Dr. Xiehe said | Cold dew “gifts” cold air, Dr. Xiehe reminded that preventing cold, dryness and sorrow is the key

“The wind is cool and the wind blows, and there is no dew and dew.”Today, we usher in the cold dew solar term. On the first day after the festival, the cold air was also “delivered” again, and the local cooling exceeded 12°C. Many people can’t help but wonder, is this going to “one-stop winter”? Xuan Lei, deputy chief physician of the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, reminded that putting on long clothes and long pants is at least respect for cooling. In addition, it is also very important to prevent dryness and sadness.

Author: Xuan Lei

Deputy Chief Physician of the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, heir to the academic experience of old Chinese medicine experts across the country. Engaged in TCM clinical practice for 23 years, professional direction: TCM internal medicine, TCM rheumatology, TCM gynecology and perinatal diseases.

Get your long johns ready for the cold

“Cold dew, cold dew everywhere.” The elderly and children with weak resistance should not wear warm clothes and socks in autumn, and young women should avoid wearing boat socks and thin stockings to prevent heel pain or cold knee pain. When qi and blood are cold, they condense. The minimum temperature is below 10℃, special groups such as dysmenorrhea, rheumatic arthralgia, and people with yang deficiency constitution can wear long johns in advance; in the cold and humid environment in the south, the infirm and the elderly feel cold in their lower limbs when they are indoors. Additional long johns are required. It is recommended for ordinary adults to wear thick long johns and thick socks when the minimum temperature is below 5℃, to avoid the cold of the lower extremities which will affect the blood return, which is not conducive to the maintenance of the basic physiological state of the body.

The human nose and mouth feel the wind and cold, and it is easy to catch a cold. In addition to masks and scarves to block the wind, you can press the Hegu point (between the 1-2 metacarpal bones of the hand, on the radial side of the second metacarpal bone). The midpoint of the edge), Fengchi (located in the depression of the hairline behind the ear), etc., press each acupoint 20-30 times each time, 2-3 groups a day. It can help relieve symptoms such as cold, stuffy nose, headache, etc..

Combining medicine and food to soothe autumn dryness

In autumn, dryness is in season, and dryness and discomfort can occur from the inside to the outside of the human body. For those with dry skin and hair and constipation, 10g of black sesame seeds can be fried and chewed directly; Or combined with honey, banana, persimmon and other soft foods to nourish yin, prevent dryness, moisten the lungs and relieve constipation. During the National Day period, if you have indigestion after eating a large meal, it is recommended to eat more white radish to reduce food and smooth gas to relieve abdominal distension, constipation and prevent colds. For those with yang deficiency, ginger can be used; For thicker ones, serve with white radish and water chestnuts or white pears.

During the cold dew season, you can eat seasonal medicinal foods, such as ginseng porridge/soup, use 10-15g of ginseng to boil the juice to remove the residue, then add rice to cook the porridge to warm the food, It can also be eaten together with lotus root, which can nourish the lungs and nourish the stomach. Suitable for people with dry cough, thirst, dry throat, red tongue and little coating; Longan meat 20-30g, jujube, onion, ginger, etc. are included in the meal. The combination of medicine and food can nourish qi, nourish blood, and strengthen physical strength. It is suitable for people with low back pain, weak lower limbs, and weak night sweats. Chrysanthemum fat head fish soup can reconcile the spleen and stomach, resolve phlegm and drink, and can improve loss of appetite, dizziness, insomnia, etc.

Internal flirting, alleviating “sad autumn”

Autumn leaves and leaves fall, days are short and nights are long, which inevitably leads to sadness and desolation. At this time, it is necessary to pay attention to daily mental maintenance, properly venting the accumulated depression, alleviating the “sad autumn”, and maintaining an optimistic and comfortable state of mind, which is an important part of health care. Traditional Chinese medicine health care attaches great importance to the joint cultivation of body and spirit. During the cold dew season, stand or sit upright, with both arms stretched and raised up and head raised, with both palms raised horizontally, fingertips facing outward as if holding a large plate on top of the head; when inhaling, look at one palm Do the upward lifting action, drive the body on the same side to stretch upwards, relax when exhaling, and practice 15 times on the left and right sides. This simple guide “holding the palm to observe the sky” can stimulate the yang qi of the meridians and collaterals, regulate and invigorate the mood, and at the same time help to relieve the stiff neck, spinal pain, hemorrhoids and other diseases.

On weekdaysappreciating the natural beauty of autumn in time, walking or walking outdoors, watching seasonal sweet-scented osmanthus, hibiscus, etc. is also a good way to self-cultivation. After walking, people can sit and lift their lower limbs in parallel for 2 to 3 times, and lift their feet higher than the heart to speed up the return of blood from the lower limbs to the heart and lungs, help restore the blood supply to the head and oxygen supply, which can make people refreshed and relieve tension. pressure.

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