The first remedy is to eat less.
Foods to Avoid are those high in saturated fats, Lard, Mammal meats, Cream, Cheese, Eggs
Avoid Hydrogenated and poor-quality fats, Shortening, Margarine
Avoid Refined and rancid oils
Excess nuts and seeds. They should be unsalted, and lightly roasted. Raw nuts easily become rancid, and harbor parasites.
Chemicals in foods and water
Eat foods or herbs that stimulate the flow of liver-Qi energy.
From my book, “The Qi Life: Live A Better Life Pain Free Naturally”.
Essential Oils may support liver and gall bladder health.
Use 3 – 5 drops of a detoxification essential oil blend applied to liver area daily. Note: A detoxification Blend you can purchase may include Clove, Geranium, Grapefruit and Rosemary, or in a roller ball combine 4 drops Geranium, 6 drops Rosemary, 6 drops Cilantro, 8 drops Juniper Berry, and fill remainder with FCO.
*Note: most liver conditions have developed over long periods of time and rebuilding will take consistent application with patience over weeks and months.
A famous Chinese Herbal remedy that moves stuck liver Qi-energy, lifts the mood, and aids digestion:
The Chinese Medicine herbal formula Xiao Yao Wan (Rambling Powder) moves and nourishes the liver energy, and emotional constraint.
Ingredients: Bupleurum (Chai Hu), Angelica Root (Dang Gui), White Peony (Bai Shao), White Atractylodes (Bai Zhu), Poria Mushroom (Fu Ling), Honey Baked Licorice (Zhi Gan Cao), Mint (Bo He), Fresh Ginger (Sheng Jiang). Citrus Peel (Chen Pi), Amomum Cardamom Seed (Sha Ren) can be added for a weak spleen-stomach.
Take twice daily before meals.
Contraindications: Do not take during an acute phase of colds and flu.
Caution: This formula has been modified to reduce likelihood of stomach bloating or loose stools with the additions of Chen Pi and Sha Ren. Should this occur with the additions, take with food, or discontinue.
If you have questions about more ways that Chinese Medicine can help you please don’t hesitate to ask.
Dr. Michele Arnold