Spring is a season of new beginnings,but it also brings along various health problems, like spring fatigue,cold and flu etc.Traditional Chinese Medicine precribes specific acupoints for nourishing the liver and strengthening overall immunity.
The spring health preservation in TCM focuses on invigorating the spleen and nourishing the liver.
Dadun(LV1), Taichong(LV3), Ganshu(BL18) are the Key 3 acupoints for nourishing the liver avoid spring fatigue:
1.Dadun Point: Knead the Dadun Point with the thumb for 2-3 minutes, it is advisable to feel soreness locally. Dadun point can be massaged or moxibustion, which can achieve the effect of clearing the liver and improving eyesight, and regular pressing can have the effect of nourishing the liver.
2.Taichong point: Rub Taichong point with the thumb or index finger for 2-3 minutes, it is advisable to feel soreness locally. Massage stimulates the Taichong point, which can mobilize the vitality of the liver meridian and maintain normal liver function.
3.Ganshu Point: Use the thumbs of both hands to forcefully press the Ganshu Point on the back. When pressing, first raise your chest, exhale slowly while pressing, and repeat. Acupressure stimulates Ganshu point(BL18) which is very helpful for any Liver related conditions by regulating and nourishing Liver Blood, resolving Damp-Heat and benefits the eyes and sinews.
The diet in spring should be based on flat tonic, focusing on nourishing the liver and nourishing the spleen. Choose less sour and more sweet foods (such as jujube, yam, peanuts) to nourish the liver and strengthen the spleen. The diet should be light, eat less greasy food, and more fresh vegetables and fruits. Drink less alcohol and have more porridge or congee.