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Are You a Fire Person?
Fire Graphic Chinese Herbs It's pretty easy to relate to what the element of fire symbolizes in the body. We talk about an excited person as being "all fired up" or a passionate person as being "hot" or "on fire." Fire is the element of enthusiasm, drive, desire, and passion. If you are a person who is full of fire you will be lively, dynamic, outgoing and enthusiastic. When that fire is deficient, you'll feel "burned out."

In Chinese medicine, fire relates to the heart and circulatory system. Fire also relates to the nerves and glands, although in traditional Chinese medicine they didn't really understand the function of the nerves and glands, so they called these systems the triple warmer and sex energy. Still, it's pretty easy to understand that an excess of "fire" in Chinese medicine refers to a high-strung, highly stressed person.

So a person with excess fire might experience anxiety, insomnia, absent-mindedness, extremes of emotion, nervousness and tension, dizziness, light-headedness, mania or even heart palpitations. To quench this excess fire, the Chinese Stress Relief TCM Formula (An Shen) is a good choice. It "pacifies the spirit," as the Chinese would say, or in other words, "calms the nerves."

As we have indicated, a person who has lost their fire would feel "burned-out."
This manifests as fatigue with restless and disturbed sleep patterns. The person feels overwhelmed, tired, nervous but exhausted, and may suffer from emotional sensitivity, muddled thinking, mental confusion, loss of short term memory, loss of sexual desire, and sensations of pressure and pain in the chest that make them feel like something is wrong with their heart. Chinese Nervous Fatigue Formula TCM (Yang Xin) nourishes this deficient fire energy, helping the person to achieve restful sleep and restore their energy. It reduces feelings of stress and fatigue, while cleaning the mind and helping to restore a sense of passion to person's life.

To find out which formula and program is best for you-->

Test Your Element

Using TCM Chinese Herbs
When using Chinese formula pick the one that most closely matches your profile and use it first along with the complementary products for enhanced support. After that area improves, you can try another formula if you have another strong imbalance. Each product in the TCM Concentrate line has been carefully prepared from the extract of the whole, powered herb. Please follow directions on your bottles.

Additional Help and Information

If you clearly fit one of these five patterns, you can try one of the Chinese formulas recommended for that type. If you want to learn more about Chinese herbal medicine, contact us online. You can also consult some of the following resources:

Ancient Herbs: Modern Times by Steven H. Horne
TCM: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health, DVD featuring Steven Horne by Tree of Light Publishing
The Comprehensive Guide to Nature's Sunshine Products by Tree of Light Publishing
Tree of Light Publishing is also developing a course in Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM) which will be available in September 2006.

 

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