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May 6, 2005

Exercises For Your Liver

In Visceral Manipulation, we are taught that restoring the motility (or inherent movement) to the internal organs helps them to function more properly. One of the most important organs in the body is the liver. It has many functions including regulation, synthesis, and secretion of many substances along with detoxifying the body.

Some exercises for the liver that you can do at home may help preserve optimal its health.

First Exercise
Feel the location of your liver with the fingers of both hands as you lie on your back. Press the fingers upward past the ribs. The liver can be easily moved and tensed because the abdominal muscles are in relaxed state. Create pressing movements under and upwards. Do this twenty times and increasing daily until you reach 100 or until your condition permits. This tensing exercise is comparable to the effect you get when you ride a horse. This is an exercise frequently prescribed by physicians when the liver is not in good condition.

Second Exercise
Lie on your right side and place your left hand over the area of your liver. Position yourself with the head slightly inclined forward and with the knees bent. This will relax the abdominal muscles and place the liver forward. With your knuckle of the thumb or the pad of a finger, press well under the ribs and massage the liver.

Third Exercise (Percussion)
Light thumping of the liver will also help in the healthy activity of the liver. Lie on your left side which inclines the liver forward and the muscles relaxed. With your right fist, strike lightly but rapidly on the area. Begin with twenty strikes and increase daily up to how many your condition permits.

Posted by linda at May 6, 2005 8:22 AM

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