Procrastination refers to the failure of self-regulation, and the behavior of delaying on what is planned to be done even when the
consequences can be expected to be harmful. Procrastination is a widespread phenomenon. A survey shows that about 75% of college students think they procrastinate sometimes, and 50% think they procrastinate all the time. Severe procrastination will have a negative impact on the individual’s physical and mental health, such as strong feelings of self-blame, guilt, constant self-denial, depreciation, and mental illness such as anxiety and depression. If so, the status should be paid more attention.
Procrastination can be said to be a common urban disease nowadays. Whether was procrastination patients or not, most people may have more or less experience of procrastination, such as not starting homework until the end of the holiday, starting work until the deadline, and doing housework tomorrow…no matter how organized you are , How focused, you may waste time that should be spent on important things on trivial matters.
Some people are more tolerant of procrastination, thinking that this is just a bad habit that doesn’t do much harm; others are extremely dissatisfied with it, and think it is just an excuse for laziness and a weak concept of time. But in fact, procrastination may not be as simple as we think.
At the causes which traditional Chinese medicine considers are as follows:
1. Heart and kidney intersected failure:
The human body is based on kidney qi. The kidney qi is sufficient to help the heart, which is for the heart and kidney to intersect; while the kidney qi is insufficient, there is no way to nourish the heart, and it is fail to communicate for the heart and kidney to intersect. In the theory of Chinese medicine, the heart governs the spirit, is responsible for managing the person’s subjective consciousness. If the heart does not get the energy supply of the kidney qi, it will become weak and difficult to support high-intensity thinking. Therefore, if people’s heart is weak, they will unconsciously choose to avoid or delay when facing things that require effort, because there is not so much energy to support.
Treatment should communicate the heart and kidney, and commonly used herbs include Radix Polygalae, Semen Nelumbinis, etc.
Prescriptions: Jiaotai pills, etc.
2. More wet and spleen weak:
The body of many people with procrastination are with very damp, because the spleen governs the muscles, and the muscles accumulate moisture, which makes it difficult to move and does not want to move. People with severe procrastination, going to the toilet and drinking water, would rather stay self thirsty than move. This is typical. Less activity can cause accumulation of moisture and spleen and stomach deficiency. Inactivity, the function of the spleen and stomach will decline, which is an automatic mediation of the body, because the body finds that it does not need to consume so much, so it reduces the function to adapt to the life attitude that you give. So if we want to solve this problem, we must be active. People who are accustomed to activities, let him stay there for a few days, but he can’t stand, because the spleen and stomach movement is the normal mode at this time.
The treatment should be to invigorate the spleen and dehumidify: Poria, Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Rhizoma Atractylodis, etc.
Acupuncture: Shenmen, Sanyinjiao, Neiguan, Zhongwan, Guanyuan and Qihai acupoints, combined with moxibustion, once every other day, 7 times as a course of treatment, can nourish qi and blood, invigorate the spleen and nourish the heart.