In Chinese Metaphysics or TCM, The Nature of Tree represents the Liver in the human body.  The Liver must be extended!


The above table highlighted represents the "Liver". If your health chart appears anyone of those, you may have chances of having Liver problems!


Understanding the Liver


liver illustration 


The liver is a large, meaty organ that sits on the right side of the belly. Weighing about 3 pounds, the liver is reddish-brown in colour and feels rubbery to the touch. Normally you can't feel the liver, because it's protected by the rib cage.


The liver has two large sections, called the right and the left lobes. The gallbladder (Flower) sits under the liver(Tree), along with parts of the pancreas (Mountain) and (Sun) intestines. The liver and these organs work together to digest (Soil), absorb (Minerals), and process food.


The liver's (Tree) main job is to filter the blood (Fire) coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions. (Tree produces Fire)


From the above explanation on the inter-dependants on each nature towards each other as a cohesive team works, a healthy body is maintained. 


Understanding the Cause 




First, we must understand how Tree grows well in an environment.


Tree needs strong earth (mountain) so that the Tree can extends its roots into mountain and with this, Tree is also helping Mountain to loosen its earth so that water can slip into the earth. When Mountain is loosen, it will not trap Iron and Minerals. So that Minerals can purify Water (Kidney) and the Liver produce Blood and soothe the Colon! The Bladder can use the pure kidney water for recycling purpose! Last but not least, The Gall Bladder can also enjoy a healthy lifestyle from the clean Bladder!


But when the Liver is in trouble, the whole body systems will start to breakdown! The most obvious sign of a situation when the Tree is not working well is the Blood is toxics!


There are many causes to a Liver problems, and it can be found in our date of birth meaning the date we are born. Some called it hereditary diseases. 


The Nature and Environment in our date of birth that causes Liver problems (Problems with the Tree): 


·                  The Environment is too dry, the Tree cannot grow!

·                  The Environment is too Cold, the Tree cannot grow!

·                  Monkey and Tiger Clash - The Tree is not stable!

·                  Tiger and Pig Combine - The Tree cannot be use!

·                  The Tree sink into the Water - dead Tree!

·                  Mountain is not stable - Tree cannot grow well!


So the Liver problems is not so much on the Liver itself but its surrounding environment. We should try to look at above environment to find out the cause of the Liver problems! 


The symptoms


·                  Liver failure

·                  Liver Cancer

·                  Hepatitis

·                  Arm and Limbs problems

·                  Headache

·                  Inability to lose weight

·                  Fatty Liver


Prevention is as good as curing in advance!