Although we nowadays emphasize Spleen-Yang deficiency, some of the old classics did often mention Spleen-Yin deficiency. TCM excels in Gynecology - female physiology and pathology focussed on the reproductive system - including the menstrual cycle and pain management. The Spleen is damaged by Dampness and foods that create Dampness. In Chinese Medicine, your digestion is seen as a fire or oven. Get adequate rest and sufficient exercise. If you’re trying to avoid dairy – is goat and sheep milk or cheese not counted as dairy as well? All foods – have an energetic component. Hi Derek. Other excellent sources of calcium are beans and lentils, almonds, and leafy greens. This is the first part of a three part series about women’s physiology, specifically as it concerns the menstrual cycle, from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and biomedical views. Consume mostly organic vegetables, sauteed or lightly cooked. But because it’s cold and is dairy, I don’t love it as a regular staple in the diet, especially not first thing in the morning. Such foods are all raw foods (which are cold in nature), eggs, milk, and dairy products (mucus-producing) and sweet foods (the sweet taste tonifies the Qi of the Spleen but taken excessively it … Simple starches are converted to glucose immediately after ingestion and quickly spike the blood sugar, and quickly makes the blood sugar crash. This leads to a condition called Spleen Qi Deficiency. Food therapy and dietary recommendations with Spleen Deficiency The Spleen is responsible for absorbing the nourishment from food and separating the usable nourishment from the unusable part of food. I’ve found following these recommendations are healing. Sometimes if you need a pick-me-up, a brisk walk outside will help you get more energy. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I’ve had a blood clot in my spleen and it healed but with quite a bit of calcification and scar tissue so I have a lot of chronic pain and on and off inflammation/ swelling of the spleen. Yogurt on the list to eat? Foods with cooling properties weaken the digestive system and extinguishes the digestive fire. Sleep is restorative and its healing properties cannot be underestimated. Hi Rachel. During menstruation, it is a good idea to rest, and take it easier. From a Chinese medicine perspective, there is absolutely a relationship between your spleen and your periods. You just want to avoid the sugar- and dairy- laden versions of chai. It’s a bowl of rice and various cooked veggies, often with a soft boiled egg and sometimes with a protein like salmon or chicken. Thanks for all the useful advise. While some fertility diets advocate it, massive yam consumption can actually delay or prevent ovulation if you have PCOS because the high starch and sugar content in yams impairs the glucose metabolism that occurs with this condition. The Spleen likes the sweet taste and pungent flavors circulate the Qi. This forms Gu Qi (Food Qi) and is the basis of Qi of the entire body and Blood. Foods The Spleen Loves Corn Celery Watercress Turnip Pumpkin Alfalfa sprouts Button mushrooms Radish Caper Brown rice Barley Amaranth Rye Oats Kidney beans Adzuki beans Lentils A small amount of lean organic meat, poultry and fish, tuna A … Hi Kathleen. In TCM terms, two common origins of menstrual issues are Liver Qi Stagnation (e.g. Bananas. But my teeth & gum are still in good condition. Jing, Qi and Shen are known as the Three Treasures because they are fundamental substances which make us human. With that in mind, here are some foods that are energetically super beneficial for stabilizing the spleen. I have a question regarding periods and how do they affect the function of the spleen? citrus fruits. Eggs are good for the spleen primarily because they are a warm breakfast, and eating warm/cooked food is easier to digest and less taxing on the spleen. Especially Adzuki beans, Mung beans, Lentils, Sprouted breads. Just click the link below to learn more. Soups, stews, and baked things are preferable. In TCM, one of the spleen’s functions is to make and store blood. Cold foods and drinks, raw foods and certain spices are only suggested for selected individuals according to their constitution, and should be used in moderate amounts. Jing, Qi and Shen play major roles in women’s and men’s physiology. Vegetables: Green leafy, Watercress, Asparagus, Napa cabbage, Turnip, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Celery, Lettuce, Bok choy, Radish, Scallion, Alfalfa, Cucumber, Mushrooms, Snow peas, Peas. A deficiency of spleen qi can be caused by many things. Aloha! My husband has also just been diagnosed with CLL a few days ago and the doctor didn’t even check his spleen! As for milk, in Chinese Medicine think it can be hard on the spleen and digestion. To Treat Dampness Associated with Spleen Qi Deficiency This is a complicated case of Excess and Deficiency. And also assist the Spleen and Stomach Qi flow (help digestion, and so 'bitters' are usually ingested after meals). And in general, I’d say that a little bit is totally fine. Learn how your comment data is processed. This was very interesting information! “Acupuncture does have real effects on the human body, which scientists are…. Absolutely, I’d recommend acupuncture to support his spleen and to support him through treatments. Thanks! Hi Vilma. He rocks!! Soups, stews, and baked things are preferable. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, spleen qi deficiency refers to your body's inability to obtain qi, or life energy, from food. How unfortunate that people with Stomach and/or Spleen deficiency nearly always have a sweet tooth! Or more appropriately, it’s like overflowing your cooler with ice. Yes – good question, I should clarify. Fruit (sparingly): Plums, Apples, Berries (esp. Bitter foods such as rhubarb and dandelion leaf tend to descend qi, drain heat and dry dampness. Western society. There’s no way to heal that but I definitely don’t want to add any stress to it or make it any worse. In the case of spleen deficiency with damp, keep starchy carbohydrates low. tricia in Hawaii. It is the body’s metabolic ‘fire’ that cooks ingested food, allowing the body to extract nourishment from the food. Chlorella is considered more of a neutral temperature, and the warmest of the algaes, while spirulina is the coolest. I’m so glad o found this site and we will be trying this way of eating . It takes more energy to digest raw, cold food and you receive less energy than you expend in digesting them. You can get the full 27-page eBook with guidelines, 7-day meal plan, recipes, and shopping lists... designed to specifically support your spleen; based on my favorite recipes. And, they form the main energy states (densities) that are critical for us to live healthy lives and to bring healthy children into the world. All Rights Reserved | Website by Crimson Leaf Studios. Your diet should follow the guides for Deficient Spleen Qi, and the following. Hi Michelle. In TCM, Dandelion (Pu Gong Ying) has the following actions: This is the second in a three-part series on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), women's physiology and the menstrual cycle. they are so nutritious that its a shame to take it out of the diet? Damp-Cold: Green and Jasmine teas Damp-Heat: Mint or Peppermint teas, lemon balm, pear juice. Do not drink fruit juice...eat only whole fruits. Juice spikes your blood sugar because it lacks fiber. © 2011 - 2020 The Point: Denver Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine - All Rights Reserved. Raw or chilled foods or those that are hard to digest, such as fatty foods, raw broccoli and milk. Raw foods, cold foods and drinks, fruits, salads, dairy, and sugar cause and perpetuate damp conditions. For starters, don’t go on a raw food diet. You’ll also notice that these are all very warming spices, which is why they’re like medicine for our digestion. It’s been well-studied and proven to really help. Hi. It is widely understood in Chinese medicine that sweet cravings are a result of Spleen Qi Deficiency. is pastured organic eggs and grass fed milk and dairy also not good for the spleen? It is helpful to eat fruits with nuts or yogurt, because it helps keep your blood sugar levels stable. Please, I beg of you, do not send me a continuing stream of emails from YOU or ANYONE ELSE!!!!!! However, when the Spleen is weakened Dampness can form in the body. nuts and seeds. Examples include bitter melon, coffee & tea, oats & rye, lettuce. Beer. Fish: especially Mackerel, Salmon, Trout, Tuna, Carp, Anchovy; also Shrimp, Lobster, Mussels. I found your page and I like what you have for what he can eat and what to avoid but I was wondering if he will have this for the rest of his life it scares me I just want him to be better. pork. Chew your food thoroughly. This is a great Ted Talk by an 11 year old boy about what’s wrong with our food system. Thanks for asking! orange and tomato), whead, bread, yeast, beer, bananas, sugar and sweeteners, saturated fats Foods that resolve dampness: Oils & Condiments: Flaxseed oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (first cold pressed), Raw Honey, Stevia, Almond Butter. Spleen Qi deficiency means that your body’s ability to generate Qi from foods eaten is compromised. Photo by Dominik Martin on Unsplash. Warm, cooked, bland or sweet natured foods are best for all people. I also discovered Almond yogurt yesterday. Food as your Medicine Rather than focusing on weight loss, looking at calories, food groups (carbs, lipids, proteins) or vitamins, the Chinese diet focuses on how food tangibly affects a person: warming or cooling, They wrote a great article about it. In Chinese medicine it is said to damage the Spleen. Here are a few highlights. But just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you have to live with these…, I love springtime! In Japan, some people chew up to 50 times with each bite. If the spleen qi becomes deficient, the transportation and transformation function become impeded, resulting in damp-phlegm accumulation. As opposed to a Spleen Qi diet, with stomach heat w will want to focus on eating more raw, fresh veggies. Wow, that is so interesting that you notice that connection. Soaked and well-cooked whole grains: oat, sweet rice, quinoa. Avoid drinking too much with your meals, instead drink more between meals. Any insight on teas? Eat cherries, coconut, dates, figs, grapes, and mushrooms. Don't consume ice-cold beverages, or put ice in your drinks. Apple, Turnip, and Cabbage Hash is a very spleen-friendly dish. Damp-Heat: Mint or Peppermint teas, lemon balm, pear juice. We think of bad breath as “stomach heat”, so eating foods that are cooling can be beneficial. Avoid overeating or undereating. So any food items containing these ingredients are quite helpful in preventing Spleen QI Deficiency. But if you’re eating mostly veggies and protein and healthy fat, and low in sugars and high GI carbs and processed foods the rest of the time – then a little bit in your tea is absolutely fine! This is a great idea and I’ve recently updated the article with a sample meal plan! Swimming, yoga, tai chi are good options. Since then my spleen hurts when I get my periods. Sugar and sweeteners. If you enjoy your salads, you can continue to do so, just in moderation. Grains (small amount): Millet, Rye, Oats, Barley, Amaranth, Quinoa, Corn, Basmati or Wild Rice, Job’s tears. Don’t worry, you won’t get emails from me or be added to any list just for commenting on this. Avoid ice cream and popsicles. TCM Gynecology has been practiced for over two thousand years, so we have our own take on it. banana Spleen qi deficiency. My husband just found out he has an enlarged spleen and he didn’t know what he should eat the Dr didn’t tell him what to eat . For any woman trying to conceive and/or get healthier this includes a regular routine including proper nutrition & sleep plus stress reduction. Foods to avoid for spleen qi include: refined sugar. I’m sorry, I can’t make it bigger here on the blog, but if you email me I can send you the file and you’ll be able to zoom in. Excessive consumption of Cold foods (in temperature & energy) will impair Spleen function of transformation/transportation and cause interior Dampness & digestive problems. Here's my. iced or refrigerated foods or drinks. Do not exercise excessively during menstruation. There are options with goat, sheep, rice and almond milk that are worth trying. In some cases, Spleen Qi Deficiency is caused by genetic pre-disposition to certain organ imbalances. Food Therapy and Spleen Qi Deficiency. hold the “Ctrl” key on your keyboard and than scroll in or out to make the size bigger or smaller. Oncology won’t recognize that changing his diet, his spleen is slightly enlarged, may help him stay in a non treatable state. Cold sweet food like ice-cream – well…! Great question, Jackie! Avoid energetically cold fruits like mangos, watermelon, pears, and persimmons. Great question. Avoid any food made with white flour. Avoid energetically cold fruits like mangos, watermelon, pears, and persimmons. Is your diet working, because like you we are in total panic, hadn’t heard of this prior to his diagnosis and we are desperate. Enjoy a good book, watch an enjoyable film, write in a journal. However, it seems odd that your spleen would hurt. Damage sustained by the spleen could be caused by improper diet or exposure to a damp environment. A few herbal teas that are especially supportive for it are: ginger, fennel, caraway, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, and turmeric. Seeds and Nuts: Pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts and sunflower seeds. Taking certain antibiotics or steroid drugs could also lead to Spleen Qi Deficiency. Avoid sugar and sugar substitutes. Thank you for letting me know. Greasy, fried and oily foods. It has to kind of cook things in order to break them down and digest them. I have bad breath issues for years. Spleen likes foods that are warm (in energy & temperature) e.g. To live a long, healthy life, reduce aging, become strong and healthy to conceive, and increase the chances of a healthy baby, it's important to conserve the Three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen). Spleen Qi Deficiency discussed in the last blog, Strengthen the Spleen and Drain Dampness Soup, Stir Fried Job’s Tears With Mushroom & Broccoli. Eat squash, yams, pumpkin and pumpkin seeds unless you have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). Water dilutes the stomach acid, and saliva contains enzymes that help you get more nutrition from your food, especially from grains. No. Hi Lori. In my sample meal plan, for example, I include Greek yogurt for one lunch and goat cheese in one dinner — so still some dairy, but not nearly as much as in the standard American diet. I’m finding I have fewer beverage options and have been drinking watered down herbals (licorice, linden leaf). Modern doctors interpret “Spleen-Qi not immersed” as Spleen-Yin deficiency. Food that are especially nourishing to the Spleen include soups and stews, root vegetables, orange and yellow squash, chicken, and beef. cranberries), Grapefruit, Lemons, Lime, Pears, Peach, Watermelon, Pomegranates, Papaya. In moderation, I think it’s ok. Aloha from Hawaii I was wondering what the “Buddha Bowl” consists of. Should be my organs. I’d hate that too You ask a great question. PMS) and Blood Deficiency. Contact The Point today at 720.523.3351 or, The Wall Street Journal talks about Acupuncture. Great question. But for many, spring time means seasonal allergies and hay fever. Best wishes. How can i improve in this aspect? And that means sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes,…, Wowee, even the good ol’ Wall Street Journal thinks highly of acupuncture! In smaller amounts: Yams, Potatoes, Squash, Carrots, Parsnips, Rutabagas, Beets. Avoid damp creating foods like milk and milk products such as cheese or ice cream. yeasty foods, such as beer or dough. sunflower seeds. Damp-Heat: Dandelion, Nettle, Licorice, Mint or Peppermint, Lemon, Lime. Although raw diets and juice cleanses are trendy, if you have SQD, they’re like pouring fuel on the proverbial fire. Winter hibernation is over and we can frolic outside enjoying the sunshiny warmth. Beans & Legumes: no limit. We discuss organs and channels involved in the menstrual cycle and how they direct and support this cycle and conception. Some bitter foods have a purgative effect as they induce bowel movements. Ginger – sliced from raw ginger root. Bitter foods help to clear Dampness and Heat. I would love to see an example of a wkly meal plan…, I also would like to see an example of a weekly meal plan. meat, pepper, ginger, orange peel, kumquat, and dry foods. Would you recommend acupuncture for his spleen health? Bitter foods are Yin, drying and descending, and are beneficial to the Heart. If you need some exercise, gentle walking can be helpful. Do not eat refined carbohydrates like pasta or bread. Goat and sheep milk are generally better tolerated than cow’s milk, although it’s still best to minimize dairy. What food to eat in your recommendation? They exhaust the digestive fire. This herb benefits your Spleen and is warming, but not hot in action. Yeast. Hi my husband was diagnosed with CLL 6 mos ago. There are options with goat, sheep, rice and almond milk … A healthy balanced diet is recommended. Goat and sheep's milk are more similar to human milk, and much easier to digest for most people. (Ginger powder, however, is regarded as ‘hot’, so don’t use it to clear damp. They are namely: Spleen Qi and Yang Vacuity, Dampness of Spleen and Phlegm, LV Qi Stagnation, and some Yin Vacuity. If you suggest algae to a person with Spleen Qi deficiency, start with small amounts of chlorella and watch their Spleen. fried or salty foods. I’d recommend seeing an acupuncturist. I’m thrilled to have found this. This is a good question. In the same vein, avoid eating late at night, or eating while stressed, as this will also tax the Spleen. Some individuals will have to completely eliminate dairy from their diets in order to resolve patterns of dampness or phlegm, whereas other individuals can tolerate 2-3 servings of dairy without a problem. It may be bothersome at first, but after a while one gets accustomed to eating more slowly. Damp-Cold: Dandelion, Sage, Paprika, Turmeric, Garlic, Pepper, Ginger, Cinnamon, Thyme, Cardamom, Fennel, Cumin, Caraway, Rosemary, Basil. Dairy foods and grains with gluten are considered dampening. Very helpful. Shen Space. It’s basically a warm, cooked, nourishing bowl of goodness :o). Foods that particularly influence Qi circulation include: Basil Caraway Cardamon Carrot Cayenne Chive Clove Coriander Dill Seed Garlic Jasmine Tea Marjoram Mustard Leaf Orange Peel Peppermint Tea Radish Star Anise Tangerine Peel Turmeric You may notice that many of these are ingredients in chai tea. Regarding no sugar advice, I have a habit of adding to my hot teas a little honey or real maple syrup (not sugar) with a little lemon juice – any problem with this, as I try to support my spleen which shows some small densities…? Simply put Dampness is not a friend to the body as it can cause obstruction in Qi and Blood flow - which can lead to fatigue, pain and/or other issues. Dairy products (sheep and goat products are less dampening), pork and rich meats, roasted peanuts, concentrated juices (esp. Dampness as excess weight is related to a lowered metabolism in Western terms. Is there a larger version? Perform meditative techniques to help relieve the mind of undue worry. Warm tea is wonderful for the spleen. Spleen deficiency, middle jiao disharmony, excess dampness/ Hypertension, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, weight control, cancer prevention etc Buddhist Tofu Soup Ingredients: 8 to 10 - Dried shiitake or other mushrooms 1 to 2 cups - Water 1 (12-14 oz) package - Firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes The meal plan above is too tiny to read for many people. how do you replace your calcium? Spleen Qi Deficiency. What is Dampness? Resolves Dampness, Clears the Liver and benefits the Eyes, Clears Heat and Cools the Blood, Benefits the Skin and Benefits the Breasts (including promoting lactation). I think it’s great that you’re opting for honey or maple syrup instead of sugar. Eat more Spleen supportive foods. Energetically, the flavor bitter goes to the Heart and the spirit (shen); excess injures the bones. Absolutely, it can improve. Don't eat food straight out of the refrigerator. We’ve been in a state of somewhat panic since the diagnosis . And once the body has the infection handled and is recovered, the spleen can recover too. Tq. Symptoms of PMS like mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, bloating, breast tenderness, sugar cravings, headaches, and sleep disturbances, affect 75% of women. Soups, stews, curries, congee and broths are best tolerated by a weak spleen qi (spleen qi deficiency). A diet high in raw and cold foods is harder for the Spleen to digest, thus creating more Spleen Qi Deficiency. Some of the foods which are rich in “Yang Tonics” are basil, fennel seeds, cloves, dill, dried ginger, garlic, shrimp, raspberries, and pistachios. Jing has the greatest density and Shen is the most subtle. I hope it’s helpful. Do not eat raw, cold foods. How To Overcome Spleen Qi Deficiency. Take a high quality probiotic and enzyme. I ALREADY know where to go for your fine website. If you must have some juice every now and again, make sure to dilute it half and half with water. I had a goldstone blocking my biliary duct a couple of months ago and it somehow affected my spleen also. Digestion in TCM is viewed metaphorically like a pot of soup sitting on a fire. Dietary Suggestions for Deficient Spleen-Pancreas Qi The dietary treatment for this Qi deficiency involves foods that, are either warming or at least neutral in thermal nature. Thank you. refined grains. Why is that? Thank you, Michaela. The problem is that it can be a slippery slope, and you don’t want to start saying “just a little” at every single meal or snack – then you end up eating a lot of sugar over the day and taxing your spleen. It's part of a larger focus by Shen Space on TCM and women's health. Foods that are especially beneficial the spleen qi are often orange/yellow/brown/earthy colored and round (like the earth) winter squash (butternut, acorn, kabocha), sweet potatoes, carrots. Eating a poor diet of mostly refined, highly processed foods where the body is not receiving enough nourishment is certainly common, especially in industrialized nations where foods tend to be overly processed and many people make poor food choices. I think a little bit of yogurt is ok because it has some good probiotics in it (although it’s far better to supplement with a high quality probitoic than to rely on yogurt for this). Spleen and stomach are at their strongest between 7-11am, so breakfast is important, Spleen and stomach are at their weakest between 7-11pm, so better to have the last meal of the day before 7pm. If you have any tips you can pass on I would be so grateful and hope your husband is still fighting off any treatment. Isn’t cold food and dairy? For example, the Su Wen in chapter 3 says that the excessive use of bitter foods orherbs causes Spleen-Qi not to be “immersed”. Iced or cooled beverages. Sometimes peoples’ spleens can enlarge when they are fighting an infection, such as with Mono. Dampness and Phlegm are always pathologies of the Qi mechanism. Avoid damp creating foods like milk and milk products such as cheese or ice cream. lentils, peas, garbanzo beans. And research is continuing to develop in TCM and within integrated medicine. Dairy Products, especially dampening are reduced fat and low fat dairy, as well as (sheep and goat products are less dampening) Wheat and highly refined Gluten-free flours. Damp Foods. From a western medicine perspective, I don’t know if there is an explanation. It can be excess weight, edema, deposits in the arteries, candida, skin eruptions, cysts; and Dampness can transform into Phlegm that is held in the Lungs. dairy products. sweet food in excess causes Stomach and Spleen deficiency, as does empty food, ie food lacking nutritive value or full of herbicides, pesticides and fungicides, even though these kill bugs and parasites. 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