In the ancient 5-Element theory, Spring relates to the Wood element, which comprises the Liver and Gall Bladder meridians.
The Gall Bladder assists the Liver in maintaining the standards the Liver sets for the body. It can be likened to the executive officer to the general (Liver) whose responsibility is to implement the general’s orders.
Keywords are: order, flexibility and control.
Symptoms of a deficiency in the Gall Bladder Meridian
- self-destructive headaches in temples
- sore neck and shoulders receding temples
- no “guts” or intestinal fortitude
Symptoms of an excess in the Gall Bladder Meridian
- pain in temples
- pain in right shoulder
- neck and shoulder tension
- dry skin and dandruff
- too focussed on the details
- takes on too much responsibility
- over-stressed leading to fatigue
Shiatsu, which is often regarded as “acupuncture without needles’, uses supportive acupressure to balance the meridian system, enabling the body to heal itself and return to homeostasis or equilibrium.