Traditional Chinese Medicine | Gu Yu, stomping on the feet of the rocker to eliminate food

  Interviewed experts:

  Chi Xiaoling, Director of the Department of Liver Diseases, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhang Chaozhen

  Guyu solar term is at the junction of spring and summer. At this time, the yang qi grows and the yin qi fades. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the spleen is in a strong period at this time, which can nourish stomach qi and facilitate nutrient absorption, which is a good time for proper adjustment. However, as the temperature rises, precipitation increases, and dampness heats up, dampness evil is likely to invade the human body and affect the function of the spleen and stomach. Symptoms such as indigestion, vomiting and sourness, fullness of the abdomen, and loose stools appear. Therefore, Guyu solar term uses guidance to regulate the digestion function of the spleen and stomach, which is helpful for the smooth transition of spring and summer. We recommend “rocker arm to practice foot elimination power”.

   This guide is adapted from the ancient book “Theories on the Sources of Diseases”. By swinging the upper limbs, the spleen and stomach are activated to activate the yang qi of the spleen and stomach, and the dampness of the spleen and the stomach is activated. The three are in harmony, transporting the body externally and internally vibrating the qi machine to make the spleen and stomach invigorate. It can not only regulate the symptoms caused by spleen and stomach disorders, but also improve the dizziness, headache, and insomnia caused by the imbalance of the qi machine in the middle Jiao. The specific steps are as follows:

  Preparatory pose: Stand with your feet parallel, shoulder-width apart, with your arms drooping naturally; head centered, eyes level up and looking far forward, with simple exhalation (tongue against the upper palate, inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth, and inhale The abdomen bulges when you breathe, and retracts when you breathe out), stay relaxed.

  The first formula. When inhaling, put your palms forward, straighten your elbows, and raise your arms from the front of your body to flat shoulders; when you exhale, make fists with your hands, retract your shoulders and elbows, place your fists on your shoulders, and rotate your shoulder joints to make your elbows The tip is facing the sides of the body and pauses for a while; slowly puts down both hands and returns to the preparatory pose. Repeat the above action 8 times.

  The second type. When inhaling, take the waist as the axis and turn the body to the left; straighten the elbows of both arms, and slowly swing to the front and upper left, with the palms level with the top of the head. When exhaling, swing your arms to the right, back and down, and place your palms below the level of your belly button. With the waist as the axis, turn the body right to the center and return to the preparatory position with the arms drooping naturally. Repeat the above action 8 times.

  The third type. When inhaling, take the waist as the axis and turn the body to the right; straighten the elbows of both arms, and slowly swing to the front and upper right side, the palms are level with the top of the head. When you exhale, swing your arms to the left, back and lower, and place your palms below the level of your belly button. With the waist as the axis again, the body turns left to center and the arms hang down naturally and return to the preparatory pose. Repeat the above action 8 times.

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