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1. Summer health overview

Doing three things in the summer when yang energy is at its peak. It will help reduce the incidence of diseases in winter and even improve your health in the coming year.

The summer solstice is a solar term with the longest day in the year, and the temperature at this time is mostly hot and dry in Canada.

In summer, the yang qi of the human body is the most prosperous and the yin qi breeds.

Summer is a season in which yin and yang alternate.

In this season, many people will experience physical discomfort such as chest tightness and shortness of breath.

Therefore, it is very important to do a good job in all aspects of health care during the summer.

1. Summer health DIY therapy – Tapping on pericardium meridian

The health in summer is mainly to nourish the heart and protect the yang.

Before and after the summer solstice, many people will feel external heat and internal cold, or dry upper and lower heat, or bad breath, or dry nose, or foot moss, or hemorrhoid attacks, or easy to wake up in the middle of the night. Upset and irritated.

These problems are caused by the characteristics of the summer season.

Because summer belongs to fire among the Wu Xing, corresponds to the heart.

In summer, the pericardium meridian is often tapped to keep the meridians unblocked, and the minor problems of the body will gradually improve or even disappear.

Attention: people who are too weak, remember not tap too hard, gently push and rub at the elbow socket is enough for them.

2. Summer health DIY therapy – food therapy to nourish heart

It is easy to hurt yang qi by the summer heat. And because the heart fire is leaking so much due to sweat a lot in summer. Qi is consumed too much will deplete heart qi. Simple ingredients can nourish the heart, regulate the liver, nourish the yin and suffice the heart.

1). Licorice, Wheat and Jujube Porridge

Ingredients: 50 grams of glutinous rice, 50 grams of wheat, 6 red Chinese dates, 15 grams of licorice, appropriate amount of salt or brown sugar (for three persons).

Method:
1) Remove the core and shred the red Chinese dates;
2) Put all the ingredients into the pot, add an appropriate amount of water to boil, turn to low heat and cook for 1 hour;
3) Cook until the porridge is thick and seasoned.

Note: if dampness a lot exist in the body, change to millet instead of glutinous rice. Diabetics – switch to Monk fruit.

Efficacy:
1) licorice enters the spleen, warms the Middle Jiao and invigorates the qi;
2) wheat enters the heart, reduces dryness and heat, nourishes the deficiency and nourishes the heart.

2). Heatstroke prevention and dispelling dampness

Ingredients:
1 piece of dried tangerine peel, 30 grams each of mung bean, red bean and black bean, washed and soaked in water for one night.

Method: Put the three kinds of beans into the pot, put in an appropriate amount of water, add a spoonful of lard, bring to a boil over high heat, then turn to low heat, wait until the beans are boiled, and add rock sugar or brown sugar to taste. Take at room temperature.

Efficacy: Relieves summer heat, clears heat, strengthens spleen, clears dampness, clears liver and gallbladder.

3. Summer health therapy- dog days moxibustion

On the summer solstice on June 21, 2022, the sun will be directly on the Tropic of Cancer, the temperature will reach the highest of the year.

The northern hemisphere will enter summer. Dog days is called Sanfu in Chinese culture, and moxibustion in summer is called san fu jiu. It is a traditional Chinese health preservation method.

San fu jiu starts on July 16th, 2022, ends on August 24, 2022. Click Here to learn more about dog days moxibustion.

dog days moxibustion
dog days moxibustion

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