What is Qi?
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Qi is the vital energy or life force that circulate throughout the body.
Qi, along with the theory of yin and yang, are the two core components of TCM. It’s thought that enough Qi is required to maintain the yin and yang of your body. TCM practitioners believe that when a person’s Qi is balanced and in harmony, they’ll benefit from good physical and mental health. When one has Qi deficiency illnesses, other conditions may occur.
What is a Qi Deficiency? 'TCM practitioners believe that Qi deficiency is linked to spleen, which is the main organ believed to regulate Qi in the body. Chances are you had no idea you even had a Qi, much less knew that yours could potentially be deficient. Resting and eating certain foods can treat the imbalance.
Symptoms of Qi Deficiency
Qi means energy, so, simply put, a Qi deficiency means low energy. It is believed that every organ is associated with its own Qi Hence Qi deficiency symptoms may vary and are dependent on the part of body or organ affected.
General symptoms include fatigue, spontaneous sweating, weak immune system, mental fog, a swollen tongue with teeth marks on the side and many more. If digestive system is affected then one might suffer from poor digestion, poor appetite, and loose stool. Qi deficiency can also affect the heart, lungs, other organs, and systems.
Therefore, having a balanced Qi is the absolute key to your overall health and wellbeing.
1. Getting sufficient rest
People who suffer from Qi deficiency usually do not have sufficient rest. In this day and age, it is quite a norm for people to work long hours, are highly stressed, and deprived of sleep. To improve Qi, energy, and overall immunity, TCM recommends at least 8 hours of sleep. Stress is one of the main culprits of poor sleep hence it is important to focus onstress management.
How does TCM help:
If you have trouble sleeping, you may want to consider some natural remedies such as Eu Yan Sang’s Sleep Formula, which helps to improve sleeplessness due to deficiency of blood in the liver and restless sleep caused by fatigue. On the other hand, if your sleep tends to be interrupted by excessive sweating or frequent trips to the bathroom, then Ning Sun pills that is traditionally used for the relief of fatigue, excessive urination and sweating at night will give you a more restful sleep.
2. Eating the right food
You've probably heard of the phrase “you are what you eat”. Undeniably eating the right food will provide you with energy to take on daily challenges as well as boost your immune system. There is countless food that are good for spleen and will boost your Qi such as: fermented food like kimchi, natto, yogurt, whole grain and root vegetables, healthy oil from nuts, avocado, and coconut oil, spices like turmeric and ginger, fruits, and vegetables (avoid cold and raw foods if possible) and many more. Try limiting intake on food that might lead to Qi deficiency such as refined sugar, refined grains, fried or very salty foods, iced or refrigerated foods or drinks.
How does TCM help:
TCM supports consuming Cordyceps to boost Qi or energy, lessen fatigues, improve stamina, promote respiratory system health, and support immune system. Drip Chicken Essence being rich in essential amino acids and high-quality protein can nourish your kidney’s Qi and boost its function. Consuming herbal soups is also popular method for great Qi, energy and immunity. However it can be time-consuming and not practical. Eu Yan Sang’s Black Boned Chicken Tonic is a ready-to-drink nutritious supplement and full of goodness from nourishing herbs and black chicken. It is suitable for people with hectic lifestyle but looking to boost their energy.
3. Exercise Regularly
Last but certainly not least, regular exercise is an important part to keep your Qi balanced and having a healthy body. But bear in mind not to overdo it, low-impact strength training, yoga or Qi Gong is a good addition to your daily routine. On the other hand, outdoor activities like brisk walking, cycling, swimming and even dancing are good ways to stay in shape and maintain good health! Eu Yan Sang is dedicated to sourcing high-quality ingredients that maximise the benefits of herbal remedies we provide – providing consumers the most effective and nourishing products for good health.
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