Editor’s note:"The autumn wind is bleak and the weather is cool, and the vegetation is shaken and exposed to frost." In late autumn, most parts of the country have ushered in an obvious cooling process. After the sultry weather at the turn of summer and autumn, our bodies usually accumulate a lot of damp-heat evils. These "toxins" hidden in the body will lay a curse and make winter easy to get sick. Therefore, before winter, give your body a big cleaning, expel toxins from your body, keep healthy qi and reserve energy for winter.
Take a bath for the viscera before winter.
Clearing lung. In the late autumn, the smog weather is "reloaded", and the lungs bear the brunt of the test. Taking more deep breaths in the crisp autumn season can not only increase vital capacity, enhance lung function, but also discharge dirty air from the lungs. Every time a person breathes, there will be residual waste gas in the lungs that cannot be discharged, and these waste gas "toxins" can be discharged from the body only after a few deep breaths. 3~5 am every day is the time to detoxify the lungs, and diseases such as asthma and cough are easy to attack or aggravate at this time. In order to prevent the situation of "closing the door and staying behind", we should not take cough medicine as soon as we cough, so as not to inhibit the rapid discharge of turbid air in the lungs. The correct way is to expel "toxins" by actively coughing and expectoration, but patients with hypertension, pulmonary bullae and serious heart diseases should not cough actively to avoid accidents. At the same time, in order to make our lungs more refreshing, everyone should exercise moderately at ordinary times and let sweat take away the toxins in the lungs. Taking a hot bath and soaking in hot springs can also have the effect of sweating. Before bathing, you can add some ginger and mint essential oil to the water, which will make the sweat secrete more freely. Older people who are not suitable for the above activities can press Hegu point with their thumb and forefinger to help the lungs detoxify.
Clear the stomach. The dry weather in autumn, coupled with modern people’s addiction to alcohol and spicy food, is easy to form stomach fire, which is manifested by dry mouth, bad breath, swollen gums and constipation. Clearing stomach fire provides a simple and easy method for everyone — — Drink radish juice. Chinese medicine believes that radish is pungent, sweet and cool, and belongs to the lung and stomach meridian. Those with stomach fire can be juiced for drinking. In addition, the weather is getting colder, people’s exercise is reduced, intestinal peristalsis is slowed down, and constipation is prone to occur. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that stool can not be discharged in time, and toxins accumulated in the intestine will enter the human body through the intestinal mucosa, which will bring health risks. It is suggested that people with constipation can eat more laxative fruits such as kiwi fruit, pitaya fruit and banana, as well as vegetables and staple foods containing high cellulose, such as spinach, pumpkin, rape and sweet potato, or cook whole grain porridge at home and take it warm in the morning and evening.
Clearing liver. In autumn, dryness and evil are on the high side, and people often show symptoms such as irritability, oral ulcer, dry mouth and yellow urine, which is the manifestation of liver fire. Clearing liver fire in autumn, it is recommended to take tea instead of tea. On weekdays, honeysuckle, acacia flowers, chrysanthemums and roses can be soaked in water. At the same time, we should pay attention to control our emotions and clear our anger through self-regulation: we should maintain a peaceful attitude and treat people with tolerance; Form good living habits. The working hours of the liver are from 11: 00 pm to 1: 00 am. It is best to go to bed before 11: 00, and don’t stay up late. Eat a balanced diet, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and eat less spicy foods that are easy to get angry; Outdoor sports, Tai Chi, Baduanjin and other traditional sports have a good effect on soothing the mood and clearing away the liver fire. In addition, the hepatotoxicity can also be eliminated by "scraping the liver meridian". The specific method is: push the palm root from the root of the inner thigh to the knee, or push the fist down with the joints of four fingers, pushing 300 times each time. If you feel pain in your skin, you can apply some moisturizing oil before rubbing.
Clearing kidney. Damp-heat evil in autumn is easy to hurt kidney yin, which makes kidney transpiration and gasification function fail, and damp evil can not be eliminated, resulting in water accumulation, which is manifested as edema of eyelids and limbs, especially lower limbs. Nourishing the kidney in autumn should start from the foot, because the kidney meridian starts from the sole of the foot, and the foot is vulnerable to cold. Therefore, in late autumn, we should pay attention to keeping our feet warm, don’t expose our feet when sleeping, and don’t walk barefoot on the cold floor or in wet places. There are many acupoints on the sole of the foot, such as Yongquan point, which can be rubbed several times before going to bed. In addition, because the kidney and bladder are exterior and interior, the evil of damp-heat will pour into the bladder through the kidney, resulting in "stranguria" (that is, urinary tract infection in western medicine), which is characterized by frequent urination, urgency and pain. Therefore, this season, it is recommended that you drink more water and urinate frequently to promote the discharge of damp heat. If the evil of damp-heat has injured the kidney yin, Chinese medicines such as Poria, Atractylodes macrocephala and Phaseolus vulgaris can be added to the diet to promote diuresis and reduce swelling.
Winter health care starts with "no"
Do not make up falsely.
Many people think that winter is a golden season for tonic. When winter comes, all kinds of tonics are eaten in large quantities, and many businesses have launched various "packages" and "partners" to meet the needs of consumers. In fact, it is enough to make up for it properly in winter. In winter, it is mainly closed, not leaked. Excessive tonic will lead to the disorder of body balance, especially the excessive use of products that tonify yang and qi will lead to the leakage of essence in the body, resulting in "no essence in winter". Therefore, in winter, it should be properly supplemented, and it is not possible to make up for it. In particular, ginseng, velvet antler and other "sharp tools" for invigorating qi and tonifying yang should be more cautious.
Don’t eat in vain
It’s freezing in winter, eating a spicy hot pot and sweating all over, and many people will feel very comfortable, but they don’t know that this is dissipating the yang of the human body. In winter, we should give priority to nourishing yin essence, and we must not use hot products indiscriminately. Of course, you can’t eat some cold products in winter, so as not to damage spleen yang, affect spleen and stomach transport and destroy digestive system. In short, in winter, we should give priority to a peaceful and moist diet, such as drinking more porridge, putting some jujube, medlar, longan, tremella and lily appropriately, and adding a small amount of ginger as appropriate, which can be tonic but not greasy, moist and not dry, and is a good tonic for winter. Taboo a large number of hot products such as mutton, pepper, etc., and a large number of cold products such as fruits and ice cream.
Don’t drink in vain
In winter, many people like to drink some white wine to warm themselves up. In fact, moderate drinking is beneficial to health, which can warm the blood vessels, dispel the wind and dispel the cold. The common recipe for postpartum biochemical soup is to take it with white wine. However, liquor is a warm product after all. Excessive drinking will dissipate human yang, and excessive drinking will also cause dampness and phlegm, which will make people feel dizzy and depressed. Nowadays, many young people like to drink drinks. These drinks contain a lot of sugar, which can easily lead to obesity. In winter, drinking too much drinks will damage spleen yang and lead to indigestion. At the same time, some drinks also contain a lot of gas, which can easily lead to bloating after drinking. Therefore, you should not drink too much white wine or drink too many cold drinks in winter. In fact, red wine, as the most natural healthy drink, has the merit of beauty beauty and can be used as a good health product in winter. In addition, black tea is sweet in taste, warm in nature, good at storing yang, generating heat and warming the abdomen, which can enhance the human body’s resistance to cold, and also has the functions of removing greasy food, appetizing and refreshing, so it is very suitable for drinking in winter.
Don’t work in vain
You shouldn’t stay up late in winter, you should go to bed early and get up late to ensure enough sleep time, so as to facilitate the hidden yang and the accumulation of yin essence. In winter, it should be appropriate to exercise in winter, instead of sweating like rain in other seasons. In winter, we should appropriately reduce the number of baths, not to take a hot bath for a long time, and often take a sauna to avoid dissipating the human yang; At the same time, in winter, we should pay attention to control sexual intercourse, recuperate and live, so that the essence can be stored.
In short, winter health care should follow the word "hiding", save your strength and make adequate preparations for the "spring life" in the coming spring.
Keep healthy in winter, hide kidney, protect yang and spend the winter safely.
Go to bed early and get up late, storing kidney and strengthening yang.
Traditional Chinese medicine health care experts believe that the kidney belongs to water, which is enlightened by the ear and the second yin. "Its taste is salty, its flower is in the hair, and its liquid is saliva." Its function is to store essence and control the growth, development, reproduction and water-liquid metabolism of the human body.
In winter, the kidneys begin to hide and stagnate like water, and the human body’s yang is adduced and the essence is stored, so the hair is dark and moist, the teeth are firm, the waist and back are straight, the reaction is quick, and the ears are bright. If the seal is not firm, the essence will be lost, resulting in such undesirable phenomena as toothache, deafness, wheezing and coughing, soreness of the waist and knees, and dysdefecation.
Only by obeying the laws of nature can people not interfere with their latent yang. In winter, when it gets dark early and it gets bright late, you should go to bed early and get up when the sun is more abundant. Young people can start from late autumn and insist on washing their faces with cold water to enhance their cold resistance. The elderly should avoid exercising in the cold, strong wind and fog, avoid catching cold and beware of cardiovascular diseases.
Winter tonic varies from person to person.
After the winter solstice, the yin qi began to fade, and the yang qi began to rise, which contained lively vitality in the enclosure. Taking advantage of this time to make up, the drug is easy to accumulate and play its role, which is the best time to recuperate weak diseases.
There are two kinds of tonic methods in winter: one is food tonic and the other is medicine tonic. Old people with weak yang and insufficient qi and blood and patients with weak health are recommended to use food for tonic, such as mutton, which can warm and strengthen; Chicken is sweet and warm, which can warm the middle warmer, replenish qi, replenish essence and marrow; Cattle bone marrow, oviductus ranae (also known as snow cream), etc., have an aphrodisiac effect.
People with yin deficiency are often manifested as dry throat and tongue, upset and irritable, insomnia and dreaminess, dizziness and tinnitus, etc. You can eat goose and duck for tonic. Goose meat is sweet, tender and soft, and its fragrance is not greasy. It has the function of "benefiting the five internal organs, relieving the heat of the five internal organs and quenching thirst". Stewed radish with goose meat can greatly smooth lung qi, relieve cough, eliminate phlegm and relieve asthma, so the proverb "drink goose soup and eat goose meat, and don’t cough all year round" has been circulating since ancient times. Duck meat is sweet and cold, which is beneficial to nourishing the stomach, tonifying the kidney, relieving swelling, relieving cough and resolving phlegm. Stewing with kelp can soften blood vessels and lower blood pressure. And can be used for adjuvant treatment of hemorrhoids of the elderly. In addition, soft-shelled turtle, turtle, lotus root, fungus, etc. are also beneficial foods for the elderly with yin deficiency in winter.
Generally, people who are weak can take some lean pork, beef, milk, eggs, soybean milk, red dates, etc. if conditions permit, which has the function of strengthening the body resistance and eliminating evil spirits. However, supplements such as shark’s fin, sea cucumber and bird’s nest are expensive and may not be commensurate with their value from a nutritional point of view, so don’t blindly take supplements.
Diligent practice of tonifying kidney and qi
Regular exercise and more exercises can help nourish yang and strengthen kidney qi. Huang Zhengde recommended some exercises to keep fit with seasons and seasons, such as solar terms guidance and the following three exercises.
1. Treating kidney with six qi.
Exercises: After washing every morning, close your eyes and sit quietly in a quiet room. First knock your teeth 36 times, then stir with your tongue in your mouth. When your mouth is full of body fluid, rinse it several times, swallow it three times and send it to Dantian. Pause for a moment, inhale slowly through your nose and lick your palate with your tongue; Then the mouth is slightly open, slowly exhale, and there is a "blowing" sound, which is not audible to the ear. Repeat this for 30 times.
Efficacy: Prevent, relieve and treat lumbago, cold knees, tinnitus, sores on mouth and tongue, numbness and numbness of skin and limbs caused by kidney deficiency.
2. Kidney guidance.
Exercises: sit in a dish, lift your hands from the chest to the top of your head, palms up, fingers back, first turn left and waist 45 degrees, and wait a few seconds for your body to recover; Then, the left hand descends on the left knee, and the right hand holds the elbow joint of the left hand. Do this about 10 times each. Get up again, lean forward slightly, with your left foot as the center of gravity, and step on your right foot for dozens of times; Then take the right foot as the center of gravity, and the left foot steps forward and backward dozens of times.
Efficacy: It can dispel and prevent the accumulation of pathogenic wind in the waist and kidney, and is effective in treating waist pain and mobility inconvenience.
3. Massage and tonify the kidney.
Exercises: after waking up in the morning, sit on the bed with a clothes tray, put your hands on the left and right waist and kidney areas and massage for 36 times; Massage Yongquan point on the left and right soles for 36 times; Then rub your palms together, massage your face 36 times and gently rub your eyes 36 times.
Efficacy: It can prevent and treat dizziness, soreness of waist and knees, lumbago, edema of lower limbs and other diseases, and has the functions of caring skin and improving eyesight. (People’s Health Network is integrated from China Chinese Medicine News and Life Times)