Liver and Emotional Function

Liver and Emotional Function

The liver has several very important roles in the emotional function of each person. This article will touch on two of them, based on the research of Jean Pierre Barral, D.O.

Firstly, the liver serves as a vehicle to discharge strong emotions. If the motility of the liver is compromised, difficult emotions will be hard to process and the person will feel tired. This can be especially true for women as the liver is the organ that metabolizes hormones, including estrogen. The work load of the liver therefore peaks after ovulation, which can contribute to the emotional difficulties and fatigue associated with PMS.

Example of emotions discharged by the liver are:

  • hot, intense anger of the kind that might cause you to hurt yourself or someone else

  • frustrated feelings that you are not living the life you really want to live

  • difficult relationship with mother

  • depression

  • intense fear due to trauma, accident or surgery

 Secondly the liver holds the identification of ones deep self, the root of one’s personality. The special purpose for your own life is housed in your liver. You are unique! Having a freely moving liver will help you uncover and actualize this uniqueness.
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By Sheryl Hamilton


""" The information given here is not meant to be medical advice. If you have existing liver conditions or are pregnant or breast feeding please consult your M.D. and or a certified herbalist before embarking on diet/life style changes. """