Diet. We have to always talk about diet when we’re talking about blood, because diet is the first step in making blood. Now all of the organ systems play a role in maintaining the harmony of the hormones or the balance of the hormones, but when we’re neither not eating enough, we’re not making enough blood. And if we’re eating crappy foods or we have a regular habits, then the quality of our blood won’t be very good. And so we can have crappy blood. So things that can stimulate, uh, food, things that can stimulate the blood or the energy out of stagnation are going to be warm and pungent foods, warm, pungent, and spicy. So warming, making sure that we are eating enough warm foods, and this can be in the form of soups and stews. It can be steam making sure that we’re steaming our foods, roasting our foods, and then certain spices such as turmeric ginger, cayenne those things that are going to warm us up and get things moving. Of course, you do not want to overdo it with the warm spicy foods because that will create its own pathology. So you just need enough that it’s going to get things moving.
So why does our blood stagnate? There are, of course, There are a few reasons for this, but one of the most common ones is going to be emotional, chronic, emotional stress. I’d be remiss. If I didn’t highlight the liver a little bit in this, because the liver gallbladder system are responsible for maintaining a smooth flow of energy within the body. There are also typically the organ system. That’s going to respond first to our chronic daily stress. And so when it’s constantly having to respond to stress, it puts a strain on that ability to maintain that smooth flow of Chi. So when things aren’t moving and flowing, They stagnate.