Yang deficiency occurs where the creative, transforming energy that maintains life in your body, and keeps all your mental and bodily functions going, just runs down.
Usually this means fatigue: exhaustion!
In a city, if the power is reduced, lights are dimmer, machines work less efficiently, TV pictures are smaller, it’s darker. Things don’t move or happen as quickly.
Mobiles are slow to charge up, cooking takes longer because the heat isn’t as high, messages are relayed more slowly, decisions protracted, repairs delayed.
Traffic lights are under-powered and misunderstood. Everything is more sluggish.
It’s the same in your body!
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The Organ energies of the body, the Zang-fu, most susceptible to Yang deficiency are:
Easy, you might think! Just eat lots of yang foods and job done!
Well, no. Not so easy.
First, make sure you don’t have excess yin factors slowing you down. They are like a huge boulder on your back, constantly exhausting you.
To understand click on yin excess.
Then click on examples of yin excess.
Yin excess could also come from living in a highly negative environment, which constantly undermines you and depresses your spirit.
Clearing phlegm, for example, might be your priority, not eating lots of yang foods – if phlegm is your problem!
Well, you’ll probably make a little progress and then exhaust yourself.
In fact, increasing yang might increase the yin excess, at least in theory.
… let’s assume you’ve cleared the excess yin which was holding you back.
There’s something else you must do! This is to reduce any medication, drugs or foods that over-stimulate yang but don’t feed or increase it. Lots of social drugs do this, and so does caffeine. Read our page on coffee! This is particularly important if you are not only yang deficient but yin deficient too. So that’s another page to read: yin deficiency!
Like a sports car which has been dragging around a huge, heavy caravan, when the latter is left behind, the sports car powers away.
Job done! No need for a special yang deficiency diet – your body already has everything needed.
In fact, eating nothing but yang foods might produce excess yang which you don’t want either!
OK – you’ve got rid of the yin excess in your life, but still not much change.
Right, now you need to read – carefully – the page on nutrition, and preferably the books mentioned there.
Then you’ll consider kidney yang deficiency.
After that you’ll read up on Kidney yang foods.
By then, you’ll probably be
That way, your Blood will remain strong in Yin and able to support the extra Yang you add.
That’s because, for health, you need plenty of yin energy to store, accommodate and make yang.
(This whole site always comes back to balancing yin and yang!)
Well … you’d expect us to say acupuncture, this being an acupuncture focused site. Acupuncture however, whilst great for mobilising your body’s Qi to create the circumstances for Yang creation, should be an important accessory here.
So get expert help. See a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
Did you over-strain yourself physically because you don’t normally take any form of (or much) exercise? Then do try to take up something physical that you know you can keep up and that will improve your physical capability.
60 years ago a Royal Canadian Air Force physiotherapist designed a 10-minute exercise regime that all their staff could do every day. It’s got what you need, man or woman, to keep fit without over-straining yourself. You work through it at your own speed.
I used it for years and found it kept me fit to run for buses and up stairs, able to lift heavy objects and generally just feel comfortable in my body. (But I also do some yoga.)
Another possibility, easy to do, taking hardly 4 minutes each time, is the Nitric Oxide Dump. Do it very cautiously to start with.
The following is really good for stimulating Yang if done regularly. But you need to do it right, and you must not do it if ill, over-tired, after major loss of blood, if exhausted or chilled.
It’s called a cold shower! Click here for how to do it right!
Then please read our page on Yin deficiency because you’ll find some of it applies to Yang deficiency too.
And again, what may seem obvious, please don’t let yourself become over-exposed to cold! Make sure you keep warm.
So many people are interested in Yang deficiency!
How do I know? … Because this page has become the single most visited page on my site (ahead even of Qi Stagnation, which used to be the busiest page!), with many thousands of new people reading it monthly.
If you want to find out more about it, my book on the subject may help. It goes into much more detail than on this page and as readers write to me about it I shall improve it. Personally I think the part of the book dealing with political affairs is the most interesting, but of course there’s lots more about the physical side too.
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