July 7 is a small heat in the twenty-four solar terms. According to the theory of health preservation in traditional Chinese medicine, the weather becomes hotter and hotter every year after the small heat, and it is also the most prosperous time of the year. This time period should follow the summer sun. The characteristics of being prosperous, pay attention to protecting the yang qi and coordinating yin and yang, so that health preservation can get twice the result with half the effort.
The ancient Chinese medical book "Huangdi Neijing" in "Suwen·Fengtiantongtian Theory" records such a sentence: "Yin calms the yang secret, the spirit is the cure, the yin and the yang divorce, the essence is absolute."
This means that our human body should balance yin and yang, and Chinese medicine believes that the heart and kidneys in the viscera are one yang and one yin, and they cooperate with each other to achieve a healthy state of "yin and yang secret".
Summer solstice health maintenance, the most important thing is to nourish the heart, nourish the blood, nourish the heart and calm the mind! I recommend three acupuncture points for nourishing the heart.
3 acupoints can nourish the heart
01 Neiguan Point
Location: Neiguan Point is located on the forearm In the center, 2 inches above the wrist stripes.
Function: Neiguan point has a very strong regulatory effect on the heart. rubNeiguan point can effectively improve myocardial anaerobic metabolism and improve the symptoms of myocardial hypoxia and ischemia.
Method: Knead the Neiguan acupoints on the left and right sides for 1 minute. You can press and knead several times when convenient.
02 Shaofu Point
Location: Shaofu Point is located in the palm of your hand, between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones, make a fist Between the little finger and the end of the ring finger.
Function: Shaofu point is an emergency point for heart disease, and it is The symptoms of yellow urine, sore mouth and tongue, insomnia, flushed face and red ears caused by Huowang have a good alleviating effect.
Method: Press and rub the thumb of the other hand. 3 minutes each time, with moderate intensity.
03 Tianquan Point
Location: Tianquan Point, the method of selecting the point is Put your palms up and make a fist. When you bend your arms, there will be bulging muscles on your forearms, 2 inches above the muscles.
Function: Regular massage of Tianquan point can improve chest tightness and shortness of breath.
Method:Thumb finger press Tianquan point, 3 minutes each time, with moderate intensity.
These 3 points are very convenient to find. You can use your usual rest time. Frequent massage is good for heart health. Summer weather is hot , I will continue to recommend two relieving heat and cooling soups for everyone to have a relaxing timesummer.
2 summer heat-relief soups
01 mung bean soup
Materials: 150g mung beans and appropriate amount of sugar.
1. Clean the mung beans and soak them in water for 2 hours.
2, pour the soaked mung beans into the pot, and pour an appropriate amount of water (ratio 1:10).
3. After the high heat is boiled, change to a low heat and cook until the mung beans bloom and then stop the fire.
4. Bring out the mung bean soup, add appropriate amount of sugar, let it cool and you can eat it.
Effects: Mung bean soup can clear away heat and detoxify, quench thirst and relieve summer heat. However, people with weak and cold physique should not drink mung bean soup frequently.
02Winter melon ribs soup
Materials: 1000g winter melon, 1 rib, appropriate amount of green onion and ginger, appropriate amount of salt.
1, Sliced green onion ginger, cut winter melon.
2, wash the ribs and cook with scallions and ginger under cold water.
3. After the water is boiled, remove the blood foam and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
4. Add the pieces of winter melon, continue to simmer for 30 minutes, until the winter melon is transparent.
5. After seasoning with salt, it can be out of the pot.
Function:Winter melon has the effects of clearing away heat and detoxification, distilling water and eliminating phlegm, eliminating irritability and thirst, eliminating dampness and relieving heat. It is the first choice for summer decoction.
Eat ginger in summer will promote yang
In the summer-related proverbs, "Eat radish in winter and ginger in summer without a doctor's prescription", "Three in the morning I believe everyone is familiar with "Pian ginger, ginseng soup" and so on.
Among the many ingredients in summer, ginger is probably the most familiar to everyone. It is used for cooking in daily life. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine to relieve vomiting and dispel cold in the stomach, and has a very good health effect.
Moreover, ginger is pungent and warm, which can also speed up blood flow and has a refreshing effect. Lu Zhizheng, a master of traditional Chinese medicine, now a hundred years old, has introduced the experience of being jealous and soaking ginger for more than 40 years.
The way to eat is very simple. A bottle of vinegar and ginger can be eaten for a summer!
Materials: Tender ginger, aged vinegar, rock sugar, glass bottle.
1. The tender ginger is not peeled, soaked in salt water and dried, then cut into thin slices.
2. After crushing the rock sugar, pour it into a glass bottle with ginger slices and aged vinegar and seal it. You can eat it in half a month.
How to eat: Take 1-2 tablets in the morning, and women will stop using it for 3 days before and after.