Yang Deficiency Type – Food and Herbs Recommendation

A person who is Yang deficiency (阳虚体质) is unable to withstand cooler temperature. He / she often has cold palm and feet. Someone who is Qi deficiency for too long will most likely lead to Yang deficiency.

The following are the food / herbs that a Yang Deficiency type person can consume more to strengthen the Yang energy in you:

  1. Mutton
  2. Prawn
  3. Walnut
  4. Chestnut (栗子)
  5. Ginger
  6. Chinese chives (韭菜)

Food / herbs to avoid or consume less are:

  1. Radish
  2. Watermelon
  3. Bitter gourd
  4. Cold drinks

Additional Tips for Yang Deficiency Type Person

Similar to Qi deficiency type person, Yang deficiency person should keep himself / herself warm whenever as possible. He/she should avoid doing strenuous exercises as excessive Qi will exhaust through sweating. Recommended exercises are Taichi, slow jogging, brisk walking and Qigong.

In TCM, we believe 动则生阳, it means you need to have more body activities rather than sitting or standing. So find more opportunities to be outdoor and get involved in activities that require your body to work.

Yo must also avoid drinking or eating cold stuff because this will hurt your Yang energy in your body.

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