Why Liver Detox in Spring?

Fun fact: from a Chinese Medicine perspective, Spring time is physically, emotionally…

Fun fact: from a Chinese Medicine perspective, Spring time is physically, emotionally and energetically the best time to detox your liver. Let’s explore why!

In Chinese medicine, the body is viewed through the lenses of the ‘5 Elements’. According to these principles, all change in the universe and in your body occurs in five distinct cyclical stages or elements. Each of these stages is associated with a particular time of year, a specific element in nature, and a pair of organs in the body.

As a brief overview, the five elements refer to Wood/Spring, Fire/Summer, Earth/Late Summer, Metal/Autumn, and Water/Winter

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is the ideal time for cleansing and rejuvenation for overall health and well-being. If we were to liver cleanse in the other seasons, it would not align beneficially. According to the philosophy of Chinese medicine, the Liver is responsible for the smooth movement of Qi Energy throughout the body. When the Liver functions smoothly, physical and emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. If Qi gets stuck, it can lead to Liver Qi stagnation. This may manifest as neck and shoulder tension, chest tightness, digestive symptoms, PMS, migraines, poor sleep, irritability, and impatience or being easily frustrated. 

Therefore, the main theme of spring is to reinforce the actions of the liver and gallbladder, our focus for spring must be on detoxing, cleansing and eliminating toxins from our bodies. This reinforces the energy and function of the liver and the gallbladder.


  • Element: WOOD
  • Colour: GREEN
  • Taste: SOUR
  • Nature: YANG
  • Emotions: ANGER

We have multiple options for Liver Spring Cleanses.

Explore the links below to see which cleanse may suit you and your body the most this Spring.

  1. Fast, intense 14 day Cleanse.
  2. In depth, 44 day Liver Cleanse.
  3. Gentler option, a 30 day herbal course.

Yours in liver cleansing.
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