Blood Stasis TCM Body Constitution

Today, let’s learn more about the first type of body constitution – Blood Stasis TCM body constitution (血瘀体质).
A person with blood stasis body constitution will experience some pains in various body areas.
In TCM, there is a saying, “不通则痛” – it means that where there are blockages (blood or Qi clots), there will be pain.
Clots are formed when the blood flow is not smooth.
One of the main reasons why blood clots form in the body is when a person has chill Qi (寒气) in the body for a prolonged period, the chill will slow down blood circulation in the area where the chill Qi is located. As time passes, blood clots form in that area as a result of blood stagnation.
Some of the obvious signs of a person with a blood-stasis body constitution include:

1. Dull face and lip color – For people with blood stasis body constitution, their face or lip color will appear duller or more brownish than others.

2. Purplish or brownish spots/patches appearing out of nowhere – People of blood stasis body type will also find purplish or brownish spots/patches appearing at random areas of their body without any reason. Some people may experience pain in various parts of their body all of a sudden.
3. Forgetfulness – People of blood stasis body type tend to be more forgetful than others.

Top Recommended Foods To Eat

Foods that are highly suitable for people with blood stasis body constitution are those with inherent properties that improve blood flow and disperse blood clots.
Adding these foods to your diet or increasing the intake of these foods will help to improve your body constitution and return your body to a more balanced state.
Following are the top 5 recommended foods that will benefit you if you have blood stasis body constitution (as a general rule of thumb, please consume all foods in moderation):

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