Eating too much raw or cold food for your constitution
Eating too much at a time, even if the food is warm to the touch and not raw
Irregular eating habits, meaning too fast, or in a hurry, or when working, or at odd times, or snatching food as you drive. Nearly everyone who uses a computer is guilty! Also, eating while working is a major cause of this condition, and it’s really a way of life for many. So it’s very hard to get out of the habit! But it’s a bad habit!
Eating too little
Eating not enough of the main nutrients needed by your body. Of these, the main one is proteinas far as the Spleen is concerned. Vegans should take this seriously.
Emotional causes of Spleen Yang deficiency
Worrying too much for others
Damp and Spleen Yang deficiency
Wet weather, especially cold, damp weather, is a major cause of this deficiency.
Chronic Disease as a cause of Spleen Yang deficiency
Any kind of long-term disease tends to lead to this deficiency. That’s because Spleen Yang needs movement and when ill for long you don’t usually move around much. The result of inadequate movement is that lymph doesn’t move and Damp and Phlegm collect, further weakening Spleen Yang. Also, muscle withers away.
What happens next?
Usually, the next symptoms come from the following, always assuming that the cause remains and nothing is done about it.
You begin to get other, related syndromes, often to do with the Stomach energy organ. Later on, you’ll get syndromes involving your Lungs and Heart, see below.
What can you do about it?
Read again the causes of the problem, above then:
Get help to put your diet and eating habits right. See Nutrition.
Dress for Warmth and to avoid Damp and cold
Start dressing warmly so that you don’t get affected by cold, damp weather. If you cannot avoid the cold, try to take a warm bath after exposure to it. When you are fully warmed up and glowing again, what about this to lock in the benefits?
Find somewhere to live and work that doesn’t have damp or mould in the building.
With Spleen yang deficiency you really should try to do less, especially if you have taken on more than you can reasonably handle and
are always thinking or worrying about something, or
planning something, or
being asked to read or consider something to make comments about, or
just rushing from A to B to keep up with things,
… even if you think all this is highly enjoyable and a great challenge … because it’s not doing you any good! What’s more, there’s too much of it and you’ll get sick, pull a muscle, get over-tired or similar. Then you may get more seriously ill.
Are you one of those people who can’t say no?
Acupuncture can often ward off the serious developments but you’ve got to take yourself in hand. Even acupuncture isn’t perfect!