BOOST ENERGY WITH CHINESE MEDICINE
BOOST YOUR ENERGY WITH CHINESE MEDICINE
Everyone feels tired from time to time, but for some people, fatigue and low energy are part of everyday life. In fact, as many as 18% of people suffer from excessive daytime tiredness!
This lack of energy could be due to poor sleep or underlying medical conditions, but either way, it is a huge problem. Being tired can affect your mood and concentration, as well as increasing your risk of mistakes or accidents throughout the day.
Many people rely on caffeinated drinks such as coffee to get them through the day. There is nothing wrong with coffee in moderation, but it is really just a quick fix and does not provide the body with the vital energy that it needs as Chinese medicine can. Sugar is another tool that some people use to give them a quick energy boost, but once the effects wear off, they often feel worse than ever.
Energy and Fatigue in Chinese Medicine
Over the years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners have seen a rise in sales of energy supplements, perhaps a side effect of our increasingly hectic modern lives.
According to Chinese medicine, it is always important to discover the root cause of tiredness and fatigue rather than just addressing the symptoms.
From a TCM perspective, fatigue arises when the body’s energy flow becomes imbalanced. This is often due to an imbalance in the yin and yang energies of the body. Yin and yang are the complementary yet opposite forces of nature. Day and night, hot and cold, male and female can all be attributed to yin and yang.
In TCM, yin represents rest, while yang represents activity. One common reason why yin and yang become imbalanced is hyper-driving our yang energy without taking the time to nurture our yin. Like a car trying to run without fuel, our bodies have no energy reserves to draw on and we experience physical and mental burnout.
A lack of vital energy can lead to other TCM syndromes such as qi deficiency, qi stagnation, and poor blood circulation. These conditions cause a wide variety of symptoms ranging from headaches to irregular menstruation.
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The goal of TCM is to restore or rebalance energy by treating the source of the problem, in order to keep fatigue at bay. This can be done in several ways:
How to Boost Your Energy with Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is one the oldest and most important treatment method in Traditional Chinese Medicine and its use dates back over 3,000 years. It works by stimulating special Acupressure points that are all part of an interconnected network that spans your entire body called the Meridian System. This stimulation helps restore the flow of energy (Qi) and blood through your body, and this helps your body absorb nutrients and remove toxins. Keeping your Meridian System clear helps you keep your body functioning properly, and a functioning body is a healthier body.
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2. Diet Changes
Making positive changes to your diet is one of the best ways to boost your energy. Eating food like Strawberry, Goji berry, Kiwi, Oranges, Black Mushroom, Black fungus, Tofu and Salmon, Prawns, Red Meat, Asparagus, Kale, Green Leaf and Carrots help boost your body’s energy.
Some foods that deplete your body’s energy include refined sugar, refined grains, fried or salty foods, iced or refrigerated foods or drinks, dairy products, citrus fruit, potatoes, yeasty foods, such as beer or dough
3. Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine can help to relieve tiredness and increase your energy, with many different remedies available depending on your individual needs. Some of the best herbs for relieving fatigue and boosting energy include: