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  1. @Gerard you said that ‘internal work’ will fix kidney yin deficiency (and I suppose therefore also the spleen), so does that mean all I need to do is: 1. Meditate a lot more, 2. Eat a diet mainly consisting of baked and steamed vegetables and fish, and not after 3pm. And this will cause my yin deficiency to disappear?
  2. @Aetherous Last time I replied to you it was the daytime. During the night in the last two days, I have noticed the soles of my feet being much hotter than the rest of the body and my legs (they are really hot). But in the daytime, they are just warm, hence my last reply. It is about 9 degrees celcius outside and I often can’t sleep because I feel so warm. I also get a lot of nosebleeds. It is always coming from the same nostril. I have seen multiple qualified chinese medicine professionals and they have all said I have a yin deficiency and I’m experiencing ‘false fire’, which apparently means my yin levels are low. I also have to say that this only happens when I’m practicing celibacy. When I’m not practicing celibacy, I don’t have these symptoms so much. Another problem is that the chinese medicine professionals always say the same thing, that this can be treated by taking chinese medicine, but it takes a very long time. They don’t really talk about what diet or lifestyle changes I can make, even when I ask. But to take chinese medicine over a long period of time is very expensive.
  3. They’re warm, but not as warm as my legs or other parts of the body. @Fa Xin I do prefer soups and foods with a lot of moisture. I really don’t like baked things, with the moisture all removed. But this is normal for me because I think I’ve always been Yin deficient.
  4. I’m suffering from Yin deficiency so much that I have false fire symptoms almost every night, and my mouth is always dry every night, yet I always get recommended food which take away moisture! My body needs dampness, not to remove dampness from it!
  5. @Gerard You always recommend no ‘damp forming’ foods! But not everyone is the same. As I said before, my constitution is dry, so I need moisture. Aren’t leafy green vegetables mainly yang? Can I instead cook leafy green vegetables in a stir fry, instead of steaming them? Isn’t chicken a yang meat? thank you
  6. Thank you. I think I added too much vinegar, and it had such a bad taste, like liquid vomit. In fact that is the perfect way of describing its taste.
  7. I made the bone broth exactly how it was suggested in this thread, and it had an awful taste
  8. @Aetherous I plan to stop eating at 3pm because I want to meditate. I heard meditation is good for augmenting Yin. I just had a check up again recently, and apparently I had a spleen deficiency, linked to bad digestion.
  9. And where does the conversion of Qi to Jing take place? I think Jing seems to have a function of storage of energy (Qi?) but where is Jing found? Thanks
  10. From recommendations by @Taomeow regarding making bone broth and @Gerard on which foods to eat and at what time, I’ve made a meal plan to finally treat my Yin deficiency (I have a dry constitution, so I need more moisture/humidity/dampness). Please tell me if there is any corrections or improvements I can make, thanks. By the way, sources differ greatly on what foods are yin and what is yang. Some say honey replenishes yin, some say it is strongly yang. Some say cherries, lemon and apples are yang food, while some sources say they replenish yin. So I’m not confident this meal plan is completely Yin replenishing. Of course, this way of eating is only short term, a few weeks at most. My specific problems are Heart and Liver blood deficiency, and Liver and Kidney Yin deficiency. ——— Wake up at 7am. Start cooking bone broth. Breakfast (7.30am) is milky, thin porridge with added cinnamon and a banana. (Milk is yin replenishing. Cinnamon relaxes the blood vessels and banana is yin replenishing) Brunch is a fruit juice, consisting of pears, cucumber, lemon, lime and coconut water. (All these fruits are Yin replenishing, right?) Early lunch is omelette with cheese. No spices are added to the omelette. (Chicken egg and cheese are yin replenishing). Alternatively, early lunch can be pasta with lots of cheese and tinned tuna (fish is generally yin replenishing, and tomatoes are yin replenishing). Late lunch (2pm), I eat the bone broth as a soup by adding added potatoes, sweet potatoes and beef (bone broth, potato, sweet potato and beef are yin replenishing. I won’t add onion, garlic or any spices as these are yang in nature). After this, for the rest of the day I won’t eat anything at all, as it is best to finish eating at 3pm, according to @Gerard. Then I will go to bed at 10pm.
  11. I have seen someone align Daoist animals to the 5 elements: Water is black tortoise Wood is blue dragon Fire is red bird Earth is yellow dragon Metal is white tiger. Is this correct? Why is it those animals though? I thought wood element is green so wood should be green dragon maybe? And maybe Fire should be red dragon? I have never heard of a red bird in Daoism.
  12. Questions about Xing (心性) and Ming (命)

    Yes, but I said clearly celibacy of the mind and body (which is called brahmacharya), and just doing meditation regardless reduces jing leakage as shen holds jing. Thus celibacy of the mind and body should be enough to retain enough jing.
  13. Questions about Xing (心性) and Ming (命)

    @exorcist_1699 why wouldn’t just celibacy of the mind and body be enough jing? Buddha said that being celibate in mind and body was enough.
  14. (Or leave the top of the head and arrive at the bottom of the body,if that is what’s really happening). Thanks I’ve heard many things, from it takes 24 hours to go through the body (from the chinese 24 hour meridian clock), to just a single breath required to send the qi from the bottom of the torus to the top, or the top to bottom.