October 13, 2020


With the arrival of autumn, days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer and, and the weather is slowly getting cooler.

I would need to pay more attention to my patients in a consultation in order to listen and understand their mood symptoms better. Studies have confirmed that shortening the duration of sunshine can make people more prone to depression, mainly because it affects the secretion of melatonin and serotonin. When autumn comes, because of the five element theory, metal restrains wood. There are more people with “liver qi stagnation”, which indirectly affects the spleen and stomach digestive system. People are more prone to symptoms such as dry mouth, dry eyes, shortness of breath, fatigue, low speech, and depression. I suggest the following tips during autumn:

Sun Exposure
To improve seasonal depression, give yourself 10-15 minutes of sun exposure every day, letting go of bad moods.

Relaxation Exercises
Lay down on the bed. Observe your body from head to toe, turn yourself around or stretch the limbs, let your body slowly relax, and feel the sensation that your body brings to you. It’s like sleeping and meditation.

Exercise
While exercising, focus on the coordination of breathwork and body, stretch the limbs and chest, expend the heart and lungs.

Tea Recipe for Lung Health Care

Autumn ginseng barley tea:
10g Ophiopogon
Japonicus 10g
Schisandra 5g
Boil with 800c.c of water as a tea

Health points:

1. Zusanli point (three inches down from the depression on the outside of the knee, which is about four fingers wide): Adjust gastrointestinal function.

2. Neiguan Point (the center of the horizontal line of the wrist, two inches upwards along the middle of the two tendons, about three fingers wide): It can stabilize emotions.

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