September 9th of the lunar calendar is the Double Ninth Festival, a traditional festival of the Han nationality. In “Book of Changes”, “six” is designated as the yin number, and “nine” is designated as the yang number. On September 9, the sun and the moon are combined with the yang, and the two and nines are heavy, so it is called Chongyang, also called Chongjiu.
The garden is full of chrysanthemums and tulips, and there are solitary bushes that are frost-like.
It is also like the current song banquet, and the Pulsatilla enters the juvenile field.
The Double Ninth Festival season is gradually entering into late autumn. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that in autumn, yang qi gradually tends to sink from rising and floating, yang qi gradually declines, and the climate gradually turns cooler. It is the season when the elderly are prone to disease. Taking care of your health is especially important during this period. On the Double Ninth Festival, there is a folk custom of climbing high, also known as “Climbing Festival”. For the elderly, there is a wellness folk song “Nine Less and Nine More”, let’s enjoy it together:
“Less wine and more tea, less salt and more vinegar, less meat and more vegetables, less anger and more laughter, less trouble and more sleep, less clothes and more baths, less cars and more steps, less stops and more movements , less medicine and more practice.”
Chongyang Festival health care precautions for patients with liver disease:
1. Light diet and appropriate supplements
Autumn is dominated by “dryness”, which is prone to respiratory diseases. Therefore, preventing autumn dryness is the top priority of autumn health care. To prevent autumn dryness, in addition to drinking more boiled water and weak tea, you should also pay attention to preventing autumn dryness in your diet.
It is recommended to eat more foods that can nourish yin and moisten dryness, such as honey, pear, lily, white fungus, radish, soy products, etc.
You can also eat more sour fruits, vegetables and foods, such as grapes, apples, grapefruit, kiwi, lemon, hawthorn, etc., to nourish liver qi. Eat less spicy onions, ginger, garlic, peppers and other foods.
The tonic in autumn should be mainly tonic, and try to eat as much food as possible, such as corn and pork. In autumn, eating porridge is especially recommended. Drinking porridge can not only reduce the burden on the gastrointestinal tract, but also help digestion. If you add pears, carrots, pumpkins, lilies and other lung-moistening foods to the porridge, it can also have the effect of benefiting the lungs and moistening the dryness.
2. Go to bed early and get up early to keep warm and prevent cold
“The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, Su Wen, The Great Theory of Four Qi Regulations” says: “In autumn in March, go to bed early and get up early, and chickens will thrive.” Autumn health care should lie early and get up early. Lie down early to keep up with the collection of yin essence, to nourish and absorb qi; to get up early, to comply with the expansion of yang qi, so that the lung qi can be stretched.
In autumn, the days are still long and the nights are short. In addition to improving the quality of sleep at night, it is necessary to take a proper nap to supplement it. Taking a nap can not only make the brain and system of the whole body rest, but also can effectively relieve the cardiovascular system, reduce the tension of the human body, help people maintain psychological balance, and prevent the occurrence of myocardial infarction.
The weather is getting cooler in autumn, and cold pathogens can easily invade the lungs through the nose and mouth, causing respiratory diseases such as colds. If the limbs are usually weak and occasionally sweating, you can take some Yupingfeng Powder. At the same time, add clothes appropriately in autumn, eat less cold food, and drink less cold drinks.
3. Moderate work and rest to enhance immunity
“One autumn rain and one cold”, the autumn wind is chilling, and the weather is getting cooler. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that proper exercise can not only restore lung qi and improve the function of lung organs, but also help to enhance the immune function of various tissues and organs and the body’s resistance to external cold stimuli.
It should be noted that in autumn, the temperature is low, and you should not wear too thin to go outdoors to prevent catching a cold. In addition, the amount of exercise should not be too large to prevent excessive sweating and yang depletion. Exercise should be light and gentle, and activities that are not active. Finally, long-term strenuous exercise should be avoided as much as possible, and attention should be paid to protecting the health of bones and joints, so as not to aggravate joint damage.
4. Climb high to appreciate chrysanthemum and prevent sad autumn
“It has been sad and lonely since ancient times”. The Double Ninth Festival is in the late autumn, when the sunshine decreases, the temperature gradually drops, and the flowers and trees wither. , irritability, desolation, twilight, the so-called “sad autumn”.
Golden autumn and October, the sky is high and the air is crisp, walking and climbing the sky can promote blood circulation, enhance cardiopulmonary function, and make people feel relaxed and happy. At the same time, drinking chrysanthemum tea can disperse wind and clear heat, calm the liver and improve eyesight. You can make friends with three or five friends, climb high to appreciate chrysanthemums, play chess and drink tea, which can achieve the purpose of refreshing your mind, refreshing your mind, fitness and healing.