Feeling like your body is not balanced but couldn’t find anything wrong from a western medicine doctor? Chinese Medicine may offer you a alternative angle to see your health. Do a self check if you have excessive phlegm using Chinese Medicine approach.
Do you have the following signs and symptoms that compromises your life quality and well-being?
If you have 3-4 signs and symptoms mentioned above, you need to pay attention to your digestion. In Chinese medicine, it is caused by DAMPNESS/PHLEGM (Tan Shi). They are usually mentioned together as they are considered as similar pathogenic (disease causing) originality.
Why our body develop dampness and phlegm?
In order to explain how phlegm happens, I want to share a story of P:
P works full time, he is a busy sales person, with a pretty stressful job. He usually wakes up late because he had some alcohol with clients the night before, so he doesn’t have time to eat breakfast anymore. Sometimes he doesn’t even have time for a decent lunch that he will just grab some fried chicken or fish and chips then quickly finish it during a tight lunch break. Dinner time usually is his biggest meal time. He eats a big portion of steak with cold drinks and dessert. Exercise? Don’t even mention it. He’s too tired after work to do it. Most of the time he stay in the office with central air-con. Gradually he found his body out of balance with feeling tired when waking up in the morning, muscles tight and sore on both thighs, lacking of motivation and concentration which affect his work, getting diarrhea and bloated abdomen easily.
P is a virtual character that typically reflects most of the complains and lifestyle of my patients who had been diagnosed with excessive dampness and phlegm in our clinic.
Unhealthy diet, sedentary life style, and work stress are 3 main reasons causing people dampness and phlegm.
Here are 7 ways you can do to reduce the phlegm:
If you frequently experience the symptoms listed above, please see your medical doctor for a check-up or visit our experienced Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners who can help you.