Do you always feel tired for no reason at all?
Even after clocking in the 8 hours of sleep, do you still feel constantly lethargic, unproductive and have difficulty focusing?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes both types of fatigue are caused by a combination of weak body constitution, stress and an unhealthy diet. Fatigue is usually associated with a weak spleen and kidney. In TCM, the spleen is responsible for the metabolism and transport of nutrients while the kidney regulates growth. It is believed that the spleen is the source of qi and blood. Other possible reasons that may cause fatigue is Liver Qi Stagnation and Damp Retention.
Getting Enough Sleep
Naturally, sleep is usually the best remedy for fatigue, especially physical fatigue. Sleep revitalises the body and boosts the immune system. Partaking in light exercise can help relax the body and help you sleep better at night as well. For example, Qi Gong helps balance qi energy and cultivate yin energy.
Food Plays a Role
Food plays an important role in TCM. The body’s qi energy is most active in the stomach, hence keeping this organ functioning optimally is crucial in fighting fatigue. Eat according to your body constitution so that you will not upset the delicate existing qi balance in your body. For instance, people with Yin body types are more easily tired, susceptible to cold, cough and water retention. They should consume more hot foods and avoid cold, raw foods that might exacerbate their Yin symptoms. It is best to stick to a healthy diet and avoid oily, fried food and cold drinks, as these only contribute to lethargy.
Chinese Herbs to Combat Fatigue
Herbs that are commonly used to combat fatigue are Ginseng, Ling Zhi, Goji berries and Wild Chinese Yam. Chinese Yam helps with poor digestion that causes lethargy. Chinese Wolfberries, better known as Goji berries, have high levels of beta-carotene that soothe tired eyes. If you are constantly falling sick, Ling Zhi can help boost your immunity. For people who work long hours, American Ginseng is the best herb to increase your energy levels.
TCM Treatments to Fight Fatigue
Joyre TCMedi Spa uses the same Traditional Chinese Medicine principles to restore vitality for our patients. If you have been feeling tired constantly without being able to pinpoint the reason, try our TCM Acupuncture to rebalance your qi energy and reduce fatigue. You can also try the TCM Tuina Massage to restore overall wellness.
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