“Wood Element/plant energy”
The Liver and Gallbladder meridians are connected to the emotion: anger.
Associations – (relating to who we are/ our individual personalities) rising energy, cooperation, adaptability, organization and self-expression. This element is connected to nature. Plants and humans are embodied within the structure of the universe. And like us never give up and always thrive and grow in it’s rising energy.

Adaptability – how do you adapt in your daily life?
Organization – How do you organize daily?
Self expression – individual identity. Do you honor your individuality?

Organization – how plants, animals and humans continue to reproduce on our planet earth. This represents
the primal strength and the urge to live and grow.

With the element wood/(Liver and Gallbladder meridians) the human body and mind connects with the ability to plan and make decisions.

This promotes the choices for the optimum direction for growth and adapting to life’s changing circumstances.

The meridian connection to the emotion of anger shows us the urge for life and self expression
and is so strong that it doesn’t allow constrictions.

In our human society much of our childhood we are taught to suppress this emotion. Then we come to a point later in life where we, and just want to be heard!

Bringing out negative energy/anger: The emotion of anger is a healthy feeling when used in constructive way.

“Healthy releasing of this emotion ANGER! will set you free”

Looking at the function of the liver which is, storing the blood and is a reservoir for the blood of the whole body. When the body is at rest, all the blood flows back to the liver, where it is stored until it is needed. The liver is responsible for the free flow of ki (energy) our blood flow throughout the meridian network and the whole body. When the liver is distributing ki (energy) the flow is relaxed.
When we suppress our emotions (anger, worry, fear, joy etc.), It effects the functions of the liver. Which in turn causes mood swings, pain, depression, liver ki (energy) stagnation which can lead to stagnation of the blood if the ki (energy).
The element wood (Liver and Gallbladder meridians) is the energy of self expression and individual self. So the suppression of your feelings will effect these organs as such, the liver and gallbladder.

What are some of the physical imbalances of the Liver?
Dis/eases of the liver, Cirrhosis, jaundice, Congestion of the liver which can cause hypertension, headaches, menstrual cramping, stiff joints and tendons or ligament injury, arthritis, muscle cramps, eye problems,

Now let’s look at the function for of the gallbladder, which is storing and excreting bile. This is one of the main organs and meridians that supports the both sides of the body. It supports the tendons and ligaments so this is important when healing postural issues. It assists the liver and helps smooth distribution of ki (energy) in the abdominal area. It is the only organ/meridian to be formally associated with a mental or spiritual capacity.

The gallbladder organ and meridian both relate to our physical, mental flexibility, coordination and balance. This is the connection between perception and our physical self. It’s geared towards action. It keeps the hips level and gives side to side flexibility to the torso. Supports the shoulders and sideways bending of the neck. The Gallbladder meridian runs along the side of the head several times which is connected to mental decision making.
What are some of the physical imbalances?
Gallbladder dis/ease, gall stones, inflexible movement, physical rigidity, stiffness in the neck and shoulders, eyesight and eye dis/ease, migraine headaches, fatigue, irritability from overwork or diet.
So “Visualize Your Decisions and Carry Them Out”

Bernadette Potratz 8/8/17