Expert interviewed: Dai Xingping, deputy chief physician of the Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University
The weather turns cooler in autumn, and nature enters a transitional phase of “Yang disappears and Yin grows.” Correspondingly, the internal organs of the human body also change with nature-Yang Qi is inwardly absorbed. At this time, the body should not consume too much. Dai Xingping, deputy chief physician of the Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, said that the key to autumn health preservation is the word “receive.”
Diet: Constrict lung qi. The proper “harvest” diet means to eat less spicy and divergent products, such as chili, ginger, cinnamon, Chinese pepper, etc.; at the same time, avoid fat, sweet, thick and greasy products such as frying and barbecue, otherwise it is easy to produce damp heat, damage the spleen and stomach, and help “dryness”. “For abuse, aggravate autumn dryness. Autumn is less pungent and sour. You can eat more acidic foods such as grapes, pomegranates, grapefruits, hawthorns, and more white foods, such as lilies, lotus seeds, water chestnuts, almonds, white radishes, lotus roots, yams, pears, white fungus, etc. Rich product. The elderly are often prone to deficiency of qi and yin, and should avoid eating hot and tonic products. You can take Liuwei Dihuang Pills appropriately, or choose Ophiopogon, lily, sand ginseng and other products that nourish the lungs; those with heavier phlegm and dampness should Eat a light diet and do not eat greasy food; people with chronic respiratory diseases and skin diseases should avoid eating fish, shrimp, crabs, etc.; people with a cold stomach should avoid eating raw and cold, and pay attention to keeping the stomach warm.
Exercise: Convergence intensity. The coolness is obvious in the morning and evening in autumn. Generally, you sweat a lot during exercise. If you don’t pay attention, you will catch a cold. This season, the body’s yin essence and yang qi are in the stage of convergence and internal nourishment. Therefore, the amount of exercise should not be too large. It is better to relax and soften to prevent excessive sweating and yang depletion. Exercise should be “received”. It is best to choose easy and gentle activities with little activity, such as walking, yoga, Taijiquan, and Baduanjin.
Mood: Converge emotions. Chinese medicine believes that autumn corresponds to the lungs in the five internal organs, and the lungs are sorrowful. Therefore, in autumn, we must try to “harvest” a good mood, so as to achieve inner peace, tranquility, and mood. There is a saying in traditional Chinese medicine that “changing laughter and exchanging lungs” means that a regular smile can expand the chest, help spread lung qi and regulate emotions.
Work and rest: Converge sleep. Starting from the beginning of autumn, you should change your work and rest habits and go to bed as early as possible, especially for patients with high blood pressure, which belongs to the traditional Chinese medicine “surplus yang but insufficient yin”, so you must go to bed early to balance blood pressure with the help of natural laws. You can choose to sleep on your side as the main sleeping position, try not to open your mouth to breathe, in order to help the autumn harvest. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the best time to nourish the lungs is between 7 and 9 in the morning. Those who get up early can choose aerobic exercises such as jogging, Tai Chi, and Baduan Jin, which can strengthen lung function. (Our reporter Shan Qiwen)
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).
Someone died of a “pulmonary embolism” caused by a long-term flight on a holiday? That’s true! Xu Yinji, director of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at the Dade Road General Hospital of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, reminded that the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays are coming soon. Long-distance travel should avoid sitting for a long time and get up and move more. Sitting and playing games and watching dramas have the same health risks; having dinner together, eat less greasy food; people who smoke and become obese should try their best to change their lifestyles.
“Airplane legs” can also bring blood clots?
Xu Yinji said that human blood contains substances that form thrombus. When blood vessels are damaged, blood flow slows down, or blood is too thick, thrombus may occur. In Xiao Li’s case, sitting for a long time caused the blood flow to slow down and thrombosis formed in the lower limbs. When the blood vessel is damaged, thrombosis can prevent the blood flow from flowing continuously, which is a protective mechanism of the body itself. However, if the thrombus “travels” in the body with the blood flow after it falls off, the blood vessels in the lungs will cause pulmonary embolism, and asthma and cyanosis will occur. In severe cases, life may be threatened.
Who are prone to blood clots? Xu Yinji said that people who cause vascular damage, slow blood flow, or increase the viscosity of the blood itself are prone to thrombosis. The following categories of people need special attention:
①People with vascular injury caused by trauma, fracture, surgery, and vascular endothelial injury caused by vascular inflammation;
②People whose blood flow is slowed down by long-term sitting, lying down, and lack of lower limbs;
③ Pregnant women, postpartum, elderly, obese, smokers, and cancer patients have increased blood viscosity, and they are also prone to thrombosis. The use of long-term contraceptives and hemostatic drugs will also increase the viscosity of blood. In addition, some congenital diseases lead to groups with thick blood.
How to prevent thrombosis?
Although the thrombosis is fierce, most people are not afraid to prevent it in place. Xu Yinji said that for the general population, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding smoking and sitting for a long time is the key to prevention.
For patients with traumatic fractures or who need to use contraceptives and hemostatic drugs, they need to regulate their medication under the guidance of physicians and move their lower limbs within an appropriate range; patients with congenital blood coagulation, tumors, and vasculitis should See a doctor in time and regularly, if necessary, long-term use of anticoagulant drugs.
(Yangcheng Evening News reporter Lin Qingqing, correspondent Song Liping, Jing Yuting)
China News Online, October 8th (Chen Jing and Xu Lanqing) In recent years, China’s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases have become increasingly younger. As the weather changes during the season, many patients go to the hospital for treatment due to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Cardiology expert Song He said in an interview with reporters on the 8th that some weather-sensitive patients are prone to blood pressure fluctuations when the season changes, and some patients are more likely to experience physical discomfort due to overwork during long vacations.
On that day, in the outpatient clinic of the hospital, 50-year-old Ms. Li told reporters that during the long vacation, she visited relatives and friends and traveled. Sometimes she forgot to take antihypertensive drugs on time when she was busy. I woke up these two mornings and felt dizzy and exhausted. Song He said that during the festival, people are busy traveling, gathering relatives and friends, which disrupts the original routine and schedule of work and rest, which can easily lead to an increase in blood pressure.
October 8th is National Hypertension Day. This year’s theme is “Knowing blood pressure over 18 years old”, and the focus is on promoting regular self-monitoring of blood pressure by adults 18 years and over. It is reported that there are also young people among the patients who have been to the hospital for hypertension and other treatments in the past two days. Xiao Du has been dizzy and swollen recently, and has not been relieved. When he went to the hospital for examination, he found that his low pressure reached 100mmHg and was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Xiao Du was surprised that he had high blood pressure. In his impression, high blood pressure was only related to the elderly.
After inquiring, the doctor learned that during the National Day holiday, Xiao Du had irregular work and rest. He often stayed up all night to play games, eat high-calorie food, smoke, and rarely exercise, which led to physical problems. “There are more and more young people suffering from high blood pressure,” Song He said. Many people feel that they are still young and rarely pay attention to blood pressure problems. They don’t care about their unscientific and unhealthy life and eating habits, even if they are unwell. I would never have thought that there was a problem with blood pressure. The expert said that young people need to develop scientific and healthy living habits.
52-year-old Aunt Wang has been suffering from high blood pressure for 8 years. She usually relies on drugs to control her blood pressure. However, before the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday, she felt uncomfortable. She went to the outpatient department of the Cardiovascular Specialty Hospital to take her blood pressure, which was as high as 180/100mmHg. How is this going? It turns out that Aunt Wang likes sweets very much, especially sweet moon cakes. Around the Mid-Autumn Festival, Aunt Wang did not resist the “temptation” of all kinds of moon cakes and ate a lot. Song He said that patients with high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and other diseases should not eat too much moon cakes. Moon cakes are high in sodium. Eating too much can easily lead to an increase in blood pressure. The sugar and rich oils in moon cakes can increase blood viscosity, which can easily lead to cardiac ischemia, and may induce myocardial infarction in severe cases.
The golden autumn is coming, and the weather is getting colder. Song He said that hypertensive patients should pay attention to blood pressure fluctuations to avoid acute increase in blood pressure caused by emotional agitation, causing cerebral hemorrhage, stroke and other cerebrovascular accidents. Patients with coronary heart disease should pay special attention to cold and warm, light diet, and quit smoking, so as not to cause angina or even myocardial infarction. (End)
In the Lingnan region where “hot once a year, hot once a year”, the weather has also started to gradually cool down. Ye Yan, director of the Pulmonary Diseases (Respiratory) Department of the Chinese Medicine Hospital Affiliated to Guangzhou Medical University, reminded that at this time the air is dry, the yang is gradually receding, and it changes from dampness to dryness and from warm to cold. Particular attention should be paid to nourishing yin and moisturizing dryness, and strengthening health.
Go to bed early and get up early to adapt to Yang Qi and relax
After autumn, the natural yang gradually turns to converge until it is sealed in winter. Therefore, compared with summer, the daily routine should be adjusted accordingly, and it is necessary to lie down and get up early. Lying early in order to conform to the collection of yin essence, to nourish “recover” qi, and get up early to conform to the relaxation of yang qi, so that lung qi can be stretched.
Autumn exercise focuses on replenishing the lungs and moisturizing dryness, such as practicing vomiting and nagong, tapping the teeth and moisturizing the throat and fluid, while climbing, jogging, walking, playing ball, swimming, and taking a cold bath; or practicing Wu Qin Xi, Tai Chi, and doing Baduanjin, practicing aerobics, etc. At the same time, keep warm and be careful to catch cold.
Put more soup for lungs in your diet
Yang Yang in spring and summer, Yin in autumn and winter. Generally speaking, the sun gradually decreases between the heavens and the earth in autumn, and the weather is dry. Autumn is golden, and the five internal organs are combined with the lungs, so the lungs are the most vulnerable to injury in autumn. The lungs are combined with the fur, so it is prone to symptoms such as dry lips, itchy nose, dry throat, and cough.
In the Lingnan region, the “dryness” of Bailu is “warm dryness”, and the “dryness” of the autumnal equinox is cool dryness. Therefore, in terms of diet, pay attention to eating more warm, sour, sweet and nourishing yin foods, such as lotus root, pears, sugar cane, white fungus, chrysanthemums, etc. At the same time, try to eat less pungent products such as onions, ginger, and peppers to prevent the effects of autumn dryness. . In autumn, you can boil moisturizing soup, such as polygonatum lily and pig lean meat soup, tangerine peel water duck and radish soup, corn peanut raw fish soup, shatian pomelo flower pig liver soup, fig white crucian carp soup, bawang honey jujube pork soup, honey grapefruit tea And so on are the products of family health.
The folk proverb in our country is “tonic in autumn and winter, and start spring to fight tigers”. There is a custom of “sticking autumn fat” in both the north and the south. Ye Yan reminded that timely, appropriate, and appropriate tonic can make the body stronger and enhance disease resistance, especially for patients with many chronic diseases, such as obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, asthma and other chronic pulmonary diseases, under reasonable control On the basis of blood sugar, adequate intake of protein and other nutrients can be increased in autumn to provide sufficient energy for pulmonary function recovery. (Yangcheng Evening News reporter Yu Yanhong, correspondent Li Ziran and Liang Yiyin)
The elderly should correctly understand aging, establish a positive outlook on aging, acquire health knowledge and skills through scientific and authoritative channels, and carefully choose health care products and home medical devices. At the same time, it is necessary to continuously strengthen self-care awareness, learn self-monitoring knowledge, master self-management skills, early detection and standard treatment of diseases, which is of great significance to improve the quality of life of the elderly and reduce the burden of care on the family and society.
●Reasonable diet, balanced nutrition. Elderly people should eat regularly and quantitatively. The daily food variety should include grains, cereals, miscellaneous beans and potatoes (matching coarse and fine), animal food, vegetables, fruits, milk and dairy products, and nuts, etc., control cooking oil And salt intake. It is recommended that the elderly have three meals and two o’clock. The energy distribution of three meals a day is about 30% for breakfast, about 40% for lunch, and about 30% for dinner, plus one snack or fruit in the morning and afternoon.
● Exercise moderately and proceed gradually. It is best for the elderly to choose mild to moderate sports according to their own conditions and hobbies, such as brisk walking, jogging, swimming, dancing, Tai Chi and so on. 10 to 11 in the morning and 3 to 5 in the afternoon are the best exercise time, and each exercise time is 30 to 60 minutes.
●Quit smoking early and limit alcohol consumption. The sooner you quit smoking, the better. If you drink alcohol, you should limit it, avoid drinking strong alcohol above 45 degrees, and avoid alcohol abuse.
●Keep a good sleep. It’s best to take a lunch break for about 1 hour a day. If you have trouble falling asleep for a long time or have severe snoring and apnea, you should seek medical attention in time.
●Regular self-monitoring of blood pressure. You should rest for 5 minutes before the test to avoid emotional agitation, fatigue, smoking, and holding back your urine. Measure twice each time, with an interval of 1 minute, and take the average of the two times. Patients with hypertension self-test their blood pressure at least 3 times a day (1 time each in the morning, noon, and evening). Be wary of the morning peak of blood pressure to prevent myocardial infarction and stroke; at the same time, avoid low blood pressure, especially hypotension caused by improper medication.
● Regularly monitor blood sugar. Elderly people should monitor blood glucose once every 1 to 2 months, not only fasting blood glucose, but also blood glucose 2 hours after a meal. When the blood sugar of diabetic patients is stable, monitor blood sugar at least 1 to 2 times a week.
●Prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The elderly should maintain a healthy lifestyle and control risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Such as controlling excessive intake of oil and salt, exercising moderately, maintaining a good sleep, regular physical examinations, early detection of early symptoms of coronary heart disease and stroke, and timely treatment.
●Pay attention to the early symptoms of stroke and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Once the elderly are found to have sudden weakness or numbness on one side of their face or limbs, hemianopia, poor speech, dizziness with nausea, vomiting, diplopia and other symptoms, they must dial “120” and send them to a qualified hospital urgently.
●Pay attention to the decline of audiovisual functions. Avoid picking your ears casually; drink less strong tea and coffee; strictly grasp the indications for the application of ototoxic drugs (such as gentamicin, streptomycin, etc.); and strive for a relatively quiet living environment. Check your eyesight regularly, and see a doctor if your eyesight has decreased.
●Pay attention to oral health care. Adhere to gargle after meals, brush your teeth in the morning and evening, and use dental floss or toothpicks reasonably; perform oral inspections every six months to repair cavities in time; insert missing teeth in time to restore chewing function as soon as possible.
●Prevent falls. Over 90% of fractures in the elderly are caused by falls. Normally, you should maintain moderate exercise, wear appropriate glasses to improve your eyesight, avoid going out alone and crowded environments, place items indoors regularly, increase lighting, and keep the ground dry and flat.
●Prevent bone and joint diseases and prevent osteoporosis. Pay attention to keeping the knee joint warm, avoid excessive physical exercise, try to go down the stairs as little as possible, and control the weight to reduce the pressure on the joints of the lower limbs. Increase sun exposure time. Promote a balanced diet rich in calcium, low salt and appropriate amount of protein, and increase bone strength through moderate exercise such as walking or running.
●Prevent stress urinary incontinence. Pay attention to changes in behavior and lifestyle habits that increase abdominal pressure, such as standing for a long time, squatting, weight-bearing, chronic coughing, and constipation.
●Prevent the occurrence and development of Alzheimer’s disease. Most of Alzheimer’s disease starts after 65 years of age, and it mainly manifests as continuous memory, language, visual space and personality changes. Once the elderly have obvious early symptoms such as memory loss and recent forgetting, they should seek medical treatment as soon as possible to prevent or delay the occurrence and development of Alzheimer’s disease.
●Reasonable medication. It is necessary to strictly follow the doctor’s instructions for medication, master the indications and contraindications, and avoid repeated medications and multiple medications. Do not abuse antibiotics, sedative sleep drugs, anesthetics, anti-inflammatory analgesics, antiarrhythmic drugs, cardiotonic drugs, etc. Do not use “secret prescriptions”, “recipes”, “experimented prescriptions”, “new medicines”, “foreign medicines” and so on easily.
●Regular physical examination. The elderly actively participate in the census organized by the government and large hospitals, and attach great importance to the early warning signs of cancer such as abnormal lumps, intestinal bleeding, weight loss, etc. If abnormalities are found, they should go to a cancer specialist hospital for treatment. Early detection and early intervention of chronic diseases, and effective intervention measures to reduce disease risks. Keep complete medical records.
● Carry a health emergency card when you go out. Basic information such as name, home address, work unit, contact information of family members, etc. are indicated on the card, what diseases are affected, what may happen and the points of simple first aid on the spot, if necessary, indicate the request to contact the vehicle, escort the hospital, etc .
There are always people around us who are particularly afraid of the cold. Even in the autumn tiger season, others are sweating profusely and can’t wait for the 24-hour air-conditioning to stop, but these people feel very cold when they blow the fan, and even more so Don’t dare to turn on the air conditioner, you will catch a cold if you are not careful. Guan Jingxian, the attending physician of the Treatment Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, reminded that most of these people have yang deficiency physique. Then how to adjust the yang deficiency constitution, listen to the doctor’s advice.
What kind of yang deficiency are you?
Guan Jingxian introduced, generally speaking, the following symptoms mean that the body’s yang energy is weakened or damaged: often feel cold, limbs are not warm, easy to feel tired, face pale, lips pale; some people feel light mouth , Not thirsty, or like to drink hot water when thirsty.
In the viscera differentiation of TCM, yang deficiency is closely related to the heart, spleen, and kidney, and different organs have different characteristics. Heart-yang deficiency is usually accompanied by symptoms of palpitations and shortness of breath. People with deficiency of spleen yang often don’t want to move, eat less abdominal distension, have unrefined stools or become thin and unformed, and have incomplete digestion of vegetable residues. The Chinese medical term is called “finishing glutinous rice”. People with kidney-yang deficiency are prone to soreness in the waist and knees, coldness, cold limbs, usually more obvious in the lower limbs, or more nocturnal urination.
In addition, Yang Deficiency Syndrome can easily coexist with Qi Deficiency Syndrome. People with Qi Deficiency are usually prone to tiredness, fatigue, not wanting to speak, dizziness, and spontaneous sweating. Spontaneous sweating is sweating when you do not move or exercise lightly. Yang deficiency can also be manifested as symptoms of two organs or multiple organs appearing at the same time, or mixed with symptoms such as deficiency of yin and yang, qi and blood.
How to break yang deficiency?
To change the yang deficiency physique, conditioning is a long process. Experts give advice from all aspects of life:
[Less stay up late] The period from 9 pm to 3 am is the time for the body to store yang, so the more you sleep in this period, the more yang in your body will be. If you stay up late for a long time, it is easy to damage our yang energy. At the same time, getting up too late in the morning will also block the yang energy and prevent it from emitting. Getting up early refers to five or six in the morning.
Chinese medicine believes that sleep is a big tonic. The best time to go to bed and get up early is to go to bed at 9 o’clock in the evening, and the best time is from 5 or 6 o’clock in the morning. Urbanites cannot go to bed more than 23 o’clock at the latest, and wake up no more than 9 o’clock in the morning, otherwise, no matter how long you sleep, it will be useless. The Buyang section of the evening is from 21 o’clock to 3 o’clock in the morning. It’s really hard to do. You can try to get up early, wake up early to let the Yang Qi rise, and then sleep for about an hour, but you can’t get up more than 9 o’clock at the latest.
【Early wake up exercise】In the morning, when the Yang Qi rises, getting up early is good for the rise of Yang Qi. Chinese medicine says that if it is active, it produces yang. Exercise can invigorate our yang. For people with yang deficiency, exercise in the morning is more beneficial. People with yang deficiency are suitable for exercises that do not sweat too much; ordinary people do not have symptoms of yang deficiency, and it is better to do some exercises to sweat.
[More sun rays] People with yang deficiency should sunbathe properly, especially on the back, because we have the Governor Vessel on the back, which is the “sea of Yang Vessel”. In summer, facing the Du Channel at around nine o’clock in the morning can replenish our yang, and in autumn and winter, you can wait for the sun to warm up a little later.
[10-minute lunch break] It is recommended to take a lunch break for 10-15 minutes at noon.
[Don’t eat too much] Overeating for a long time can easily hurt the spleen and stomach. The spleen and stomach are our organs for biochemical qi and blood.
[Eat less cold drinks and cold food] If you eat a lot of cold drinks, ice cream, and herbal tea in summer, it is easy to bring a lot of cold air into the body, and the body will consume our yang energy to make a balance, so this summer season is the most vulnerable to yang Angry. People with yang deficiency eat less cold foods, and cold medicines are not suitable for long-term use. It is best to take them under the guidance of a doctor.
[Keep warm in air-conditioned rooms] Keep warm in air-conditioned rooms, especially the abdomen, lower back, and lower limbs. Pay attention to shawls, stockings, or cover your knees with a towel. Ladies wear navel dresses and miniskirts, and men wear shorts. Long-term blowing in the air-conditioned room can easily damage the yang energy.
[Eat yang foods appropriately] Choose foods that tonify yang, and ginger is the first choice. It can be used as a seasoning, or fresh ginger can be soaked in white vinegar, or you can choose spicy spices, such as chili, pepper, pepper, ginger, onion and garlic. People with yang deficiency can eat more appropriately. Meat can choose beef and mutton. People with yang deficiency can also eat mutton in summer to properly supplement yang. The premise is to see the degree of yang deficiency. If you feel bitter in the mouth after eating, you must consider whether you have identified the error syndrome yourself.
Vegetables can choose leek, onion, okra, pumpkin. People with kidney yang deficiency can eat cashew nuts, walnuts, pine nuts and so on. Fruits can be longan and cherries. You can make leek beef tongs, raw chestnut millet porridge, astragalus black chicken and red dates soup, and yam boiled lamb, all of which can be used as a medicinal diet for yang. At the same time, pay attention to eating more vegetables, to avoid excessive tonic and get angry. (Reporter Chen Hui, Correspondent Zhang Qiuxia)
The weather is getting colder, and many people will have cold hands and feet. Even if they drink hot water and wear more clothes, they still can’t get warm. This is more common among women, the elderly, and the infirm. Most people think that cold hands and feet are caused by “coldness”, so they choose to eat hot products such as beef and mutton, chili, ginger, longan and so on to warm up. Some people feel warm after eating, and their hands and feet are not so cold, but some people may backfire.
Chinese medicine believes that cold hands and feet belong to the category of “limbs”. “Treatise on Febrile Diseases” says: “Where the yin and yang are not connected together, they are called Jue.” It can be seen that the limb Jue is due to the loss of balance between the yin and yang qi and the inability to communicate with each other, causing the yang to fail to reach the warmth To. The limbs are also divided into cold and heat. Not all cold hands and feet are caused by yang deficiency. We need to treat it according to the symptoms and signs, and we must not blindly warm up.
The coldness of the hands and feet caused by cold syndrome is due to excess cold in the human body, declining yang, and stagnant cold in the meridians, which hinders the flow of qi and blood and cannot reach the extremities. Therefore, in addition to cold hands and feet, there are often symptoms such as aversion to cold, curling up, pale complexion, abdominal pain, vomiting, not thirst, slippery tongue coating, and fine pulse. Sini Decoction can be used for prevention and treatment to warm the middle and dispel cold. Fang Zhongsheng Aconite is a product of great heat. It can walk through the twelve meridians, warm and strengthen the Yuanyang, and restore the yang to save the adversity. Dry ginger has heat in nature, pungent taste, enters the heart, spleen, stomach, and lung meridians. Keeping the nature without leaving, warming the middle and dispelling the cold, helping the yang to promote the pulse; the roasted licorice can not only invigorate the qi and nourish the middle, cure the essence of deficiency and cold, but also relax the strong medicinal properties of dried ginger and aconite, and reconcile various drugs.
Heat Jue, that is, because the evil heat is deep in the body, blocking the yang qi, causing the yang qi to not reach the limbs and causing the hands and feet to cold. In addition to cold hands and feet, he often feels like cold drinks and aversion to heat, accompanied by polydipsia, dry mouth, yellow and red urine, red tongue, dry yellow fur, and strong pulse. Usually fever comes first, and hands and feet are cold behind. Jue is the target, and heat is the basis, that is, true heat and false cold syndrome with true heat inside and cold outside. At this time, Baihutang should be used to dilute the inside of the soup. Fangzhong gypsum has a strong cold, pungent and sweet taste, good at clearing heat, to control the heat of Yangming, and can quench thirst and alleviate trouble; Zhimu is cold, bitter and moist, can help gypsum to clear heat and produce fluid; japonica rice, sunburn Licorice and Chinese medicine can benefit the stomach, and can prevent plaster and anemarrhena’s severe cold from hurting the body. The compatibility of various medicines can help patients clear away heat, relieve troubles, produce body fluids and quench thirst. The extremity cold caused by the evil heat will be natural. Lifted.