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And So It Begins...

The start of a new year, a new decade, and a new journey brings the start of our new blog!

I couldn’t be more excited to begin the Doctor of Acupuncture program at Pacific College of Health and Science. Each week, I will be sharing some tidbits from my coursework. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Qi is the “energy” or “lifeforce” of the body and it is important in maintaining health.

When you stick out your tongue, do you notice indents from your teeth? Do you struggle with fatigue? Random sweating? These are a few classic signs of Qi Deficiency. Living life on-the-go, stress, anxiety, and poor sleep can contribute to Qi Deficiency.

Sound like you? Here are some things you can try: 

  • Try some relaxing exercises like Taiji, Qigong, or Yoga

  • Clean up your diet. Crowd out refined sugars, refined grains, and fried foods 

  • Maintain a consistent sleep schedule and aim for an average of 8 hours a night

  • Try some herbal remedies like Astragalus, Ginseng, or Ginger

  • Get moving. Try light exercise, like walking, at least 30 minutes a day

Be Good to Yourself

You Deserve It!  





The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, dietary supplement, exercise, or other health program.

Johnson, J. (2018, May 17). Qi deficiency: What is it and can you treat it? Retrieved January 12, 2020, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321841.php#diet.

Mattson. (2020, January). Chicago.

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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, dietary supplement, exercise, or other health program. 

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