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    Friday, August 21, 2009

    Chinese Herbs



    My boss lent me a Chinese medicine book. A very good book that explain A-Z about Chinese Herbs. But, in order to take the correct Chinese herbs, you have to know what type of body you belongs to. HOT or COLD, YING or YANG, and the 5 elements of WOOD, FIRE, WATER, EARTH or METAL.

    My theory:
    Too much heaty food will cause pimples, sore throat and ulcers.
    Too much cooling food will cause period pain.

    My questions:
    How do I determine my body type?
    Is better to take more heaty food or cooling food?
    How do I maintain a "Neutral" body type?
    I always feel cold, does it mean that I have a cold body?
    I always have breakouts, does it mean that my body is too heaty?

    Share you thoughts here by leaving comments for this post...

    Ps: I am a bit health conscious lately... Hope u guys dont mind.

    14 comments:

    jezalmy said...

    I think is better go find those "DAI FU" and check.

    Pete said...

    Write all the characters on a dice and throw them on the table.....then you can decide yin or yang, wood or earth, or fire or water.....ha ha ha!

    Doreen said...

    I don't have much experience in this, so couldn't comment much. Pimples should be to do with hormone right? Anyway, too much of one thing is always not good. We should eat a balance diet and everything should be taken moderately.

    jen said...

    as what jez suggested, go to the singseh. or just watch your food intake. everything should be balance.

    Dora said...

    In my opinion, take everything moderately should be alright no matter what's ur "body type".

    BTW, I've added u in my blogroll. Cheers :-)

    Shingo T said...

    Good to be health conscious. We will all grow old someday, so best to take precautions early.

    twins mama said...

    my opinion is juz go to c 大夫 n check. fast n accurate lo. after u know ur body's condition, then u'll know what is suitable for u.

    唔好自己做大夫啦!

    Borneo Falcon said...

    I don't even know my body type

    Cherish Tulips said...

    no knowledge on this area at all....better don't self-medicate or self-treat yourself!

    vialentino said...

    good question ...how i determine my body type...i also dunno i am hot or cold ler...hehehe.

    chrisau said...

    i believe in TCM (traditional chinese medicine) or even Ayurveda and etc. Been seeing one right now to 'fine-tuned' by body as lately, I always cough.

    Ju Ann said...

    Woah... I just eat everything!

    kenwooi said...

    my dad's shop sells chinese herbs and medicine.. but i know nothing about them.. even worse, i cant read and write mandarin.. haha.. =P

    kenwooi.com

    Willie said...

    hmm... eat more vege to be safe