Epistemes wrote:Does TM have a parallel diagnosis for Spleen Qi Deficiency as in Traditional Chinese Medicine? What is it called?
dakini_boi wrote:I have more to say about spleen qi deficiency, but I will wait until the topic has been moved.
dakini_boi wrote:Couldn't you say that weak jatharagni would be the Ayurvedic equivalent of spleen qi deficiency? It's not an exact match, but I think that would probably be the closest thing.
I have more to say about spleen qi deficiency, but I will wait until the topic has been moved.
Namdrol wrote:Weak stomach heat i.e. jaṭaragni is not related to the spleen itself in either Tibetan Medicine or Ayurveda.
Epistemes wrote:From what I know of Spleen Qi Deficiency, the Spleen is weakened by cold and damp foods, e.g., dairy, gluten-based foods, salads, etc. Does this mean that these foods must be avoided entirely for the rest of one's life? Or can these foods still be consumed every so often? In short, is this type of Deficiency workable and ultimately "curable"?
dakini_boi wrote:So, the term "spleen qi deficiency" could be thought of as a weakness of the spleen/pancreas and stomach - which would manifest mainly as fatigue and poor digestion.
But there might be dietary sensitivities involved to foods that are best avoided permanently - many find this with gluten or dairy. Warm foods and blended foods are best, keeping sweet foods at a minimum.
Another really important factor in maintaining healthy spleen qi is minimizing stress. In TCM terms, stress causes the liver qi to stagnate. This impairs the functioning of all systems somewhat, but the most obvious system affected is usually digestion. This is because the wood element (liver/gallbladder), when in excess (stagnation is an excess pattern) will overact on the earth element and weaken it.
Epistemes wrote:Does this eliminate Namdrol's suggestion that this is probably a cold liver ailment as per TM?
Epistemes wrote:Is there any way to know for sure which individuals should avoid these "dietary sensitivities"?
Epistemes wrote:What does TCM recommend for stress relief?
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