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1 ChiroCredit.com Presents: AcuPractice Seminars 213: Liver /Gall Bladder Liver AKA: Gan Wife Of The Gall Bladder The General Free & Easy Wanderer (Xiao Yao) Gall Bladder AKA: Dan Husband Of The Liver The Official In Charge Of Decision Making Very Close Relationship Dr. Jim Ventresca The Good & The Bad When The Liver Is Functioning Well, Qi, Blood, And Emotions, Flow Smoothly Throughout The Individual. When The Liver Is In Disharmony, Qi Becomes Stuck, Giving Rise To Blood Stagnation, Emotional Instability, Wind, And Heat, All Of Which Can Disturb Muscles, Tendons, Organs, & Systems. Names & Meanings Liver General Of The Army Free & Easy Wanderer Sea Of Blood Master Alchemist House Of The Hun Gall Bladder Official In Charge Of Decision Making Resides Within The Liver 1

2 Wood Element Dislikes & Engenders Wind Eyes / Vision Muscles & Tendons Manifests In The Nails Sour Taste & Smell Hun / Ethereal Soul / Persona / Sense Of Self Benevolence, Anger, Control, & Decision Making The General Excels at Planning Is Benevolent Even Tempered Quick to Anger Willing to Attack Capable of Inciting Violence Free & Easy Wanderer Smooth & Easy Flow of Qi Directs Qi Uniformly in All Directions Promotes Normal Qi Flow Organs Meridians - Systems Stores the Blood Smooth & Easy Flow of Blood Regulates the Menses Smooth & Easy Flow of Emotions Harmonizes the Emotions 2

3 Sea of Xue Stores & Releases the Blood that Nourishes The Tendons & Muscles Moistens the Tendons (T,T,&T) Regulates Contractility of the Muscles Nourishes The Eyes Lacrimation, Eyesight, Vision, Outlook Nourishes the Menses Stores & Releases The Tian Kwei Common Symptoms Shi (Excessive) Disharmonies Excessive Muscular Tension Quick to Anger / Violent Outbursts PMS Red Tearing Eyes Excitability/ Insomnia /Compulsive Energy Moodiness Wiry Pulse Purple Effloresces Common Shi Disharmonies Liver Qi Yu (stagnation) Most Common Accompanies other LR Disharmonies Liver Xue Yu: Liver Wind: Liver Fire: Damp Heat in the Liver/Gall Bladder: 3

4 Wood Over-Controlling Earth/Metal Liver Invading Spleen / Stomach Lungs / Large Intestine LR Qi Yu + Emotional Trigger + SP/ST/LU/LI Disharmony = Liver Invading Wood Assaulting Fire Liver Assaulting the Heart LR Qi Generates Heat that Assaults the Heart Emotional Trigger Horary Connection Anger / Irrational Behavior Course the LR / Cool the Heat Common Xu Disharmonies Liver Xue Xu Liver Yin Xu 4

5 Common Symptoms Xu(Deficient) Disharmonies Weakness In Muscles And Tendons (esp. the Legs) Tics, Twitches, & Tremors Difficulty Standing/ Walking Vertigo/ Dizziness Insomnia Dry Eyes Weak Vision Excessive Sighing. Meridian Symptomology Gall Bladder Meridian Pain Along It s Own Xiao Yang Pathway (Lateral Surface) Liver Is An Exceptional Yin Meridian Liver Disharmonies Manifest Along It s Pathway Eyes Mouth Throat Breast Reproduction Genitals GALL BLADDER Meridians Herpes Distribution LIVER 5

6 Clinical Organ Relationships Liver & Gall Bladder Act Almost As One Unit Difficult To Distinguish Between Them Treat The Liver With The Gall Bladder & Visa Versa Liver / Gall Bladder Treatment Soothe The Liver Acupuncture Stress Reduction Techniques Gentle Stretching Of The Tendons Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong Coffee & Alcohol Directly Affect The Liver Remove or Significantly Reduce ChiroCredit.com Presents: AcuPractice Seminars A Comprehensive Introduction to the Clinical Theories of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Coming Up Next AcuPractice Seminars 214 The Kidney & The Urinary Bladder Dr. Jim Ventresca 6

7 AcuPractice Seminars 213: Liver/Gall Bladder A. The Liver 1. The Liver is responsible for the smooth and easy flow of energy and emotions in an individual. 2. Assists all processes, physical, mental and emotional in flowing smoothly and regularly. a) i.e. Muscle contraction, menstrual cycles, and managing the smooth flow of the emotions--especially anger 3. When the Liver is in disharmon, some common symptoms are: 1. Erratic mood swings / Moodiness / Irritability 2. Quick to Anger /Volatile-violent outbursts 3. Frustration 4. Compulsive energy 5. Excessive muscular tension 6. Throat clearing/ feeling of plum pit in the throat 7. Neck and Shoulder Tension 8. Pre Menstrual Syndrome with breast pain and distention 9. Painful Menstrual Cycle with clots and sharp stabbing pain 10. Inguinal pain and Hernias 11. Contractures, spasms / uncoordinated movements 12. Acute inflammatory problems: i.e. Herpes, Conjunctivitis 13. Eye problems: Tearing, blurry vision, Night Blindness, 14. Floaters, photophobia & light sensitivity 4. AKA a) The General 1) Charge of Planning b) Free & Easy Wanderer 1) Maintains easy going internal environment c) Sea of Blood (Stores) d) The Master Alchemist / transmutes and detoxifies 5. Opens To The Eyes 6. Dislikes WIND (Heat / Stagnation) 7. Responsible for the Smooth and Easy Flow of Qi & Emotions 8. Rules the Tendons & Muscles 9. Houses the Hun (ego) 10. Controls the eyes 11. Common Disharmonies: a) Liver Qi Stagnation b) Liver Invading 1) Stomach 2) Spleen 3) Lung! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 26

8 c) Liver Blood Stagnation 1) Painful periods, Clots, Sharp Stabbing Pain d) Damp-Heat in the Liver and Gall Bladder 12. Major S&S: a) Stress Related Disorders b) Tight/Tense Muscles c) Tics, Twitches & Tremors d) Anger / Irritability e) Gynecological problems f) Meridian related Sx. B. Gall Bladder 1. The Official in Charge of Decision Making 2. Dislikes Wind 3. Very Closely Related to the LR 4. Treating The Liver a) Acupuncture is quite good for soothing the Liver, b) Stress reduction technique needs to be employed by the patient. c) The gentle stretching of the tendons will relax the Liver d) Coffee should be removed from the diet.! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 27

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