I feel there is one component that would lead me into the right direction when it comes to my condition detailed in previous post “Mystery condition with insomnia…”:
Finding why I feel better with liver moving herbs (Chinese formulas, also Western herbs like Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Burdock Root, Swedish Bitters, etc) but a day or two feel cold and very fatigued with heavy legs, etc. At the same time if I take Yin formulas I feel cold and chilled, especially during the triple burner times 9:00pm to 11:30pm - it’s that inner type of chills that are impossible to relieve from outside. Gulps of hot water help but only temporary and these chills can keep me up till midnight.
When I was experiencing lots of stagnation, bloating and distention I took Bupleurum & Peony (Easy Wonderer) was a wonderful formula for me (it worked up my digestion and insane appetite but didn’t do much for my sleep or fatigue issues) but only for about 6 weeks, then I developed these inner chills again in the evening and had to stop. Other than bloating I was already doing better but then two weeks ago I had two beers at my big round birthday and some cake and it knocked out my digestion – stagnation, pressure, low appetite, inner distention and pressure but now I can no longer take this Bupleurum & Peony and wonder easier again because of these chills that keep me up.
So my questions would be to all you wise ones:
What do you think gets so cooled from these bitter/cooling formulas that give me so much grief?
Is it my Ming Men/Fire Gate due to Kidney Jing deficiency or maybe my Spleen or Stomach?
I feel like I need to help my liver as it is the root cause of it all (because every time I do things start moving inside of me again) but not exacerbate other deficiencies so is there anything else I can stimulate the liver without the bitter herbs? Like acupressure, moxa points?
Thank you very much for any insights.