Dark circles under the eyes, if not genetically causative, is often due in Chinese medicine to what is referred to as Kidney Yin deficiency. The Kidney meridian in Chinese medicine stores the energy for the rest of the body, and is responsible for essential life functions as growth, reproduction, fertility, water metabolism and bone health. The Kidney meridian can become “deficient” due to one or a combination of the following: chronic stress, ongoing lack of sleep, poor diet, chronic disease and medications for example.
A trip to your local acupuncturist could determine the meridian imbalances and which herbs could be most helpful.
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