The Top 5: TCM Hormonal Imbalances & How To Fix Them
Depleted Energy (Qi)
The beauty of TCM is that by understanding your own particular imbalances, you can make subtle lifestyle and dietary changes that work. Most likely you may have more than one imbalance, which is why we always advise booking in with a Chinese Medicine Practitioner. However, the below 5 TCM constitutional types will help you gain balance at home.
Symptoms: Tiredness, fatigue, feeling cold, bloated after eating, frequent colds, weak immune system
Western Diagnosis: Low blood pressure, under-active thyroid, chronic fatigue syndrome.
Fix it by: Eating cooked foods that are organic and of strong energy such as root vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes, beets, celeriac, parsnips and ginger. To get all of the benefits make sure that the roots are cooked (baked, boiled, roasted or sauteed) and eat at least one portion, roughly a hand full, a day!
Avoid: Cold foods & drinks, excessive workouts.