Spleen Qi Deficiency
Spleen Qi deficiency? Sounds pretty strange. The spleen is one the left side of the body, and sequesters red blood cells.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the term “Spleen Qi deficiency” is synonymous with digestive difficulties. In addition to our ancestral energy, which can be understood as “DNA”, we have only two sources available for energy—air and food.
If our digestive capacity is impaired, chances are good we’ll feel foggy-headed and tired.
With this diagnosis, it’s important to watch one’s eating habits.
- Warm Breakfast: Warm breakfasts are recommended. That does not mean a cinnamon sticky bun right from the microwave! Rice or millet cooked with a stewed apple, some raisins, nuts and cinnamon can be warmed and eaten. Warm, slightly sweetened polenta with stewed fruits is another alternative.
- Drink warm or room-temperature drinks. Ginger tea is very good for this condition, especially when prepared with fresh ginger.
- Especially avoid ice-cream or cold beer. Be careful with excessive sweets.