We are starting to add TCM inspired illustrations of organs, their related meridians and acupuncture points to our archive. More images are coming soon.

Liver disharmony is one of the most common health problem in a modern society, that's why we are adding this image to our library first. While we are at it, let us mention the symptoms, lifestyle and diet suggestions related to liver and gallbladder imbalances as the symptoms are important to recognize and the proper lifestyle and diet might help you alleviating the root of the problem.
Liver and Gallbladder disharmony symptoms

Mental, emotional and spiritual:
Indecisiveness, inability or fear of making decisions, rash decision making, attacks of anger, suppressed anger, frustration, resentment, anger rising after having a spicy, hot or fatty meal, moodiness, irritability, shouting in anger, frequent mood swings, depression, procrastination, timidity, shyness, lack of creativity, inspiration and motivation.

Physical (might not be present in early stages):
Inability to digest fats, dry or red skin, red face and eyes, acne, eczema, psoriasis, red cheeks after eating a hot, spicy or fatty food, bitter taste in the mouth, insomnia, disturbed sleep or violent dreams, hypochondriac distention or pain, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, epigastric pain, low appetite, dry or teary eyes, blurry vision, menstrual problems, cramps, dark clotted menstrual blood, breast distention or lumps, paint along the sides of the body, sides of the legs or head, reddish, purple or abnormal color on one or both sides of the tongue.

Liver likes: slightly sour foods in moderate quantities, lightly pungent, sour and sweet foods might help to alleviate symptoms. Whole grains (except wheat), lightly cooked or steamed vegetables, small amount of fruit, sprouted greens and raw vegetables. Avoid big quantities of raw food. Lightly pungent spices: marjoram, basil, mint, rosemary, dill etc. Preferable oils are virgin olive oil, cold pressed flax oil and coconut oil. Seaweed, spirulina, chlorophyll-rich foods.

Avoid: alcohol, smoking, overeating, rich, heavy, fatty, greasy, oily foods, deep fried foods, dairy and cheese, red meats, sugar and artificial sweeteners, coffee, sugary and stimulating drinks, wheat products or whole wheat, peanuts and nut butters, polyunsaturated or refined oils, refined grains, too hot or too cold foods and drinks in general, spicy foods, especially cayenne and other hot peppers, cinnamon and nutmeg, microwaved food, artificial/synthetic additives and medications.

Reduce: eggs, dairy and meats, eat nuts and seeds only in small quantities and lightly roasted (almonds and pumpkin seeds are a better choice), reduce baked, grilled, fried and roasted foods, reduce strong pungent foods, eat moderately pungent foods (ginger, onion, garlic) in small quantities.

Reduce stress, ambitions and desires. Add light, non-straining, non-sweating exercise, Qi Gong, Yoga, dance, walk etc. Eat in small quantities without filling up completely, no more than 2-3 times a day at regular times without snaking in between, chew thoroughly and without distractions, screens, work, talk, reading etc. Rest for half an hour after a meal, don't go back to work right away. Go to bed earlier.

These are just general symptoms and recommendations related to Liver and Gallbladder diseases, which don't take the exact disharmony or a possible complexity of multiple organ or energy channel imbalances, and should not be taken as a medical advice. Consider getting a proper diagnosis and treatment advice from a reputable TCM practitioner if you have some of the symptoms mentioned above.

More medical illustrations in our archive:
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TCM fragment of Kidney meridian acupuncture points in abdomen
TCM Liver and Gallbladder meridian acupuncture points
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