The “sequelae” of the hottest summer is coming. This “autumn disease” must be prevented this year.

Hope, hope, it’s finally cool

The hottest summer ever

We finally got through

Everyone can already feel autumn is coming

Going out early and late these days

The coolness is quite comfortable

Some sensitive people have also appeared

Dry mouth, dry skin, irritability and other symptoms of autumn dryness

At this time, how can there be less

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The summer heat has not disappeared, and the autumn dryness has come

Be aware of these situations

In my country’s twenty-four solar terms, in fact, after the end of the heat, it has entered the meteorological autumn. Now that the white dew has passed, the temperature difference between morning and evening will be more obvious. increasingly obvious.

“Dryness is the main qi in autumn, and Chinese medicine believes that the five elements of the lung belong to metal, which matches the autumn in the five seasons of Chinese medicine, that is, we often say that the lung dominates autumn.” Deputy Chief Physician Fan Xiaofen explained that autumn dryness will lead to depletion of Yin and Jin, causing symptoms such as dry skin, dry hair, dry throat, dry nose, red and yellow urine, and dry stool. Evil can easily damage the lungs and body fluids, and cause symptoms such as dry throat and no phlegm in the throat.

Experts remind that this year’s climate is abnormal, the high temperature days last for a long time, and the dryness may be more abundant than in previous years, so special attention should be paid to preventing dryness.

There is a coup for moisturizing the lungs and nourishing yin to prevent autumn dryness

The key to preventing autumn dryness is moisturizing the lungs and nourishing yin. Deputy Director Fan Xiaofen reminded that it is necessary to make adjustments in terms of diet and living habits, and do a good job in health preservation.


Increase acid and less pungent, promote body fluid and moisten lung

Autumn is the season of astringency, therefore, the diet should pay attention to increasing acidity and less pungent energy, such as garlic, ginger, leeks, coriander, beef and mutton and other foods. Excessive consumption will lead to further Aggravated autumn dryness, oral ulcers, dry and hard stools, etc.

You can change the taste, eat more oranges, pears, apples, pomegranates, grapes, grapefruit, hawthorn and other seasonal fruits that can restrain lung qi and prevent autumn dryness. Especially like pomegranate, it is warm in nature, sweet and astringent in taste, rich in vitamins, has the effect of promoting body fluid and quenching thirst, killing insects and relieving dysentery, pear is cold in nature and sweet, and has the effect of moistening lung and clearing dryness, relieving cough and resolving phlegm.

You can also eat duck meat. Duck meat is called a “wonderful medicine” and a top-quality nourishing product in “Famous Doctors”. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that duck meat can nourish the yin of the five internal organs and clear the heat of consumptive exhaustion. It has the effects of nourishing the stomach and promoting body fluid, clearing heat and strengthening the spleen. At the same time, vegetables such as pumpkin, radish, and corn can improve autumn dryness to a certain extent, and are suitable for consumption.

It should be noted that at this time to the ninth month of the lunar calendar, the heat has not completely dissipated, and the autumn dryness is still mainly warm and dry. You can eat water chestnuts (water chestnuts), lily, white fungus, etc. Clears heat, nourishes yin and moistens dryness.


Moderate hydration, scientific anti-drying

The climate is dry in autumn, and the entire dry environment we live in will also aggravate physical discomfort. For example, long-term stay in an air-conditioned room will aggravate dry skin, and the easiest way to moisten the lungs and prevent dryness is to Replenish water.

Deputy Director Fan Xiaofen suggested that you should pay attention to drinking more water on weekdays. You can also add a little salt or sugar to boiled water, just like we add normal saline or glucose water in the hospital. This method can prolong the retention time of water in the gastrointestinal tract and prevent constipation caused by autumn dryness.

At present, in the southern part of my country, the temperature is still high during the day, especially in the extremely long high temperature days this year. Many people are used to waiting in air-conditioned rooms for a long time. Experts also suggest that humidifiers can be placed indoors. Maintains humidity balance to prevent rapid loss of body water. The water in the humidifier is recommended to use pure water without adding other substances.


Early to bed and early to rise, regulate emotions

“Nei Jing” says: “Early lying down and getting up early will make you happy with chickens.” It means to let the body adapt to the changes of nature, restrain the qi machine, store the essence and replenish the essence, so that the lung qi can be stretched , is a good recipe for nourishing the lungs. Therefore, experts suggest that you should go to bed early and get up early in your daily life in autumn, and exercise should also be more soothing sports such as jogging and mountaineering.

Of course, Deputy Director Fan Xiaofen also said that the lungs are concerned with aspirations, and grief and sorrow can easily hurt the lungs. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to mental health, maintain a good mood, and achieve the purpose of nourishing the lungs and preventing dryness.

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This article is original by the First Academy of Zhejiang University