Chinese Herbal Prescription
Sugar Pearls – This is a good formula for stabilizing blood sugar levels when reducing (take on the days your not drinking) or quitting alcohol consumption. Most of the ingredients are gentle, food grade herbs. Take 4 pills 2 x day.
The most important moves to assist this process are:
1. Eating a healthy diet high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and use good fats including a. monounsaturated fat – good sources include olive, and sesame oils, avocados, nuts such as almonds, macadamia, hazelnuts, pecans. b. polyunsaturated fat – good sources include sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds, walnuts, fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines).
2. Getting regular exercise like taking a walk for 3o minutes.
3. In Chinese medicine we say it’s important to keep your mind centered in the dantian or energy garden, which can be visualised as a point 2 inches below the belly button. This is accomplished by focusing on or paying attention to what your doing in the present moment. To assist this process, breath deeply in and out from your lower abdomen in a slow, relaxed manner. Whereas chest breathing usually results in 10 – 12 breath per minute, dantian breathing seeks to aim for 3 – 5 breath a minute.
In Asian culture they often speak of someone having energy up, which generally refers to having anxiety or overthinking. Dantian breathing is a good remedy for this problem. Thinking time, just think, but then let your mind return to your breathing and dantian. It’s also helpful to keep your breathing relaxed to keep your thinking clear.
In the beginning, you can practice this laying down with your hands resting on our lower abdomen; this will help you focus on the dantian. This is helpful to bring about a restful sleep or in the morning to prepare for the day.