Health Science Center | Spring Breeze Ten Miles, Beware of “Wind Evil”


The breath of spring is approaching, sometimes “the spring breeze in February is like scissors”, sometimes “the wind is blowing and the clouds are flying”. In traditional Chinese medicine, wind, cold, summer heat, dampness, dryness, and fire are all pathogenic factors for exogenous diseases.

First, talk about the characteristics of wind evil

Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the comparison of images characteristics to understand life and disease. The wind in nature comes and goes quickly, so it is called “wind nature, good deeds and several changes”, which means that the pathogenesis of wind pathogens has a wandering position, an indeterminate place, fickle, rapid onset, and rapid transmission. You can refer to migratory joint pain. , rubella, respiratory acute infectious diseases to experience.

The wind in nature does not live, and wherever the wind passes, it is shaken, so it is called “wind active”, which can be experienced by referring to the twitching and shaking of the limbs of patients with convulsions. The wind is invisible, and after being blown by the wind, it is easy to make the skin open and open, so “the wind is light and open.” Fengxie belongs to Yangxie and often damages the head, face, Yang meridian and muscle surface of the human body, and is easy to attack the Yang position. In addition, wind pathogens are often the forerunners of pathogenic pathogens. Cold, dampness, dryness, heat and other evils are often attached to wind pathogens and invade the human body. There is a saying that “wind is the longevity of all diseases”.

In daily life, dust is common in spring, and infectious diseases such as influenza, chickenpox, mumps, meningitis, and measles may occur. Allergic diseases such as urticaria, allergic rhinitis, and allergic asthma have also entered a period of high incidence. The wind is active, the wind should be in spring, and chronic diseases such as high blood pressure are prone to attack or relapse. These are all related to the pathogenic characteristics of wind pathogens.

Second, how to prevent wind evil in life

Feng evil can be said to be everywhere, From the head to the knees, from the outside to the skin, and from the inside to the viscera, any part of the body can be attacked by wind evil. External wind enters through the mouth, nose, and muscle surface, and internal wind is mostly caused by dysfunction of zang-fu organs. Knowing these characteristics, in daily life, you can identify whether there are pathogenic factors of wind pathogens in diseases, and you can also prevent them in a targeted manner.

1. “Evil thieves, avoid it sometimes”.

Spring temperatures fluctuate widely, so be aware of weather changes. “Injured by cold in winter, the disease must be warm in spring. Injured by wind in spring, it must be vented in summer.” Injury to wind-cold can easily lead to infectious diseases, and injury to wind-evil can easily lead to spleen deficiency and diarrhea. The ancients believed that in the third month of the lunar calendar, “sickness is the main reason” and “summer saving is the main reason for epidemics”, so they should “avoid wind and rain”. The wisdom of the ancients tells us that even if the weather is mild, we should not wear too little. We should wear clothes according to the weather forecast and the actual situation outside to avoid catching a cold.

Wind is a yang evil, and it is easy to attack the yang position, causing headache, sweating, aversion to wind and other symptoms. “On top of the top, only the wind can reach”, so pay attention to keeping your head warm. Baihui, Fengchi, Fengfu, Yifeng on the head, Dazhui, Fengmen, and Feishu on the back often have positive reaction points when they feel the wind evil. Pay attention to keeping warm in these parts.

External wind enters through the mouth, nose, and muscle surface, so personal hygiene such as wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, and changing dry clothes in time after sweating.

When you fall asleep, the yang qi enters the yin element, and the force outside the defense is insufficient, and the evil and thief wind easily invades the human body. Therefore, it should be avoided even if the spring breeze is warm and the spring yang is warm.

Sleep with the window open.

2. Be wary of wind from within.

Maintain emotional well-being: “all kinds of wind that dispel dizziness belong to the liver”, the wind and qi in the viscera are connected to the liver, and the liver is responsible for dredging emotions and qi blood, so keeping your emotions at ease helps prevent wind wood from shaking.

Avoid food and hair: fishy mutton products are easy to cause allergies, spicy food helps heat and wind, hair products are easy to trigger the root of the disease, so there are allergic diseases, immune system diseases, Patients with skin disease, exogenous fever, chronic disease, carbuncle, and people with yin deficiency and damp-heat constitution should pay special attention.

[Experts in this issue]

Li Han, Director of Health Education Department 5 of Shenyang Health Service Center, Chief Chinese Medicine Physician, Doctor of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellow, Executive Director of Sleep Branch of Chinese Society for Ethnic Medicine, Standing Committee Member of Young Chinese Medicine Committee of Liaoning Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine Association, Liaoning Province Traditional Chinese Medicine Member of the Society for Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Professional Committee, Liaoning Province Hundred Thousand Talents Project 10,000-level talent, member of the Shenyang City Health Education Expert Lecturer Group, and selected into the Shenyang City Health Education Well-known Expert Database.