TCM physicians remind that from the point of view of TCM, the first priority of winter solstice regimen is to protect the yang and tonify the kidneys, so that the circulation of Qi and blood can be normalized. Therefore, only by mastering the four principles of unblocking, clearing, nourishing, and nourishing can the gastrointestinal motility and circulation be promoted.

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[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report] The winter solstice of the 24 solar terms will be ushered in on the 22nd. It is also the time when the day is the shortest and the night is the longest in the northern hemisphere. Therefore, the ancients had the concept of "the arrival of the cathode and the beginning of the birth of yang."

In this regard, Chinese physician Wang Dayuan reminded that from the point of view of traditional Chinese medicine, the winter solstice health regimen should first focus on protecting yang and nourishing the kidneys, so as to make the circulation of Qi and blood normal. Promote circulation, etc.

Why choose tonic during the winter solstice?

Wang Dayuan pointed out in his Facebook page "Yuanqi Traditional Chinese Medicine Physician Wang Dayuan" that due to the high labor expenditure in the agricultural society in the past, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year, after spring, summer and autumn, the physical strength was often overdrawn and exhausted, so he would use Eat some warming and tonic ingredients in winter to repair the over-consumed internal organs.

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Wang Dayuan said that the winter solstice is the turning point of the yin and yang of the human body. There is an ancient saying: "Qi begins at the winter solstice and regenerates every week." According to the laws of nature, preserving yin, cultivating yang and nourishing the spleen and kidney can make the circulation of qi and blood normal, so that there will be no problems of internal injury of yin qi and lack of yang qi.

Therefore, the winter solstice tonic needs to master the four principles of clearing, clearing, nourishing and nourishing:

Principle 1. Pass

If you have poor defecation and thick and greasy tongue coating every day, especially after 3 or 4 pm, you are listless like a walking dead, but you seem irritable and difficult to fall asleep at night, this is because there are metabolic wastes clogged in the body due to phlegm, dampness, blood stasis and heat , the false weakness presented, what is needed at this time is "pass".

For patients with empirical evidence, the best way to nourish in winter is not tonic, but laxative. If you can defecate smoothly in winter, the effect will be better.

For example, eating high-fiber fruits or massaging the lower abdomen can effectively promote gastrointestinal motility.

Principle 2. Clear

For patients with autoimmune diseases, such as lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis, what is needed on the winter solstice is not nourishment, because excessive nourishment will cause the autoimmune system to become overactive, and patients need supplementation. It is to "clear" to achieve nourishment.

Warm service of lotus root tea with brown sugar ginger is a good way. A small amount of brown sugar ginger is added to the lotus root tea, so that the characteristics of the whole lotus root can be brought into some warmth from the flatness, and it can adapt to the change of temperature throughout the winter solstice, and promote circulation to achieve cleansing. Effect.

Principle 3. Raise

"Nursing" is like a light, moisturising spray, and "nourishing" can be started from daily life, obtaining nutrition from natural ingredients, such as onions, ginger, garlic, pears, white fungus, etc., or peach gum and flower gum And other colloid-rich foods can also be boiled into tea with 3 qian of Northern Radix Ginseng, 3 qian of Polygonatum Polygonatum, 3 qian of Ophiopogon japonicus, 3 qian of Rehmannia glutinosa, and 3 qian of Scrophulariae Scrophulariae. After drinking, the whole body will feel warm and moist.

Principle 4. Supplement

"Tonic" is like drinking a bowl of water at a time, the key lies in the level of moisture, such as a bowl of delicious ginger duck, pork ribs stewed with medicine, Shiquan Dabu soup, etc., but the premise is that there is no blood stasis to block phlegm heat Physical fitness, otherwise the more you eat, the more uncomfortable you will be.

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