Kidney Yang in Chinese Medicine
In Chinese medicine the Kidney is very important organ representing much more than just the filtering of fluids. We link many symptoms to the decline or disharmony of this organ and use these clues as an important tool in the prevention of disease, and the path back to homeostasis There are 4 main patterns associated with this organ: Kidney Yin deficiency Kidney Yang deficiency Kidney qi deficiency, and the deepest of all kidney jing deficiency.
This formula focuses on Kidney Yang. The Kidney yang warms the body and regulates healthy function in the body’s organs and tissues, and also involves the reactive sympathetic nervous system. Kidney yang deficiency can cause endocrine, or hormonal, dysfunction, and is associated with many of the following complaints: Adrenal fatigue, chronic low back pain, depression, hypothyroidism, early morning loose stools, nephritis or kidney inflammation, and many forms of sexual dysfunction: including impotence, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhea, and low sperm count, as well as fertility issues in women, it can also cause deficiency of the urinary function of the body, leading to frequent urination and urinary incontinence This pattern can be caused by many things such as: chronic illness, excessive sexual activity, the aging process, or a constitutional weakness.
Chinese herbs can be very helpful in managing your symptoms when looking for a more modern day formula to: tonify and warm the kidney yang Look for one containing one or more of the following herbs:
Chinese herbs for Kidney Yang
Du Zong – helps Tonifiy the kidney yang, and strengthen the sinews and bones
Shan Zhu Yu – Astringes Kidney the kidneys and secures the essence, also tonifies the yin of the liver and kidneys
Tu Si Zi – Tonifies the Spleen and Kidney Yang, as well as secures the essence and tonifes the liver and kidney yin.