The deeper it is, the cooler it feels. Traditional Chinese medicine says that "all diseases start from cold, and cold comes from the foot". It is very comfortable to use hot water to bubble the feet every day to drive out the cold. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the nose is the root of Miao Qiao, the ear is the root of Shenji, the milk is the root of Zongqi, and the foot is the root of Jingqi. The nose, ear and breast are the basis of the three aspects of the human body, while the foot is the source of the total essence of the human body. Therefore, feet are particularly important for the human body.
As the second heart of human beings, there are reflex areas on the feet that correspond to the visceral organs. The feet can stimulate the acupoints and reflex areas of the feet, promote blood circulation, accelerate metabolism in the body, regulate the endocrine system, enhance the function of human organs, and achieve the health effect of disease prevention and treatment. As early as thousands of years ago, Chinese medicine attached great importance to the exercise and maintenance of feet, and used hot water to soak feet to prevent and treat diseases.
How to "soak feet"
Since it is foot soaking, it is necessary to embody the word "bubble". Proper water temperature, water volume and time are very important. It is better to have some foot massage, which will be more perfect.
The water temperature of the feet should not be too hot or too cold. Many people think that as long as they are within their tolerance, the higher the water temperature is, the better it is. In fact, it is not. The best water temperature for adults to soak their feet is about 38 ℃~43 ℃, which is slightly higher than the human body temperature. The best water temperature for the elderly and children to soak their feet is about 35 ℃~40 ℃. Don't measure the water temperature with your hands. It's better to feel it with your feet. If the water temperature is too high, the blood vessels on the feet are easy to expand excessively, and the blood in the body flows more to the lower limbs, which is easy to cause insufficient blood supply to the heart, brain, kidney and other important organs, which is bad for the body.
Unlike foot washing, the water level should be higher, preferably below the knee, which can play a role in the acupuncture points of the foot and calf.
Many people like to soak from the hot water to the cold water. Some people even keep adding hot water for one or two hours. These are all wrong practices. If you soak your feet for a long time, your blood vessels will expand for a long time, which will easily cause skin damage on your feet. The correct way is to soak the whole body to sweat slightly, about 30 minutes is appropriate, 20 minutes is appropriate for the elderly, and 15 minutes is appropriate for children.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the five viscera and six viscera of the human body have corresponding projections at the foot, and there are more than 60 acupoints on the foot. Frequent massage of these acupoints can promote the movement of qi and blood in the body, connect up and down, balance yin and yang, expand blood vessels, warm the viscera, and thus play a health role in preventing and treating diseases. Generally, it is advisable to massage the foot every 1 to 3 days. Because massage consumes qi and blood, even gentle massage will accelerate the circulation of qi and blood. After an interval of 1 to 3 days, the body can fully recuperate, recover the lost Qi and blood, and achieve the purpose of health preservation. All methods of foot massage are for comfort and relaxation, so try to take painless as the principle.
What to use
The foot is the farthest place from the heart in all parts of the human body, and the blood flows through the longest distance. With the influence of gravity, it is particularly difficult for the blood to flow back. The feet also collect the meridians of the whole body. If the feet get cold, the whole body will be cold, the body's resistance will decline, and the disease may take advantage of the situation.
Hot water can expand blood vessels and speed up blood flow. If you soak your feet moderately every day, you will add a "pump" to the lower part of your body, which can not only help the heart, accelerate blood circulation, and increase the body's resistance; It can also improve the skin of feet and achieve the effect of relieving and eliminating fatigue.
Moreover, different materials can be added to hot water to achieve different effects. For example, add milk to moisturize the skin, lavender to improve sleep, residual tea to treat beriberi, ginger to dispel cold, and mugwort to warm the lung.
Wish you good health!