Grain rain is the last solar term in spring. After the Grain Rain, it is the beginning of summer. “Qingming breaks snow, Grain rain breaks frost”, before and after the Grain Rain solar term, the temperature begins to rise in various places, the rainfall increases, the air is humid, and the weather changes unpredictably. Before and after the Grain Rain, we should carry out Grain Rain health care according to the climatic characteristics. Lay the foundation for the arrival of summer and a year of health!
Five key points of Grain Rain’s health
01 Prevent “dampness” from hurting the body
Damp and rainy are the characteristics of the climate at this time. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that dampness is a yin evil, which is easy to damage the yang qi and easily damage the spleen and stomach. If people’s daily life and diet are slightly careless, they are easy to feel dampness, and have symptoms of spleen deficiency and dampness, such as poor appetite, loose stools, diarrhea, heavy body, joint and muscle pain and discomfort. Therefore, strengthening the spleen and removing dampness, and helping the spleen to transport and transform are the key points of health care during the Grain Rain period.
During the rainy season, when the humidity is high, massaging the Yinlingquan acupoint located on the inner side of the calf and the depression on the inner side of the tibia under the knee can strengthen the spleen and remove dampness. Also pay attention to opening windows for ventilation, strengthening warmth, not catching a cold, basking in the sun, and exercising appropriately. If the “dampness” has invaded, you can add some foods that diuretic and dampness in your daily diet, such as red beans, poria, wax gourd, barley, etc.
02 Strengthening the spleen and middle
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the spleen belongs to the earth and is the balance center of the internal organs. Think less, do not contend for fame, and be calm and calm to nourish the spleen. If the spleen does not turn into reality, if you do not like food, it is deficient; if you have more doubts, the spleen is restless; if you look haggard, you have an injured spleen; if you like sweets, you have insufficient spleen; Therefore, going to bed early and getting up early, with a light taste and avoiding thick and fatty foods are the keys to protecting the spleen.
Sweet potatoes, yams, potatoes, mushrooms, etc. are all foods that nourish the spleen and stomach. They have the effect of nourishing the spleen and nourishing qi. You may wish to eat some during the Grain Rain season. Especially yam, Chinese medicine believes that yam is sweet and belongs to the spleen and stomach meridian, and has the effects of invigorating the spleen and qi, invigorating the kidney and strengthening the essence, nourishing the yin and nourishing the lung. You can also eat more red dates, which is not only good for the spleen, but also nourishes qi and nourishes blood, especially for women. It can be eaten as porridge or chopped for tea.
03 Soothing the liver and soothing the liver
From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, spring belongs to wood, which corresponds to the liver. After the beginning of spring, the liver qi in the body becomes more and more prosperous with the deepening of spring, and it is most prosperous during the Qingming and Grain Rain seasons. At this time, if the seven emotions are not smooth, it will affect the liver’s dredging and yang-qi growth, resulting in the dysfunction of the viscera. Therefore, softening the liver, soothing the liver, and regulating emotions are also the focus of this solar term.
Taichong pushes the junction of the big toe and the second toe towards the ankle on the instep, and pushes to the end of the connection between the two bones is the Taichong point, which is the most important point in the human body. It is the fire point of the liver meridian, which can dissipate liver qi and anger. By pressing and rubbing the “Taichong point”, the stagnant qi of the human body can be rushed out to the maximum extent.
How to massage: carefully find the most painful point, and then push and knead from the “Taichong point” to the “Xingjian point”, which helps to vent the anger. You can also eat more black rice, beans, shepherd’s purse, celery, rape, spinach, carrots, lettuce, etc.
04 purging fire and purging heat
After the Grain Rain, the temperature gradually rose, and more people got angry. Chinese medicine believes that the rise of yang in spring can easily disturb the internal heat accumulated in the liver, gallbladder and gastrointestinal tract; in addition, the dry and windy spring makes it difficult for the human body to maintain a balance of metabolism, and it is easy to cause physiological dysfunction and get angry.
Tap on the Nei Ting acupoint, preferably after breakfast at 7-9 am, when the stomach meridian qi and blood are most prosperous. It can be pressed with the thumb or the head of a match, 100 times is appropriate, massage 1-2 times a day, it has the effect of clearing the stomach, purging fire and detoxifying.
05Avoid contact with allergens
Wind and sand are the prominent features of this solar term. You should try to avoid outdoor activities in dusty weather. When going out, choose a time when the dust is light. Wear a mask or gauze to cover your head, and drink plenty of water. Appropriately eat more lung-clearing and moisturizing foods. In addition, before and after Grain Rain, poplar flowers and catkins dance with the wind, which can easily cause symptoms such as nasal itching, nasal congestion, cough, and skin allergies. Therefore, if you are engaged in outdoor activities, you must take precautions.
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Food points: reasonable hydration to prevent spring dryness
After the Grain Rain, the temperature rises faster, and the body’s water is easily lost in the form of sweating, breathing and other forms. Special attention should be paid to timely removal of accumulated heat in the body, and reasonable hydration to prevent “spring dryness”. 1. The first choice for hydration is plain water, especially when you get up in the morning, you can drink a cup of about 200 ml of plain water to replenish the water lost by the body’s metabolism overnight, “clean” the empty stomach, and also prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases; Drinking a glass of 50-100 ml of boiled water before going to bed also has a very good protective and regulating effect on the stomach, blood vessels and nerves.
In general, a moderate-weight, lightly physically active adult needs to drink 1500-1700 ml of water per day. [Note] The water temperature should be close to body temperature. Drinking water must be taken in small sips, especially for the elderly. If you drink water too fast or move too hard, it may cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, and even increased blood pressure. 2. The second choice for hydration is fruit. Fruits can not only replenish human body water, but also replenish various nutrients. Healthy adults eat eight taels of fruit a day, which is equivalent to the weight of a fist-sized apple.
The best 8 kinds of fruits to eat in April
Mulberry: nourishing yin and blood, nourishing body fluid and moisturizing dryness
Mangosteen: go to the spring
Nectarine: nourishing yin and promoting body fluid
Plums: promote digestion
Loquat: moistens the lungs and relieves cough
Pineapple: Beauty Cleansing
Strawberry: clearing heat and detoxifying
Mango: protects eyesight
Key points of work and rest: sleep at night and get up early
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the principle of sleep in spring is “lie down at night and get up early”. However, sleeping at night here means that the work and rest time in autumn and winter can be a little later, but try to fall asleep before 11 o’clock in the evening, and get up early at around 6 o’clock. To prevent “spring sleepiness”, in addition to ensuring sleep time and quality, and not overeating, you can also do more outdoor exercise. By exercising to improve physiological function, accelerate the circulation in the body, and increase the oxygen supply to the brain, the “spring sleepiness” will also be relieved.
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