Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the kidney has functions such as storing essence, regulating growth, development, reproduction, and regulating water metabolism, and is known as the "innate origin". Kidney deficiency and seminal damage are important factors that cause dysfunction of the organs and lead to diseases. What are the methods for nourishing the kidney? Below is a nationally renowned traditional Chinese medicine practitioner in Chaoyang Health. Director Lei Wenfeng will introduce 10 ways to nourish the kidneys without spending money.
1、 Take care of your own feet
Keeping feet warm is a way to nourish the kidneys. This is because the kidney meridian originates from the soles of the feet, which are easily invaded by cold. Therefore, special attention should be paid to keeping your feet warm, and do not face the air conditioner or fan directly when sleeping; Do not walk barefoot in damp places for a long time.
In addition, there are many acupoints on the sole of the foot, such as Yongquan acupoint. The kidney originates from the spring, and the spring is full of heart. Before going to bed every night, you can massage the spring acupoint on the bottom of your foot, which can have the effect of nourishing the kidney and consolidating essence.
2、 Keep your bowel movements smooth
Poor bowel movements, stagnant stool, and the accumulation of turbid qi can not only cause restlessness and irritability, chest tightness and shortness of breath, but also damage the kidneys, leading to low back pain and fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Therefore, maintaining unobstructed bowel movements is also a method of nourishing the kidneys.
When bowel movements are difficult to relieve, you can use both hands and the back of your hands to press and rub against the kidney area, which can stimulate kidney qi and accelerate defecation; When walking, pressing and rubbing the kidney area with the back of both hands can alleviate the symptoms of low back pain.
3、 Drinking water to nourish the kidneys
Water is the source of life. Insufficient water may cause retention of turbid toxins and increase the burden on the kidneys. Therefore, regular drinking water is an important method for nourishing the kidneys.
4、 Don't bear to urinate
When the urine stored in the bladder reaches a certain level, it stimulates the nerves and produces a urination reflex. At this point, it is important to go to the bathroom in a timely manner and urinate thoroughly. Otherwise, the accumulated urine will become watery and turbid qi, damaging the kidneys. Therefore, timely excretion of urine is also one of the best ways to nourish the kidneys.
5、 Swallowing saliva and nourishing the kidneys
The saliva in the mouth is divided into two parts: the clear and sparse part is saliva, which is controlled by the spleen; Thick saliva, dominated by the kidneys. You can do an experiment where you spit out saliva as soon as you have it in your mouth, and in less than a day, you will feel the soreness in your waist and fatigue in your body. This in turn proves that swallowing body fluids can nourish kidney essence and have a protective effect on the kidneys.
6、 Dietary kidney protection
There are many foods that can tonify the kidneys. In addition to black sesame seeds, black fungus, black rice, black beans and other black foods that can nourish the kidneys, walnuts, leeks, shrimp, sheep waist and other foods can also play a role in nourishing the kidneys.
7、 Sleep Nourishing Kidney
Adequate sleep plays an important role in the biochemistry of qi and blood, as well as the maintenance of kidney essence. Clinically, it has been found that many patients with renal failure experience excessive staying up late, excessive fatigue, and insufficient sleep. Therefore, do not stay up too late, develop good daily habits, go to bed and wake up early, which is beneficial for the maintenance of kidney essence.
8、 Avoid fatigue and have sex regularly
Excessive physical labor can harm qi, excessive mental labor can harm blood, and excessive physical labor can harm sperm. Therefore, it is necessary to act within one's abilities, work with moderation, and engage in sexual activity with restraint. Only in this way can it help nourish the kidneys and protect the essence of the kidneys.
9、 Be alert to drugs
Both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine have some side effects. Some drugs can harm the kidneys if taken frequently, so it is important to be vigilant when using them, read the instructions carefully, and consult relevant experts when taking a certain drug for a long time.
10、 Exercise to nourish the kidneys
Life lies in motion. Cultivating the kidney and correcting deficiency through exercise is a positive measure worth advocating. Here we introduce you to a simple and easy to learn exercise method that helps to nourish the kidney and correct deficiency: rub your palms together until the palms of your hands are warm, then place them on your waist separately, with your palms facing the skin, and massage your waist up and down until you feel warm. It can be done twice in the morning and evening, approximately 200 times each time. This exercise can tonify the kidneys and nourish qi.