October 23, 2017
Feeling nervous late at night?
Do you sometimes feel nervous for no reason and even feel your heart beating fast? Or other times you may wake up suddenly from a dream with cold sweats? Could it be due to Halloween and those ‘special friends’ are out and about? Don’t scare yourself first, from a Chinese medicine perspective, these symptoms are heart palpitations that gives you the feeling of fear and suddenly increase in heart rate. It may be accompanied by pale and dull lips, dizziness, insomnia, forgetfulness, irritability. For ladies, menstrual volume may be low with light color, which means you have deficiency of heart-blood. Try replenishing blood and nourishing your heart, calm your mind and appropriately nourish your body to improve the condition. It is still important to strengthen the spleen and nourish the stomach as that’s where qi and blood originate. When your spleen and stomach are healthy, you will have enough qi and blood as well!
How to avoid deficient of heart-blood?
*Appropriately consume red color and blood replenishing foods such as Chinese dates, red beans, longan meat, brown sugar and cherries.
* Appropriately consume block color kidney nourishing foods such as black fungus, black beans, mulberries, black chicken, sesame.
* Eat your meals regularly to have proper nutrients for the body to produce blood.
* Exercise appropriately to strengthen the body.
* Have a regular lifestyle with enough rest and regular meals.
* Keep a positive mindset.
* Cold/raw and spicy foods
*Alcohol and cigarettes
*Do not over consume iron unless anemia or blood asthenia is verified medically