Health and longevity have been a good wish of people since ancient times. As the old saying goes: “soak your feet in spring, and the rising sun is firm; soak your feet in summer, and the heat dampness can be dispelled; soak your feet in autumn, and moisten your lungs and intestines; soak your feet in winter, and you’ll be warm in the fields.” It can be seen that the ancients had long studied the health care and maintenance of feet.
hot water is better than tonic
According to traditional Chinese medicine, a person has four roots, namely, the root of the ear, the root of the nose, the root of the breast, and the heel. The most basic of the four is the heel. Modern medicine believes that the soles of people’s feet are densely covered with many blood vessels. Soaking in hot water can speed up blood circulation and promote the metabolism of feet and legs. At the same time, hot water has a mild stimulating effect. Because countless nerve endings on the soles of the feet are closely connected with the brain, stimulating the nerves of the feet can make people feel comfortable and relaxed in the brain. It can not only speed up sleep, but also effectively eliminate the fatigue of the day. When feet are soaked, the heat in the water can enter the whole body of the human body through the soles of the feet, so that the kidney and liver meridians in the body are maintained.
massaging the four acupoints after foot soaking has miraculous effects
Rub Yongquan acupoint: Yongquan acupoint is the plantar acupoint of the human body, located in the depression of the front of the foot, which is the first acupoint of the kidney meridian. Rubbing Yongquan acupoint can replenish kidney qi, reduce fire, reduce blood pressure, and strengthen muscles and bones. After soaking your feet every night, when you are ready to go to bed, you can massage Yongquan acupoints alternately with the palms of your hands, more than ten times each time. Persistently rubbing this point can alleviate the symptoms of cold hands and feet.
Rub Laogong point: Laogong point is located in the center of the palm. When the second and third metacarpal bones are biased toward the third metacarpal bone, it is at the tip of the middle finger when making a fist and bending fingers. Make a fist with one hand and rub the Laogong point of the other hand until the palm is hot. Alternate your hands. Rubbing Laogong point for a long time has the effect of clearing heart fire and calming the mind. It is used to treat insomnia, neurasthenia and other diseases.
Massage Qichong acupoint: the Qichong acupoint is two inches away from the depression above the upper edge of pubic symphysis in the lower abdomen. There is an artery below this point. First massage the Qi Chong points, then the arteries, alternately. This method can promote blood circulation in legs and warm hands and feet.
Tap Shenshu Point: Shenshu Point is located 1.5 inches away from the spinous process of the second lumbar spine, which is commonly known as the “waist eye”. Persisting in massage and tapping Shenshu points can help increase the blood flow of the kidney and improve the renal function.
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