8 Natural Chinese Health and Beauty Tips
In Chinese medicine, the natural external beauty is a reflection of inner health and well-being. Often, the solution is an internal one, which means foods and herbs. In the case of skin problems, herbs can be used to create creams or wraps. In the case of acne, blemishes, other skin problems, hair loss, and premature graying, listed below, are some natural health and beauty tips that can address these issues. You may also visit a Chinese medicine herbalist for more extensive answers.
Beauty Tip #1
For Eyes That Lack Luster
Chinese medicine states that ―the essence of the internal organs ascends to the eyes. Dull, clouded eyes reflect a disturbed mind and weakened essence. The best Chinese herb for the eye is lyceum fruit. Other herbs are black sesame seeds and privet fruit. Good foods for the eyes include shepherd’s purse, undried raspberry, and animal liver.
Beauty Tip #2
For Bags Under The Eyes
This usually indicates kidney-system deficiency, blood stagnation, or allergies. Respectively, the solutions are increase energy and minimize overwork; get more movement and circulation; and find the allergy cause, eliminate it, and take anti-allergenic herbs and foods.
Kidney-system energy is limited. If you overwork, have too much sex, or use more energy than your digestive system can produce, you’ll dip into the limited energy fund. This leads to circles under your eyes as well as premature aging and hair loss, impotence and infertility, and ankle, knee, and lower back problems. If this is your problem, practice moderation, eat better, and take herbs and foods like black cohosh, Chinese chive, mutton, walnut, oysters, pork, dried rehmannia, Chinese yam, and horny goat weed.
Blood stagnation can mean sharp, stabbing pains, clots and dark menstruation, irregular menstruation, and hard spots in the abdomen. If you have this try celery, rose, yellow soybean, seaweed, mung bean, corn, eggplant, cucumber, and hemlock parsley.
If you have allergies, a skin and blood test will determine external and food allergies. If you find something substantial, avoid it. If it’s food, try garlic, fresh ginger, royal jelly, chicken, beef, chestnut, astragalus, kudzu vine, and welsh onion.
Beauty Tip #3
Try mung bean, seagrass, seaweed, Chinese hawthorn, Job’s tears, purple sage, and raw vegetables. Avoid spicy, greasy, and fried foods.
Beauty Tip #4
For Dry Skin
Moistening herbs and foods are soy, spinach, asparagus, mil-let, barley, salt, seaweed, apple, tangerine, pine-nut, persimmon, peanut, pear, honey, oysters, and clams. A seaweed facial wrap is wonderful.
Beauty Tip #5
Try guava, clam, Irish potato, he shou wu, wild chrysanthe-mum, mugwort, Job’s tears, and Asian dandelion. Avoid spicy, greasy, and fried foods.
Beauty Tip #6
Try turnip leaf, vinegar, grapefruit, black plum, cloves, and dong quai.
Beauty Tip #7
For Premature Gray Hair
It could be caused by kidney-system deficiency (see Tip #2 above). Or ―hot blood, which happens with bleeding, nosebleed, skin ulcers, and urinary difficulties. Take black soybean and processed dried persimmons.
Beauty Tip #8
Try walnut, chicken, duck, he shou wu, Chinese ginseng, deer antler velvet, astragalus, lyceum fruit, horny goat weed, and red date.