Heart and Gallbladder Deficiency


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The background to Heart and Gallbladder deficiency is usually a lack of courage or decisiveness in life.

This can also occur, however, when someone, usually incisive in their decision-making, becomes overcome by events, or overtired from constant challenges. He cannot see his way forward!

In terms of Chinese medicine, the Heart, governor of the Shen, doesn't have the means to let the Shen rest in the Blood, so the Shen quickly emerges and cannot be put to bed again.

What does that mean?

A Type of Character

This syndrome, although it characterises some people it would seem from birth, can be imposed on an otherwise fit individual from exhaustion or chronic or long-lasting disease.

Typically, however, it  develops from a weak Gallbladder energy.

Symptoms of Heart and Gallbladder deficiency

  • Anxiety
  • Exhaustion and tiredness
  • Lack of decisiveness
  • Gets sad easily
  • Lack of courage
  • Unsure of himself, generally unsettled in himself
  • Inability to take initiative: cannot see the way forward
  • Depressed
  • Easily upset,surprised or startled
  • Palpitations (sudden bursts of speed in the pulse)
  • Breathlessness
  • Sleep: wakes up very early in morning and cannot get back to sleep
  • Sleep is very light
  • Many dreams
  • Tongue: crack in the centre of the tongue reaching the tip; pale. The pale colour suggests that there is a lack of Blood in which the Shen can rest during sleep. But this syndrome lacks a strong spirit, a strong Shen, so lacks the cohesiveness to be able to rest contentedly.
  • Pulse: empty

When growing up, this type of person needs a protective environment that allows him gradually to grow in self-confidence.

Because this kind of person is not strong intellectually, he tends to make quite big mistakes in life, and is easily led, to his disadvanage.

Chinese medicine has some good treatments for it, but even so, in my experience, results don't come overnight.

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