Hot weather and no appetite? Chinese medicine says this is called “nausea”

Text/Yangcheng Evening News reporter Lin Qingqing

Intern Wu Jinxiu Correspondent Song Liping

With the high temperature for several days, many people feel that they have no appetite. Professor Huang Suiping, a famous Chinese medicine practitioner in Guangdong Province and the academic leader of the spleen and stomach disease department of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, reminded that there are many reasons for the loss of appetite, and early examination and diagnosis are very important.

“Deadly” can be adjusted

Decreased appetite is called “anorexia” in traditional Chinese medicine, which refers to the sluggishness of the stomach’s accepting function, also known as “stomach dullness”. If the appetite decreases, accompanied by a feeling of fullness after eating, it is called “stomach ruffian”.

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that there are many reasons for insatiable appetite, such as feeling evil from time to time, food injuring the stomach, emotional disorders, and weakness of the spleen and stomach, etc., all of which can lead to gastric insufficiency and sluggish function. Therefore, the pathogenesis of anorexia is generally based on It is said to be a malfunction of the spleen and stomach.

Huang Suiping reminded that in general, anorexia and loss of appetite in children are mostly related to dietary stagnation, but adults’ physical conditions are more complicated. If the appetite is not good, accompanied by short-term weight loss or even anemia, etc. Be vigilant and seek medical attention early. If the hidden risks of critical illnesses are excluded, traditional Chinese medicine diet therapy can also regulate the “drowsiness” caused by high temperature weather.

The common causes of poor appetite in summer are mostly the feeling of dampness and lack of stomach yin. Therefore, the appetizers of dispelling dampness and nourishing yin are the most commonly used methods to increase appetite.

Sedentary air-conditioned rooms feel cold and damp

——Dehumidification Appetizer

In the hot and high temperature, many people like to soak in air-conditioned rooms and drink summer herbal tea or cold drinks. Huang Suiping said that these people are prone to feel the evil qi of cold and dampness, the Zhongyang is trapped, and the stomach qi is blocked, so they have anorexia, lack of food, light and sticky mouth, abdominal distention and stuffiness, nausea and vomiting, loose stools, and sleepiness in the head and body. Symptoms such as heaviness, laziness, sluggishness, edema, etc., usually have a pale tongue and a white greasy coating.

The most suitable for this group of people is the aromatizing wet medicine. Common anti-dampness appetizers are Huoxiang, tangerine peel, Amomum, white cardamom, and so on. Dietary conditioning can be used for daily conditioning with Amomum glutinosa and tangerine peel lean meat porridge, aroma and dampness appetizers.

The heat and sweating hurt the body

——Yin nourishing appetizer

In summer, the heat is hot, especially in the dog days, the human body is prone to sweating, which is easy to damage the body fluid, which leads to the deficiency of stomach yin. , epigastric pain or burning pain, noisy belching, dry lips or retching, hiccup, short urination, dry stool and other symptoms. This kind of person usually has a red tongue with little fluid, or peeling, little coating, and small cracks on the tongue surface.

According to Chinese medicine, “the stomach likes moisturizing and hates dryness”. Only when there is sufficient body fluid in the stomach can it digest water and grains and maintain its ability to pass down and descend. According to the theory of Ye Tianshi, a famous doctor in the Qing Dynasty, who created and nourished stomach yin, using the method of nourishing stomach yin to treat the symptoms of stomach yin deficiency is as effective as a drum.

Common yin-nourishing appetizers include Dendrobium, Ophiopogon japonicus, Polygonatum japonica, and Radix Radix et Rhizoma. The therapeutic soup can be used to cook the old duck with Dendrobium officinale, nourishing yin and promoting body fluid.