Spring/Wood Season Support Foods Include:
Sour Foods, Tart Fruits, Citrus Fruits, Grapefruit Juice, Healthy Oils/Fats are good for liver–create insulation & ability to buffer stress. Steamed Dark Greens, Broccoli, Carrots, Green Peppers, Zucchini, Avocado, Lettuces, Pickles, Olives, Chicken Liver Pate, Chicken (free range)=Blood-Building Tonic, Sour Yoghurt, Pastas, Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rye, Spelt(Russian wheat), Green Lentils,Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Mayo, Butter, Strawberries, Sour Plums, Sour Apples, Sour Cherries, Crab apples, Hibiscus, Cheeses, Wheat, Oats, Barley, Split Pea, Mung, Green Lentil, Artichoke, Lettuce, Parsley, Pea, Rhubarb, Snap Bean, Zucchini, String Bean, Vinegar.
“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food” Hippocrates
“That which tonifies (supplies) when taken in moderation, will sedate (drain) when taken in excess: quantity changes quality” John Garvey Five Phases of Food
Spring/Wood is the time of year that we burst forward with plans and activities with childlike enthusiasm. Everything is green and fresh and alive. Our dreams are realized. It is a creative time unless repressed then can be aggressive and anger may arise. We need to be able to ask for what we need. Flexibility is key, like the willow tree.
Spring/Wood Season relates to the Liver and Gallbladder Organ Meridians
The Taste that supports Liver/Gall Bladder is Sour
Learn More About Seasonal Support!
The JetLag/Insomnia Class is useful to learn Horary Acupressure Points to gently press and support our body, mind, emotions, spirit during the day year-round!
Taken from Values & 5-Elements Coursework.