Health Preservation of TCM:Introduction:Health Preservation Principles for 8 types body constitutions.
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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.
Health Preservation Principles for 8 types body constitutions.
Introduction: According to TCM system and Chinese medicine, clinical symptoms, pulse conditions, tongue coating, there are mainly the following eight types of body constitutions: Yin deficiency constitution, Yang deficiency constitution, Qi deficiency constitution, Blood deficiency constitution, Yang excess constitution, Blood stasis constitution, Phlegm and dampness constitution, Qi stagnation constitution, the specific health preservation methods are introduced as:
Health Preservation Principles for Yin deficiency constitution.
Introduction: Physical characteristics of the Yin deficiency type body constitution, principle of health preservation, Health regimen, etc.
✵(1).Physical characteristics: the Body is thin, complexion is red, mouth is dry and pharynx is dry, irritated timely in the heart, heat in the core of the palm and feet, lack of sleep, dry feces, urine yellow, not resistant to spring and summer, much like cold drink, pulse fine counting, red tongue and less tongue coating. If the disease is attacking then above symptoms become obvious, or accompanied by other symptoms including dry cough with less sputum, hot flashes and night sweats (Lung Yin deficiency); or palpitations, forgetfulness, insomnia and dreaminess(Heart Yin deficiency); or back pain, vertigo tinnitus, spermatorrhea of man, menstruation amount less of woman(kidney Yin deficiency); or pain in hypochondria, dim eyesight or blurred vision(liver Yin deficiency).
✵(2).The principle of health preservation: Nourishing Yin and clearing heat, nourishing liver and kidney, the key for Yin deficiency constitution is to replenish the Yin; in the five Zang-viscera, liver hides the blood, kidney hides the essence, all sit in the lower energizer, so, should nourishing the liver and kidney viscera.
Spiritual recuperation: people with this constitution are irritable and often upset and irritable, which is the reason why Yin deficiency and fire are flourishing and the fire troubles the spirit and mind. In normal work, for non-principled issues, should better not discuss with people seriously to reduce the anger, to participate in less competitive recreational activities.
Environmental adjustment: this kind of people is often thin and thin people have much fire, often feel heat in the core of the hand and foot, dry in the mouth pharynx, afraid of heat and like cold, easy in cold winter, uncomfortable in hot summer, so in the hot summer should pay attention to avoid heat.
Diet regulation: man should protect Yin and hide Yang, food choice should be far from fat thick taste, dry strong taste; Better eat more sesame, glutinous rice, honey, dairy, sugar cane, fish and other light taste food, should eat less onion, ginger, garlic, leek, onion, pepper and other spicy taste food.
Control the sexual desire: because Essence belongs to Yin, Yin deficient person should protect Yin, and too much sexual life can hurt essence, should control your sex life.
Health Preservation Principles for Yang deficiency constitution.
Introduction: Physical characteristics of the Yang deficiency type body constitution, principle of health preservation, Health regimen, etc.
✵(1).Physical characteristics: the body looks white fat or pale complexion without brightness, usually afraid of a cold and fond of warm, fatigue and powerless in limbs, clear urine in large amounts, loose stool, lip light and normal taste of mouth, often spontaneous sweat, pulse sink and lack of power, tongue light and fat.
People who are easily affected by the cold, curled up in coldness, cold limbs or chronic abdominal pain, like warm like massage; or swelling in the body and swelling on the face, difficulty in urination; or cold pain in lumbago and back, watery diarrhea with undigested food in the stool; or impotence and spermatorrhea, uterine cold infertility; Or pain from the chest to the back, cough and asthma with palpitations; or frequent urination at night, urinary incontinence, etc.
✵(2).The principle of health preservation: dispel cold, warm spleen and kidney, because to supplement Yang is the key for Yang deficiency. In the five Zang-viscera, the kidney-viscus is the root of Yang Qi and the spleen-viscus is the transforming-station of Yang Qi, so should replenish the kidney and spleen.
Spiritual recuperation: the ancient works Huangdi Neijing said, "the liver Qi deficiency then fears", which means that people with poor liver function are prone to fear, and it also pointed out that "heart Qi deficiency then sorrow", which means that people with poor heart function are prone to sad emotions.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that Yang deficiency is the further development of Qi deficiency, so people with Yang deficiency and Qi deficiency often look bad mood, easy to be sad, so should strengthen the spirit, better good in regulating their emotions, away from sorrow, fear, and anger, eliminate the influence of bad emotions.
Environmental adjustment: this kind of body constitution is often cold in body and cold in limbs, like warm and afraid of a cold, feel comfortable in spring and summer but uncomfortable in autumn and winter, so people with Yang deficiency constitution should pay special attention to environmental conditioning, improve resistance. It has been suggested that if you enjoy sunbath 20-30 times in the summer, each time you get 15-20 minutes of UV light, it benefits for a year.
For the old and the frail, don't sleep outside in the summer, don't let the fan blow straightly, and don't stay in the shade too long.
Physical exercise: because "moving makes the Yang grow", do exercise one or two times a day in spring, summer, autumn and winter, choose a proper exercise according to personal physical strength.
Diet regulation: eat more food with the function of Yang strengthening, such as mutton, chicken, according to the principle "nourish Yang in spring and summer", eat mutton and aconis soup several times in summer, with the combination of Yang movement in the heaven and earth, to strong the Yang of the body.
Health Preservation Principles for Qi deficiency constitution.
Introduction: Physical characteristics of the Qi deficiency type body constitution, principle of health preservation, Health regimen, etc.
✵(1).Physical characteristics: the body is emaciated or slant fat, tired and weak, the facial complexion is pale, voice is low cowardly, often sweat spontaneously, and especially sweating if some movement, palpitation and poor appetite, the tongue is pale and tongue coating is white, pulse is weak, these are its basic feature.
Once the condition is aggravated, normally accompanied by symptoms short breath and lazy speech, cough and asthma, weakness; or eating less and abdominal distension, loose stool; or prolapse of the anus and prolapse of the uterus; Palpitation, mental exhaustion; Or soft and pain in the waist and knee, frequent urination, premature ejaculation in man, leucorrhea is clear thin in woman.
✵(2).The principle of health preservation: Supplement Qi and support Qi, for the lung-viscus is main for Qi of the body, the kidney-viscus hides the essential Qi, the spleen-viscus and the stomach-viscus are the "source generation transformation of Qi", so the spleen, stomach, lung, and kidney should be warmed and invigorated.
Diet regulation: better often eat rice, glutinous rice, millet, yellow rice, barley, yams, long-shaped rice, naked oats, potatoes, jujube fruit(dates), carrots, shiitake mushrooms, tofu, chicken, rabbit, quail, beef, herring, chub fish. In the condition Qi deficiency is serious, should use some herbal supplement.
Health Preservation Principles for Blood deficiency constitution.
Introduction: Physical characteristics of the Blood deficiency type body constitution, principle of health preservation, Health regimen, etc.
✵(1).Physical characteristics: the facial complexion is pale or yellow, pale or white lips, dizziness and dim eyesight or blurred vision, palpitation, insomnia, numbness in the hand and foot, pale tongue, the pulse is weak.
✵(2).The principle of health preservation: supplement blood and supplement Qi.
Spiritual recuperation: for the people with blood deficiency, often depressed, insomnia, forgetfulness, lack of concentration, so should inspire own spirit. In the conditions of the upset, bad mood, better enjoy some music, drama, watch a humorous pantomime, can help to cheer up the spirit.
Daily life regulation: to watch and attention and void "long term seeing" because it hurt the blood, should Not overwork and exhaust in thinking.
Diet regulation: better often eat mulberry, litchi, pine nuts, black fungus, spinach, carrots, pork, mutton, beef liver, sheep liver, soft-shelled turtle, sea cucumber, butterfish, and other food, because these foods have the effects for nourishing the blood.
Health Preservation Principles for Yang excess constitution.
Introduction: Physical characteristics of the Yang excess type body constitution, principle of health preservation, Health regimen, etc.
✵(1).Physical characteristics: The body is physically strong, the facial complexion is red when vexed, the voice sound is high, likes cool and afraid of hot, thirsty and likes a cold drink, urination is hot and red, defecate fumigates smellily are its characteristics.
In the condition of disease, easy generating heat from the Yang, symptoms high fever, pulse full and big, great thirst, cold drink, etc.
✵(2).The principle of health preservation: nourish Yin and hide Yang.
Spiritual recuperation: the people of Yang excess constitution tend to get angry and irritated easily, so should better pay attention to cultivate the morality and wills, cultivate good character, use consciousness to control themselves, when encountering angry things, better use reason to overcome those emotional impulses.
Physical exercise: actively participate in physical activities, let excess Yang goes out. Swimming exercise is the best choice, in addition, running, martial arts, ball, etc., can also be selected according to the hobby.
Diet regulation: better avoid spicy dry strong food, such as chili, ginger, onion and better eat fewer beef, chicken, and other food which warm Yang. Better eat more fruits, vegetables, such as bananas, watermelons, tomatoes, bitter gourds, lotus root. The wine is hot and going upward, those people with Yang excess body constitution should better stop drinking alcohol.
Health Preservation Principles for Blood stasis constitution.
Introduction: Physical characteristics of the Blood stasis type body constitution, principle of health preservation, Health regimen, etc.
✵(1).Physical characteristics: the facial complexion is dark, lips color dark, the eyelid is black, scaly dry skin(squamous and dry skin) , easy bleeding, dark purple tongue or petechiae, pulse fine tart or thin or intermittent. If the above symptoms are aggravated, there might be symptoms pain in head, chest, hypochondria, lower abdomen, or limbs. The lip is purple or prone to bleeding, vomiting of blood, blackness feces, etc., or mass in the abdomen, women with dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis(uterine bleeding) , etc.
✵(2).The principle of health preservation: eliminating blood stasis.
Spiritual recuperation: the people with blood stasis body constitution should pay attention to mental health care, to develop an optimistic mood. If a person has happy mood then the Qi and blood circulate smoothly, the Yin(Nutritive) system and Wei(defense) system are in good circulation, better for the improvement of blood stasis body constitution. On the contrary, emotional distress, depression can aggravate blood stasis tendency.
Physical exercise: do more heart-healthy activities, such as dancing, playing Taijiquan, longevity exercise, health care massage, can be practiced, with the whole body move, to help Qi and blood movement as the principle.
Diet regulation: better often eat the peach kernel, cole, mushrooms, black soybean and other foods with the effect of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, drink a small amount of wine, eat more vinegar, enjoy some hawthorn porridge, peanut porridge also quite appropriate.
Health Preservation Principles for Phlegm and dampness constitution.
Introduction: Physical characteristics of the Phlegm and dampness type body constitution, the principle of health preservation, Health regimen, etc.
✵(1).Physical characteristics: The body is fat, hobby eating fat and greasy sweet food, tired in spirit, lazy to move, drowsiness, the body is heavy and self-sensation as wrapped, mouth greasy or loose stool, pulse soft and slippery, the tongue is fat, tongue coating is greasy. In the condition of disease, sense of suppression in the chest, cough asthma with much sputum; or low food intake and poor appetite, nausea and vomiting, loose stool; or swollen limbs, depressions, difficulty in micturition or cloudy urine, or the head and body are heavy and sleepy, joint pain and heavy, numbness in skin and muscle; or too much leucorrhea in women.
✵(2).The principle of health preservation: eliminating phlegm and dampness.
Environmental adjustment: do not live in a humid environment; in the rainy season, pay attention to avoid the invasion of damp.
Diet regulation: eat less food with fat sweet greasy taste, should not drink more wine and not eat too much. Eat more vegetables, fruits, especially some of the food benefit spleen and eliminating dampness, including ternip, water chestnuts, seaweed, jellyfish, onions, loquat fruit, dates(jujube fruit), lentils, coix seed, red beans, soy beans, cabbage, etc.
Physical exercise:the people of phlegm and dampness body constitution, have more body fat, body weight and easily tired, so should insist on long-term physical exercise, walking, jogging, ball games, swimming, martial arts, and all kinds of dance, all are sports options. The amount of activity should be gradually increased, so that loose skin and muscle could gradually turn into a strong, dense muscle.
Health Preservation Principles for Qi stagnation constitution.
Introduction: Physical characteristics of the Qi stagnation type body constitution, principle of health preservation, Health regimen, etc.
✵(1).Physical characteristics: the body is thin or a little fat, the facial complexion is pale dark or emaciated yellow, usually character irritable, easily excited, or melancholy, chest tightness and not comfortable, often sigh, pale and light pink tongue, tongue coating white, pulse string.
In the condition of disease, thoracic and hypochondriac pain or scurrying pain; or distension and pain in breast and abdomen, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea; obstruction of the pharynx, if anything strange in it; or neck gall; or epigastric distention pain, vomit acid water, hiccup; or abdominal pain and borborygmus, defecation discomforts; Or Qi counterflow upward, a headache, dizziness, epistaxis and faint.
✵(2).The principle of health preservation: prompt Qi circulation.
Mood regulation:this kind of person is introverted, their expression is often in the depressed state, according to the ancient works Huangdi Neijing, "joy wins sorrow" principle, should take the initiative to seek happiness, join in more social activities, collective recreational activities, enjoy more comedy, burlesque, and enjoy movies of rich encourage, television, do not see tragedy, bitter drama. Listen to lively, cheerful, exciting music, to improve sentiment. Read books with more positive, encouraging, fun, better life, to develop an open, open-minded awareness, in the fame and wealth regardless of gains and losses, always happy.
Physical exercise: participate in more physical exercise and tourism activities, sports and tourism activities can exercise the body, prompting the circulation of Qi and blood, not only enjoy the natural beauty, regulate the spirit, breathe fresh air, and can bathe in the sun, strengthen the physique condition.
Diet regulation: a small amount of alcohol or wine could be used to activate blood vessels and improve mood. Eat more food which could prompt Qi circulation, such as bergamot, orange, orange peel, buckwheat, leek, fennel seedlings, garlic, ham, sorghum peel, sword bean, citron, etc.