February 26, 2019
Feeling dizzy and getting sick? It’s your qi deficiency.
I am a secondary school student without any major illnesses but I always feel dizzy and am prone to flus. I tried to exercise to strengthen my health but feel out of breath very quickly. Can Chinese medicine help me?
CheckCheckCin: Based on your description, you likely have qi deficiency body type and people with this usually have pale complexion, prone to dizziness, shortness of breath, prone to flus, poor appetite, excessive sweating, heart palpitations, and difficulty passing stool. Chinese medicine believe people with qi deficiency are especially weak allowing pathogens to easily attack.
We would suggest you regularly stick to lighter diets, have warm water and avoid cold/raw foods, things that are spicy or heavy flavoured. Appropriately consume ingredients to replenish qi such as rice, millet, potatoes, American ginseng. In your soup, you can add in Chinese red dates, ginseng, quail, lucid Ganoderma, and have more ingredients that can strengthen the spleen such as Chinese yam, white hyacinth bean, coix seeds to assist with absorption of nutrients. You can also try to press on the Zu San Li acupoint to replenish vital energy and qi, open up your channels and meridians, stimulate qi and blood production and transport. When it comes to exercising, do what you can and start with slow jog or quick walks aiming to sweat just a bit. If you exercise too rigorously leading to lots of sweats, it could worsen your deficiency.