5 oriental techniques to release your Qi and thus overcome a bad mood

For traditional Chinese medicine, the bad mood and irritation that bother us again and again have to do with the obstruction of our Qi (vital force) in the liver.

This organ is responsible for the flow of Qi throughout the body and its blockage can be expressed not only on an emotional level, but also with abdominal pain, constipation, insomnia, and other symptoms. The more frequent it is done, it can even generate other problems such as digestive disorders or depression.

What can we do to unblock this blockage, let the energy flow freely again and thus restore our good mood? Take note of these tips that traditional Chinese medicine has for you.

1. Stretch

Just by stretching you will be helping to recirculate stagnant energy, since the liver controls the tendons. According to oriental medicine, this organ stores blood during rest and releases it during periods of activity, ensuring flexibility and nutrition in the tendons.

If you find yourself in a bad mood, take a few minutes and stretch.

2. Rest your eyes

For Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver “opens” into the eyes. Often, irritability can be caused by too much screen time. Take a few minutes, rest your eyes, and do eye exercises at least every 2 hours.

3. Eat green foods

Green vegetables, such as spinach, will help unlock energy from the liver. If you are in a bad mood, include them in your meals. Also, foods and drinks with sour and acid flavors stimulate the Qi of the liver.

4. Press your toe

Your big toe is connected to your liver, so you can help unlock the energy contained there by pressing on a point and then massaging until you reach the center of the sole of the foot.

5. Breathe

To get rid of your bad mood, breathing is vital. This will make you focus on bringing oxygen into your body and, as you exhale, mentally release pressure and energy blockage.

Don’t let the bad mood win you!