Qi-Deficiency Body Constitution

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Essential Understanding
Body constitution differs from
person to person;
The curative effects and treatment
also varies with each individual.
No two individuals share identical
body constitutions.
Essential Understanding
It is adjustable;
Integrated approach required to achieve
the desired outcome;
Health preservation methods should adopt
in accordance with one’s body
constitution;
Early intervention to alter biased body
constitution recommended.
Multi-facetted Interventions
Exercise
Emotions
Drugs
Lifestyle
Yin-Deficiency:
nourish the
yin
PhlegmDampness:
Resolve phlegm
and expel toxic
Phlegm-heat:
Clear Heat
and Resolve
dampness
Yang-Deficiency:
Nourish the
yang energy
Qi-Deficiency:
Enhance
the qi
Allergy/Special:
Strengthen the exterior ,
nourish the qi and blood
Balanced:
Strengthen the
fundamental
and maintain
the balance
Qi-Stagnation
Activate qi and
relieve depression
Blood Stagnation:
Activate blood and
resolve stagnation
Intervention/Prevention Measures
From the causes
of diseases
Adjust the constitution against
the pathological factors
From pre-clinical
stage
Adjust the constitution
against the disease
From clinical stage
Adjust the constitution
against changes
Balanced Body Constitution
Physical characteristics
Proportionate and strong
Common manifestations
glow facial color and complexion, sharp
olfaction and vision, red and moist lips. sharp
olfaction and vision, red and moist lips.
Dynamic and energetic, cope well with heat
and cold, able to sleep well and good
appetite, normal bowel movement and
urination, light pink tongue and thin white
coating, smooth and regular pulse rate.
Psychological characteristics
Cheerful and easy-going.
Psychological characteristics
Rarely sick
Adaptability to external environment
Cope well with natural and social
environment changes
Balanced Body Constitution
Lifestyle
1.Maintain a good balance between work and
leisure, avoid staying up late.
2.Avoid catching cold and direct expose to cold
and wind.
Spiritual
Stay positive and optimistic. Avoid negative
thinking.
Food and Diet
Balanced consumption of food which contain
different flavor.
Avoid preference or being a picky eater.
Avoid eating too hot or too cold foodstuff.
Qi-Deficiency Body Constitution
Physical
Characteristics
Absence of an athletic figure
Soft-spoken and dislike talking; lassitude and
self-perspiration; dizziness; pale lips and facial
complexion; normal or loose stools or slight
constipation; slight frequent urination; pale
color tongue and weak pulse.
Psychological
Characteristics
Introverted and unsteady emotion, dislike
adventure; timid and coward.
Disease likely to get
contracted
Low resistance to contract common cold and other illness;
Weak ability to recover from illness.
Qi-Deficiency Body Constitution
Lifestyle
Avoid catching cold and over-exertion.
Spiritual
Cultivate optimism and a broad outlook
towards life and avoid anxieties.
Dietary Recommendations
1、More consumption of warm and qi-enhancement food
such as grains, glutinous rice, sweet potato, lotus, chicken,
chestnut, prunes, gorgon fruit, Chinese yam, mushroom,
pork, egg, bean products, Monkey head mushroom, lily
and etc.
2、Prevent eating white carrots, garlics, coriander, lotus
leaf, grapefruit, chrysanthemum, hawthorn, peppermint,
kumquat and etc.
3、Raw and cooling stuff like water-melon, pear, bitter
gourd, cucumber and iced drink to be strictly prohibited.
4、Avoid consumption of oily food
to hurt the stomach energy.
5、Moderate consumption of warm
drug and food such as cordyceps冬虫
夏草, walnut, mutton to enhance
the body’s tolerance against cold.
6、Qi-enhancement herbs such as
Dang Shen, Root of Pilose Asiabell党
参, Huang Qi黄芪Radix Astragali,, Bai
Zhu白术Largehead Atractylodes
Rhizome and Huang Jing黄精
Polygonatum sibiricum would be
helpful to boost the constitution.
Stewed Chicken with Huang Qi
Ingredients
: Huang Qi 30g, I chicken and some
seasoning
Method:Clean the chicken and remove the
internal organs. Place Huang Qi in the chicken
stomach and stitched up. Put water, ginger, garlic
and salt to stew the chicken until it is cooked.
Effects:Nourish the lung and spleen qi.
Wheat and Red Dates Porridge
【Ingredients】Wheat50g,grains50g,5
red dates,longan 15g,appropriate
amount of white sugar.
【Method】Wash and clean the wheat and
soaked it with hot water. Wash the
grains, red dates and longan and put
them in the wok and boil as porridge.
Add sugar when it is ready to eat.
【How to eat】Eat when its hot, twice
daily.
【Effects】Nourish the heart and
promote better sleep.
Ginseng and Read Dates Soup
【Ingredients】Ginseng10g,5 red dates
【Method】Slice the ginseng and wash the red
dates.Place gingseng into the earthenware pot.
Add water to soak for ½ day. After which add
red dates to cook for approximately an hour.
【How to eat】 Reinforce both qi and blood.
Suitable for those who are gravely deficient in
qi and blood.
【Effects】 Inappropriate for Heat and Excess
disease.
Brewed Ox tripe with potato
【Ingredients】 Ox tripe 200g,purple potato
100g,spring onion 10g,sliced ginger 10g,salt
5g
【Method】 Clean the ox tripe and remove the
fascia . Put it in the pot and cook for 90 minutes
and took it out and cut into pieces. Cut the
potato into big pieces and slice the spring
onion. Put some oil in the pot ajd fried the
sliced ginger. Add ox tripe and potato and water
to cook for 30 minutes. Add salt to taste and
serve.
【Effects】 Ox trip nourished the stomach and
spleen; potato is rich is carbohydrate and helps
to promote the digestion.
QiongYu Paste
【Ingrents】Ginseng 人参50g, Fuling茯苓 200g,Shengdi生地 200g,
appropriate amount of honey.
【Method】 Put the ginger, Fuling and Shengdi and water in
the pot and boil with strong fire. Turned to small fire when
boiled to boil and extract the juice.
Boil it repeatedly thrice and
mixed the juice together. Add honey and mix evenly
to boil. Store in bottle when
cold.
【How to eat】 Take one tablespoon a day with warm water.
【Effects】 Nourish the body’s qi and
yin; beauty and longevity.
Physical Exercises
Taijiquan, Taiji Sword,
Baduanjin八段锦, Briskwalking, mild dancing,
strolling. Gradual practice
is recommended and overexertion should be
prohibited.
Health Drink To Improve Qi-Deficiency
• Huangqi 10g, American Ginseng 5g, 、
Orange peel 2g. Put all to boil with
500ml of water.
• Switch to small fire to boil for 15
minutes.
• Place the ingredients into vacuum cup to
drink regularly. Continue to add to hot
water to soak the ingredients and drink
30 minutes later. Drink daily.
Yang-Deficiency Body Constitution
Physical
Characteristics
Flabby muscle and slightly obese
Common
Manifestations
Aversion to cold and cold limbs.
Lassitude and prefer hot drinks and
food. Fatigue. Pale fatty tongue with
teeth-mark at tongue edge. Slippery
tongue coating and deep pulse. Pale
lips and scattered hair. Perspire easily.
Loose stools and large volume of urine.
Psychological
Characteristics
Quiet and introverted.
Yang-Deficiency Body Constitution
Diseases likely to be Often contract cold
contracted
diseases, phlegm, bloated
and swelling, diarrhea,
impotence and premature
ejaculation.
Adaptability to
external
environment
Intolerant to cold. Prone
to contract damp diseases.
Yang-Deficiency Constitution
Lifestyle
Avoid direct contact with cold environment. Pay
special attention to keep the lumbar area and lower
limbs warm. Avoid long-time working in a damp and
cold environment.Excessive exertion is not
recommended as it will hurt the yang energy.
Spiritual
Avoid misery thoughts and sadness. Good to listen to
roused and excited music to arouse positive emotions.
Dietary Recommendations
1、More consumption of warm and qi-enhancement food
such as grains, glutinous rice, sweet potato, lotus, chicken,
chestnut, prunes, gorgon fruit, Chinese yam, mushroom, pork, egg, bean
products, Monkey head mushroom, lily and etc.
2、Prevent eating white carrots, garlics, coriander, lotus
leaf, grapefruit, chrysanthemum, hawkthorn, peppermint, kumquat and
etc.
3、Raw and cooling stuff like water-melon, pear, bitter
gourd, cucumber and iced drink to be strictly prohibited.
4、Avoid consumption of oily food to hurt the
stomach energy.
5、Moderate consumption of warm drug and food
such as cortycepts, walnut, mutton and etc to
enhance tolerance against cold.
6、Qi-enhancement food tend to cause stomach qi
stagnation. Desirable to combine eating with Chen
Pi,Sha Ren to promote the flow of qi. .
7、Commonly used Chinese herbs:Ginseng, Dang
Sheng, Huang Qi, Bai Zhu, Huang Jing and etc.
Yang-Deficiency Body Constitution
Physical
Characteristics
Flabby muscle and slightly obese
Common Manifestations
Aversion to cold and cold limbs. Lassitude and
prefer hot drinks and food. Fatigue. Pale fatty
tongue with teeth-mark at tongue edge.
Slippery tongue coating and deep pulse. Pale
lips and scattered hair. Perspire easily. Loose
stools and large volume of urine.
Psychological
Characteristics
Quiet and introverted.
Yang-Deficiency Constitution
Lifestyle
Avoid direct contact with cold environment. Pay
special attention to keep the lumbar area and lower
limbs warm. Avoid long-time working in a damp and
cold environment. Excessive exertion is not
recommended as it will hurt the yang energy.
Spiritual
Avoid misery thoughts and sadness. Good to listen to
roused and excited music to arouse positive emotions.
Food Therapy for Yang-Deficiency Constitution
1.
The general guideline is to warm and enhance the yang
energy of the kidney and spleen. The kidney yang is
also the fundamental of the whole body’s yang energy.
2.
Recommended to consume more yang-energy strengthening
food such as mutton, pot belly, chicken, pigeon meat,
eel, walnut, chestnut, ginger,leek,fennel and etc.
3.
Refrain from taking raw, cold, sticky and greasy food
to avoid hurting the spleen and stomach energy.
Consumption of water-melon, pear, bitter gourd,
cucumber and iced drinks also not recommended during
hot weather.
Fresh shrimps with Chives
【Ingredients】 Chives 250g,fresh shrimps 400g,
appropriate amount of salt, spring onion, ginger,
yellow wine and vegetable oil.
【Methods】 clean the chives and slice it. Wash
and clean the shell shrimps, slice the spring onion.
Mince the ginger and put aside. Heat the wok with
vegetable oil and fry the spring onion, then add
shrimps and chives and shower some amount of
yellow wine. Continue to stir fry till the shrimps
cooked. Ready to serve.
【Effects】Strengthen the kidney yang and
enhance the body’s yang energy.
Walnut Porridge
【Ingredients】Walnut 50g,rice
100g。
【Method】Slice walnut into small
pieces. Wash the rice, add water
and cook till boiled. Changed to
small fire and add walnut and
boiled briefly.
【Effects】 Strength kidney’s
essence, warm the lung and relieve
asthma.
Danggui Ginger Mutton Soup
【Ingrients】Danggui( Angelica sinensis) 20g,
ginger 30g,mutton 500g,moderate amount of
yellow wine and salt.
【Method】Clean danggui and ginger and soak
with water to soften it and slice them.
Remove the anadesma of the mutton and heat it
with hot water to get rid of the blood water.
Take it out and then slice it. Put danggui,
ginger and mutton into the pot, add water,
yellow wine and salt to boil with strong
fire, then use small fire to boil until the
mutton became tender. Remove danggui and
ginger during serving.
【Effects】 Warm the stomach and nourish
blood, expel cold and relieve pain.
Mutton Chop with Lettuce
【Ingredients】 Mutton 300g,lettuce 400g,
ginger paste, chopped onion, mashed garlic,
starch soup 40ml, cornstarch 20g,cooking
wine 15ml, salt 5g, moderate amount of oil
and pepper.
【Method】Clean and slice the mutton and
lettuce. Mix the starch soup, oil and pepper
into cornstarch. Heat the pot with oil and
quickly oil the mutton and remove. Fry the
lettuce and put in plate. Heat the pot with
oil again and add ginger paste, chopped
onion, mutton and mashed garlic, then add
cooking oil and stir with the prepared
cornstarch soup and place them on top of the
lettuce.
【Effects】 Lettuce has calming effects and
helps to relieve tension and improve
insomnia. Suitable for regular consumption by
males.
Health Drink Formula
①Daily drinking of 10g red tea and not more than 1200 ml
daily.
②Longan Tea∶Longan 10g, 2-3 red dates, 2 slices of
ginger,moderate amount of red sugar. Boil and drink.
③Physical Strengthening Tea:Korean Ginseng2g and 1
cordyceps boil as tea and eat the ginger and cordyceps.
Physical Exercises
Slow running and walking, Taijiquan to activate and stimulate
the flow of yang qi.
Yin Deficiency Body Constitution
Physical and Psychological Characteristics:
Warm palms and soles, dry mouth and prefer
cold drinks, dry stools, dry skin, dizziness,
insomnia, tinnitus and scanty urine, thready
pulse.
Outgoing, extroverted and short-tempered.
Health Preservation
• Suitable to stay in damn environment;
• Ensure sufficient sleep to preserve yin energy
• Avoid anxiety and drastic exercises.
• Maintain a stable mind
Huang Jing Porridge
【Ingredients】Huang Jing 50g,
rice100g.
【Method】Clean and soak Huang Jing
with clear water then cut into
pieces. Wash the rice and add huang
jing to cook in the pot. Turn to
small fire when it is boilded.
【Effects】 This dish has the
effects tonifying deficiencies and
enhance qi and yin. Not recommended
for those who are suffering spleen
deficiency, damp cough, cold
stomach and loose stools.
Lily Bulb and Egg Yolk Soup
【Ingredients】7 lily bulb, 1 egg
yolk and moderate sum of white
sugar.
【Method】Soak the lily bulb
overnight and remove the water. Add
water and put into pot.
Turn small fire
when it is boiled and cook for ½ hour. Add egg
yolk to stir until it is boiled. Add white
sugar or rock sugar to eat.
【Effects】 Nourishing yin and the
lung, calming the mind and heart.
Huang Jing Braised Lean Pork
【Ingredients】Huang Jing30~60g,Lean
Pork100~150g
【Method】Clean the pork and slice it .
Place together with Huang Jing to braise.
【Effects 】 Nourishing and strengthening
the kidney and spleen; Enhancing qi
and
depressing blood-fat.
Health Drink Formula
①Tomato Drink:Mix 250ml of tomato juice with sugar twice daily,
once in the morning and once in the evening.
②American Ginseng Tea:American Ginseng6g slice into pieces and
boil with hot water for 20 minutes. Add hot water to drink
repeatedly.
③Chrysanthemum Tea: 10g each of Chrysanthemum , Jue Ming and Gou
Qi Zi and soak with boiling water for 20 minutes. Add water to drink
repeatedly.
④Jue Ming Zi brasied with pear:Jue Ming Zi 20g,1 pear and 20g of
rock sugar.Cut the pear into small chunks and soak Jue Ming Zi with
hot water.Add pear slice and sugar into Jue Ming Zi water. Add pear
slice and rock sugar into Jue Ming Zi water for repeated drinking.
Finish drinking within a day.
Physical Exercises
Taijiquan, Taijjian, Yoga, Qigong and etc. Strong and hectic and
excessive perspiration activities are not recommended.
Characteristics of Phlegm-Damp Constitution
①Physical Characteristics:Obese with flabby tummy.
②Common Manifestations:
Oily facial complexion, sticky perspiration, chest distension
and abundant phlegm. Dull yellow facial complexion, puffy
eyes and easily fatigue. Enlarged tongue and white sticky
tongue coating. Heavy body and slippery pulse. Normal or
loose stool.
③ Psychological characteristics: Mild tempered and steady,
humble and tolerant.
④ Vulnerable diseases:Prone to contract diabetic, strokes
and heart diseases.
⑤Adaptability to external environment:Low adaptation to
damp environment.
Barley Drink
【Ingredients】He Ye 10g,Fried Barley 30克。
【Method】Add water to boil.
【Effects】Promote fluid and dissolve dampness,
dissolve phlegm and reduce fats.
Black Fungus with Bean-curd
【Ingredients】Bean-curd 200g,black
fungus 25g,cooking oil 25g,soup 200g,
salt 4g,damp starch powder湿淀粉15g,
aljinomoto 1g。
【Method】Soak and wash the black
fungus. Cut bean-curd into cubes and
add water to boil. Drain the water
when boiled. Heat the wok with oil and
fry the black fungus, add the salt and
soup. Add starch when boiled and pour
in the bean-curd.
【Effects】Activate blood and reduce
fats.
Medicinal Concoctions/Herbs for Damp-Heat Body Constitution
Strengthen the spleen and alleviate dampness, dissolve phlegm
and remove toxic. Common concoctions: Shen Ling Bai Zhu san,San
Zi Yang Qin Tang、Si Jun Zi Tang、Yi Gong San、Liu Jun Zi
Tangand etc. Frequently used drugs are Fa Ban Xia,Cang Zhu, Zhi
shi, Bai Dou Kou,Chen Pi, Bai Zhu、Fu Ling, Shan Yao, Bian Dou,
Sha Ren, Lian Zi Rou, Bai Jie Zi, Lai Fu Zi, Fo Shou and etc.
Physical Exercises
1、Slow walking and running, badminton, swimming, martial art
and dance. Advisable to do it gradually.
2、This body constitution is recommended to enhance the body’s
metabolism process. A longer time of oxygen activities is
recommended.
3、Swimming is recommended for the obese.
Health Drink for Damp-Phlegm Body Constitutions
①Remove toxic and reduce fats tea利浊消脂茶:Ze Xie
10g,He Ye 10g,Chen Pi 3g。Boil Ze Xie with water
for 20 minutes, Use the extract to boil with He Ye
and Chen Pi. Can be boiled for 3-5 times daily and
finish drinking it within a day.
②Xiang He Tea香荷茶:Hua Xiang5g,Bo He5g,moderate
amount of red sugar.Boil Huo Xiang and Bo He with 2
bowls of water. Add sugar when heated and use small
fire to boil for 5 minute.. Remove the dregs to drink.
Characteristics of Damp-Heat Body Constitution
①Physical Characteristics:Can be fat or skinny.
②Common clinical manifestations:Oily complexion,
acne, dry mouth, heavy body, lassitude, bloody eyes, dry
stools, yellowish urine, wet and damp groin area for
males and increased vagina charge for females. Slippery
and speedy pulse.
③Psychological Characteristics:Quick-tempered and
easily irritated.
④Vulnerable to contract:Skin diseases, jaundice and
heat diseases.
⑤Adaptability to external environment:Poor
adaptation to damp and high temperature climate.
Healthcare Plan for Damp-Heat Body Constitution
Lifestyle
Avoid over-fatigue and burning midnight oil.
Ensure smooth bowel and urinary movements.
Regular cleaning and bathing and avoid
incidence of skin diseases.
Spiritual
Regulate emotions and stay positive.
Food Therapy for Damp-Heat Body Constitution
1. Advisable to consume less warm and spicy foodstuff.
2. Recommended to consume alleviate heat and dampness
foodstuff such as barley, lotus, Fu Ling,red beans,
green beans, winter melon, bitter gourd, cucumber,
cabbage,towel gourd丝瓜cellery, carb鲫鱼, duck meat
and etc
3. Quit smoking and controlled wine drinking. Avoid
eating mutton, beef, deer meat, chilli, ginger, onion
and garlic.
4. Take less honey, sugar, red dates and other sweet
stuff. Fried and roast stuff, sweet and sticky stuff,
hot pot also not recommended.
Water Chestnut and Jelly Fish head Soup雪羹汤
【Ingredients】 Water chestnut ( with skin)
360g,jelly fish head 120g.
【Method】Soak and clean the fish head
jelly thoroughly to remove the salt. Then cook
it with water chestnut as soup.
【Effects】 Nourishing the yin and
alleviate dryness, cleanse the lung to resolve
phlegm.
Frog cooked with winter melon
【Ingredients 】 Winter melon 900g,frog 600g,
1 slice of ginger,mushroom 25g.
【Method】 Wash and clean the winter melon ,
remove the seeds and cut into thick cubes.Clean
and chop the frog into pieces and marinate it
with small amount of ginger juice for 10
minutes. Remove the mushroom stem and soak it
till soft. Use appropriate amount of water to
cook till boiled and add winter melon cubes,
frog and ginger. Cook all the stuff until
boiled then use small fire to cook 40 minutes.
Add mushroom to cook for another 15 minutes.
Add salt to taste.
【Effects】 Frog has the effects of clearing
heat and purge fire, remove toxic and nourish
yin. Winter melon has the effects of clearing
heat and inducing diuresis.
Medicinal Therapy for damp-heat constitution:
Identify dampness and toxic, clear hidden fire.
Representative concoction are Xie Huang San, Xie Qing Wan,
San Ren Tang, Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan and etc. Frequently used
drugs are Huo Xiang, Shan Zhi,Shi Gao, Yin Chen, Long Dan Cao,
Ze Xie, Fu Ling, Fang Feng, Dang Gui, Da Huang and etc.
Exercises and Physical Activities
Suitable to adopt vigorous exercises such as moderate
running, swimming, mountain climbing, ball games,
martial art and etc.
Foot Bath Formula for Damp-Heat Constitution
“Clearing Heat and Expelling Dampness
Formula清热祛湿方”:
(Ze Xie 30g,Yin Chen 30g,Fu Ling 50g,Mu
Gua 50g,Huang Bai 30g,Huang Qin 30g)
Health Drink for Damp-Heat Constitution
① Huo Xiang Sugar Tea:Huo Xiang l0g,Qing Hao 5g.Put Huo Xiang and
Qing Hao into the pot and add 300 ml water. Add rock sugar after
boiling and cover tightly for about 5 minutes. Can add water for
repeated boiling. Add moderate amount of rock sugar if taste bitter.
②Expel Dampness and Clearing Heat Tea:Lotus Leaf 15g,wild
chrysanthemum 5g,Zhu Ye Xin 5g. Add 300 ml of water to boil. Cover it
for 5 minutes after boiling. Add water for repeated drinking anytime.
③Pei Lan Xia Ku Tea:Pei Lan 15g,Xia Ku Cao 5g. Boil Pei Lan and Xia
Ku Cao with 300 ml of water. After boiling add sugar and cover it for a
few minutes. Drink it as tea as and when.
Healthcare plan for Blood Stasis Body Constitution
①Physical Characteristics :Mostly skinny people.
②Common Manifestations:Dark and dull facial
complexion. Pigmentation and prone to contract pains.
Dark lip colors and sublingual varices. Dysmennorrhea
( Menstruation Clamp), hair loss and dark eyes area. Dark
menstruation color or bleeding.
③Psychological Characteristics:Easily irritated, shorttempered and forgetful.
④ Diseases vulnerable to contract:Bleeding, lumps,
strokes and chest pain.
⑤ Adaptability to external environment:Intolerable to
wind and cold.
Healthcare plan for Blood Stasis Body Constitution
Lifestyle
Regular work and rest. Ensure adequate sleep and avoid
stagnation of qi and blood.
Spiritual
Maintain a pleasant mood and stay positive.
Diet Therapy
1. Advisable to consume food which will promote
active blood blow and dissolve stasis.
Moderation drinking of red wine, yellow wine or
white wine help to promote blood circulation.
2. Corn, black beans, yellow beans, mushroom,
eggplant, onion, garlic, carrots, ginger,Chinese
parsley, bamboo shoots, hawkthron, grapefruit,
red sugar and etc and helpful food.
3. Avoid eating cold and frozen stuff.
Hong Hua Wine
【Ingredients】 Hong Hua Crocus sativus 100g,
400ml of 40 degree white wine.
【Method】Put Hong Hua into narrow top
bottle and add white whine to soak for 1
week. Shake it once every day.
【Drinking 】10~20ml every time and twice
a day.
【Effects】Activate blood and dissolve
stasis.
【Application】Suitable for menstruation
clamp caused by blood stagnation.
【Caution】Not appropriate to be consumed
by pregnant people.
San Qi Shou Wu Porridge
【Ingredients】San Qi(Panax pseudo-ginseng) 5g,
He Shou Wu (Fallopia multiflora) 30~60g,rice 100g,
2 red dates and moderate amount of white sugar.
【Method】Wash and clean San Qi and He Shou Wu
and cook in a casserole with water to extract thick
jucie. Cook rice, red dates and white sugar with water as
diluted porridge. Then mix the rice San Qi Shou Wu juice
evenly boil with small fire. Turn off fire when the porridge
juice became thicker and cover it for 5 minutes before
eating.
Can be taken as breakfast and dinner.
【Effects】 Supplement the kidney and nourish
the liver, tonify and activate blood, lower
blood fats and anti-ageing. Appropriate to take
for elderly high cholestrol, harden blood
stream, dry stools and premature white hair and
nervous breakdown.
Dan Shen Fo Shou Tang
【Ingredients】 5 pieces of walnut meant, Fo Shou Pian 6g,
white sugar 50g, Dan Shen 15g.
【Method】Cook Dan Shen and Fo Shou with water. Grind white
sugar and walnut meat into paste. Put the paste into the
Dan Shen Fo Shou soup and use small fire to boil for 10
minutes. Take the soup twice a day and continue to drink
for a few days.
【Effects】 Dan Shen is cold and slightly bitter and has
the effects of active blood flow and dissolve stasis. Fo
Shou is warm and taste pungent, bitter and sour. Fo Shou
has the effects of harmonize the stomach and regulate qi
and stop vomiting. Walnut meat is warm and sweet and has
the effects of enhancing the kidney, warming the lung and
regulating the large intestine. Combining all the
ingredients to achieve the effects of sooth the liver and
alleviate stagnation, calming the mind and spirit.
Physical Exercises
Qigong, Taijiquan, various types of dancing, walking
and aerobics. If any of the following conditions
emerges, one should stop the exercise immediately and
go to the hospital for check-up:
• Chest pain or breathing difficulties, dizzy and
headache, severe limbs pain, painful foot joints,
knees joints and hip joints, moving difficulty and
visibly speedy pulse beat.
Health Drink for Q-Stagnation Body
Constitution
①Hawthorn Drink:Hawthorn 5g,moderate amount of red sugar.
Boil hawthorn with water for 3-5 minutes and drink it as tea.
②San Qi Flower Tea:San Qi Flower 5g, chrysanthemum 5g,green
tea 1g.Put San Qi Flower, chrysanthemum and green tea together
and add boiling water to soak for 10 minutes before drinking.
The material can be repeatedly to boil and drink for 3-5 times
daily.
③Hawthorn and Malt Drink:Hawthorn 5g,raw malt 10g, Tai Zi
Shen 10g. Boil hawthorn, malt and Tai Zi Shen and soak for 15
minutes to drink as tea.
④Yi Mu Cao Tea:Yi Mu Cao 30g,longan 10g,red dates 5g and
moderate amount of red sugar.Boil Yi Mu Cao for 15 minutes and
pour the juice in the cup with longan and red dates. Cover for
10 minutes before drinking.
Qi-Stagnation Body Constitution
①Physical Characteristics:Mostly skinny.
②Common Manifestations:
Introverted and emotional. Low ability to cope with mental
stimulations. Often felt depressed and in low spirits. Chest distension
or pain and felt better after sighing. Felt throat often choked or bloated
around the breast. Unable to sleep well and poor appetite. Palpitation
and absent-minded. Dry stool and normal urine. Lots of phlegm. Light
pink tongue and thin white coating. Wiry and fine pulse.
③Psychological Characteristics:Depressed and sensitive.
④Diseases vulnerable to contract :Depression, insomnia, palpitation
and etc.
⑤Adaptability to external environment: Dislike rainy weather and low
ability to respond with mental stimulations.
Healthcare Plan for Qi-Stagnation Body Constitution
Lifestyle
Dress comfortably. Escalate social interaction and outdoor activities. Regular appreciation of comedy and
listen to light music.
Spiritual
Avoid being paranoid and stubborn. Learn to be open
and amiable.
Qi-Stagnant Health Care
1. Recommended to consume more regulate qi
and alleviate stagnation foodstuff in
order to adjust and improvise the
functions of the spleen and stomach.
2. Advisable to eat wheat, buckwheat荞
麦 ,oats, maize高粱,garlic, mushroom,
fermented soya beans, oranges, carrots, onion,
chrysanthemum, rose, grapefruit and etc.
Rose Soup
【Ingredients】Tender roses 30
and moderate sum of red sugar.
【Method】Clean the rose and
place in the claypot together
with water to boil. Add red
sugar to taste.
【Effects】 Regulate qi and
alleviate stagnation.Appropriate
to regulate liver stagnation and
irregular menstration.
Mustard Leaf and Suan Zao Ren Powder
【Ingredients】 Mustard leaf 20g,Suan
Zao Ren (Spina Date Seed) 20g,Yuan Zhi
10g (Polygala).
【Method】 Fry and half-cook the above
3 stuff and grind as fine powder.
【Application】 Drink it before sleep.
10-15 days as a course of treatment.
【Effects】 Stabilize the spirit and
relieve anxiety.
Fermented Soya Beans Chayote佛手瓜
【Ingredients】 Chayote200克,
fermented soya beans20g,red pepper
10 slices, salt 5g,aginomoto 3g.
【Method】Remove the skin of chayote
and cut into thin slices. Wash the
fermented soya beans. Heat the wok
and add water to boil. Place the
chayote to cook and remove when
boiled. Heat the wok with oil and add
red pepper slice, fermented soy sauce
and chayote. Add salt and aginomoto
to taste.
【Effects】 Chayote is especially
effective for infertility (both males
and females) arising from poor
nourishment. It also helps to enhance
the reduced sexual functions of
males. Regular consumption also helps
to improve and enhance brainpower.
Exercise for the Allegic Type
Rule of thumb is strengthening the body constitutions
gradually such as slow running, strolling, yoga,
taijiquan and etc. Avoid over-exertion and excessive
exposure to adverse environment.
Health Drink
Shen Qi Drink:Huang Qi 10g, American ginseng 5g, Ju Pi 2g. Boil
500 ml of water and turn to small flame to boil for 15 minutes.
Place the boiled stuff into thermos cup to keep warm. Add hot water
for repeated drinking.
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