8 Types of Yakuzen

Type A



A Yin deficiency type is when there is not enough「Yin」to cool the body so the body temperature rises easily. The shortage of「Water」such as liquids, blood, and body fluids, which are the constituents of the body, causes the body to be in a dry state. 「Water (SUI)」is a general term for all the water in the body which plays an important role in moisturizing the body, and it includes sweat and secretions such as; saliva, stomach fluids, intestinal juices, urine, and excretory wastes. It moisturizes and keeps the viscera, muscles, skin, hair, and mucous membranes in a normal condition, and also moisturizes the joints to help them move smoothly. In addition, 「Water (SUI)」is widely used for removing waste accumulated in the body as urine, sweat, and snot. If the「Water (SUI)」levels in your body remain deficient, your entire body will become dry and problems will arise due to the lack of moisture. This type (body condition) is often found in people with a sociable and active personality, and also in people with menopause and/or people who are active during the nighttime.

<Examples of problems caused by dryness>
Mouth: Dry (dry mouth), sticky mouth, thirsty, dry cough.
Lips: Rough exterior and prone to cracking.
Nose: The inside of the nose becomes dry and rough, and in severe cases, bleeding tends to occur.
Skin: The condition gets worse, it becomes dry, it loses its glow, and the application of makeup is not as effective.

Meal point

1. Replenishing the lost body fluid「Water (SUI)」, and consuming food (ingredients) that nourish the whole body.
Examples: Yamaimo (Japanese Yam), Black Bean, Okra, Black Wood Ear Mushroom, Snow Fungus (White Wood Ear Mushroom), Carrots, Spinach, Trumpet Mushroom, Shellfish (Abalone, Ccallop, Oyster, Razor Clam, Oriental Clam, etc.), Japanese Amberjack, Squid, Crab, Turtle, Duck meat, Pork, Egg, Cheese, Yoghurt.

2. Consuming food (ingredients) that remove excess heat from your body.
Examples: Wheat, Coix Seed, Red Bean, Mung Bean, Tofu, Sugar Cane, Aloe Vera, Chrysanthemum, Cabbage, Napa Cabbage, Komatsuna (Japanese Mustard Spinach), Cucumber, Zucchini, Water Spinach, Watercress, Bok Choy, Eggplant, Celery, Chayote Squash, Coriander, Amaranth leaves (Amaranthus tricolor), Dried Seaweed, Wakame Seaweed, Clams, Porgy (Sea Bream), Pineapple, Lemon, Kiwi, Watermelon, Starfruit, Banana, Melon, Papaya, Coconut.