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Chinese Wood Element

In physical terms, the Chinese associate the liver and gallbladder with the wood element. The emotions of anger and resentment are said to damage the liver and gallbladder. Physical symptoms of wood imbalances also center around the liver and gall bladder. Here are some possible symptoms of stressed and weakened wood.

Stressed (Excess) Wood

Symptoms of liver problems are usually associated with a “touch of the flu.” When the liver energy is stressed (excess), the symptoms that typically occur: nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, stiff and aching muscles, cold hands and feet, anger and defensiveness, migraine headaches, other headaches, flu-like symptoms, discomfort, swelling and/or tenderness underneath the right rib cage, dizziness and puffy eyelids, difficulty getting to sleep followed by difficulty awakening in the morning (a sort of hangover feeling), and skin eruptions (acne, pimples, rashes).

Liver Balance is for reducing stressed (excess) wood energy. The Chinese name is Tiao He, which means “moderate harmony,” because this formula helps harmonize the internal workings of the body. This formula helps cleanse the liver, nourish the blood, improve digestive function and promote detoxification and elimination.

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Weakened (Deficient) Wood

When the liver is in a weakened (deficient) state, it will probably manifest symptoms of liver stress periodically, along with the following: hypoglycemia, PMS, food allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, despondency, despair, hypochondriac feelings, changeable health, doctors can’t find what’s wrong, immune system weakness, candida, poor bowel elimination, gas and indigestion, poor fat digestion, “liver spots” on the skin.

Blood Stimulator is for increasing weakened (deficient) wood energy. The Chinese name is Bu Xue which means “build the blood.” It enhances immunity and strengthens the liver by nourishing the blood and nurturing the Yin. Helps increase blood volume, flow and circulation while controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

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Mood Elevator is also good for increasing weakened (deficient) wood energy. Used to relieve sagging energy (Chi). It expels toxins from the liver and digestive track, relaxes muscle spasms, stimulates circulation and energy and eases indigestion. It balances liver, digestive, intestinal and nervous functions. It is also helpful for sadness, depression, fatigue, insomnia and anxiety.

Mood Elevator


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