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Nail Discoloration? Increasing Body Odor? Your Liver May Be Ill

Nail discoloration? Increasing body odor? Your liver may be ill.

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the "Liver" is the general for all organs. Because the liver plays an extremely important role in the human body. 

"As the saying goes: With a good liver, one does not ill! The liver is responsible for the digestion and absorption of the three major nutrients of the human body: fat, protein, and carbohydrates. If there is a problem with the liver, the health of the human body will be in danger. Therefore, it is very important to spot the symptoms and signs of liver disease in time!" 

Be more vigilant! If the liver is damaged, there will be 3 parts of the body will turn "black" and 2 parts of the body will become "stinky"3 parts of the body will turn "black"!

  • The complexion turns dark: People with a poor liver often experience dark, pale, and dull skin. This is because of insufficient blood flow to the face, and when the liver stores too much toxin, the skin on the face appears darken and yellow. In addition, one of the causes of constipation is excessive liver toxins, leading to hormone imbalance and endocrine imbalance. Acne is also a symptom. The reason for this is that the corpus luteum hormone in the body increases. Liver isn't able to recover from damage, and it lost the ability to adjust the balance of hormones.
  • Darkening of the eye circles: One of the reasons for the darkening of the eye circles is the manifestation of certain liver diseases; often shown symptoms as dry eyes, itching, and photophobia, indicating insufficient liver blood flow, not enough liver “yin” to nourish the eyes; It can cause the eyes to become red, irritable, and even irritated. In addition, a poor liver can also affect sleeping quality, resulting in insomnia, dreaminess, and light state of slppe (easily awakened). Having poor sleeping quality can also cause dark circles under the eyes
Nails turn black: Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the liver is responsible for the tendons, and the nails are part of the “tendons”. If the liver accumulates too much toxin, there will usually be obvious signals on the nails. If the nail surface is smooth and the color is natural and shiny, it means that the liver is healthy. If the nail has black vertical streaks, or the edges are black with white lines in the middle, and the nail surface appears uneven/ not smooth, it means that there might be a problem with the liver, which is a manifestation of liver failure. It is best to see a doctor and seek for related examinations.

2 parts of the body will become "stinky"!

  • The body odor gets stronger: The liver is the body’s largest detoxification and detoxification organ. Like a PC, it gets hot and starts shutting down when overloaded. Due to the changes in people’s diet and lifestyle, liver pressure is also increasing. When it is overloaded and cannot decompose toxins, harmful substances from the body will be excreted through the feces and skin pores, thereby producing a peculiar smell. So when there is body odor, it is enough to show that the liver has been severely damaged, so don’t ignore it.
  • Bad breath worsens: Bad breath is not only a problem of digestive function but also a problem of the liver. When liver function is impaired, the body’s toxins cannot be discharged. At this time, the ammonia and urea nitrogen in the blood will increase, and ammonia is a gas with a strong pungent smell. They are discharged from the human nose and mouth through breathing, so bad breath is a manifestation of the poor liver.

If it is a liver disease patient who has obvious bad breath and body odor, it means that the liver’s “hidden toxins” are server and need to be detoxified! Liver’s health is very important, do not ignore it, otherwise, it may eventually develop into the fatty liver, cirrhosis, or even liver cancer, and irreparable damage will occur at this time.

How can we protect the health of the liver through natural ways?

Get up early to urinate in time

Many people are lazy in the morning, even if they have an urge to urinate, they don’t bother to get up. They often wait till the last minute to go! But Dr. Daniel Paradi, an expert from the European Association for Liver Research, said that detoxification in the body can be done through urination, perspiration, and defecation. Urinate as soon as possible after waking up in the morning, and the toxins accumulated overnight can be excreted in time to prevent the toxins from staying in the body and causing liver “poisoning”.

Go to bed early without staying up late

We all know that “sleeping at night and nourishing the liver” means that while the human body is resting at night, it is also the time for the liver to repair itself. Therefore, if the liver does not get a good rest or if you often stay up late, it will inevitably cause liver damage! In addition, staying up often will not only lead to a lack of sleep, a decline in body resistance but also affect the liver’s self-repair at night. For people who have been infected with the hepatitis B virus, the damaged liver cells will be difficult to repair and may worsen.

Therefore, try not to play with your mobile phone before going to bed at night, close your eyes and rest your mind, so your body can fall asleep as soon as possible.

A cup of liver-protecting chrysanthemum tea between meals

Chrysanthemum as a medicine in traditional Chinese medicine has a long history. It was listed as top-grade, with a record of “long service to benefit the vitality, light-body, endurance, and longevity”.

Chrysanthemum tea is gentle and good to taste. Usage: Take an appropriate amount of chrysanthemum and crystal sugar to personal preference, brew with boiling water, soak for 2-3 minutes, and it’s ready to use. please be noted that the water for brewing chrysanthemum tea is preferably boiled water.
Chrysanthemum porridge and chrysanthemum soup can clear the liver and improve eyesight, relieve heat, benefit the five internal organs, and treat dizziness and other symptoms.

Chrysanthemum porridge: Just add a little chrysanthemum when making rice porridge.

Chrysanthemum soup: chrysanthemum, white fungus, and lotus seeds cooked into soup. Chrysanthemum wine: chrysanthemum wine brewed from chrysanthemum, glutinous rice and koji.

More moxibustion to protect liver points- Ganshu points

The Ganshu point is located on the back, under the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertebra, and 1.5 inches apart. It is the backshu point of the liver. It is the “water pool” formed by the vitality of the liver on the back of the body. hole.

The theory of traditional Chinese medicine believes that abnormal reactions (such as sensitivity, tenderness, etc.) can occur at the corresponding backshu points when the viscera is diseased. Therefore, massage or moxibustion at this point is often used to relieve the liver and regulate qi, reduce fire and reduce fever, benefit the liver and improve eyesight. Qi relieves pain and so on.

Meridians for Liver Detoxification and Skincare

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Dr. Li is one of the world’s renowned authorities in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), at the age of nearly 70 years old, Dr. Li specializes in Women’s Health and Orthopedics with over 40 years of clinical experience. 

Currently the Vice Chairperson and Chief Physician of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Society (WFCMS) Orthopedics Committee, Dr. Li holds numerous tertiary qualifications, awards and accolades in the field of TCM and Health Science. Besides practicing as a TCM doctor, she’s also teaching online passing down her years of anti-aging experience using the invaluable TCM techniques and generations of wisdom. 


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