After the autumnal equinox, when the cool breeze blows, some people have congested nose, runny nose, constant sneezing, itchy throat and coughing, some people have itchy skin, and some people feel that the joints all over the body are like “leakage”. The wind burrows straight into the bones, and some people suffer from stomach pain, bowel ringing, diarrhea… These are all caused by “fear of wind” in Chinese medicine.
Chinese medicine believes that “wind” is a common cause of disease, and it is easy to get cold, dampness, dryness, heat and other evils and hurt the body. The reason why the human body can resist the invasion of external evil is because of the existence of “righteousness”. The “righteous qi”, which is responsible for resisting wind evils, is called “wei qi” in Chinese medicine. It is a kind of yang qi, which is the qi of the lungs to disperse and disperse. It has the function of warming the inside and outside, protecting the skin, resisting external evils, nourishing the body, and opening and closing. Sweat hole and other functions. Therefore, when qi deficiency and yang deficiency, especially lung qi deficiency, people tend to be afraid of wind, aversion to cold, nasal congestion and runny nose, sneezing, itchy throat, coughing, spontaneous sweating and other manifestations.
Wind-induced light ascension and dispersal, the number of good deeds changes, with the characteristics of ascending, upward and outward, invading the head, will cause dizziness and headache; invading the skin, prone to skin pruritus; invading the joints, causing joint pain . Normally, the colder the wind, the worse the pain. If there is “fear of the wind”, how should it be adjusted?
Lung qi deficiency, easy to catch a cold, easy to sweat, easy to allergic rhinitis, it is caused by the inadequacy of the deficiencies of the health, and the feeling of wind evil. When the main body is to replenish qi and solid form, you can choose Yupingfeng San for conditioning. This medicine is also a good remedy for people with weak constitution to prevent colds. For those who don’t need medicines, 6 grams of Astragalus, 3 grams of Atractylodes macrocephala, 3 grams of fangfeng, 3 extra jujubes, and drink instead of tea. Dryness in autumn, such as dry evil, prone to dry throat, sore throat, allergic dermatitis, can add lily, mulberry leaves and other products to nourish the lungs, clear the lungs and moisturize dryness.
The wind evil invades the head, and when dizziness or headache occurs, shelter from the wind and cold should be the main thing. “On top of the peak, only wind medicine can come.” The headaches that occur when blowing are mostly wind-cold headaches. When choosing chuanxiong, angelica, Qianghuo, Asarum, Fangfeng and other medicines to dispel wind and relieve pain, the symptoms should be differentiated under the guidance of a physician. use. Usually, it is possible to choose Gastrodia, Chuanxiong and other medicinal teas as appropriate, which can play a preventive and health care effect.
The wind evil invades the joints, causing joint pain, especially migratory arthralgia, which is mostly caused by wind evil and dampness, commonly known as wind-cold-dampness arthralgia. This kind of illness is afraid of wind and cold, mostly due to deficiency of Yang Qi, and usually self-regulates. It can be used externally to warm the meridian to dispel cold and warm the meridian. Moxibustion is the most convenient and effective. The selected acupoints are Dazhui (the highest part of the back of the neck, which can be felt when you lower your head), Fengmen (1.5 inches apart from the second thoracic vertebra on both sides of the spine), Fengfu (push from the middle of the hairline behind the neck to the occiput), Hegu ( At the tiger’s mouth of the hand), Quchi (when the elbow is flexed, the end of the elbow crest is two fingers outwards) and so on. It should be reminded that head and face-based acupoint massage can also be selected for headaches, such as temples; for joint pain, moxibustion can be added to the painful joint Ashi point (when there is pain, it is a point).