In the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, autumn and winter should nourish yin, spring and summer should nourish yang, and summer is the season with the most yang in the four seasons of the year. Health preservation should conform to the seasonal characteristics of "storing" yang. However, in this hottest season, in order to relieve the heat and cool down, people often use more extreme ways to cool themselves quickly, such as ice drinks, air conditioners, etc. However, these behaviors are quietly "sucking" your yang.
Pay attention to the four major actions of hurting the sun: the summer weather is hot, and many people like to drink cold drinks in the shade to relieve the heat. Because the human body's yang is floating outside and empty inside in summer, a little carelessness may cause the heat and humidity to invade the human body. Therefore, in the process of relieving the heat, there are four points to pay attention to——
Eating ice cream, drinking iced beer and mung bean soup properly is a way to relieve the heat, but don't overdo it, otherwise it will inhibit the yang in the body, cause sore throat, or even consume the yang and get sick. Especially mungbean belongs to cold and wet products, especially can't eat too much. For example, people with spleen deficiency will have sore throat or abdominal pain after drinking a few bowls of green bean soup, which is likely to damage yang.
Summer is the most vigorous time of human metabolism, sweating a lot, pores open, and if you are greedy, such as blowing cold air after sweating or the temperature of the air conditioner is too low, the body's health is not solid, which will damage the body's yang. Therefore, in the air-conditioned room, it is best to wear a small coat to keep warm, especially the belly and back. Experts pointed out that the indoor air conditioning temperature should not be too different from the outdoor air conditioning temperature, which should be 26 ℃. If your body is weak and cold, you can also wear long-sleeved clothes to prevent the cold air from invading your skin and getting sick.
Eating iced fruit such as watermelon is a common way to relieve heat. Watermelon has the effects of clearing heat, relieving heat, promoting saliva and thirst, and diuresis and removing irritation. But watermelons should not be eaten more, especially the watermelons taken from the refrigerator, which have heavy moisture and damage the spleen and yang.
(Intern editor: Xie Yunsheng)