The Importance of Jing in Chinese Herbalism

The Importance of Jing in Chinese Herbalism

Jing is one of the most important concepts in Chinese herbalism. It is often described as life-force, the substance of life, and the genetic potential handed down through generations. It’s treasured for its longevity enhancing benefits.

Also referred to in Chinese medicine as Kidney energy, it would be a mistake to think that Jing only has to do with your kidneys. What they are really talking about is a system that includes the kidneys, reproductive system, skeleton, the brain, and all of your glands!

The main idea to grasp is that you can lose this energy through excessive lifestyle and when your Jing becomes weak, you get worn down and become vulnerable to a host of physical problems, such as chronic fatigue.

Three Treasures

Jing is part of the Three Treasures philosophy of herbs that we incorporate into everything formulated at HerbWorks. Recognizing that stress ultimately drains Jing, our formula for TianChi is based on the idea of restoring energy (Jing) and relieving stress.

Since all of what we call “true adaptogens” can nourish your glands and allow your kidney adrenals to build energy, adaptogenic herbs fit right into the idea of a Jing restorative. There is nothing more important than preserving Jing if you want to live a long and healthy life.

Jing & Longevity

The idea of longevity may seem like a new concept, but it’s been recognized and practiced for thousands of years in China. Reishi mushroom, eucommia, lycium, polygonatum multiflorum, epimedium, cistanches, and astragalus have been consumed by Shaolin monks and martial artists since herbalism began. The same herbs that kept them in fighting form and enhanced their meditations are the same ones we use in our formulas!

The Jing aspect of TianChi is a part of what makes it so special. With every serving you’re getting the benefits of a clear mind, along with a restorative tonic that can benefit long term health to make you feel just like the Shaolin monks of ancient China.

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