Ten habits are like tonics

Get up and defecate. Traditional Chinese medicine advocates a holistic view of “unity of nature and man”, and living habits should conform to the laws of nature. From 5:00 to 7:00 in the morning, when the human large intestine menstruation is the strongest, we should develop the habit of getting up early to defecate. If you can’t get up early, the large intestine will not be able to complete the function of removing turbidity, and the toxin will stay in the body and cause constipation, acne and other diseases. From 7:00 to 9:00 in the morning, when Yang Qi is most vigorous, breakfast is also the easiest to digest. A high-quality breakfast can make people think acutely, react flexibly, improve memory and work efficiency, and is not easy to get fat.

Eat more grain. The book of internal medicine has long pointed out the dietary structure of “five grains for nourishment, five vegetables for filling, five animals for benefit, and five fruits for assistance”. Cereals are the main food to nourish the body, meat is the food to nourish the body, vegetables are the main food to supplement vitamins and minerals, and fruit is the auxiliary food to supplement nutrients. Pay attention to the mutual coordination of various foods, and do not replace each other. In order to lose weight, some people do not eat meat and cereals, but replace them with vegetables and fruits, which will lose the balance of nutrition and thus damage the functions of the spleen, stomach, liver and kidney.

Take medicine diet according to your constitution. Different dietetic treatments are suitable for different constitutions, and excessive tonics are not allowed. For yin deficiency, Yin nourishing foods (sea cucumber, duck meat, abalone, tomato, sugar cane, celery, pear, spinach, etc.) and traditional Chinese medicine (North sea cucumber, polygonatum odoratum, American ginseng, Ophiopogon japonicus, polygonatum, lily, polygonatum odoratum, Dendrobium, yam, Rehmannia glutinosa, etc.) are used as dietary treatments. If warm dietotherapy (such as Shiquan Dabu chicken soup) is used, yin deficiency will be aggravated, and immunity will be reduced, resulting in sore throat and aphthous ulcer. However, those with external colds, coughs, and purulent skin should not take supplements.

Exercise for 30 minutes every day. The best time to exercise is in the morning, which can increase the Yang Qi in the body and improve the immune function of the body. Exercise should depend on one’s physique and age, and should not be excessive; It is advisable to choose a small or moderate amount of exercise, such as walking, jogging, Taijiquan, qigong, etc. Exercise for 30 minutes every day can prevent heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, depression and other diseases.

Smoking cessation wine. Smoking a cigarette will produce more than 4000 chemicals, of which more than 40 will cause cancer. Quitting smoking is not only good for one’s own health, but also a manifestation of love for one’s family. Excessive drinking is easy to cause alcoholic liver disease.

Master the indoor temperature. The living environment needs air circulation. When using air conditioners, the temperature of the air conditioners can be controlled at 26 degrees Celsius. While protecting the environment and saving energy, it is also beneficial to the regulation of physical functions. Stay in the air-conditioned room, don’t blow your body directly against the wind outlet for a long time. The elderly and people with joint diseases had better wear pants or knee pads.

I often sit still. A long period of stress is prone to depression, anxiety and tension, which will damage the essence and spirit, damage the mind and spirit, and lead to premature aging and multiple diseases. Therefore, keep an open and optimistic mood, and strive for time to sit quietly, so that the brain can have a full rest. When you are in a bad mood, you can pour out your depression to your relatives and friends, or participate in community activities to release your bad mood and relieve your psychological pressure.

Cultivate hobbies. In addition to work and study, we should actively cultivate some hobbies, such as listening to music, watering flowers and fish, painting and practicing Chinese characters, so as to boost our spirit and increase the fun of life; Getting closer to nature can reduce stress.

I comb my hair sooner or later. Chinese health practitioners of all dynasties have regarded combing hair, protecting hair and strengthening brain as an important measure for longevity. Combing hair frequently can dredge blood vessels, help brain blood circulation, enhance memory and balance and coordination function of central nervous system, and also help reduce hypertension, prevent hair loss, cerebrovascular diseases such as dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, etc.

Soak feet and massage acupoints before going to bed. Foot bath, also known as foot bath, can add some drugs (ginger juice, rice wine, vinegar, mugwort leaves, etc.) to the water, which can play an auxiliary role in treating some diseases. It is a way of external treatment of traditional Chinese medicine. There are requirements for the container, water volume, water temperature and time of foot soaking. Generally, only hot water is used for health care. Electronic foot bath can be selected. If you use medicine to soak your feet, it is better to use wooden barrels. The time is usually about 10 to 30 minutes, so as to feel the slight heat around the body, feel a little damp on the back, or sweat slightly on the forehead. If you sweat heavily, it is easy to cause dizziness and collapse. When you soak your feet, you can massage Zusanli point, foot center and toes.

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