Health Preservation in Four Seasons:How to eliminating dampness in summer.
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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.
Water and Dampness could be a problem.
Introduction: Water is an important part of a healthy human body. Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbalists believe that it is an important factor to maintain normal body functions by circulating water in the body and nourishing the limbs and body tissues. However, too much of everything is not good, if due to internal seven emotional injury or exogenous pathogens, resulting the metabolism of water go imbalance, normal water and fluid may become into a pathogenic factor: dampness. It is also the cause of many diseases, and many diseases are closely related to dampness. Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbalists said: healthy Qi holds inside, pathogens can do nothing. Similarly, in the face of dampness, some people will be affected by a variety of diseases, while others will not turn sick. This is because healthy people's healthy Qi can resist dampness pathogen, drive away from it and resist it outside. This requires us to cultivate healthy Qi to ward off exogenous pathogens.
Problems in summer:dampness heat trapped the spleen.
The Human Environment Inter Relation exists, accordingly, the human body internal environment and the natural environment have countless links, the health of the human body is also affected by the seasons.
In summer, hot and humid are prevalent, the human body is easy to feel the pathogen of hot and humid. And as the improvement of living conditions, air conditioning cooling means are greatly popular, hot weather aggressive sweat out, skin pores open out, diastolic, dripping wet, go into the air conditioning room shortly or to the shade, the striae and interstitial space will close, make the moisture stay in the body meridian, bones, muscles and will not go out, as time passes and the heat moisture will transform to heat, and lead to formation of internal heat and dampness, thus developed to case of heat and dampness trapped spleen.
The spleen belongs to earth in the five elements systems, and it prefers to dryness and sick of dampness. The appearance of dampness in the human body can easily trap the spleen and affect the transformation function, and then affect the stomach, and show symptoms of dampness trap the spleen and stomach. Many people know that helicobacter pylori infection is an important cause of many gastric diseases. In traditional Chinese medicine, helicobacter pylori infection is generally recognized as the affection by dampness or dampness toxicity, and the gastroesophageal reflux and gastrointestinal polyps commonly seen in middle-aged and elderly people are also significantly related to dampness.
The main symptoms of dampness heat trapped the spleen are a loose stool, drowsiness, stomach distension and belching, heavy head as wrapped, sticky in the mouth, sleepy and fatigue, fat tongue body, yellow greasy tongue coating. The main treatment method is clearing damp and replenishing spleen, aid digestion and soothe stagnation.
Clearing dampness in summer keep you healthy.
In summer, a lot of people have problems with internal dampness, so how can we keep healthy?
✵Clearing dampness method 1: Less salt to help the kidney drainage
But this is mainly for people who engage in strenuous exercise and manual labor in the summer, not necessarily for white-collar workers who rarely sweat. Because the salt intake in the body is mainly discharged through the kidney when the intake of salt too much or when kidney affected by the disease, it can not discharge extra sodium out of the body timely. When the sodium ion concentration in the blood increases, more water enters the blood vessel, causing water and sodium retention easily, the edema also comes uninvited. This is the real reason why you don't eat much, but you look bigger than everyone else.
If you're not sweating too much, stick to a low-salt diet in the summer (the world health organization recommends no more than 6 grams of salt per person per day) , this is important especially for people with kidney problems.
✵Clearing dampness method 2: massage drainage, more healthy than sauna
Speaking of drainage, the most easy to let people associate with the lazy way is to wash a sauna. This passive form of sweating is not suitable for hot summer, especially not for frequent use. Because a sauna can accelerate blood circulation, eliminate the damp pathogen inside the body, but because in washing sauna process, perspire overmuch, not be helpful for heart health. A warm bath and massage are a healthier way to eliminating dampness than a sauna.
A warm water bath can make the body sweat slightly, with a simple massage, not only can play the role of discharging damp pathogen from inside the body, but also is a good way to relax. If you have time, a weekly body SPA, with the help of a professional massage therapist, can achieve better detoxification and drainage effect.
After summer exercise, you can take a bath with warm water similar to your body temperature after the sweat dries, supplemented by plant essential oil with drainage effect, which will help you relieve fatigue and relax your body and mind faster.
✵Clearing dampness method 3: appropriate nap, the body is lighter
Experts believe a good sleep can also make us lighter. Because overwork is easy to damage Qi and blood consumption, insufficient Qi and blood will further aggravate the dampness internal accumulation. In summer, the days are long and the nights are short. In addition, many busy professionals work overtime at night, and sleep time is often insufficient at night. Special attention should be paid to the combination of work and rest.
For white-collar workers, the appropriate nap can supplement the lack of sleep at night, let the brain and body system relaxed and rest, afternoon work efficiency has been greatly improved. Take a nap in the office break room, on a couch, or at a nearby beauty salon, even if it means taking a nap at your desk. And for those ladies restricted by objective conditions, can not have a nap, should ensure adequate night sleep.