血 TᕼE IᗰᑭOᖇTᗩᑎᑕE Oᖴ ᗷᒪOOᗪ 血


血 TᕼE IᗰᑭOᖇTᗩᑎᑕE Oᖴ ᗷᒪOOᗪ 血

East Asian Medicine views the blood as one of the most vital substances in the body.

Not only does it provide nourishment to the eyes, skin, hair, muscles, tendons, and connective tissue in the body, but also plays an integral role in consciousness.

As a practitioner of East Asian Medicine the symptom pattern associated with blood deficiency is very common, especially among women.

Why women?

‣ It is actually most common among premenopausal women, as these women experience blood loss each month with their menses.

Common causes of blood deficiency include:

‣ Extreme blood loss, such as through birth, menses, miscarriage or surgery

‣ Chronic digestive issues

‣ Over thinking, such as scholar or student work

‣ Chronic stress

Symptoms you may be deficient in blood:

‣ Heart palpitations

‣ Pale face, Pale lips

‣ Forgetfulness

‣ Trouble falling asleep

‣ Fatigue

‣ Restlessness

‣ Depression

‣ Post Partum Depression

‣ Anxiety

‣ Numbness

‣ Feeling physically weak

‣ Floaters or dark spots in your vision

‣ Blurred Vision

‣ Dry Eyes

‣ Dry skin

‣ Brittle hair or nails

‣ Easy Bruising

‣ Light periods

‣ Infertility

Foods that you can eat to build more blood:

‣ Lamb

‣ Black Strap Molasses

‣ Cooked dark leafy greens

‣ Beets

‣ Eggs

‣ Apricots

‣ Dates

‣ Chicken

‣ Beef

‣ Organ meats like liver

‣ Red beans, black beans, lentils

‣ Chlorophyll, Spirulina

Collaborating with an Acupuncturist or Chinese herbalist may be extremely helpful to determine the cause of blood deficiency as well as can provide specific herbal formulas or acupuncture treatments for healing.

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