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TCM Condition

Below is some condition information from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine and the herb formulas that are advised for each.

1. Dry skin, Night sweats, Tinnitus, Parietal Headache and Nocturnal Emissions

These conditions are referred to as Kidney Yin Deficiency within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Kidney yin deficiency is TCM’s way of describing the bodies cooling, nourishing energies being depleted, The Kidney Yin is strongly linked to life span and fertility, when this energy is depleted the body is prone to many conditions of dryness and overheating e.g. Dry skin, dry throat , headache at the top of the head.

Foods that can help with these conditions would be bivalve shellfish such as muscles and oysters, dark berries such as blueberries and black grapes, and black seeds such as black sesame seeds and nigella seeds.

The herbal formula commonly used to address these conditions is Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

 

2. Fatigue, Night Urination, Low Libido, Depression and Sinusitis

These conditions are referred to as Kidney Yang Deficiency within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Kidney Yang deficiency is TCM’s way of describing the bodies warming, vigorous energies being depleted, The Kidney Yang is strongly linked to libido and internal warmth , when this energy is depleted the body is prone to many conditions of coldness and weakness e.g. Low energy, continuous cold and flu , low sex drive.

Foods that can help with these conditions would be high energy meats such as venison and goat, and sprouted grains and nuts such as cress and almonds.

The herbal formula commonly used to address these conditions is Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan

 

3. Dizziness, Blurred Vision, Anger, Light Menstruation and Pale Complexion

These conditions are referred to as Liver Yin Deficiency within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Liver Yin deficiency is TCM’s way of describing the bodies circulation to the brain, eyes, joints connective tissues and uterus being insufficient, The Liver Yin is linked to nourishing the body and healing , when this blood is insufficient the body is prone to many menstrual issues and visual problems.

Foods that can help with these conditions would be sour fruits such as sour cherries and young vegetable shoots.

The herbal formula commonly used to address these conditions is Si Wu Tang

 

4. Anaemia, Anxiety, Heart palpitations, Broken Sleep and Sluggish Digestion

These conditions are referred to as Spleen Blood Deficiency within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Spleen Blood deficiency is TCM’s way of describing the bodies lack of circulation control and blood creation being insufficient, The Spleen Blood is responsible for nourishing the whole body and governing the digestive system, when this blood is insufficient the body is prone to blood disorders and anxiety.

Foods that can help with these conditions would be sweet foods such as honey and dates and staple foods like rice and corn.

The herbal formula commonly used to address these conditions is Gui Pi Tang

 

5. Weak Voice, Prolapse, Haemorrhoids, Cold Extremities and Heavy Menstruation

These conditions are referred to as Middle Jiao Qi Sinking within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Middle Jiao Qi Sinking is TCM’s way of describing the bodies energies sinking and becoming heavy, this Qi is strongly linked to lifting the blood and physical tissues, when this energy is depleted the body is prone to conditions of heavy and sinking tissues e.g. prolapses and heavy limbs.

Foods that can help with these conditions would be fruits with an upward growth like pineapples and uplifting meats like goat.

The herbal formula commonly used to address these conditions is Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang

 

6. Inability to Concentrate, Memory Issues, Irritability, Mental Disturbances and Mental Enhancement

These conditions are referred to as disturbed Shen caused by Heart Yin deficiency within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Heart yin deficiency is TCM’s way of describing the energy that nourishes the heart and maintains the mind, The Shen is the TCM term for the mind, when disturbed conditions of the mind and brain begin to manifest. A healthy heart yin can assist with mental function. Formulas for this are used often in China during exam times to increase intelligence and memory.

Foods that can help with these conditions would be blood generating foods such as beef or beetroot.

The herbal formula commonly used to address these conditions is Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan