxins can build up and overflow, leading to blockages in your blood and Qi. Some symptoms that could indicate an imbalance of liver Qi are anger, irritability, nausea, stiff muscles, and depression.

You can work with a licensed acupuncturist to help your body release toxins and unblock your flow of Qi. Other ways to do this are through the foods you eat (and don’t eat), and by practicing Qigong.

What is Qigong?

Qigong (pronounced CHEE-gung) is a centuries-old practice that has been shown to promote healthy aging, self-healing, and support your body’s overall wellness by releasing any blockages and restoring your body to its natural state.

The best way I can describe Qigong is as a moving meditation. The movements have been carefully designed to nurture specific organs and meridians, giving your body a sort of “internal massage” to encourage the release of toxins and stuck energy.

This happens naturally in three ways: as you practice the movements, the mindset/visualizations, and coordinate the breath, these components synergistically act to bring your body and mind into balance.

If you’re interested in learning something new (or practicing even more, if you’re already familiar), now is the time to prioritize your wellness. You deserve to be your best this spring! Read on for a special opportunity…

Spring Qigong Class

I will be leading an 6-week virtual Qigong course for Spring, called The Spring Qi Cleanse. We will meet virtually once a week for 6 weeks to practice for one hour, beginning on April 11th, at 7:30 PM EST. I will send out the replay each week for those who cannot make the live class or simply want to practice on their own time. You can sign up below.

As a member you will also receive liver-supporting recipes as well as meditations to help unblock stuck energy and replenish the flow of Qi in your body throughout the program.

You don’t have to know Qigong or Tai Chi; beginners are welcome, as well as those who are familiar with these practices. Regardless of your skill level you will benefit from the teachings and movements.

You can join here:

As a member of the 6-week course you will receive:

  • 6 weeks of guided Qigong/Tai Chi practice specifically for Spring and enhancing your liver Qi
  • Teachings of basic tai chi and qigong principles to help strengthen and align your body
  • Recordings sent to you each week, so if you miss class you can practice on your own time
  • Lifetime access to all material
  • Weekly recipes geared toward cleansing and detoxifying to support your liver energy and help to unblock Qi
  • Meditations geared toward releasing anger and stuck energy and supporting new vibrant, healthy growth in your life
  • email support from me throughout your Spring Qi journey

Don’t wait – join me in this unique opportunity for the Spring Qi Cleanse. We start April 11th. I hope to see you there!


Alessandra Macaluso is the author of What a Good Eater! , Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey, and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible. She’s also a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor, and overall wellness advocate. Her work has been featured in several anthologies which can all be found on her Amazon author page, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, and many other online publications.

Alessandra is a northerner-turned-southerner, enjoying the south with her children, Penelope and Ciro, and her husband, Greg.

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