"In summer, it is a common knowledge for many people to maintain a healthy heart. However, it is important to pay attention to the balance between the heart and the kidney. If the balance between the heart and the kidney is out of balance, symptoms such as insomnia, dreaminess, dizziness, ringing in the ears, forgetfulness, dry throat, dry mouth, sore waist and knees, and low sperm discharge can occur.". While tonifying the kidney in traditional Chinese medicine not only has the effect of nourishing the heart, but also covers various tissues and organs of the human body such as reproduction, nerves, and bones, regulating human functions. Therefore, tonifying the kidney can also improve other symptoms of the body. To prevent kidney deficiency, first of all, it is necessary to pay attention to rest, reduce mental stress, eat a balanced diet, and live a regular life. In sexual life, we should act within our capabilities, and not indulge in sensual pleasures; In the early morning of summer, sports such as brisk walking, jogging, rope skipping, and tai chi boxing in the park can not only strengthen the body and prevent kidney deficiency, but also serve as an auxiliary treatment for kidney deficiency; Self massage the waist every day by rubbing the palms of your hands together until the palms of your hands are warm, and then placing them on both sides of the waist. Massage the waist up and down for about 200 times until you feel warm; People with kidney deficiency should eat fewer cold foods (balsam pear, tomato, and fermented soybeans), and even if consumed, they should be heated and cooked to be suitable for consumption. At the same time, they should also eat fewer sweet foods and cold dishes. And Congee with medlar, medlar and yam Congee with atractylodes macrocephala, and Congee with lotus seed and gorgon are all suitable for tonifying the kidney in summer.
Tips for Tonifying the Kidney in Summer:
1. In summer, tonifying the kidney mainly focuses on smoothing and tonifying
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the kidney is the foundation of congenital disease, and it is a natural phenomenon for people to gradually decrease their renal function as they age. Unlike tonics in cold weather, tonics in hot weather should focus on calming down. In the selection of medicinal materials, you can appropriately choose mild foods such as Huaishan, Gorgon fruit, Codonopsis pilosula, and Chinese wolfberry based on your physical condition. Many women over the age of 40 in Guangdong have severe dampness and stasis in their bodies. These women should also pay attention to promoting blood circulation and removing stasis while tonifying the kidneys. Many citizens know that it is necessary to clear away heat and remove dampness when the weather is too hot, but women who always have cold hands and feet should be particularly careful not to eat too cold in summer. Young people with good health can choose to cook pig bones with balsam pear and soybeans in the summer. However, because balsam pear is a cold food, this soup is not suitable for long-term consumption by women with cold hands and feet or elderly people with poor spleen and stomach. When eating balsam pear, it is best for women or elderly people with cold hands and feet to stir fry it and add some ginger. This approach is not as cold as using balsam pear directly to make soup. Due to the intense heat in summer, when making soup, it is advisable to add some barley or red beans, which can have a good dehumidification effect. Stewed duck with winter melon and barley is a very suitable soup for drinking in summer, as duck can nourish yin and barley can dispel dampness. In addition, white crucian carp stewed with red beans and barley stewed with pig bones are also suitable summer soups for the public.
2. Eat some sour food appropriately in hot weather
"People sweat more in summer, and their yang qi is easily damaged. Therefore, during this season, it is advisable to eat sour and salty foods, such as plums and red bayberries. The sour taste of fruits can play a certain astringent role, making people's essence not too dissipated.". Salty foods can help us replenish the salt lost through sweating. If the salt is normal, don't deliberately supplement it because the salt intake in your daily diet is already sufficient.
3. Avoid heat and not crave cold
In summer, when the weather is hot and the air pressure is low, people's resistance will also decrease, which can easily lead to colds. If the cold is caused by streptococcal infection, it may lead to acute nephritis. Therefore, it is strictly prohibited to indulge in cold. When using air conditioners, it is necessary to control the temperature, which should generally be around 26 ℃.
4. Excellent effect of soaking feet and protecting kidneys before bedtime
Not only do you need to soak your feet in winter, but also in summer. Soak your feet with warm water before bedtime to promote blood circulation in the body. At the same time, the nerves that have been tense for a day during the day, as well as the kidneys that have been tired for a day, can be thoroughly relaxed and fully regulated by soaking their feet, which will also make people feel comfortable. After soaking your feet, it is recommended not to engage in other activities and fall asleep every few minutes for better kidney tonifying effects. You can also put some forsythia, honeysuckle, isatis root, chrysanthemum, which can play a role in reducing fire and clearing heat.
5. Women swim less
"Many people in swimming pools are prone to breeding" miscellaneous bacteria ", which can easily enter the urethra. Especially in women, the physiological structure of the urethra is special, resulting in a high probability of retrograde infection, which may ultimately lead to the occurrence of acute pyelonephritis.". The most typical symptoms of acute pyelonephritis are frequent urination, urgency, and pain in urination with low back pain.
6. Balanced mind and reasonable movement
With rising temperatures, some people also have a good temper. Too much pressure can lead to elevated blood pressure, and high blood pressure can lead to kidney damage. Maintaining an optimistic mood and an open-minded and optimistic attitude can improve immune function. Active and persistent aerobic exercise can not only improve cardiovascular function, but also help clear free radicals in the body and protect the kidneys.
7. Drink less beer and more water
Drinking plenty of water can dilute urine, allowing it to drain quickly, thereby protecting the kidneys. Most men do not have a correct understanding of this and do not believe that drinking water is important. Some people believe that drinking water is not as important as drinking beer. However, drinking beer in large quantities can cause uric acid deposition, leading to renal tubular obstruction, causing kidney damage, especially in patients who already have kidney disease. The amount of drinking water should generally be maintained at around 1500 milliliters per day. When sweating heavily in summer, it should also be increased as appropriate.
8. Caution in Using Chinese and Western Medicines for Renal Injury
In summer, other diseases such as gastrointestinal infections are prone to occur. When using drugs, attention should be paid to the fact that Western drugs such as sulfonamide, kanamycin, gentamicin, and streptomycin have certain renal toxicity, and these drugs should be avoided as much as possible. Aristolochia, Tianxian Teng, Guanmu Tong, Qingmu Xiang, Guangfangji, etc. in traditional Chinese medicine also have certain renal toxicity. The "culprit" is the aristolochic acid contained in them, which should also be paid special attention.