TCM Theory Guides Four Seasons Health
As early as 2000 years ago, our ancestors realized that humans and nature are closely related, and put forward the view that man and nature are a unified whole, that is, the unity of man and nature.
The human body’s viscera function activities, blood and blood operations are closely related to seasonal changes.
Therefore, from ancient times to the present, climate-phenology-sickness has become an important part of the research of TCM health care practitioners.
The development law of nature, winter to spring, winter and summer change, seasonal wind and rain, often bring a lot of troubles and diseases to people’s lives.
Such as colds in the spring, flu, frequent heat stroke in the summer, encephalitis in the fall, asthma, strokes and frostbite are common in winter.
From the perspective of Chinese medicine, “correspondence between heaven and human” is the overall view of health in the four seasons, and many diseases have obvious replacements.
Now people are more and more aware of the role of health in the four seasons.
The Spring Health “Huang Di Nei Jing” said: “In March, this is referred to as Chen.
“It means that the three months in the spring are the seasons for the emergence of new life.
The world is natural and full of life, and everything attracts prosperity.
According to the theory of unity of heaven and man, people should go to bed early and get up early in this season. They should wear loose clothes and take appropriate walks to relax the spirit and keep the body alive.
Don’t overwork or lose your temper.
A millet is planted in spring, and 10,000 seeds are planted in autumn.
So spring is the most critical time of the year.
Liver nourishing in spring: the ancients cloud, spring should be in the liver.
In the spring, the metabolism of the human body has a great relationship with the liver.
According to Chinese medicine, in the spring, the liver qi rises with all things, and the spirit of the person rejuvenates. However, if the wife has a liver qi rise or the liver qi stagnates, it is easy to damage the liver, and cold disease will occur in summer.
In spring, you should keep your mind calm, try to avoid excessive emotions and affect your quietness. Excessive emotions stimulate people to destroy the relationship between the balance and coordination of the five internal organs.
The basics are proper activities such as walking, jogging, gymnastics, tai chi, etc.
Chinese medicine believes that the effect of health is not only continuous this season but also laid the foundation for the next season.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that in the natural world, spring is dominated by wood and wind in the human body. Liver qi naturally flourishes in spring, and spring health is not good, so it hurts liver qi, and liver injury can’t cause heartburn. In summer, the fire is insufficient and the fire is insufficient.The cold water worsens, and cold consequences occur.
Spring comes back to the earth, everything grows, March is spring and prosperity, and in this golden season, people naturally feel comfortable. You should get up early, exercise outdoors, move your body, absorb fresh air, and exhale carbon dioxide from the body.It is of great benefit to improve your physical fitness and prolong your life.
Summer Health “Huang Di Nei Jing” said: “Xia March, this is Fanxiu.
“Three months in summer are the season when everything is flourishing.
The weather dropped, the earth air rose, the heaven and earth air intersected, and the plants blossomed and bear fruit.
Because the summer is a fire, the five internal organs correspond to the heart, and the heart fire beats the lungs, so in the summer, people can eat more bitter things and less bitter things, which helps to nourish the lungs.
In summer, the human body is buoyant with external qi, and the internal yin is dark. People are not suitable to eat foods and drinks that are too cold in summer, otherwise they will easily damage the spleen and stomach and cause diarrhea.
(1) Avoid eating cold food in summer: Summer is the hottest season of the year, and it is also the season when all things grow most lush.
Because of the hot climate, sweating like rain, dry lips, and hot heart, if you eat a piece of watermelon or drink a cold glass of cold drink, quench your thirst and go to the summer, it is really pleasant.
As a result, some people are always greedy for a moment, and eat more cold food.
As everyone knows, everything is moderate, and too much is bad for your health.
Because in the summer, people have weak digestive functions. In terms of diet, eating too much cold food will immediately induce gastrointestinal cramps, causing abdominal pain and diarrhea. In the fall, they will fall ill and get “revenge”.
Excessive cold stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract may shorten contraction of the biliary tract, cause diseases such as cholecystitis and gallstones, cause cardiovascular contraction, increase heart burden, and are also disadvantageous for people with cardiovascular disease.
Therefore, healthy people also avoid eating cold foods.
(2) Avoid eating cold foods in summer and the weather becomes hot, and the diet will be adjusted accordingly. In accordance with the climate change, the best effect of summer health care can be achieved.
Chinese medicine has always been committed to the benefits of diet, and in the summertime, you should choose to eat some food to dampen heat to strengthen your resistance.
For example, Kudzu powder can promote microvascular circulation in the body, prevent high blood pressure and hypertension, and also dehumidify and reduce bone fire. It is suitable for people with stroke. Chixiaodou has been scientifically proven to have a diuretic effect. Winter melon and lotus leaves can reduce heat and dehumidify;Lentils can strengthen the spleen to warm.
In addition to “feeding due to time”, “feeding due to people” is also required.Don’t blindly believe that eating more cool and antipyretic food in summer is good for your body.
If you have a cold body, you must avoid eating cold food such as mustard and watermelon.
In summer, the climate is dry and hot. The principle of summer is to clear the heat and cool the heat according to the principles of cooling the heat and clearing the heat.
The summer climate is hot and sweaty, and fluids are most likely to be lost. You must eat sour food properly.
Inject foods such as tomatoes, lemons, strawberries, ume, grapes, hawthorn, mangoes and other fruits. Their sourness can condense sweat, relieve diarrhea and dampness, which can prevent exhaustion and yin due to excessive sweating, and can also quench the thirst., Jianwei Xiaoshi.
In addition, in some cases, add vinegar and acetic acid to sterilize and prevent venous diseases.
The summer diet is suitable to be slightly salty: in the hot summer, the human body sweats a lot, so in terms of diet, it should be eaten as a salty alternative.
First, it can promptly replenish the salt lost by the human body due to sweating, and secondly, it can avoid collapse due to excessive sweating.
”The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine” said in the fall health: “In March, this is Rong Ping.
“It means that everything in the natural world has matured after a summer’s growth, and it is located in a rich, calm, calm scene.
This season, the sky is high and the wind is sharp, and the atmosphere is clear.
The main harvest in autumn is to condense your energy, and not to let your mind relax, so as to alleviate the negative impact of the energy of autumn killing on the human body.
Because autumn is gold, the lungs correspond to the five internal organs.
In autumn, we must comply with the health regimen, otherwise it will damage the vitality of the lungs, and it is easy to suffer from diseases in winter.
Because the lung meridians in the human meridian are closely related to the large intestine meridian, they are mutually superficial and are regarded as the same system by Chinese medicine.
Pulmonary disease can affect the large intestine, which is sufficient to affect the body’s ability to store essence in winter.
Autumn is crisp, the humidity is reduced, and the climate becomes dry.
At this time, it is suitable to eat foods that nourish yin, moisturize, and nourish yin and nourish the lungs. You should adjust your diet. Eat more nourishing food and drink more porridge, such as lily porridge, almond porridge, and fritillary porridge. You can also add sesame appropriately, Sesame oil, mulberry leaves, chrysanthemum, reed root, etc.
Dongji Health, “The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine,” said: “March in winter, this is closed.
“It means the season in which life is lurking and everything is hidden.
Winter is yin, based on solid protection yin essence, should be less fluid.
Clothing should be gradually warm and comfortable, which is conducive to the smooth flow of qi and blood.
Because fitting clothes are like a good medicine for health.
In winter diet should be based on the principle of Yin and Qianyang.
Nominally eat hot food, and give a warm and yang budget, so mutton, dog meat, shrimp, chives, sparrow eggs, fungus, turtle and other foods are mostly used.
Do not use cold food, eat spinach, bean sprouts and other fresh vegetables.
The winter diet should be less salty and bitter, in order to nourish mood.