It’s the hottest day, do you often have heavy limbs, fatigue, and loss of appetite? This can be a sign of severe moisture in the body. In the live broadcast of the Beijing News “Talk” on July 27, Shi Suhua, deputy chief physician of the Department of Rehabilitation of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, reminded that the following characteristics can further confirm that the body has moisture: the tongue is thick and heavy, and there are tooth lines on both sides of the tongue; See if the stool is smooth and sticky.
External humidity is usually affected by the external living environment, such as more rain in the rainy season, humid living environment, etc., which can be improved by adjusting the environment; Decreased appetite, dizziness, heaviness, soreness and weakness are mostly caused by internal dampness. Shi Suhua said that to remove internal dampness, Chinese medicine emphasizes strengthening the spleen and stomach, such as often feeling dizzy and weak, especially the heavy lower limbs, you can use some herbs that strengthen the spleen and promote moisture, such as poria, ze diarrhea, coix kernel, red adzuki bean, clinically doctors usually according to the patient’s condition differentiation treatment. “Red bean barley flour is a well-known method to remove dampness, but it is not recommended for patients to consume it for a long time. Traditional Chinese medicine pays attention to differentiation and classification, some patients are mainly wet and evil, some are temper deficiency, some are insufficient stomach yin, doctors need to add or subtract according to the patient’s indications. ”
“Massage, cupping, and moxibustion also have a good dampness removal effect.” Shi Suhua pointed out that the middle of the abdomen, the inner guan on the hands, and the acupuncture points such as Zusanli and Fenglong in the lower limbs are related to strengthening the spleen and dampness.
Moxibustion is a very popular form of health nowadays, and many people will do it at home. Shi Suhua reminded that self-moxibustion at home must pay attention to finding acupuncture points, otherwise it will be counterproductive. “Moxibustion is sequential: back first, then abdomen, first up and then down, first left and then right. If you are not sure, you can go to the hospital to see a doctor and learn to do moxibustion yourself later. ”
Shi Suhua reminded that do not blow air in front of the air conditioner after moxibustion, and it is best to stay in a room with a moderate temperature to prevent cold and evil attacks. You can take a bath after using suspension moxibustion for 2-4 hours; If it is auxiliary moxibustion, that is, long snake moxibustion, because the dose is relatively large, the treatment time is relatively long, and you can only take a bath after 8-12 hours.
Beijing News reporter Liu Xu
Proofreading by Wang Xin