TCM Can Tonify Kidney and Prevent Hair Loss
Do you care or are you worried about your white hair, dry and fragile hair, thinned hair, or hair loss every time when you look at yourself in the mirror? In fact, hair not only can influence one's appearance, it also can reflect one's health conditions.
In traditional Chinese medicine, hair has the relationship with Kidney and Blood. As to zang-fu Kidney, it represents excretion system, endocrine system, reproductive system, and part of nervous system. According to TCM theory, Kidney is considerably important and influential, so that it is called "congenital origin".
Kidneys belongs to Water in the Five Elements
According to Huang Di Nei Jing (黃帝內經), Kidney stores essence (精, Jing), and it flourishes in hair. If the spirit (Shen) is over-consumed, Kidney Qi will be depleted and become deficient, then it is not sufficient to augment and conserve the entire body. Consequently, if Kidney Qi is deficient, hair will be affected. In addition, if the blood circulating in the capillaries of scalp is not sufficient, it causes hair follicle atrophy, which reduces the growth of hair.
In TCM, there are some herbal medicinals which can tonify Kidney and nourish the blood:
Multiflorum (何首烏, He Shou Wu)
Nourishes Yin, replenishes sperm and blood, tonifies Liver and Kidneys, moistens Large Intestines.
Lycium Fruit (枸杞子, Gou Qi Zi)
Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys, promotes sperm and blood, clears vision.
Cuscuta (菟絲子, Tu Si Zi)
Tonifies Kidneys, nourishes essence and sperm, tonifies Kidney and Spleen Yang, clears vision, controls diarrhea, prevents miscarriage.
White Peony (白芍藥, Bai Shao Yao)
Tonifies blood, astringes Yin, controls pain, alleviates sudden onset of disease.
Lily (百合, Bai He)
Nourishes Lung Yin, controls cough, quiets heart, pacifies spirit, promotes urination.
Cooked Rehmannia (熟地黃, Shu Di Huang)
Nourishes blood and sperm, tonifies Kidneys and Liver.
Jujube (大棗, Da Zao)
Tonifies Spleen and Stomach, moistens Heart and Lungs, nourishes and pacifies spirit.
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