Weekly Drop of Wisdom: Loss of Appetite? You Might Need a Break

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Loss Off Appetite? I know what you mean. I’m either super busy or have a lot on my mind and there goes my appetite.

Now just because I write about all these healthy things, doesn’t always mean I do everything right. I too like many of you have ups and downs. My emotional roller coster often times affects my desire to eat. I have noticed that after treating a guest that presents with these similar feelings within a few treatment, appetite returns.

Why does this happen?

Identifying sickness in the body, means understanding the body in patterns. This is the essence of Chinese Medical diagnosis and pathology.

The pattern involves forming a picture by taking all signs and symptoms into consideration.


I am Antonika Chanel Licensed Chinese Medicine Practitioner and today we are talking about Loss of appetite, tiredness, weakness of limbs and pale complexion.

Symptoms most commonly identified as spleen Qi deficiency.

First what is Qi?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine also known as (TCM), the concept of 'Qi' or chi has two main branches. the physical or nourishing of 'Qi' that makes up the air, water, and food that we take in. The other branch of chi is more insubstantial.

the vital fluids and the energy itself that flows through our bodies.

Poor appetite, abdominal pain or pale complexion are symptoms of Spleen qi deficiency, which is a Chinese Medicine pattern that describes the nature of the spleen organ.

That does not exclude nausea, feeling of heaviness, frequency of urination.

Symptoms that are translated into Chinese Medicine patterns.

How do we support the spleen naturally?

It’s not just one thing. Herbal formulas, essential oils, Acupuncture and nutritional therapy help the body restore balance. Turning to Chinese Medicine can help you get your life back.

Essential oils that help the spleen are:

Neroli. Oils that can support the stomach and the spleen are,



black pepper

blue tansey



cinnamon bark

clary sage


Oils that warm the spleen are Basil, thyme and cinnamon bark because of their unique properties that keep the skin looking clean, clear, and healthy

Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings when diffused

Supports cardiovascular and nervous system health when consumed internally. I only recommend using oils that have the Certified Pure Theraputic Grade Essential Oil label on them. All oils are not created equal. Though many of them say they are pure dŌTerra guarantees their oils are safe.

What stands out for me is there promise to fair trade and their co-impact efforts that ensures quality and superiority.

Essential oils are applied topically, used aromatically and some are used internally. Essential oils used internally are oils that have supplemental fact on them that are indicated as generally recommended as safe (GRAS) and considered a food supplement. Essential oils can achieve positive results and up lift our mood.


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Love & Oils

Antonika Chanel LA.c

NCCAOM Board Certified