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When Liver Qi stagnate's, it tends to reach into other organ systems and cause problems there as well. One common target is the Spleen, which plays an important role in digestion. When Liver Qi invades the Spleen, one tends to have gas, bloating, diarrhea or loose stools, fatigue, and similar symptoms all exacerbated by stress, anxiety, or depression.

Dietary adjustment must be very balanced because foods that smooth Liver energies tend to be harder to digest while those that build spleen energies can be stagnating in nature.

Beneficial Foods:
Barley, brown sugar, button mushroom, carp, celery, chestnut, corn, date, ginger, kumquat, mango, mung bean, peanut, sweet orange, white fungus

Beneficial Teas:
Mint, orange peel

greasy/fatty or spicy foods, alcohol, chili pepper, cinnamon, green onion, mustard seed, pepper

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