Fight or flight mode from a TCM perspective is an incredibly taxing state for the mind, body and soul to perpetually stay in. Chronic stress is detrimental to the body which in turn, causes adrenal depletion. Interestingly, not many of us realize that we are in a state of chronic stress, because the modern day lifestyle often praises an erratic and fast-paced schedule.
Constant stimulation of iPhones, constant information coming through on our smart devices – means that ‘down time’ is a rarity. Therefore, we run in our Yang energy, and scarcely in our Yin energy.
Some common signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue due to chronic stress from a TCM perspective:
‣ body aches
‣ sleep disturbances
‣ digestive issues: IBS/SIBO
‣ constant fatigue
‣ light headedness
‣ low blood pressure
Let’s take a closer look at the adrenal glands from a TCM perspective.
“In Chinese medicine, the adrenal glands are part of the water element and relate to kidney energy. The kidneys are seen as the single most important organ affecting the length and quality of your life. They control your internal energy (Qi), your Yin/Yang balance and house your Jing, which is your life force, your aliveness, your creative power and your essence. Adrenal fatigue or insufficiency is due to a kidney Yin or Yang deficiency”.
Our blend specific to addressing and supporting kidneys, adrenal fatigue and chronic stress are our Energy Herbs Tea.
Our TCM Doctors explain this blend in depth: Energy Herbs Tea is a balanced blend designed to assist the function of the digestive system and kidneys in TCM terms in order to support better digestion and increased energy levels.
Ren Shen Hua is the flower from Panax ginseng, which helps tonify energy levels in a gentle and balanced way by supporting gut function. It is supported by Chen pi (dry-aged mandarin peel) which is used to promote better digestion in the stomach. It also intends to support the intestines to increase energy production and better regular bowel movements, as well as clearing damp or fluid accumulation in the abdomen. Du Zhong is a warming kidney tonic that assists in promoting fluid metabolism to resolve fluid retention and better circulation to assist with cold sensitivities. Lemon and Bo He assist in their action of regulating the liver to assist in better digestive function”.
Yours in calm,
Traditional Chinese Restoratives