Supporting your Physical and Mental Health in Springtime

Join Marian Fixler, Acupuncturist for a group EFT session,
“Tapping your way to health & wellbeing” on Thursday 20th May @ 5pm

Plus enjoy some self-help tips on
How to support your Liver & Gall Bladder in springtime .

SH Health Dandelion SpringHarnessing the energy of springtime

Spring is definitely here, the trees are getting fuller, the days are getting longer & we have been experiencing some glorious blue sky and sunshine -whilst continuing to have chilly (& even sometimes frosty) mornings. We have to constantly adapt to our changing environment, if we are to stay healthy.

One minute wrapping up warm, protecting ourselves against the elements, the next taking our layers off. And to stay healthy we also need to work WITH the elements – a keystone in East Asian Medicine where each of the elements of fire, water, earth, metal and wood have their own energy and qualities seen in nature and also in the internal dynamic of our bodies and organs. 

Springtime is associated with the Liver & Gall Bladder & the element associated with these organs is wood and the environmental quality of wind, which is certainly appropriate for this time of year. Wind is about movement and has an upward rising energy. The branches of trees that can bend with the wind show flexibility and resilience. These are qualities that we do well to embrace in how we manage ourselves in relation to our environment.

Yang energy starts to rise upwards – think sap rising, new shoots springing forth, new lambs frolicking in the fields. NewSH Spring Tulips beginnings, new possibilities, moving out into the world after a winter of hibernation. All very relevant images at this time – this year in particular. 

The Liver has many functions in East Asian medicine & one of the key ones is keeping the qi or energy flowing freely in the body. Tapping can be used to facilitate this qi flow as we literally tap on dynamic meridian points. If the qi is moving we don’t feel stuck, we don’t have pain & we feel more vital physically, mentally & emotionally.

The meridian systems have many associations with regard to the areas of the body they influence, colour, direction of movement etc. The Liver’s flavour is sour and eating foods from this category is good for the Liver. Why not start your day with a  warm glass of lemon water (add some ginger root for a more tangy twist).

SH Health Lemon waterThe benefits of drinking lemon water

Refreshing warm drink to kick start your day.
Lemons have a natural cleansing effect on the liver.
They encourage good digestion & bowel movements.
Lemons are a great source of Vitamin C – helpful for the immune system.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protects cells from free radicals. 


QI gong exercise help us to keep energy flowing around the body & through the meridian system. Springtime is associated with the Liver & Gall Bladder meridians. The Liver is responsible for the smooth flow of the Qi around the body & is responsible for the storage of blood. It has an influence on sleep and the menstrual cycle amongst many other functions of the body. Just as the sap and shoots rise upwards in the Spring, so the Liver energy also has an upward focus. When this is out of balance, symptoms such as headaches, migraines, dizziness and high blood pressure can arise.

SH Health Qi gongBy practising Qi gong, we can help to keep our energy flowing and enable us to adapt to the changes we are facing in our lives. The Liver is about planning and moving forward, whilst the Gall Bladder is responsible for decision making. In order to move forward in our lives and make the decisions that are right for us, energy needs to be in balance & harmony in these meridians.


Here are a few links to Qi gong exercises for this time of year:




Some of the issues that have regularly come up that we address include:
Feelings of overwhelm.
Difficulty focussing & concentrating.
Lack of motivation &/or procrastination.
Anxiety – this may be generalised or about work/the future/uncertainty in general/lack of control/finances/ lack of confidence.
Fear – about the virus/safety of oneself &/or vulnerable family members; of change/of making change.
Aches & pains  & other physical conditions.

By bringing ourselves back into the present moment, we can focus and enjoy on what we have right now,  acknowledging that anxiety and fear are mostly about the past and the future. Staying present and living fully in the present moment is the best thing we can do at this time of uncertainty.

Come & join my group tapping session & learn how you can apply this simple yet powerful technique for yourself for both physical & emotional challenges in your life right now. 


In research studies, tapping has been shown to significantly reduce cortisol levels in just one hour.

For more information, visit the EFT page of my website:

See what others who have attended my groups have said about their experiences of tapping….

“Thank you so much for the great session. It was lovely to do the tapping all together like that and it worked so well.. I slept better which was a good start!”

“Thanks very much for the session. I was feeling heavy and negative beforehand but afterwards had a bit more energy and positivity. There was also some improvement in the areas of pain particularly the sciatic nerve area.”

“I was initially slightly sceptical when Marian offered me a video session using her tapping technique, but I have to say I found it really helpful and it did significantly help in reducing my feelings of anxiety. My colitis symptoms then eased almost immediately as a result.”  Linda

Zoom link for 20th May @ 5pm: 

Time: May 20, 2021 05:00 PM London
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Meeting ID: 408 734 8764

Please email me at: if you are going to attend.

Before each session, I get you to let me know what issues you would like to focus on and I incorporate these into the session, so that we can work more specifically – which makes tapping more effective.

£15 for the session.
Please transfer money to:
Marian Fixler:
Bank details: 52185105
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SH Marian F photoTo contact me to discuss how I can support you at this time, please email me on:
Or call me on: 07966411582

Marian Fixler, Acupuncturist and EFT Practitioner at Shine, Church Street.