Health Preservation in Four Seasons:How to take care of yourself and away from dampness in spring.

How to take care of yourself and away from dampness in spring. ✵To help clients and TCM fans know better with the Common Knowledge of Health Preservation in TCM, there comes the online knowledge database in classified categories.

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 ✵The modern meaning of Health Preservation refers to the active physical and mental maintenance activities according to the law of human life process.Maintenance or Preservation refers to follow the law of life, through moderate exercise, plus external care and other means, so that the body function and external skin can rest and recuperate, restore due function, which is the first level of health; Cultivation, refers to the broadening of horizons, access to the heart, wide-ranging knowledge, through their own moral and quality of the practice and promotion, so that the body and mind could get a kind of rest and repair, to achieve the purpose of rest the mind and vitality; nourishment refers to the timely and appropriate people, follow the law of heaven and earth, the four seasons, with the appropriate food supplements, in order to nourish the conditioning of the whole body, to achieve the goal of better health and extending the year.

How to take care of yourself and away from dampness in spring.

 away from dampness in spring Introduction: The dampness is a pathogenic reason formed by body fluid can not be transported and distributed properly in the body. After the formation of dampness in the body, there will be some observable special manifestations, such as a body heavy, heavy and dizziness, chest tightness, abdominal distension, sticky mouth, sticky stool, cloudy urine, sticky secretions, fat tongue, and greasy tongue coating, even swelling, sores, rash exudation, joint swelling and so on.

 After the February, spring rain, warm and wet weather comes. In the "cold and warm" days, even the walls are "sweaty", and people tend to become tired and drowsy when they are attacked by moisture and dampness. Respiratory diseases, colds, gastrointestinal discomfort, and skin diseases also attack one by one.

Spring dampness traps the spleen and injures the liver.

 Spring and dampness Icon 02 Spring is coming, many people feel "sleepy in spring", feel the head and body are trapped and heavy, the limbs are lack of power, muscle acid swelling or tongue coating thick greasy, these symptoms are normally because of dampness. Many people do not take it seriously, always want to put up with the past. But is that ok?

  According to the records of the ancient works Huangdi Neijing(the Inner Canon) , the dampness is a disease, which can be divided into external dampness and internal dampness. The external dampness, mostly by the climate wet, or wet wading, damp and moisture of the liver circumstance and caused by other outside damp invasion of human body, common symptoms cold and fever, head swelling, head heavy, swelling limbs, body heavy and pain, mostly belong to the syndromes of the regions muscle and skin surface collaterals. The internal dampness is an internal pathological reason, which refers to the deficiency of spleen and kidney Yang, dysfunction of transportation and transformation, leading to stagnation of internal fluid and endogenous dampness and turbidity. Common symptoms are known as loss of appetite, abdominal distension, diarrhea, urine, yellowing face, swelling, etc.

  In spring, the weather is relatively humid, the air moisture content is higher, wet and dampness obstacle the Yang Qi of the spleen and stomach, causing the movement of blood and Qi movement not free, the meridians are obstacled. And spring is the season that liver Qi is dominant, the liver Qi is exuberant, the liver-viscus subjugating the spleen-viscus(wood restricting earth), as a result, the spleen and stomach cannot transform water and dampness very well, thus easy to cause water and dampness inside trapped. Attacked by the dampness of inside and wet of outside, the patient that feels body unwell in spring is naturally not a few but many. "Now there are more patients with internal and external wet. Some of them are physically weak elderly children and patients with chronic diseases. The function of spleen and stomach is poor, but the function of transforming water and humidity is not strong. In addition, the external moisture is heavy, so it is easy to feel the dampness. In addition, there are many young people who regard themselves as strong enough to drink cold water, live carelessly, or wade in the rain, resulting in external dampness." TCM herbalists believe that damp pathogen has the characteristic of sticky, so the cold with a dampness pathogen is more difficult to treat than the common cold.

Five signs of moisture and dampness in the morning.

 Spring Dampness Signs Icon 01 Get up in the morning and pay attention to five tips in details. Details such as watching your stools in the toilet or feel sick when brushing your teeth are symptoms of health problems.

 ✵Self-measurement of the dampness in the body Tips 01: wake up to see the feeling.

  If you wake up every morning and feeling particularly tired, faint and dizziness, tired and lack of spirit or sense like wearing wet clothes, not fresh and lazy to move, then the body is very likely troubled with dampness and moisture.

 Spring Dampness Signs Icon 02 ✵Self-measurement of the dampness in the body Tips 02: check the stool.

  After the early morning defecation, if it is convenient, better observe your stools, stick to closestool, one box water flush out and still not clean? Inconvenient to observe the toilet, can also observe toilet paper, normally one or two sheets of paper are enough, if three or five sheets of paper repeatedly wipe still not clean, that means dampness in the body. In addition, the color and shape of the stool can also help to determine whether there is dampness in the body.

 Spring Dampness Signs Icon 02 A normal stool is a banana shape, but few people have this healthy stool these days. When there is dampness in the body, the stool is blue or cyan in color, loose soft and unformed. In a long period, the toxin that stools inside produces accumulates to stay in the body, and diseases of clusters will break out.

 Spring Dampness Signs Icon 03 ✵Self-measurement of the dampness in the body Tips 03: observe the tongue coating.

 "The tongue is the seedling of the heart-viscus and is the outside of the spleen." the tongue is a sensitive reflection of our physical condition. Take a few seconds out before you brush your teeth and look at your tongue in the mirror. Healthy tongue color pink and moist, there is a coating on the health tongue, thin white and clean, dry and wet moderate, not slippery not dry. If the tongue doesn't meet these criteria, there's something wrong with the body's function. If the tongue coating is white and thick, look slippery and wet, then there is cold inside; if the coating on the tongue is rough or very thick, yellow and greasy, then there is hot and humid; if the tongue red without coating, the inside heat has reached to a certain level and injury Yin.

 Spring Dampness Signs Icon 04 ✵Self-measurement of the dampness in the body Tips 04: brush teeth, sick or not disgusting.

  When you brush your teeth in the morning, is it sick or not disgusting? Some people vomit and feel sick when they brush their teeth. There is always a slight and dirty feeling in their throat, which is also a symptom of moisture and dampness in their body.

 Spring Dampness Signs Icon 05 ✵ Self-measurement of the dampness in the body Tips 05: pain and heavy in the shins.

  Wake up in the morning and feel pain and heaviness in the shins? The pain and heaviness in the shins are also typical symptoms of moisture and dampness inside the body.

Clearing dampness should distinguish the body constitution first.

 Clearing dampness should distinguish the body constitution Icon 03 ✵Clearing dampness, or eliminating the dampness, as its name indicates, is to remove excess and abnormal water from the body. Clearing dampness should be targeted according to different body constitutions. In addition to the external wet and the internal dampness, the internal dampness could also be classified into dampness heat and cold dampness. The dampness heat refers to the simultaneous existence of heat and dampness, the typical symptoms of dampness heat in spring are known as the tongue coating yellow thick greasy, short and red urine, skin itching or eczema. Cold dampness typical symptoms are tongue coating white thick greasy, clear long urine.

 Therefore, clearing dampness or eliminating dampness, better consult herbalists to identify your body constitution. Without knowing the body constitution, better not drink clearing damp tea or boil herbal tea randomly.


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