The liver is the body’s chief chemical factory with more than 600 functions; obviously an important organ in human functioning. In Chinese Medicine, the liver is key to healthy “qi” (life force). The health of the muscles, tendons and ligaments are, in particular, associated with the health of the liver. The emotion controlled by the liver is anger. The attributes associated with a healthy liver are flexibility, vision, assertiveness and self control; those of an unhealthy liver, anger, rage, a feeling of inadequacy, irritability and fear of responsibility.
How might living with a diseased liver and then a donated replacement affect someone, both physically and metaphysically? When Cristina Posse, a 2014 Academy grad met such an individual, she set out to discover if foot reflexology, offered nearly four years post diagnosis and transplant, might offer relief to this man’s myriad difficulties and daily symptoms. Read the methods Cristina employed and the results attained.