I am training for a half-marathon. After every long run, I would experience pain in the area marked with a “X” on my right leg. There would be pain for a day or two, and followed by an ache for a few days.
Accordingly to TCM theory, that painful region falls within the liver meridian or energy line. In TCM, each body organ is associated with an emotion(s). The liver is associated with anger. I’m definitely not an angry person. In fact, I can count the number of times I have been angry in a year with the fingers of one hand.
I do think though that my liver function is imbalanced – meaning it is blocked, the energy is not flowing freely. Hence, I “repress” my anger throughout my life, perhaps unconsciously.
Accordingly to the book on shiatsu that I’m looking at now, the liver is also associated with the muscular system and eyes. My eyesight was horrendous before my lasik surgey – basically I was blind as a bat without my glasses. I am certainly not muscular at all. It’s a bit uncanny. I wonder there’s something off with my liver function.