In “Spring and Autumn”, it says: “The autumnal equinox is equal to yin and yang, so day and night are equal and cold and summer are equal.”
“The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine” says: “In the third month of autumn, go to bed early and get up early, and you will be happy with chickens.”
The autumnal equinox has three waiting times
Waiting for the thunder to begin to receive sound
The ancients believed that the thunder sounded because of the strong yang
Yin qi begins to flourish after the autumnal equinox
So no more thunder
Second-waiting sting bugs
The word “blank” means fine soil
It means that the weather is getting colder
Herring bugs begin to hide in burrows
And seal the hole with fine soil to prevent cold air from entering
Three waits for the water to dry up
It means that the rainfall starts to decrease at this time
The weather is dry and the moisture evaporates quickly
Lakes and rivers have less water
Some marshes and puddles are drying up
Precautions for the autumn equinox health care for patients with liver disease:
1. Appropriately increase outdoor activities.
On the day of the autumn equinox, don’t kill, don’t use punishment, don’t put the house on the floor, don’t hang mourning, don’t ask for illness, don’t get drunk. A gentleman should fast and quiet for self-examination.
——”Qian Jin Yue Ling”
The weather is getting colder, everything is gradually dying, and people’s emotions become easily sad and melancholy. “Autumn wind and autumn rain are unpleasant”, so outdoor sports should be appropriately increased to express one’s mind, such as climbing high and looking far into the future.
But avoid strenuous exercise, and rest in autumn and winter.
2. Calm the mind and restrain the mind.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that nourishing yang in spring and summer, nourishing yin in autumn and winter.
In the autumnal equinox, yang tends to be absorbed and hidden in nature. Therefore, when maintaining health, special attention should be paid to the maintenance of yin. status.
At this time, you should calm your mind, restrain your spirit, and keep your mind inward but not outward. This is to slow down the impact of the autumn chilling air on people, that is, “to suspend the autumn punishment” .
3. Recuperate the lung and liver viscera.
A gentleman has nine thoughts: see clearly, listen carefully, look warm, look respectful, speak faithfully, respect everything, ask questions, think hard, see justice.
In the autumnal equinox, the lungs should be nourished first. After the temperature drops sharply, it is easy to cause the body’s immunity to drop, causing dry skin, lips, and throat problems. It is necessary to increase or decrease clothing according to the changes in the weather. Prevent the invasion of external dry evil.
After the autumnal equinox, the liver qi is suppressed in the autumn, and the liver controls emotions and relieves qi and blood. At this time, people are prone to depression and qi and blood disorders. The specific manifestations are depression, palpitations, insomnia, endocrine disorders, etc.
To nourish the liver in autumn, eat more cabbage, carrots, kelp, lotus seeds, cucumbers, etc., which can help the operation of liver qi, enhance the detoxification and detoxification function of the liver, and naturally avoid the occurrence of adverse symptoms.
4. Cover the cold in spring and autumn, and do what you can.
As the saying goes: “Spring covers the autumn frost, no miscellaneous diseases”.
The autumnal equinox heat has subsided, but there may still be some heat in the human body. If you add too much clothing, it is not conducive to the dissipation of heat in the body, and it is easy to induce some diseases. On the other hand, wearing less clothes in autumn and freezing your body will help shrink pores.
Mid-autumn and August (autumn equinox and white dew) are the most suitable days for autumn freezing. Early autumn is too hot to freeze even if you want to; late autumn is too cold, and it is easy to catch cold.
Moderate autumn freezing can enhance the body’s ability to resist cold, but for patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, ulcer disease, and chronic lung disease, autumn freezing is not acceptable.
5. The nourishing ointment is at the right time.
The dry climate in autumn can easily lead to lung dryness and yin deficiency. Eating the corresponding nourishing ointment can nourish the lungs and kidneys, nourish yin and moisten dryness, and promote fluid and quench thirst.
The so-called ointment prescription, Mr. Qin Bowei said in the book “The Daquan of Ointment Recipes”: “The ointment prescription is covered with tormented medicinal juice into a fat liquid, so it nourishes the internal organs and six viscera. The weak are also known as ointment and nourishing medicine.”
From the point of view of traditional Chinese medicine, ointment is mainly suitable for patients with depletion. It is transformed into a modern disease name, that is, it is used for the conditioning and treatment of various chronic diseases, the infirm (such as the recovery period after surgery), and sub-healthy people.