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Signs of having Blood Deficiency in TCM

Posted by Tabitha Fennell on 6 March 2020
Signs of having Blood Deficiency in TCM

You may have some of these symptoms if you are blood deficient in Chinese Medicine:

  •  Long cycles
  •  Amenorrhoea (no periods)
  •  Scanty menstrual blood
  •  Short luteal phase (phase after ovulation)
  •  Thin uterine lining
  •   Implantation failure
  •   History of miscarriage
  •   Fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, poor memory
  •   Cold hands, feet, abdomen, low back and gluteal muscles
  •   Floaters in eyes, slow healing and recovery

How to nourish the blood

Eat nourishing foods that are easily broken down such as soups, stews or stir frys which will aid your digestive system to assimilate the necessary nutrients to build your blood. Make sure you are resting enough and that your water intake per day is at least 1 1/2 litres.

Foods that nourish the blood

  • All foods containing rich sources of B vitamins, iron and magnesium
  • Dark leafy green veggies
  • Liver
  • Organic grass fed meats
  • Organic pastured eggs
  • Bone broth
  • Mussels
  • Seaweeds
  • Squid
  • Beetroot
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Cherries
  • Goji berries
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Pomegranates
  • Cinnamon

Chinese herbal formulas are also amazing at building blood and Qi, we use these a lot with our clients and it's very important to get a TCM diagnosis so that we can pick a formula that is specific for you.

Best, Tabitha

Author: Tabitha Fennell
About: Acupuncturist and Director of Studio Qi
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