The Liver stores blood which is the organ responsible for Qi and blood as well as the smooth flow of emotions. According to the Five Element theory in TCM, the Liver is the “mother” of the Heart. Continual stress or depression will cause Liver energy to become compromised (Live Qi deficiency) since one of its energetic functions is to smooth and regulate emotions.
The eyes are the sensory organ related to the Liver. Blurry vision, red or dry eyes, itchy or sore eyes may be a sign that your liver is not functioning well.
The opposite of Liver Qi deficiency is the Liver Qi stagnation, which causes anger. If you are often irritable, get angry easily, have sense of tightness on chest, or soreness inside the chest, you may have Liver Qi stagnation and need to soothe the liver.