Feeling lethargic? Do you have a decreased appetite, shortness of breath, weakness, and cold hands or feet? Are you sick a lot with a cold or the flu? You might have a Qi Deficiency, which can be confirmed and treated by an acupuncturist.
Adjusting your diet can have some positive impact on rebalancing Qi. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is recommended that people with a Qi Deficiency take 1/2 of their calories from grains and beans, 1/3 from cooked vegetables, 15% from meat (2-3 ounces per serving), and 5% from dairy. Garlic, leeks, ginger, string beans, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, carrots, and squash are good foods to eat, while raw veggies, fruits, and juice in excess.
To learn more about Qi Deficiency and how acupuncture can help you get to optimal health, call us at 615-939-2787 or visit our website at www.affinityacupuncture.com.