Many people get cold hands and feet in winter, even if they wear thick clothes and cover The quilt is also not easy to relieve. Some people even lie in bed until midnight, but their hands and feet are still cold. What is going on?
Cold hands and feet are common in these types of people span>
People who are lighter and thinner:Because fat is relatively If there is less heat, the heat is easily lost, resulting in cold hands and feet.
Yang deficiency:Yang is the The driving force has a warming effect. People with yang deficiency cannot use their qi and blood no matter how abundant they are, resulting in cold hands and feet. In addition to being afraid of the cold, such people may also suffer from symptoms such as pale complexion, diarrhea when exposed to cold, and clear and long urine.
People with insufficient Qi and blood: Qi can be Promote the circulation of blood, blood can carry qi, and insufficient qi and blood will make the movement weak, and qi and blood cannot reach the limbs and bones, resulting in cold hands and feet.
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If the season, warmth, body shape and other factors are removed, and the hands and feet are still cold, you should also pay attention to the possibility of the following diseases.
Hemoglobin and erythrocytes are low, and blood circulation in the fingertips is more likely to be poor, resulting in Causes cold hands and feet.
Due to a weakened heart, its ability to pump blood is weakened, preventing blood flow to the extremities.
Poor peripheral blood circulation due to autonomic nervous dysfunction or nerve paralysis.
Due to insufficient secretion of thyroid hormones, the basal metabolic rate decreases, and the body’s heat production capacity is significantly reduced, so the extremities of hands and feet are cold.
The reason why hands and feet are always cold in winter,“Winter is dominated by cold air” is its external factor.
Cold is a yin evil, which can easily hurt people’s yang. If we neglect to keep warm in winter and suffer from too much cold, our Yang Qi will be damaged. If Yang Qi is insufficient, it will not be able to warm and promote the circulation of Qi and blood in the human body, resulting in the lack of limbs at the end of the body The warming of qi and blood causes cold hands and feet.
Cold and stagnant, easy to condense qi, blood and body fluid. If cold air invades the body in winter, the qi, blood, and body fluid flowing in our body will also be “frozen” to varying degrees.
But the weather is also cold, some people don’t wear much and their hands and feet are still warm, and some people are slightly Rubbing your hands together will quickly warm you up, but some people can’t “warm up” at all. Their feet are still cold in the middle of the night when they get under the covers. During the day, when typing or using a mobile phone, they will feel their fingers are frozen and painful. , so if you can’t stretch out your hand, don’t stretch out.
It can be seen that,The internal factors of the human body are what lead to this main reason for this situation.
Internal cause: cold due to lack of honor, cold if unreasonable When the hands and feet are always cold, but they cannot be warmed no matter how much you cover them, there are usually two problems inside the body.
Proud and cold
The warming function of yang qi and the nourishing function of yin blood guarantee the warmth of our hands and feet, and “dishonor” refers to weak yang qi and insufficient yin blood. With the warming and nurturing of yin and blood, there will be cold hands and feet, that is, “being cold when you are not honorable”.
The following three types of people are particularly prone to “dishonor”.
Weak Yang Qi:Yang Qi is warm Weakness of yang qi cannot warm and promote the circulation of qi and blood in the human body, especially the extremities at the end of the body lack the warming and nourishing of qi and blood. People who have been indoors for a long time and have little activity are more likely to suffer from yang deficiency and not warm their hands and feet. .
Insufficient yin and blood: Insufficient yin and blood cannot nourish the limbs, and it will also appear Cold hands and feet. Women’s menstrual fatigue, excessive menstrual flow, excessive bleeding during childbirth, etc. will lead to blood deficiency, insufficient yin and blood, yang qi cannot grow and carry, and it will also cause the hands and feet to be lukewarm and cold.
Weakness of the spleen and stomach: The spleen and stomach are the foundation of acquired constitution and the source of qi and blood transformation People with long-term weak spleen and stomach have poor digestion and absorption, and there will be insufficient metaplasia of yang qi and yin blood, resulting in cold hands and feet. In this case, directly replenishing yang or nourishing yin will not be able to replenish, even if it is absorbed, it will be effective for a short time. For those with weak spleen and stomach, it is more important to regulate the spleen and stomach.
If it doesn’t work, it’s cold
To keep the human body warm, two conditions must be met at the same time: sufficient energy and smooth roads. If a person’s qi and blood are strong, but the circulation is not smooth, and the qi and blood cannot flow smoothly to the limbs, there will also be cold hands and feet, that is, “if there is no flow, it will be cold”.
The following two types of people are particularly prone to “blocked” situations:
Stagnation of qi mechanism:The qi and blood of the human body need to be driven by qi to move to the whole body. When qi stagnates inside, it cannot reach the whole body and even the limbs, and cold hands and feet appear, which is caused by “the yang qi is stagnant inside and cannot reach the end of the body”. Therefore, those who are usually in a bad mood and stagnant liver qi are also prone to cold limbs.
Blood stasis internal resistance: When the meridians running Qi and blood are blocked, the human body When the Qi and blood in the body cannot reach the limbs, the temperature of the hands and feet will drop. Especially for the elderly, the blood vessels in the whole body are sclerotic, which is easy to block and form stasis, and the blood circulation is not smooth, which is the main reason for the cold hands and feet.
The following are the four common syndromes of cold hands and feet, and recommend four medicinal diets.
01 Spleen and Kidney Yang Deficiency: Angelica Ginger Mutton Soup
In addition to cold hands and feet, people with spleen and kidney yang deficiency also have chills and chills, wear more clothes than ordinary people, and are prone to diarrhea.
Yang Qi is the foundation of life, and warming the body is one of its important functions.
If Yang Qi is insufficient, it cannot reach extremities such as hands and feet , there will be chills, cold hands and feet, etc.
Treatment needs to warm the yang and strengthen the spleen. Fuzi Lizhong Pills, Guifu Lizhong Pills, Yougui Pills, etc. Angelica ginger mutton soup from “Synopsis of the Golden Chamber” is a famous recipe for warming Yang.
02 Qi and Blood Deficiency: Astragalus Dangshen and Black Chicken Soup< /p>
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that Qi is the master of blood, and blood is the mother of Qi. Blood circulation stagnates and slows down, reducing blood supply to extremities, resulting in cold hands and feet.
This kind of people will not only have cold hands and feet, but also shortness of breath, dizziness, pale face, insomnia, dreaminess, pale tongue, pulse Weakness and other symptoms.
Treatment should benefit qi and blood, Shiquan Dabu pills, Bazhen pills, etc. are commonly used to nourish qi and blood.
The principle of dietary therapy for this group of people is to nourish qi and blood , You can use 15 grams each of Astragalus and Codonopsis, and drink it with black-bone chicken.
You can also use longan, red dates, and wolfberry to boil water instead of tea in daily life.
03 Blood Deficiency and Cold Condensation: Ginger Jujube Tea p>
Blood deficiency and cold coagulation type is a mixture of deficiency and excess, medical sage Zhang Zhongjing wrote in “Treatise on Febrile Diseases”“The hands and feet are extremely cold, and the pulse is thready”< Description of /span>.
The thready pulse is due to the lack of blood in the human body, which cannot fill the blood vessels; the cold hands and feet means cold limbs, which is caused by the stagnation of cold air. Treatment Angelica Sini Decoction can be used.
Spleen-stomach deficiency and coldness, abdominal cold pain, vomiting and diarrhea, hands and feet not warm can also choose Fuzi Lizhong Pills for warming the spleen and invigorating the spleen.
Ginger and jujube tea can be used as diet therapy for this group of people.
Method: Take 15 grams of ginger , 5-6 red dates. Wash and cut ginger into pieces, put them into a pot together with red dates, add appropriate amount of water and cook for 10-15 minutes, add an appropriate amount of brown sugar before serving, and drink it as a substitute for tea in the morning every day.
Ginger has a pungent taste and slightly warm nature, enters the spleen, stomach and lung meridians, and can be used Sweating relieves the surface, warms the middle and relieves vomiting, warms the lungs and relieves cough, red dates and brown sugar have the functions of invigorating qi and blood, strengthening the spleen and warming the stomachpan>The effect of brown sugar can also promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis.
If you want to be more convenient, you can also go directly to this old one Ginger brown sugar To drink, compared with ginger, old ginger has a better effect of warming the middle and dispelling cold, and the good brown sugar made from high-quality sugarcane, tastes sweet and sweet, warm and nourishing, From the tip of the tongue to the tip of the heart.
04 stagnation of liver qi: tangerine peel malt porridge
People with liver qi stagnation often suffer from cold hands and feet, depressed expression, chest and hypochondrium pain, mouth Bitter dry throat, white tongue coating, stringy pulse and other symptoms.
These patients can be treated with the method of soothing the liver and relieving depression.
Sini Powder recorded in “Treatise on Febrile Diseases” is a famous prescription for treating this type of syndrome. Take it directly, or use Chaihu Shugan Powder and other medicines that soothe the liver and regulate qi.
The dietary therapy of this group of people can be tangerine peel malt porridge.
Method: Take 50 grams of raw malt, 10 grams of tangerine peel, 100 grams of rice, boil the raw malt and tangerine peel in water , filter out the medicinal residues, add the medicinal juice to rice porridge and eat it.
Regular exercise can enhance cardiopulmonary function, thereby Effectively improve terminal circulation and promote blood flow. Usually choose exercise methods based on personal hobbies and physical strength, such as yoga, walking, Tai Chi, Baduanjin, etc., just sweat a little, don’t sweat profusely.
2. Basking in the sun
Traditional Chinese medicine says that “the back is yang”. In winter, people are in a state of “Yin prosperity and Yang decline”, so it is advisable to “sunbathe” with the back facing the sun. For the exterior and interior, the bladder meridian runs on the back, “sunbathing” can warm the back, warm the bladder meridian, and help the yang energy in the kidney to rise.
3. Soak your feet
The meridians of the kidney originate from the foot, and Yongquan point in the foot heart is its main point. Before going to bed in winter, it is best to soak your feet with traditional Chinese medicines (such as dodder, epimedium, curculigo, etc.) that have the effect of nourishing the kidneys. The water temperature is controlled at about 40 degrees, and the water overflows the ankles. After soaking for about 20 minutes, you will feel the heat all over your body. If you rub your feet while soaking them, the effect will be better. This method can warm the kidney yang and prevent cold attack.
Moxibustion can dispel yin and cold pathogens in the body and restore yang energy. Specifically, 3 acupoints can be moxibustion.
Located in the depression under the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra, moxibustion on this point can enhance Yang Qi and dispel cold Wet, improve the body’s immunity. But people who are easy to get angry should use it with caution.
Located on the lower leg, when the leg is bent, you can see a piece of skin protruding from the outside of the knee joint Small bones, this is the outer knee eye, and the four horizontal fingers directly below the outer knee eye is Zusanli. Zusanli is the most important point for health care. There is a folk saying that “moxibustion at Zusanli is better than eating old hens”. Moxibustion at this point has the effects of warming the middle and dispelling cold, invigorating the spleen and yang, and nourishing the middle and Qi.
Four fingers below the navel. Moxibustion at Guanyuan point can treat all yang-deficiency syndromes, especially for aversion to cold.
Source of content: Daosheng SchoolWeChat public account
Editor: Nursing Journal of Integrative Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine
Correspondent: Li Jinhuan, Qin Shasha, Sun Lei, Wang Jingjing, Dong Wei
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