In autumn, the yang qi gradually decreases and the yin qi grows, so maintaining the yin qi in the body becomes the primary task. The ancients emphasized the correspondence between heaven and man, saying, "Autumn Qi and heart Qi are interlinked.". In autumn, it is not only necessary to pay attention to diet, but also to strengthen the body through some traditional methods. Today, the editor will introduce some traditional methods for strengthening your body and mind, hoping to be helpful to you.
Combating "Five Meridians" at Late Return to Prevent Stroke
Most people have the habit of combing their hair in the morning, but in fact, it is also necessary to comb their hair at night. Zhang Ming suggested that you can also use your fingers to comb your hair, and it is not an ordinary method of combing, but rather "taking the Five Classics". First, use five fingers to tap the governor meridian in the middle of the person's head, and the bladder meridian and gallbladder meridian on both sides are added together to form a total of five meridians, so it is called "Nawu meridian". After going home and taking a little rest, comb for 3-5 times, each time for no less than 3-5 minutes. It is best to do it three more times before going to bed at night. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the head is the "head of the various yang". Combing the hair and "holding the five meridians" can stimulate the acupoints on the head, play a role in dredging the meridians, regulating neural function, enhancing secretory activity, improving blood circulation, and promoting metabolism. Combing your hair regularly can make your face ruddy and refreshed, and can also prevent and treat insomnia, dizziness, palpitations, and stroke.
Double the efficiency of taking a nap and turning your eyes
Napping plays a key role in preventing diseases and maintaining health. Zhang Ming introduced that traditional Chinese medicine believes that the heart governs the gods, also known as "the heart conceals the gods.". "Closing your eyes to nourish your mind" is actually nourishing your heart. If you can practice eye rotation at the beginning of a nap, it will not only improve the quality of the nap, but also effectively alleviate visual fatigue and improve afternoon work efficiency. The specific method is to turn your eyes 9 times from left to right, then turn them 9 times from right to left, then close them tightly for a moment, and then quickly open your eyes.
Get up early and walk among the flowers to enjoy yourself
In autumn, with a decrease in sweat excretion and outdoor activities, elderly and white-collar workers are prone to varying degrees of symptoms of qi stagnation and blood stasis. How can we ensure the circulation of qi and blood, keep the heart pulse unblocked, and prevent cardiovascular diseases?
Zhang Ming, chief physician of the Cardiovascular Department of Nanjing Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, introduced that in autumn, it is necessary to go to bed early and get up early in order to maintain health, and pay attention to nourishing yang. In particular, it is important to avoid sweating profusely. Excessive loss of sweat can lead to electrolyte disorders in the body and damage the body's yang qi. The most comfortable time in autumn is in the early morning. You can get up in the morning and take a walk among the trees and flowers near your residence, which can nourish your mind, help to sublimate the yang qi in your body, promote blood circulation, and enhance your metabolic function.
(Intern Editor: Xie Yunsheng)