• Essence is also called the Jing - the physical basis for life itself - and it is closely relate to the Kidneys. Essence is stored in the Kidneys, and it is the essence that supports our growth and development. Essence is partly inherited from our parents, but environmental factors may also affect our essence.

    When essence is strong the deep vitality of the body carries us through life. Children develop normally and adults will be healthy and fertile. Adults with strong essence will age gracefully. Essence also helps determine our constitution - and our resistance to disease. Essence can be depleted prematurely by over-working or over-sex. It is important to nourish the essence through intake of good food and adequate rest.


        Foods to Avoid:

    Foods to Avoid mainly include the over use of stimulants and inadequate intake of minerals. For instance skipping meals and drinking too much coffee could combine together to damage the essence.

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        Foods to Resolve Essence Deficiency:

    On the other hand, the following foods and herbs may help to resolve Essence Deficiency:

         Bu Gu Zhi
         Fu Pen Zi
         Ge Jie
         Gou Ji
         Gou Qi Zi
         Hai Piao Xiao
         He Shou Wu
         Hei Zhi Ma
         Hu Tao Ren
         Huang Jing
         Ji Nei Jin
         Jin Ying Zi
         Jiu Zi
         Lian Zi
         Lu Jiao Jiao
         Qian Shi
         Rou Cong Rong
         Sang Piao Xiao
         Shan Yao
         Shan Zhu Yu
         Shu Di Huang
         Tu Si Zi
         Wu Bei Zi
         Wu Wei Zi
         Yi Zhi Ren
         Ying Su Ke
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