Avoid

Excess salt; bitter foods, for example coffee and tea; foods with hot thermal nature and acrid flavor, for example garlic, cinnamon, alcohol.

Foods that nourish liver yin and essence (jing). Possibly also supplement liver yin. For heat vacuity symptoms: cool kidney and liver if needed.

To nourish liver yin:

Meat

Rabbit, pork

Fruit

Plums, mulberries, lemons

Vegetables

Brown seaweed, spinach, celery, tomatoes

Grains

Black soy beans, wheat

Oils and Fats

Olive oil

Clear heat (cooling):

Fruit

Apples, kiwis

Vegetables

Mung beans, asparagus

Beverages

Green tea, wheat beer

  • V Millet porridge with raisins; freshly ground, cooked wheat porridge, 1 nourishing soup stocks with duck, pork, or chicken. Increase consumption of fish and seafood, for example octopus, oysters, carp, or bass.
  • Hypertension with Feeling of Heaviness

Retention of Phlegm and Damp Symptoms

Hypertension, feeling of heaviness in head and extremities; slowed, "dragging" movement; feeling of pressure in chest, dizziness, fatigue, excess weight.

Tongue: Pale; thick white slimy fur Pulse: Slippery

Causes

Primarily due to inappropriate diet (e.g., excess fatty meat, dairy products, sweets), weakening of spleen, obesity, stress, and overexertion.

Organ network

Liver, kidney

Flavor/thermal nature

Sweet-neutral, sweet-cool, possibly briefly sweet-warm, salty-cool, sour-cool, sour-neutral

To nourish kidney yin:

Meat

Duck, chicken, pork

Fish

Oysters, bass, carp, octopus

Fruit

Cherries, mulberries, raisins, grapes

Grains

Millet, wheat

Dairy products

Butter, cream

Nuts and seeds

Chestnuts, black sesame, walnuts

Therapy

Therapy

Dispel moisture and phlegm Supplement spleen

  • SP-9 • ST-40 • ST-36 • CV-12 iP • PC-6 • BL-20 • BL-21 • SP-2
  • Avoid:

Raw foods, foods with cold thermal nature (fruit, fruit juices, salads), fatty types of meat, too much dairy or citrus fruit, too many sweets (sugar especially promotes the formation of phlegm and damp).

Recommended:

Foods that supplement the spleen, are drying, drain fluids, and transform phlegm.

Trans'

Organ network

Spleen, stomach

Flavor/thermal nature

Sweet-warm, sweetneutral, bitter-neutral, bitter-warm, salty-neutral, salty-warm, possibly briefly acrid-neutral, acrid-warm

To transform phlegm and damp:

Vegetables

Radish

Grains

Barley, soy beans

Spices

Ginger, cardamom, garlic (warm: use sparingly), coriander

To nourish spleen:

Meat

Beef, lamb

Fruit

Raisins

Vegetables

Beans, fennel, carrots, potatoes

Grains

Oats, rice, corn

Spices

Aniseed, ginger

Transform damp and phlegm: Porridge of short-grain (glutinous)

increase consumption of soy bean products and rice dishes with acrid flavor to transform damp and phlegm: garlic, ginger, coriander, cardamom.

Nourish spleen:

Warm porridge in the morning, for example oats with raisins and cinnamon; corn dishes; stock and stews simmered for a long time with carrots, beef, poultry, acrid spices; fennel tea.

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