March 22, 2017
CheckCheckMail- I’ve been urinating frequently at night, I’m too young to have kidney issues?
▶︎Don’t worry, there are a number of reasons for frequent urination at night – nocturia. Aside from kidney, stress, lack of yang qi and damp heat can all cause nocturia. A lot of people when faced with the condition immediately think it’s related to their kidneys, and decide to take kidney strengthening medicine and remedies, but if the kidneys are not the cause, then taking all the supplements and medication will not improve the situation and have adverse effect on health. It’s important to ‘CheckCheckCin’ before you take anything.
☑︎ Kidney deficiency requires gentle replenishment; deficiency of qi in middle jiao requires replenishment of qi; damp heat naturally requires clearing away heat and promoting diuresis; stress requires stress relieve and mind calming.
▶︎Tea Remedy targeting nocturia due to stress-
Ingredients: 6g Chinese Thorowax Root, 9g Tuber Fleeceflower Stem, 6g Raspberries
Preparation: Rinse ingredients thoroughly. Combine with 800ml of water in a pot and cook on high heat until boiling. Simmer on low heat for another 20 minutes. Once cooked, this tea can be poured into thermos with all ingredients and re-brewed until flavour weakens. For best results, drink for 1-2 days.
Effects: Disperse depressed liver energy and strengthens kidney. Relieves symptoms of depression, anxiety and nocturia.
Note: Not suitable for those recovering from a cold/flu.