Thermal nature: Warm.
Organ network: Stomach, spleen.
Healing properties TCM:
- Supports and warms center burner,
- Supplements qi and blood,
- Enriches yang,
- Supports ying,
- Supplements bone marrow,
- Enriches kidney yin and yang,
- Relieves pain.
Contains: Protein, low in fat with high-quality unsaturated fatty acids, calcium, phosphorus, iron.
- Qi vacuity: Pale face, fatigue, quiet voice, sweating during the day, lack of strength, easily exhausted.
- Blood vacuity (generally associated with qi vacuity): Dull, pale complexion; difficulty concentrating, numbness, muscle weakness, heart palpitations, amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) or hypo-menorrhea (scant menstruation), general weakness, emotional instability, depression.
- Qi and blood vacuity following childbirth: Lack of strength, postnatal depression, heart palpitations, dizziness, lack of milk flow after giving birth.
Recipe for supplementing qi and blood during pregnancy to prevent blood vacuity: Combine fresh chicken with carrots, parsley, a small amount of fresh ginger, possibly egg yolk, soybean sprouts, and water. Simmer for about three hours or more. Eat three to four times a week.
- Stomach qi and spleen qi vacuity: General lack of strength; loss of strength following long, draining illness: infirmity in old age, decreased appetite, indigestion, diarrhea, edema.
- Stomach cold or spleen yang vacuity: Sensation of cold in body, especially in stomach region, cold extremities, lack of appetite.
- General vacuity of kidney network: Weakness and pain in knees and hip, premature ejaculation, tinnitus, frequent urination.
Chicken boiled in rice wine with ginger and pepper.
- Restraint with general heat symptoms, especially heat in blood: Skin disorders with reddened, raised, itching efﬂorescence.
- Restraint during beginning colds: Pulls pathogenic factors into deeper layers.