Shopping for clothes is a pastime for many people in their leisure time. But when we choose beautiful clothes for ourselves, have we ever thought about the question - why don't we wear clothes on our faces? ha-ha! Is it a boring question? The editor started to open his brain again... but this is really a very profound question! In fact, our ancestor had explained this matter in the Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic. Let's have a look!
The Yellow Emperor asked Yu Qibo, "The head and the body are both bones and tendons, and the blood is in the air ear.". When the weather is cold, the ground is cracked and the ice is frozen. When the weather is cold, or the hands and feet are slack, but the face is not covered, why not?
Qi Bo replied: The twelve meridians, 365 collaterals, have their blood and qi on the face and go through the empty orifices, their essence and yang go through the eyes and become the eyes, their other qi go through the ears and become the ears, their zong qi comes from the nose and smells, and their turbid qi comes from the stomach and goes through the lips and tongue and tastes. The body fluid of its qi is smoked on the face, and its skin is thick, and its flesh is hard, so the weather is very cold and can not be overcome.
"Lingshu - Evil Qi Hides in the House and Disease Form"
The Yellow Emperor said to Qibo, "All parts of the head and body, all muscles and bones are closely connected, and Qi and blood are connected up and down.". However, in cold weather, the ground freezes, and the ice and snow are icy. If you suddenly feel cold, people tend to shrink back and be lazy. But why can the face of the cold sufferer be exposed to the outside, and it is not like the body that must wear clothes to keep out the cold?
Qibo replied that the blood of the twelve meridians of the whole body and the 365 collaterals connected with the twelve meridians reached up to the head and face and entered into the eyes, ears, nose and mouth respectively. The essence of Yang Qi in the meridians and collaterals is injected into the eyes, so that the eyes can produce vision; The meridians and collaterals are injected into the ears from both sides to produce hearing; The zong qi accumulated in the chest comes from the nose and makes the nose smell; The valley qi in the stomach reaches the lips and tongue from the stomach, and enables the tongue to distinguish various smells. The body fluid produced by the meridians and viscera is fumigated on the face. In addition, the skin of the face is thicker and the muscles are firmer, so even in extremely cold weather, it can still resist the cold without fear of cold.
The mechanism of wearing no clothes on the face
1. "Three hundred and sixty-five collaterals of the twelve meridians, whose blood and qi are all on the face and go through the void", have more qi and blood on the face than in other skin tissues of the body.
2. The meridians of the five viscera and six viscera are all injected into the face. "One board, seven eyes, one handle, and can speak" is a riddle that children often guess. The exact answer is "head". The head has two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, and one mouth, so it is called seven eyes, also known as five senses and seven orifices. Just as all underground buildings must have air vents on the ground, the five senses and seven orifices play a similar role as the air vents from underground caves to the ground. Vents can transmit geothermal energy to the ground, and the ground temperature around them is significantly higher than that of other surfaces. Therefore, the face with more vents in the body is also strong in cold resistance. In cold regions or northern winter, although feet are covered by shoes and socks and hands often wear gloves, frostbite will still occur on hands and feet, but rarely on the face.
3. "The skin is thick and the flesh is firm" is the auxiliary condition. The skin is thick, but it is far less than the skin of the feet and palms that are often rubbed, and it is not as strong as the back of the palms, and the muscles have no more activity. The skin is thicker and the flesh is stronger than the trunk.