Yin Excess is all too common. (Sometimes it’s called Fullness of Yin.)
Unlike the extremes of Yang Excess, which don’t usually last too long, Fullness of Yin can remain in your body for years, even until you die.
However, it isn’t usually a killer: it just wears you down – so, for long-term health, you really need to clear it from your system.
If you aren’t sure what Yin is, I suggest you first read either or both of the following:
The basic form is that of Cold, Full Cold. However, as you’ll discover, you can get yin excess symptoms in other ways than just from cold.
Basic signs of excess Yin, in your system:
The patient looks pale, his pulse feels ‘full’ and a bit slow.
Usually Yin excess develops more slowly than Yang excess. Yin excess also tends to be more common in chronic conditions. (Often, signs of Yin excess develop over a period of many months or even years.)
Why is this? Because Yang is the transforming force. Yin is what is transformed: it tends to continue as it is unless transformed, like our galaxy the Milky Way, which would take a huge ‘yang’ disturbance to push it off course.
Once we get Yin Excess symptoms, they are hard to shift. They become an impediment to change. But we have to clear them before treatment to strengthen Yang energy begins.
Also, being Yin, they have gravity. So if you have one form of yin excess, you’ll probably be more susceptible to other forms of yin excess.
When the body lacks the Yang energy to transform or dissipate these Yin energies before they take hold, you get:
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How do you know that you’ve over-eaten?
By that feeling of fullness
By the sleepy or tired feeling you get soon after over-eating. (People often take caffeine in the form of coffee, tea or chocolate to guard against this, confusing the body’s signalling system.)
By the increase in snot in your nose or mucus in your throat – signs of damp
All these, Damp, Phlegm, Mucus and Oedema are expressions of Yin Fullness. If chronic, they can be hard to shift by yourself without treatment. Western Medicine has quite powerful drugs which may mask the symptoms but usually cause other problems.
I once had a blocked nose – an example of yin excess. See what happened by clicking here!
Another form of Yin excess is Blood Stasis, a whole subject in itself!
Other pages on this site that you may find interesting include the following, some of which take you off in slightly different directions, including fish!
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