Have you heard of the traditional Chinese medicine term Jing?
Jing (also known as ‘essence’ or ‘kidney essence’) is your deep foundational energy reserve and has been with you before you were born.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, you received this energy from the moment you were conceived and it’s stayed with you through your mother’s pregnancy, birth and each stage of your life.
You can think of jing as an energy bucket you inherit from your parents and access over your lifetime. It lives in your liver and determines your vitality, quality and quantity of lifespan. It’s no surprise it’s recognised as a precious treasure that needs to be nourished, protected and preserved.
Jing plays a major physiological role in your growth and development, reproductive capacity and sexual function, healthy aging, blood production, bone health, brain function and your body’s defence again illness.
Naturally, some people inherit more jing from their parents than others but it’s up to you to manage any leaky jing energy. What can cause a leak in your jing? Inflammation, chronic exhaustion, excessive sexual activity, improper diet, late nights, unhealthy relationships and strenuous exercise just to name a few.
The good news is you can protect yourself from energy loss, work to restore your jing and achieve a radiant state of health. Top up your jing with sleep and relaxation, meditation, alkaline-rich foods such as fresh fruit and green vegetables, meditation, exercise, hobbies and time with friends and family.
Jing governs our reproductive capacity, potency and physical desires. Men lose jing when they ejaculate but since women don’t lose ova when they orgasm, it’s not thought of as an energy loss but rather a beneficial release of accumulated yang energy. Women lose the most Jing through childbirth and menstruation.
Jing is vital for supporting a healthy sex life both with yourself and your partners. We love the JING blend from Superfeast which has been formulated to nourish and assist in the rebuilding and maintenance of this core energy. Pair it with their Deer Antler Velvet, a prized yang jing herb, that has been used for centuries to nourish and restore the reproductive essence of both men and women. It helps to promote vitality and regeneration, recover from exhaustion, rebuild life force and support longevity.