Taking a bath is something we must do every day. In addition to simply cleaning our bodies, there is a lot of knowledge in it. Bathing in different ways also has different effects on the body. This is not only to make yourself feel more comfortable before going to bed, but also to take a bath if you have some minor problems or symptoms. If you have the following minor symptoms, you may as well try a different way of bathing.
1. Loss of appetite: wash 30 minutes before meals
People with poor appetite and loss of appetite can consciously take a bath 30 minutes before meals, stimulate their stomachs with hot water, spray warm water around their chests after their bodies are warm, and rest for 1 minute every 5 seconds. Repeat for 5 times.
If there is a bathtub, you can soak in hot water for a while, and at the same time, breathe in abdominal breathing, inhale through the nose, make the abdomen bulge, exhale through the mouth, and then flush the abdomen with slightly warm water. This alternating stimulation can promote gastric secretion and improve appetite. For those with excessive gastric acid and gastric ulcer, soak in hot water for 3-4 minutes to control gastric acid secretion.
2. Body pain: Rinse key parts
For chronic muscle injury, local stiffness and pain caused by wind cold and blood stasis, you can add several actions when taking a bath.
When taking a shower, spray 40 degrees of hot water on the painful parts for about 10 minutes, especially on the parts that are prone to pain, such as the head, shoulder and waist. You can stretch while rushing, and turn around to gradually unblock blood stasis and promote blood circulation. For those who have a flash due to lifting heavy objects or being hit, it is inappropriate to take a bath immediately after injury, otherwise the pain will be aggravated. After the pain is relieved, soak it in hot water at 40 degrees for 10-20 minutes, which is helpful to reduce inflammation and pain. Low back pain caused by insufficient kidney qi can also be alleviated by bathing back and forth in hot water at the waist and doing proper lumbar flexion and extension exercises.
3. constipation : breathe loudly when taking a bath
When the seasons change and work is tired, many people are prone to functional constipation. In addition to daily life conditioning, when taking a bath, you can massage your abdomen in a clockwise direction with your palm. At the same time, your abdomen bulges and contracts, and you can breathe deeply. You can also shower your abdomen, which can improve the flow of blood and strengthen blood circulation, alleviate constipation and prevent hemorrhoids.
For patients with nervous constipation, you can flush with hot water at 40 degrees for about 3 minutes along the intestine, then flush with warm water at 25 degrees for 10 seconds, and repeat for about 5 times, which can strengthen the peristalsis of the large intestine.
4. Cold weather: add ginger to hot water
Many women and people with cold bodies often get cold all over their bodies, and their hands and feet are easy to be cold and numb, even in summer. From the point of view of traditional Chinese medicine, this is mostly due to poor blood circulation and insufficient blood supply caused by qi deficiency and blood deficiency. Such people can take more bubble baths when they have time, and add ginger to the hot water, which can promote blood circulation and warm their bodies.
When taking a shower, you can first wash your shoulders and knees with hot water of 40 degrees, and then do up and down movements of your shoulders and step movements of your feet while washing. When you warm your back sufficiently, rinse with cold water for 10 seconds. Repeat for 5 times, wash with cold water and hot water alternately, and the blood vessels expand and contract continuously from cold to heat, so as to achieve the purpose of unblocking the blood. However, the weak elderly and children should try their best to avoid alternating hot and cold.
5. Physical fatigue: rubbing your face
Because there are many expression muscles and sensitive nerves distributed on the face, once in a while, people will feel refreshed and refreshed. After a hard day’s work, rub your face when taking a bath. Hot water can better stimulate these nerves. Under the dual effects of friction and water temperature, facial blood vessels expand and thicken when encountering heat, blood circulation speeds up, and expression muscles are stretched. This can promote metabolism, keep your face firm and rosy, and long-term persistence can prevent facial neuritis and vision loss.
When massaging, rub the palms of your face up and down until your face is hot. The strength can be slightly heavier, rubbing 3-5 times per second, not less than 3 minutes each time. The hands of people with dry skin should not be too heavy and the speed should not be too fast, so as not to rub the skin. However, it should be noted that a water temperature of 40 degrees is the best way to eliminate fatigue. If the water temperature is too high and consumes too much heat, it will not eliminate fatigue, but will feel uncomfortable. If the water temperature is too low, the blood vessels will contract and fatigue will not be eliminated easily.
6. Swelling and fatigue of legs and feet: massage the feet
According to traditional Chinese medicine, “all diseases begin with Qi”. Heavy feet and edema are mostly caused by the blocked blood circulation due to the blocked “Qi” in the human body. The nerves on the feet are dense, and the focus of bathing is to stimulate the reflex areas of various parts, which can promote the normal operation of metabolism. You can use hot water of 40 degrees to bathe back and forth from the toe to the instep, then targeted at the ankle and the palm of the foot for 3 minutes, and then use low-temperature cold water to flush the same place for about 10 seconds. At the same time, your feet move while flushing, and repeat for several times to stimulate acupoints and unblock blood.