Gallbladder peak time is 11 pm to 1 am – Liver is 1 am to 3 am
Color association: green – Season most active: spring
Negative emotions: gallbladder- hard to change, resentment
Liver- easily angered, frustration
Positive emotions: gallbladder- change easily
Essential oils: gallbladder- lemon, nutmeg
The gallbladder meridian is the longest one with 44 traditional reference points, starting at the outside of the eye and traveling down to the outside of the fourth toe. Meridians are bilateral, meaning they are the same on both sides of the body.
- GB 1-3 Eye and ear issues, headache, tinnitus, neuralgia
- GB 20 Stiff neck, tension from change, brain issues
- GB 21 Neck & shoulder pain and stiffness
- GB 22-23 Swollen lymph nodes, phlegm
- GB 25 Floating rib pain, stitches in the side
- GB 35-36 Lower leg ache, inflammation
- GB 37-39 Bone, tendon, ligament, muscle & joint issues
- GB 41-43 Outer foot pain, heat in the body
Follow the enlarged chart for finding these points on your body. After locating a point, press on it a bit. Is it tender or sore? Do you have any of the conditions associated with this point? Place a PowerStrip over the area needing energy.
The liver meridian has 14 points, starting at the inside tip of the big toe flowing upward to the chest area. Although there are fewer points on this meridian compared to others, each specific placement area is very important for opening the energy to the liver. You may view these points on the enlarged chart.
- LV 3 Big toe issues, gout
- LV 5-6 Shin pain and inflammation
- LV 13 Abdominal pain, gallstones
- LV 14 Rib pain, hard to breathe
The liver and gallbladder meridians are in close proximity of each other around the gallbladder area. Use LV 13 and 14 areas for gallbladder and abdominal issues. The liver energy balances reproductive issues, digestive issues and especially irritability.
Gallbladder and Liver Functions
Think of the liver like the Grand Central Station. Being the largest solid organ in the body, it is a very busy organ! One of the most important jobs is to produce bile, a digestive juice secreted by the gallbladder. Bile is also a means for sending toxins out of the body after the liver cleanses the blood. Plus, the liver stores sugar, in the form of glycogen, for energy production. The liver also balances male/female hormones, insulin, cortisone, other hormones, and stores iron. When the liver is low on energy or is toxic, all of these functions may be thrown out of balance. The traditional Chinese meridian points for the gallbladder and liver mention eyes, headache, stiff neck and shoulders, hormone imbalance, and indigestion as their symptoms.
What Stresses the Gallbladder and Liver?
The liver and gallbladder are stressed in many ways: living or working in a toxic environment, eating too many carbohydrates and sweet foods, consuming alcohol, taking birth control or other synthetic hormones, eating fried food, and not controlling stressors.
How can I Support the Gallbladder and Liver?
The gallbladder and liver may be supported by a comprehensive digestive enzyme complex. Sour foods like pickles stimulate bile flow through the gallbladder. Avoiding excess concentrated sweets is very important for a healthy liver. Even too many natural sweets like dried fruit can overwhelm the liver energy. If your liver is bogged down and toxic, consider doing Ion Cleanses. Including an abundance of leafy green vegetables in the diet provides the liver and gallbladder with necessary nutrients.
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