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Yin is one half of the balance which exists in all things.

It’s nature is that of nurturing, stillness, cooling, calming.

Anxiety, restlessness, poor sleep, nervousness, irritability, agitation, dry skin, muscle stiffness and joint pain can all be signs of yin deficiency.

How does one replenish yin?

By eating cooling and nourishing foods….

Vegetables like Asparagus, artichoke, potato, spinach, sweet potato, tomato

Fruits like apples, avocado, banana, mango, pineapple, melon

Berries like strawberries, mulberries, raspberries

Pulses like Peas, beans, tofu

Dairy like eggs, cheese, milk, yogurt

Meats like beef, pork, 


Water, Nettle Tea, Chrysanthemum tea, smoothies and juices.

(Caffeine, alcohol and sugary drinks can deplete the body’s yin)

Get a list of yin tonifying foods here

By living a calming and nourishing lifestyle….

Avoid rushing and give yourself time to complete the tasks you need to do

Take a nap during the day and go to bed earlier – but avoid going to bed on a full stomach

Limit screen time in the evening

Limit fearful experiences – scary movies and edge of the seat video games

Walk more and connect with nature whenever you can

Meditate and allow for moments of stillness during the day

Allow space for self love and relaxation

By incorporating more gentle movement into exercise routines…

Walking, Qigong, taichi, yoga.

Can Acupuncture help?

Yes, acupuncture helps the body correct the natural transformation between yin and yang, and can as a result help increase yin.

If this article raises any questions, or I can be of help, please get in touch on 0864059898 or by email.

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