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. You can lie down and sleep for a while, or meditate cross-legged with your eyes closed. Meditation is more conducive to the accumulation of yang in our body.
[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.