Autumn-Winter Care of the Liver & Gallbladder
by Charles Lightwalker

Autumn & Winter is a time to focus on taking care of the lungs and respiratory system, during this time, this year especially, it is important to look after the liver & Gallbladder. Complementary Care providers and Chinese Medicine tells us that the mood, the climate, the weather, work, stress, and the environment can influence the body, mind, & spirit of a person.

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year, a colorful season. But 2020 is different. One of the main differences is that many people are staying home (Pandemic) more than other years. The sequestering may lead to some health issues such as insomnia, soreness of the mouth or lips, dry eyes, tired eyes, blurry eyes, frustration, depression, back pain, joint pain, muscle spasms, headaches, skin problems, cough, heartburn, or bloating. Serious health problems may include nausea, vomiting, yellowing of skin or eyes, sever abdominal pain and more.

Most of the above health conditions are related to the liver and the gallbladder. A cough is usually due to problems with the lung and respiratory system, but in some cases, the cough is because of the acid reflux. According to Allopathic medicine when the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes abnormally or weakens, stomach acid can flow back up into the esophagus. This constant backwash of acid irritates the lining of the esophagus, often causing it to become inflamed triggering coughing. Complementary Care providers also teach that the direction of stomach energy should move down. When the liver energy and the gallbladder are unbalanced the stomach energy moves the food up into the esophagus along with the stomach acid. Some people may feel indigestion as mentioned above. Complementary Care Practitioners teaches that the liver is the blood storage organ and works together with the gallbladder to digest food. Through the blood vessels, the blood circulates through the body. One of the reasons pains may come from the imbalance of the liver and gallbladder is because the painful areas either do not receive the blood, or the blood pools excessively in that area.

Many Complementary Care Practitioners (Acupuncturists, homeopaths, Reiki Masters, tuning fork healers & others) teach that the liver and the gallbladder influence mood and the mood in turn affects the liver and gallbladder. Some people may suffer depression or anger because of the imbalance of the liver and gallbladder, or a disorder of the liver and gallbladder can be caused by stress or mood swings. Disorders of the liver and gallbladder also influences the body, brain and eye energy, condition of the skin and sleep quality.

To balance the liver and the gallbladder thus preventing health issues, it is necessary to get enough rich nutrients every day. This includes meat broth, bean broth, tofu soup, nuts, seeds, yogurt, peas, green beans, green leafy vegetables, celery, carrots, red cabbage, cauliflower, squash, apples, pears, blueberries, millet, corn, buckwheat, and rice.  Avoid GMO’s. Eat on a regular schedule. Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. Practice yoga, Tai Chi, breathing exercises, meditation, and walking or dancing. Use Complementary Care Practitioners on a regular basis (once a month) to regulate the liver and the gallbladder to avoid health issues and strengthen the body’s immune system. Enjoy the Autumn colors and have fun, laugh and sing.

Charles Lightwalker is Minister & Complementary Care Practitioner,
Medical Intuitive, and teacher of the healing arts. text or call 509-389-7290
or email