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Boost Your Mood Naturally

Low mood or Depression can cause many other symptoms including fatigue, frustration, irritability, anger, pain, and more.  Boosting your mood naturally can help improve these symptoms – there are many traditional Chinese and herbal formulas, as well as small lifestyle changes that can help balance emotional patterns.

In traditional Chinese medicine, low mood is associated with a number of different Chinese patterns which may be relieved by balancing emotional patterns.  One of these patterns is liver depression due to transforming fire.  Some of the symptoms of this pattern are headache, tinnitus, bitter taste in mouth, irritability, anger, and red eyes.  A good herbal formula for these symptoms is Jia Wei Xiao Yao San, also known as Bupleurum & Peony formula, which will reduce anxiety and stress by activating GABA receptors.  This formula is used to rectify qi, clear heat, resolve depression, nourish the spleen, and harmonize the blood.

Herbal formulas and supplements can boost your mood naturally and effectively along with a healthy diet rich in mood-boosting foods and exercise.  Exercise has shown to improve mood in as little as 30 minutes per day by releasing feel-good endorphins.  Sleep is equally important, aim for at least 8 hours every night.  Limit caffeine and alcohol as this can cause imbalances in emotions.  A diet rich in omega-3 rich foods like fish, folic acid rich foods like beans and greens, and fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants can improve mood.  Even chocolate can help beat the blues because it contains tryptophan – a precursor to mood-lifting serotonin. 

Herbal formulas which contain St. John’s wort or milk thistle have long been shown to provide mood-boosting properties.  Rhodiola rosea has been shown to increase mental sharpness, as well as reduce physical and mental fatigue.  Lavender has calming properties which can reduce the stress and anxiety associated with low mood.  

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