After the fall, people will feel that the autumn is high and the air is refreshing. This is because the summer heat is gradually disappearing, the light during the day is reduced, and the temperature difference between day and night becomes larger. The water vapor that was originally dispersed in the air gradually condenses into dew and falls. The humidity has been significantly reduced. In addition, when the autumn wind sweeps the leaves, it will also take away a lot of moisture, which accelerates the drop of humidity in the air, so people will feel very dry, and the sky is high and the clouds are clear, and the autumn is cool.
At this time, many people experience dry throat, chapped lips, and even itchy throat and dry cough; some people feel dry eyes, itchy nose, and sneezing; There will also be itching and skin scratches due to autumn dryness; many people’s hair will also appear dry, bifurcated, and fall off. This is likely to be the way of “autumn dryness”.
Traditional Chinese medicine attaches great importance to the relationship between heaven and man, emphasizing the corresponding relationship between natural climate and human diseases. The five elements in autumn belong to “gold”, which corresponds to “dry evil” in climate, and “lung” in five internal organs. .
“All kinds of astringency dry up, dryness is dry, all belong to dryness”. Dry pathogens invade, mostly enter from the nose and mouth, first attacking the surface of the lungs and muscles, which are most likely to damage the body fluids, causing various symptoms of dryness and stagnation, such as dry mouth and nose, dry throat and thirst, dry cough with little phlegm, or sticky phlegm Difficulty, dry skin, even chapped, short urination, dry stool, etc.
“Clinically, according to its different cold and heat properties, it can be divided into “warm dryness” and “cool dryness”. There may be headache and body heat, upset thirst, sore throat, cough with yellow phlegm, red tongue and dry coating, rapid pulse and other symptoms similar to wind-heat flu; Accompanied by headache and fever, aversion to cold without sweating, rhinorrhea and nasal congestion, expectoration of phlegm, white fur and stringy pulse, and other symptoms similar to cold and flu.
How should patients with liver disease prevent autumn dryness?
1. Proper drinking water
Drinking water properly, drink a small amount of water several times, and drink it slowly to maintain the balance of water metabolism and prevent dry and cracked skin and the invasion of evil fire. The amount of water you drink every day varies from person to person. For adults, 1000-2000 milliliters a day is appropriate, but you should avoid cold drinks, which can easily hurt your stomach. Drink some salt water during the day and honey water at night. You can choose honey chrysanthemum tea and oolong tea for drinking tea. Oolong tea is neither cold nor hot, and the temperature is moderate. It has the functions of moisturizing the skin, moistening the throat, promoting body fluid, clearing the accumulated heat in the body, and can also relieve “autumn fatigue”.
“Drinking into the stomach, escaping the essence and qi, transporting upward to the spleen, dissipating the spleen, returning to the lungs, mobilizing the water channel, transporting the bladder downward, distributing the water and essence to the four meridians in parallel. “
——”Plain Questions: On the Differentiation of Meridians”
2. Regulate emotions.
Autumn is the harvest season for all things, the leaves gradually wither, the flowers gradually wither, and the chilling atmosphere is obvious. The lungs govern autumn. Excessive sadness will damage the lungs, aggravate the feeling of fatigue, and make you feel more tired, lazy to talk, chest tightness and shortness of breath, which is not conducive to health preservation and recovery. “Since ancient times, autumn has been sad and lonely, and I say that autumn is better than spring.” We should actively relax our body and mind and maintain an optimistic and open-minded mood.
2. Living sometimes.
“The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine” says: “In the third month of autumn, this is called Rongping, the weather is urgent, the earth is bright, go to bed early and get up early, live with the chicken, make the mind peaceful, and slow down Autumn punishment.”
Autumn dryness is the most likely to deplete body fluids, causing various symptoms of dryness and stagnation. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that staying up late consumes the body’s qi and blood. Therefore, it is necessary to conform to the laws of nature, go to bed early and get up early, adjust the spirit, and cultivate both body and spirit.
3, avoid spicy, nourish lung yin.
Reject spicy and heavy taste, white food is the best time
The autumn diet should be light, eat more vegetables and fruits, because the autumn climate is too dry, it is easy to damage the lung qi and consume the yin of the lung, so you should eat less onion, ginger, garlic, pepper, Hot and dry products, such as spirits, and fried and fatty products.
Autumn corresponds to the five colors of white, but many white foods are cold and cold, and eating raw can easily damage the spleen and stomach. For people who are cold, etc.), eating it after cooking can reduce its coldness and coolness, and it will not only moisturise dryness and produce body fluids without hurting the spleen and stomach, so it can be scientifically and appropriately selected according to their own conditions. Foods such as lily, yam, white fungus, lotus root, pear, honey, water chestnut and other foods have a good effect of nourishing yin and clearing dryness, and are suitable for patients with Sjogren’s syndrome to eat in autumn.
4. Combination of dynamic and static.
Autumn is the season when people are most likely to gain fat. Obesity not only hinders people’s physical beauty, but also brings “civilized diseases” such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, and cerebral arteriosclerosis. Regular physical exercise is required.
In autumn, the focus is on raising and adopting.
Therefore, while doing the “Dynamic” exercise, you can also do some “static” exercises to facilitate the accumulation and storage of yang qi. Taijiquan, Baduanjin, etc. are all good methods. Combining movement and stillness, movement strengthens the body, while stillness improves the mind, which can achieve the effect of physical and mental health. Autumn sports should be done according to one’s capabilities, and the amount of exercise should be slightly sweating. After exercising, keep warm and cold.
The following “juicy” foods are recommended, which can moisten dryness and promote fluid production and improve the discomfort of autumn dryness.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that cabbage is mildly cold, and has the functions of clearing lung heat, eliminating polydipsia, and clearing the stomach. The water content of cabbage is as high as about 95%, and the content of dietary fiber is also very high. Eating more cabbage can nourish yin and moisten dryness, moisten the intestines and relieve bowel movements, and protect the skin.
Carrot is sweet and flat, clears the liver and improves eyesight, can treat night blindness, clears heat and detoxifies, invigorates the kidney and strengthens yang, is rich in vitamin A, and improves human immunity. Can promote normal bone development. It is a good food for patients with hypertension and coronary heart disease. Carrots are rich in carotene, which has the effect of repairing mucous membranes, and has a good improvement effect on dry throat, especially dry eyes.
Wang Mengying believes that pear is “sweet and cool” in “Suixiju Diet” , eliminate carbuncle, stop polydipsia”.
Traditional Chinese medicine has always regarded pear as a good medicine for the treatment of “autumn dryness”, not only because it is rich in water, but also because of its sweet taste and cool nature, which can promote body fluid, moisten dryness and clear heat , The role of phlegm. Sydney is stewed with rock sugar, and it also has the effect of moistening dryness and relieving cough, which is suitable for patients with dry cough.
Wang Mengying wrote in “Suixiju Diet Recipe” that “fresh persimmons are sweet and cold. It nourishes the yin of the lungs and stomach, and is suitable for the body that is dry and dry.” Autumn is the season to eat persimmons. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that fresh persimmons are cold and cool, and have the effect of clearing heat and moistening the lungs, producing fluid and quenching thirst. Persimmons are rich in pectin, which is a water-soluble dietary fiber. It has a good laxative effect and is suitable for dry stools.people eat.
White fungus, also known as white fungus and snow fungus. It has the functions of nourishing the spleen and appetizing, nourishing qi and clearing the intestines. It can also nourish yin and moisten the lungs. It is a good product for nourishing yin and removing dryness. Tremella is rich in Tremella polysaccharide, which has the effects of improving immunity and anti-aging, and also has a good protective effect on the skin. People with dry skin can eat it regularly.
“Suixiju Diet Recipe” Wang Mengying believes that “Honey is secret. It is sweet and moisturizing. The nature is mainly solid, and it protects the inside, so it can nourish the middle and replenish the qi, nourish the liquid and soothe the nerves. Nourishes the lungs and nourishes, kills insects and detoxifies.” Honey is a nutrient-rich natural tonic, which has the functions of nourishing and moistening dryness, whitening and beautifying the face, moistening the bowels and laxatives, and has a good auxiliary treatment effect on dry cough and constipation.
Duck meat has the functions of nourishing the yin of the five internal organs, clearing the heat of consumptive labor, and nourishing blood and water. Although duck meat is not a juicy food, it is slightly cool in nature and has the effect of nourishing yin. It is suitable for people with dry cough, less phlegm and dry throat. It can be eaten with kelp in soup, or with Ophiopogon japonicus, Taizishen and other soups, which has a very nourishing effect.