Symptoms of Liver Qi Stagnation

These are some of the symptoms that you may be experiencing which can be indicative of Liver Qi Stagnation.  As you get healthier and make positive lifestyle changes to support your liver health notice how these symptoms start to subside and/or go away completely.

  • Pain or discomfort anywhere along the sides of the body
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Sighing
  • Hiccups
  • Frustrated easily
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Sensation of a lump in throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Excessive sleep
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Stomachache that improves after massage
  • Stomachache that worsens with anger
  • PMS with irritability of swollen breasts
  • Irregular of painful periods
  • Churning sensation in stomach
  • Poor appetite

Related Conditions

  • Mastitis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irregular menses
  • Nervous and emotional disorders

Dietary Support for Liver Channel Health

Sometimes it is easier to look at where you can modify your current diet.  No or low amounts of the following substances can make a huge impact to improve the health of the Liver.  See what works best for you by paying close attention to how you feel when removing or reducing your intake of the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Refined sugar
  • Gluten
  • Dairy

Starting your morning off with a cup of hot/warm water and fresh squeezed lemon is a great way to aid the liver in its cleansing functions.  

These are just a few of the foods you can implement in your diet to help support the health of the Liver channel.  

  • Dark greens – kale, arugula, swiss chard
  • Bitter melon
  • Dandelion tea
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Kumquat
  • Cherry
  • Chicken
  • Coconut meat
  • Dates
  • Tofu
  • Mustard seed
  • Squash
  • Sweet potato
  • Red and black date
  • Rice
  • Caraway seed
  • Spearmint
  • Mushroom
  • Oregano
  • Red bean
  • Sweet basil
  • Saffron

Kaptchuk TJ. The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine. Chicago: Contemporary (McGraw-Hill) 2000
Lu, H. Chinese Natural Cures, New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 1994