Constitutional Tendencies & You, Ⅲ

Constitutional Tendencies & You

Ⅲ: Four Deficiencies

Our final section on the Constitutional Tendencies & You reveals an inner focus of The Four Deficiencies based on Chinese Medicine Methodologies. These are the four cornerstones that directly make up your constitutional tendencies. Recognizing a deficiency with one, or all of them, and then taking the appropriate H&E CMHC Chinese Herbal Formulas to correct the deficiency(s) can prove to be absolutely essential for superior health. This can apply to long-term, chronic health issues or as a preventative Chinese Herbal Program.

Please take the time to read through the Four Deficiencies listed and see where you might fit into the picture. Following the listing, we have created a cool, clear chart that will help you to understand what Chinese Herbal Formulas may want to consider in helping to balance each of the Four Deficiencies.

Chi Deficiency-Overall Depletion

  • Weak, always fatigued, low energy
  • Requires daily naps
  • Pale face, skin or nail beds
  • Short of breath, weak respiration
  • Weak voice, timid, slowed speech
  • Low desire for physical action
  • Sweat, perspires easily with slight exertion
  • Weak appetite
  • Weak digestion
  • Frail body
  • Low immune
  • Worry, dwelling
  • Cold Extremities

Blood Deficiency-Dryness & Cold

  • Pale face, lips
  • Yellowish tint
  • Numbness or tremors of limbs
  • Eye floaters or weak vision
  • Dry, itchy skin or hair [dandruff]
  • Dry stools (constipation)
  • Feeling that you to still have to ‘go’ after a bowel movement
  • Irregular menstrual cycle, low blood output
  • Very tired before and after especially after menstrual cycle
  • Insomnia, dizziness, low fertility
  • Memory weakness and loss
  • Heart palpitations
  • Weak body, thin, weak bones
  • Weak immune
  • Slow healing
  • Non-recovery after giving childbirth

Yang Deficiency-Cold & Wet (Too Much Internal Fluid)

  • Always feeling of cold
  • Aversion to cold weather
  • Cold limbs
  • Slow metabolism
  • Minimum, scanty urine or copious, clear urine
  • Over-weight, lower and mid-body
  • Decreased appetite, cold center or low back
  • Watery or food in stool
  • Early morning, cock-crow diarrhea
  • Edema
  • Prefer warm to hot liquids
  • Quiet, sluggish, withdrawn personality
  • Clear phlegm in excess
  • Sinus problems, asthmatic
  • Fluid discharges
  • Slow/ to no digestive processes
  • Slow physical movement
  • Lack of courage

Yin Deficiency-Over Heating & Dry

  • Constipation, dry-hard stool
  • Chronic over-warm limbs and body
  • Red face
  • Five center heat [palms, bottom of feet, center of chest]
  • Dry body fluids, sinus, vaginal, sputum, stools
  • Aversion to heat
  • Prefer cold drinks
  • Night sweats, hot flashes-menopausal
  • Scanty urine output, yellow/dark
  • Chronic UTI
  • Afternoon fever
  • Chronic sore throats, infection
  • Slow healing wounds
  • Insomnia, irritability, nervousness, restlessness, agitated, aggressive
  • Dizziness, floaters
  • Tight tendons, ligaments
  • Dry skin, eyes, lips
  • Skin heat, inflammation
  • Weak hearing, tinnitus
  • Chronic fear, agitation, PTSD
  • Mind always active
  • High appetite and/or metabolism

If you see yourself in one or two, or even all four of the above listings of the Four Deficiencies, then you may benefit from reviewing our graph below. In this graph, we have four quadrants, each of which represent one of the deficiencies. We have placed the names of the appropriate Chinese Herbal Formulas that can help with the associated deficiency within each quadrant.

What’s great about this graph is that we can also depict formulas that have healing properties with a mixture of these Chinese Medicine Pattern Deficiencies.

For example, because it is a solution to both problems, our Blood & Chi Power Formula is placed between the Blood Deficiency and Chi Deficiency quadrant.

We have designed our H&E CMHC Chinese Herbal Formulas for the modern era person based on the great depth of knowledge and experience we have accumulated over decades of working with both very complex and recurring cases. Please see the graph below so as to find out which Chinese Medicine Pattern Deficiencies you might fall under.

This information is being offered to promote and introduce this rarely known knowledge based on the advanced and scientific theories of Chinese Medicine’s approach to health and disease.

This post is meant to give you a better understanding into your own constitutional tendencies and the formulations that are essential to help you make the most out of life!

Connecting your constitutional tendencies to the Four Deficiencies, and then the correct formulas is in essence, the primary goal of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

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