According to traditional Chinese medicine primary flow of energy runs throughout the body along certain channels known as meridians. It is believed that humans are the integral part of the nature and all the creatures of the universe depend on this energy, as much as on physical nourishment. The energy is known as qi (pronounced Chee).
Spleen Qi Deficiency
Qi is difficult to define but it is situated between matter and energy, having the qualities of both. Qi has the energy qualities that cannot be measured. It is the fundamental vital power underlying all the activities of the human body.
When there is spleen qi deficiency, the spleen is not able to perform its function of digestion.
Symptoms Of Spleen Qi Deficiency
- Loss of appetite.
- Abdominal bloating after eating.
- Weakness and tiredness.
- Pale face and tongue.
- Weight loss.
- Sleepiness after eating.
- Slow pulse.
The treatment to tone the spleen qi is with herbs such as ginseng.
Symptoms of spleen qi deficiency on organ: it is associated with prolapsed of organs.
Treatment For Spleen Qi Deficiency
Treatment: herbs ginseng, astragalus, are effective to build spleen qi. Herbs cimicifuga and Bupleurum uplifts spleen qi.
Symptoms of spleen qi deficiency on blood:
- Easy bruising.
- Nose bleeding.
- Excessive bruising.
- Blood in urine and stool.
Treatment: is to tone the spleen qi and blood. It has the Eight Treasure decoction which has all the formulations required to tone the qi.
Spleen Yang Deficiency Symptoms
Symptoms of spleen yang deficiency: it is serious version of spleen qi deficiency. It has cold symptoms.
- Cold hands and feet,
- Desire warm food and drinks.
- Diarrhea after eating cold food.
Treatment: ginger, black pepper, astragalus, ginseng.
Symptoms of spleen qi deficiency arising from dampness:
- Nausea, vomiting,
- Watery stool.
- Coating on the tongue.
Treatment: herb patchouli
Deficiency Of Spleen Qi Symptoms
Spleen qi deficiency when dampness and heat symptoms combine:
- Does not like oily food.
- Burning urine
- Ulcers in mouth.
Treatment: artimisia, coptis.
Diet For Spleen Qi Deficiency
Garbanzo beans, adzuki beans, cooked strawberries, cardamom, parsnip, mussels, shrimp, arrowroot, sweet potato, nutmeg, garlic, fennel, onions, cooked carrots.
Honey, barley, maple sugar, chicken, turkey, anchovies all in small quantity should be consumed.
Foods to avoid: milk, raw food, tofu, cheese, sweets, citrus fruits, salads.