Look after your liver!

Posted: 2nd January 2016

Jennie Sheringham urges us to think before we open another bottle of wine.

Traditionally December is the month when many of us do a lot of celebrating
with rich foods & alcohol and then January arrives and we think about new
resolutions & changing habits. Very often we find it difficult to persevere
with the changes and we slip back into old, comfortable habits. January,
known now as ‘dry January’ to encourage people to think about the amount of
alcohol they are drinking.  It is also Anger Awareness month, which is interesting as the emotion of anger is closely related to the energy of the
Liver in many forms of healing. Many of us can relate to the ‘feeling
Liverish ’ scenario and the emotion associated with it.

Unfortunately for many people alcohol has become part of the daily diet, often without realizing it and more often to relieve the stress of life towards the end of the day.  A small glass of good organic wine, drunk slowly with your meal is very different from 2-3 glasses of something drunk hastily, before eating or going out to drink even more.  The combination of sugar and fat is proven to be one of the worst pairings for our health and as we look for quick fixes to get us through the day we often reach for the quick foods to keep us going and to soak up the alcohol. We owe it to ourselves, our families, friends and colleagues to LOOK AFTER OUR LIVER as this will help our mood swings, tolerance, digestion & breath, physical abilities, work output & enjoyment and overall health and wellbeing.

The Liver, as with all glands and cells in the body, must be kept healthily
hydrated with fresh, clean water and/or unsweetened herbal teas throughout
the day. The body can then do its job amazingly well and stress, headaches,
digestion, weight issues, skin conditions, pain and hormonal problems etc
may all be reduced. There is so much information in the media about diet and all that is good or bad for you.  I am not going to talk about that here, I would however like to introduce you to some ways that will help you support and LOOK AFTER YOUR LIVER in the coming months and hopefully for the rest of your life.

Finding the right way for your body to be healthy and happy is not always
the same as those around you.  We are all different and many of the
Complementary health belief system’s stem from understanding this and
treating the person as a whole and as an
individual.

I am an Acupuncturist and Reflexologist and was a Nurse & Midwife for many
years. The aim of all Complementary therapists is to improve your health
and wellbeing, prevent further disease if possible and support you, your
body, mind and spirit.  I do this by looking at you as a whole and
assessing in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the best way I can help
you using very fine acupuncture needles in specific areas of the body to
rebalance your energies.  Reflexology is a type of pressure massage to the
soles of the feet which mirror the body via a ‘map of the body’ on the
feet, this then encourages the body to rebalance its energy for good
health. When we become stuck with habits in life we become used to that
way of life and do not always see the bigger picture and that we need to
change some habits to enable healing. Complementary Therapies can be very,
very helpful with this and by shifting and rebalancing the energy we can
increase your willpower, desire & understanding that leads to better
health. Acupuncture is especially good at helping with all forms of
addictions and excessive habits. It is well known to help with stopping
smoking, losing weight, reducing alcohol intake, support whilst you begin
to reduce prescriptive drug dependence and many more conditions.

Call me and let me help you to *LOOK AFTER YOUR LIVER.*

Mob: *07850 064684*

www.jenniesheringham.co.uk  www.wheeloflifecentre.co.uk