Liver qi stagnation and lack of energy at times

Registered Chinese medicine practitioner Chen Yinghui

The main symptoms are that it is easy to get tired, and it is especially easy to be nervous at work. I feel unmotivated when doing anything. I am easily depressed and anxious. I often have poor sleep. I often feel that my chest is tight, I sigh unknowingly, and I look unhappy all day long. This is a clinical manifestation of liver qi stagnation.

Once liver qi is stagnated, the qi and blood cannot nourish the whole body normally, and the body will feel tired. However, this kind of fatigue mainly comes from the psychological level. The body is not actually weak, so there is no need to deliberately take supplements. Excessive supplements will make the stagnation more serious. Just open the stagnation of qi and blood. Since the liver is responsible for dispersing and regulating the body's Qi, blood, emotions, etc., it is best to start by soothing and nourishing the liver. It is popular to drink scented tea to relax your mood. The aromatic smell of scented tea can soothe the liver, relieve depression, and refresh the brain. However, it should be noted that this kind of scented tea often irritates the gastrointestinal tract, so it is best to drink it in moderation after meals. Or you can use the following traditional Chinese medicine to soak in water.


Mint 3g

Rose 6g

Albizia julibrissin 6g

Lily 10g

Ophiopogon japonicus 10g

If you are prone to stomach bloating, you can add 6g of tangerine peel. If you feel the taste is not good, you can add a little honey to taste after cooling.

Mint, Albizia julibrissin, and roses all have the effect of soothing the liver and helping to open up the stagnation of Qi. Lily and Ophiopogon japonicus can nourish the liver. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that in treating liver qi stagnation, nourishing the liver should be the first priority, because when the liver blood is nourished and the liver body is soft, the liver qi will be loosened.