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Bad health, hair alarm

   “Green cloud disturbs, comb Xiaohu Ye” “Green cloud tilts, golden pillow greasy”… The ancients described a black, thick hair as “green cloud”. From the perspective of health preservation, healthy hair should be soft, elastic, shiny and smooth, without tangles and split ends. But if the hair quality deviates from this standard, it may be a health alert from the body.

   withered hair. Withered, dull, and prone to splitting hair is called wilted hair, which is mostly caused by insufficient congenital endowment (poor physical fitness) and deficiency of qi and blood. The human body is based on qi and blood, with enough qi and blood, the hair is black and shiny; congenital insufficiency or weakness after illness will often lead to deficiency of qi and blood and cause hair to wither. It is recommended that everyone should ensure adequate sleep every day, especially the quality of sleep, and it is best to sleep soundly during the child. At the same time, eat more foods that invigorate the spleen and nourish blood, such as jujube, longan, mulberry, wolfberry and animal liver. People with severe qi and blood deficiency can choose Heshouwu tablets, Guipi pills, Jianpi pills, Qibao Meiran Dan, etc. under the guidance of a doctor.

   brittle hair. Dry hair becomes brittle and easy to break, especially the ends of long hair are prone to longitudinally split into filaments like feathers, which is called “brittle hair”. Except due to dry weather and frequent shampooing, it is often caused by yin deficiency and blood dryness. From the perspective of Chinese and Western medicine, this is also a signal that the body lacks calcium, iron, zinc, B vitamins, etc., resulting in malnutrition of the hair. It is recommended that this group of people usually do more scalp massage. The ten fingers of the scalp are comb-shaped. Massage the scalp from front to back. Do not use too much force. Two or three times a day for 5 minutes each time. This method can dredge the meridians of the head and regulate qi and blood. At the same time, take 2 jujubes, 2 walnuts, a small handful of black sesame and raisins every day as snacks. You can also make your own hair conditioner. The specific method is: take 50 grams of fresh purslane, mash it and wash your hair with half a basin of warm water, twice a week. In more serious cases, Shengmaiyin, Huangqijing oral liquid, American ginseng lozenges can be selected according to the syndrome.

   is late. Thinning and yellowing of the hair, which does not last for a long time, is called delayed onset. It is caused by natural weakness or acquired loss of nutrition. It is mostly manifested by insufficient blood. Traditional Chinese medicine often says, “In addition to blood, there are seedlings of the kidneys.” This means that insufficient blood and loss of kidney qi will inevitably lead to weakening of qi and blood and no prosperity. In this regard, in traditional Chinese medicine, Liuwei Dihuang Pills and Bazhen Ointment are commonly used in nursing care. You can also eat more black beans, black sesame seeds, walnuts, etc., and use diet therapy to nourish the kidneys and blood.

   loves knotting. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that thinning hair tips, easy knotting, and easy breakage during combing are one of the manifestations of spleen and stomach weakness. Such people are often accompanied by yellowish facial muscles and malnutrition. In daily life, you should eat more protein-rich foods, such as milk, eggs, soybeans, walnuts, peanuts, and sesame seeds. At the same time, the diet should be moderate, eat more mung beans, lentils, loofah, coix seed, winter melon and other foods that have the effect of invigorating the spleen and dehumidification. People with spleen and stomach disagreement should not eat cold, fat and sweet food, and stay away from strong alcoholic tea. Proprietary Chinese medicines can be used for syndrome differentiation, such as Jianpi Pills, Xiangshayangwei Pills, Baohe Pills, and Wumei Pills. ▲

Three herbal teas to relieve eye discomfort

  Editor’s note: The eye is the most important organ of the human senses. About half of the knowledge and memory in the brain are acquired through the eye, and everyone should protect it Good it. As we age, the eyes, like other organs, will also suffer from problems such as meibinitis, keratitis, conjunctivitis, floaters, and cataracts. Here, three medicinal teas are recommended to relieve eye discomfort, and readers can use them symptomatically.

  Dandelion and light bamboo leaves eliminate stymi

   sty, also called hordeolitis, is a common acute purulent inflammation of the eyelid glands and eyelash hair follicles. The patient showed local redness and pain of the eyelid, induration, burning sensation, and even painful refusal to press, redness of the white of the eye, or swelling of the eyelid, dry mouth and thirst, burning and yellow urine, constipation, red tongue and yellow coating.

  Patients can take this medicated tea regularly: take 5 grams of dried dandelion, 5 grams of pale bamboo leaves, 5 grams of honeysuckle, and 3 grams of dried tangerine peel. After washing the four herbs, put them into a cup of water, add boiling water, and simmer for 20 minutes. Drink after warming, and can be brewed repeatedly until tasteless. You can also use a clean towel to soak the tea and apply heat to the affected area for 15 minutes each time, 1-2 times a day. In the prescription, dried dandelion belongs to the liver and stomach meridian, which can clear heat and detoxify, reduce swelling and dispel stagnation, relieve dampness and dampness, clear liver and improve eyesight; light bamboo leaves clear heat and relieve fire, relieve irritability, quench thirst, diuresis and relieve leaching; honeysuckle clears heat, detoxification, and evacuate Wind-heat; Tangerine peel regulates qi and invigorates the spleen, removes dampness and reduces phlegm. Combining the four flavors has the effects of clearing away heat, purging fire, detoxification and reducing swelling. The sooner you drink it, the better the effect.

   Be careful not to eat fried and spicy foods during illness. If the skin is not ulcerated, apply warm compresses. Otherwise, warm compresses should not be used to prevent the infection from getting worse. In addition, do not squeeze the affected area with your hands, otherwise it may cause the spread of sepsis and a serious situation. ▲

  Nepeta frutescensAuxiliary treatment of keratitis

  Keratitis is a common inflammatory disease in ophthalmology. Infection, corneal foreign body or abrasion, eye contact with contaminated medicine or water, or chronic wasting diseases such as diabetes and malnutrition can easily cause this disease. The patient’s affected eyes will have symptoms such as photophobia, tearing, foreign body sensation, and redness, accompanied by sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, dry mouth, chills and fever, red tongue, and thin yellow coating.

Patients with    keratitis can often take this tea: take 10 grams of Nepeta, 5 grams of Nepeta, 5 grams of peppermint, 5 grams of Daqingye, 10 grams of Isatis indigotica. Combine Nepeta, Daqingye and Isatis indigotica together Put it in a health pot or a medicine pot, soak in cold water for 30 minutes, boil for 20 minutes, add mint and nepeta ears, and cook together for another 10 minutes. Let it warm and drink. “Compendium of Materia Medica” records that Nepeta ears can “dissipate wind and heat, clear the boss, relieve throat, reduce sores and swelling, cure items, and black flowers in the eyes (floating mosquitoes).” Sores; Cranberry can treat symptoms such as headache, dizziness, red eyes and excessive tears, eye pain, gingival swelling and pain, dampness and contracture; peppermint is a sweating antipyretic medicine, which can cure influenza, headache, eye Symptoms such as redness, body heat, swelling and pain in the throat and gums; Daqingye can clear heat and detoxify, cool blood and reduce spots; Isatis root has the effects of clearing heat and detoxification, cooling blood and relieving pharynx. Several medicines are shared, which can clear the liver, improve eyesight, expel wind and heat.

   This medicated tea can be used with eye drops, but if the affected eye has blurred vision, decreased vision, unbearable pain and other symptoms, you need to go to the hospital immediately to avoid delaying the condition. ▲

  Dendrobium wolfberry relieves floaters

   floaters are more common in myopia patients and the elderly. There are dark shadows in front of one or both eyes of the patient, which are linear, dotted, filamentous or lumpy, accompanied by long-term visual fatigue, dry eyes, dizziness, tinnitus, waist and knee weakness, spermatorrhea and uterine bleeding, and thin tongue, etc. symptom.

  Patients can use the following to make tea: take 10 grams of dendrobium, 10 grams of wolfberry, 10 grams of salvia, 10 grams of yam, put the four flavors into a health pot or pot, and simmer for 20 minutes on low heat after the water is boiled, instead of tea. . In the prescription, Dendrobium has the effects of nourishing body fluid, nourishing yin and clearing away heat. It is often used for symptoms such as fever and body fluid injury, dry mouth and polydipsia, insufficient stomach yin, yin deficiency and fire, skeletal steaming heat, dark eyes, soft muscles and bones; Lycium barbarum invigorates deficiency and essence, clears heat and improves eyesight; Danshen has the effects of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, clearing the heart and eliminating annoyance, cooling blood and eliminating carbuncle; Chinese yam invigorates the spleen, nourishes the lung, strengthens the kidney and nourishes the essence. Combination of four flavors can nourish liver and kidney, promote blood circulation and improve eyesight.

   The floaters mentioned here do not include vitreous hemorrhage caused by hemorrhage of the fundus or vitreous opacity caused by intraocular inflammation such as uveitis. In addition, dendrobium is sticky and it is difficult to dissolve the active ingredients in hot water. It is best to cut it and cook for at least 20 minutes. ▲

Massaging your legs during menopause can prevent lower limbs from aging

  When women reach menopause, due to the reduction of estrogen, especially in the 5 years after menopause, they will lose 3% to 5% of bone density every year. After 5 years, the bone density may be reduced by 25%, so there may be bone mass. The problem of looseness. Back pain is the earliest symptom of osteoporosis, which is often confined to a certain part and may spread throughout the body.

   For women with menopause or ovariectomized menopause, the problem of osteoporosis is mainly related to the sudden decrease in estrogen synthesis. At this time, the activity of osteoclasts in women’s body increases, the activity of osteoblasts decreases, and the amount of synthetic bone decreases. Western medicine often recommends supplementing soy isoflavones or estrogen. Soybeans are also rich in protein and estrogen, which can help prevent osteoporosis.

   Chinese medicine believes that the kidney governs the bones, and the nourishment of kidney qi comes from the spleen and stomach. After the spleen and stomach complete the digestion of food, the large intestine absorbs water and calcium and other salt substances from the residue. Only through the operation of the body can it enter the bone marrow and increase bone mass. Therefore, regulation of spleen and stomach functions and strengthening of kidney qi will contribute to the enhancement of bone quality.

   Menopausal women can massage their legs more often, because there are spleen meridians, stomach meridians, and kidney meridians on the upper legs, which can promote qi and blood flow and improve circulation of the lower limbs; press the Yongquan point in the heart of the feet to nourish kidney water , The function of reducing yin and fire, and can relieve the nerves. Before and after the massage, if you soak your feet in warm water at a temperature of about 38°C to 40°C for 15 minutes, it will help regulate the blood qi of the body and prevent the aging of the lower limbs.

To cook traditional Chinese medicine, do you choose the right equipment for boiling medicine in your home?

   Compared with the decoction in the hospital, taking the Chinese medicine home and boiling it is indeed a bit more troublesome, but it can be cooked more delicately. However, in the process of boiling Chinese medicine, in addition to mastering the decoction methods such as first and second decoctions, it is also very important to choose the right equipment for boiling the medicine. The Chief Chinese Pharmacist Zhao Zhihui of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine will teach you how to choose.

  Avoid iron, copper, aluminum, tin, etc.

  【Iron pot】The chemical properties of iron are unstable. During the decoction process, it is easy to chemically change with the tannins, oils, alkaloids, coumarins and other ingredients contained in traditional Chinese medicine, which affects the efficacy of the medicine, and even the liquid It is green and black with astringent and fishy smell.

  【Copper pot】

   (1) The general copper pot is an alloy composed of copper and zinc. Studies have found that the general copper pot decoction can detect trace amounts of copper ions. Copper ions will promote the oxidation of unsaturated carbon chain oils and vitamins A, C, D and other components in traditional Chinese medicine, and lose their biological activity. It will cause irritation and toxicity to the mucous membrane, so ordinary copperware is not an ideal decocting utensil.

   (2) Red copper is a simple substance of copper, with a melting point of 1083°C, no allotropic transformation, and the mass of the same volume is about 15% heavier than ordinary steel. Because of its relatively stable physical and chemical properties, the copper pot made of red copper is one of the commonly used utensils for making paste recipes. But the disadvantage is that the price is higher.

  [Aluminum pot] It is not resistant to strong acids and alkalis. Aluminum ions can be detected in the decoction of pH1~2 or pH10, which may even aggravate certain diseases caused by high aluminum content in the body.

  Yi casserole, ceramic pot, stainless steel pot, etc.

  【Casserole】Uniform heat transfer, stable chemical properties, and low water evaporation. But it also has the small shortcomings of many pores and textures, easy to absorb various pharmaceutical ingredients and odor.

  【Ceramic pot, enamelware】It is not easy to stick to the pot and will not chemically react with the active ingredients of Chinese medicine. It is easy to clean and will not leave medicinal smell. It has the function of keeping fresh and is a good decoction device.

  【Stainless steel pot】It has the characteristics of fast heat transfer, acid and alkali resistance, corrosion resistance, and long service life. It is the basis of a modern multifunctional Chinese medicine decoction device.

  [Automatic Chinese Medicine Pot] The automatic decocting pot currently available on the market is designed with a microcomputer to monitor automatic decocting, preventing boiling overflow, automatic heat preservation, and equipped with civil fire and military fire. In addition to being used for decocting, it can also be used Use it to boil water, stew tonics, make soup, etc. It adopts separate heating, the electric heating device is designed outside the inner tank, and the structure is compact. It is also a good decoction appliance. However, it is worth noting that after decoction of the medicine, the heat preservation function should not be used, and the liquid medicine should be poured out in time to prevent the liquid medicine from sucking back. (Yangcheng Evening News reporter Chen Hui, correspondent Zhang Qiuxia)

Always hot and cold in the body

  Beijing Geriatrics Hospital Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine Director Li Fangling Dr. Li Jinhui

   Is there often such a situation around me: in the same place, under the same temperature, some people wear sweaters and scarves, while others wear short sleeves, which seem very uncoordinated. After the winter, the weather is getting colder and colder, but some people always feel hot and dry. From the perspective of Chinese medicine, I always feel that the dryness and heat may be caused by body cold.

   Chinese medicine believes that cold belongs to yin and heat belongs to yang, and the body’s excess cold pathogens can make the yin and yang qi incompatible. The yin and cold live alone in the body, isolating yang and heat from the body. The ice cellars are average and belong to the “True Winter Holiday Heat”. Such people will have a hot head but no burning sensation in the limbs, chest and abdomen, dry mouth and like to drink warm water. Similar to this, there is “high heat and low cold”, which manifests as sweating on the head or chest, dry mouth and cold drink, sores on the mouth and tongue, but the lower body is very afraid of cold, so I put on long trousers early. In fact, these are caused by kidney yang deficiency. Kidney Yang is the root of Yang Qi, like a stove in life, living underneath and warming the whole body. The highest position of the head and face, the most difficult to be moisturized by water, easy to get angry, and symptoms of dry eyes, dry mouth, and dry throat appear, showing a kind of “hot”. Although the disease is on the top, it is caused by the deficiency of the kidney yang in the lower part of the body.

   How to deal with “True Winter Holiday Heat” and “Upper Hot and Lower Cold”? 1. Qingshang warms down, ignites fire and returns to Yuan. It is recommended to take Jiaotai Pills (Coptidis 6g + Cinnamon 1g). Coptidis can reduce the fire, and cinnamon can induce fire and return to the origin. It is suitable for upset, insomnia and oral ulcers caused by inflammation of the heart. You can also take Zuojin Pills (Coptis 6g + Evodiae 1g). Coptidis has the effect of clearing liver fire. Evodia can cause fire down. It is suitable for acid reflux, stomachache, toothache, high blood pressure caused by liver fire invading the stomach and stomach fire. Problems such as dizziness. At the same time, you can also grind the fine powder of Evodia japonicus (1 g) with vinegar (appropriate amount), mix well, and apply the Yongquan acupoint. This method also has the effect of igniting the fire. 2. Adhere to warm water to soak your feet every day. It is recommended to add some safflower, wormwood and other herbs that warm the meridian and dispel cold and activate blood in the water. 3. Pay attention to a balanced diet, avoid overeating spicy, fatty, sweet, and fried foods, and appropriate amount of seafood; use herbal medicine instead of tea for syndrome differentiation, and recommend a prescription: appropriate amount of wolfberry and chrysanthemum, and make tea. The effect of this side on supplementing the lower qing is very good.

   In addition, some people may not have the problem of cold-heat disorder, but they still feel hot and dry. This situation may be related to emotions, and it should be treated with happy and refreshing methods. Usually, you can press more acupoints such as Shaochong and Shenmen, and you can choose Yangxin Decoction (Astragalus, Codonopsis, Atractylodes, Poria, Zhigancao, Suanzaoren, Baiziren, etc.) for decoction, but it is best to consult a doctor before using it. constitution.

Don’t do these things in winter

   Don’t get up too hard

   When people sleep, their blood pressure is relatively low. When they wake up, their blood pressure will rise rapidly. Especially in some hypertensive patients with morning peaks, getting up too fast or too violently may cause a sudden increase in blood pressure and cause brain damage. Serious diseases such as blood vessel rupture. There are also some hypertensive patients who have vascular dyskinesia due to arteriosclerosis and other reasons. If the body position changes too fast, it is prone to orthostatic hypotension, insufficient blood supply to the brain, and dizziness or fainting. It is recommended to stick to the “221” principle when waking up, that is, when you just wake up, open your eyes and lie down in bed for 2 minutes, sit for 2 minutes after getting up, and sit by the bed and wait 1 minute before getting up and moving.

  Don’t blindly get up early and do morning exercises

  The temperature difference between indoor and outdoor is gradually increasing in autumn and winter. Some people go out for morning exercises at four or five o’clock. At this time, people are easily stimulated by the cold, which makes the already high blood pressure rise faster in the morning, thereby increasing the possibility of cerebrovascular accidents. It is recommended that you schedule your exercise time around 4 pm. Aerobics, Tai Chi, and brisk walking are all good exercise methods. Blindly over-exercising may also induce cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events.

  Don’t force a bowel movement

  Strong defecation will increase intra-abdominal pressure, increase oxygen consumption, increase the heart rate, and increase the burden on the heart. Especially for patients with stroke and heart disease, the sudden onset of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases can be induced by constipation and forced defecation with holding their breath. Therefore, don’t “compete” during defecation, and don’t force it if you can’t get out.

  Don’t wash your hair in the winter morning

   It is also not advisable to wash your hair before going out in the morning, especially in the cold winter, because the hair is not dried and the pores on the head are open, it is easy to suffer from wind cold, and people who are mild will also suffer from colds and headaches. If this is often the case, it may also cause pain in large and small joints and even muscle paralysis.

   If you have the habit of washing your hair at night or in the morning, be sure to wipe it dry before going to bed or dry it before going out. Ladies must pay attention to dry their body and hair after taking a shower, to avoid cold pathogens and moisture from getting in, so as not to suffer from headaches, neck and back pain, and even cause some gynecological diseases.

   I want to bake it when I am frozen

  The hands and feet are frozen, and it seems like it should be heated, but it is not advisable. Long-term exposure of hands and feet in winter will cause vasoconstriction and reduced blood flow. At this time, if you immediately use fire to bake it, it will paralyze the blood vessels and lose contractility, resulting in arterial congestion, telangiectasia, enhanced permeability, and local congestion. The mild form of frostbite, the severe form of tissue necrosis. Therefore, the frozen hands and feet can only be gently rubbed to make them slowly return to normal temperature.

  I want to lick dry lips, I can’t lick it

   My lips are dry, so I can’t lick it with my tongue to increase moisture. Because saliva is secreted by the salivary glands to moisturize the mouth and digest food, it contains substances such as amylase, which is relatively viscous. Licking on the lips is like putting on a layer of paste. After the wind blows, the water evaporates and the amylase sticks to the lips, which makes it dry even more, and even causes the lips to rupture and bleed, causing suppurative infection. Therefore, when your lips are chapped, you can wash them off with hot water, apply a layer of balsam or glycerin, drink more boiled water, and eat more vegetables and fruits.

   Eat less ginger

   As the saying goes, “Eat radish in winter and ginger in summer, without a doctor’s prescription.” In winter, due to the dry climate, the air lacks moisture and humidity, and people change with the natural environment, so the human body also lacks moisture. And ginger is hot, and it loses a lot of water during cooking, which speeds up blood circulation. After eating, it is easy to get angry and increase dryness, which will cause harm to our human body. When choosing radish when eating, it can eliminate grains, eliminate phlegm addiction, relieve cough, relieve thirst, and promote the vitality of the viscera. Because radish belongs to soil, it is in the middle according to the five elements of Chinese medicine, which benefits the spleen and stomach, and benefits the qi. Therefore, in winter, you need to eat less ginger instead of radish, which can prevent diseases and benefit your health.

To prevent stomach injury in autumn and winter, you might as well drink a cup of clove warm stomach tea

  After the beginning of winter, the weather in Guangzhou has gradually entered the most comfortable “autumn cool” time of the year, but the temperature difference between day and night is large. Many, the stomach and intestines are prone to spasm and contraction; and as the weather turns cooler, people’s appetite is strong, the burden on the stomach and intestines increases, and it is easy to cause stomach problems.

   Wang Xuechuan, the attending Chinese physician in the Department of Spleen and Stomach Diseases, Guangzhou Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, reminded that special attention should be paid to keeping the stomach warm at the turn of autumn and winter. “Tea” is used to warm the middle and dispel cold, promote qi to relieve pain, and prevent the stomach from hurting the stomach during autumn cooling.

   Ding has a pungent fragrance, warm in nature, and belongs to the spleen and stomach meridian. It not only can warm the middle and dispel cold and relieve pain, but also is especially good at reducing nitric acid and relieving vomiting. It is an important medicine for treating deficiency, cold and vomiting. Modern pharmacology suggests that it can promote gastric juice secretion, anti-ulcer, anti-diarrhea, and anti-hypoxia effects.

   Amomum villosum is pungent, warm in nature, and belongs to the spleen, stomach, and kidney meridian. Function to relieve dampness and appetite, warm the spleen and relieve diarrhea. Modern pharmacology suggests that Amomum villosum has the effects of anti-ulcer, inhibiting gastric acid secretion and enhancing intestinal motility.

  Lilac warming stomach tea

   Ingredients: 3 grams of cloves, 5 grams of Amomum, 2 slices of ginger.

   Method: Put the above three kinds of medicine into a teapot, soak in boiling water to replace the tea. Or add 300ml of water and fry to 150ml, take it after meal.

   Efficacy: warming the middle and dispelling cold, promoting qi and relieving pain, reducing Ni and relieving nausea.

   Taboo: Suitable for patients with cold pain, abdominal distension, hiccups and vomiting due to cold. Insufficient stomach yin or heat accumulation in the spleen and stomach should not be used. (If the symptoms are not relieved after taking, be sure to seek medical attention in time)

   (Yangcheng Evening News reporter Yu Yanhong, correspondent Gao Sande)

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