Top tcm herbs for everyday use – angela warburton – traditional chinese medicine anxiety disorder adalah

Traditional chinese medicine (TCM) uses herbal medicine to rebalance the body and bring the body back to a state of health. Herbal medicine is highly customized as no two people are the same – even if they’ve been diagnosed with the same disease, the root imbalance or dis-ease with vary from individual to individual. Therefore, care and customization is key when working with an individual. Having said that, there are some amazing gems that are sourced from food, that can be included into the everyday diet, to can help prevent disease and create a state of vibrant health…one meal at a time!

It’s important to pay attention to your body and what will help to balance you out. For example, if you’re hot, you want to cool down, if your cool you want to warm, if you’re dry you need to moisten.


It’s logical. Unfortunately sometimes we just hear something is ‘good for us’ but don’t stop to check in to how we actually feel . So as you read through the herbs listed below, check in to see what you resonate with and then work on adding some of the beneficial herbs to your diet. Do anxiety attacks cause chest pain if you have a lot of energy, you probably don’t need a qi/energy tonic but you might do well with a gentle calming remedy to improve your sleep.

Medicinally, job’s tears are used for many things according to TCM. Its primary use is focused on something called ‘dampness’. Think heavy limbs or body, sticky mucus or sinus congestion or a heavy or foggy head (like there’s a wet towel wrapped around it) . You may also experience achy puffy joints that feel worse when it’s going to rain and many damp people are prone to chronic candida or yeast infections. You may also experience cloudy urine or have a puffy swollen tongue (like your tongue feels too big for your mouth!)

Job’s tears will promote urination and has a diuretic effect. It’s used for edema and urinary difficulties, chronic arthritis that tends to be swollen or feel worse in damp weather. It helps to increase joint range of movement. They are cooling in nature and clear heat associated with sores with pus, as well as lung and intestinal abscesses.

This herb can be taken long term and eaten regularly in your diet. You can cook them up similarly to the way you’d cook rice or another grain (2 cups water with one cup grain). You can add it into soups, make a porridge or make a drink by soaking 1/4 cup of grain in water over night or simmering it for 30 minutes or until your liquid has reduced to half. You can add the juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime to make it more effective. Nanoxia deep silence this is a particularly helpful drink on those hot humid summer days or rainy days for those who feel the damp.

Huang qi is a commonly used chinese herb with strong actions of building energy and raising energy from deep levels to the surface. It promotes our protective energy (eg: our immune system), and helps protect us from things such as the common cold as well as many other viruses and bacteria. Huang qi is an immune system builder that has been used for thousands of years. It works to boost the immune system by activing macrophages and b cells. Social anxiety test pdf it also has anti-aging properties and is considered the ultimate qi (vital energy) tonic in TCM. It has a strong upward moving energy in the body so great for anyone who suffers from prolapse of any sort (hemerrhoids, prolapsed uterus, etc) but not great for those who suffers from anxiety, or gets frequent pounding headaches that feel worse when you lie down.

This herb is actually the peel of an bitter orange or a tangerine. You can easily come across this herb in many asian dishes (ever tried orange beef?) and it’s delicious! In herbal medicine, it is wonderful to help regulate your digestive system and is particularly helpful for the spleen and stomach system in TCM. Using this herb can help alleviate symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, belching, abdominal fullness, and distention as well as stomach discomfort or pain. The peel is bitter in flavor which makes it wonderful for stimulating digestion and great for those who have a sluggish appetite.

According to TCM theory, goji berries build the blood and the yin components in the body. Blood is something that many menstruating women need to nourish on a regular basis or women who have just given birth. If you are depleted in this nourishing and moistening substance, you may experience symptoms such as dry eyes, blurred vision or light floaters in your eyes. You may also be prone to hang nails, ridged or brittle nails as well as scanty menstrual flow or headaches after your cycle.

Goji berries are high in antioxidants which protect your body from damaging free radicals as well as lyceum barabarum polysaccharides, affectionately known as the youth hormone which adds to it’s reputation as a longevity tonic. They have also been linked to anti-cancer activity in both animal and human studies and inhibit the growth of cancer cells as well as having a positive effect on blood sugar levels not to mention having a positive effect on cholesterol levels and boosting the immune system.

One controlled study in which 34 healthy men and women consumed 4 ounces (120 ml) of concentrated goji berry juice for 14 days reported increased energy, better exercise performance, improved quality of sleep and reduced stress and fatigue compared to before they began consuming the juice. They also reported feeling happier and more content.

Hawthorn is a common herb in traditional chinese medicine. While modern research efforts have identified its effectiveness in treating cardiac weakness, hawthorn is traditionally used as a digestive aid to combat indigestion and heartburn. Hawthorn helps to stimulate the production of enzymes that help to digest food, and in particular, fat. Nanoxia ncore retro amazon it also helps reduce the feeling of fullness and heartburn after a big rich fatty meal!

It is also known to be a heart tonic and for its cardiovascular relaxing benefits. It has a well-documented ability to help patients with class I and class II heart failure. Several new studies show that hawthorn has a calming effect on the brain and have an analgesic effect on the nerves making it wonderful for those with increased stress, nervousness, sleep disorder and possibly pain control. It has also been shown to be effective in helping to lower LDL cholesterol.