Summer season not only causes an increase in our body temperature,
but also makes us hot-tempered. Statistics show that one
in every five people suffers from summer syndrome, and most
of the sufferers are women.
The nature of summer, corresponding to fire in Five Agents
and to heart in five internal organs, is to be hot and dry.
An overwhelming dry hot condition could seriously deplete yin qi and
Then how can we keep the yin-yang balance
and maintain a healthy level of fluidity during the hot season?
Here are some tips from Chinese medicine experts that you
may find useful:
1, Have a daily intake of fresh milk
According to Chinese medicine theory, milk is mild-cold
in nature that helps reducing the heat of liver. As milk
is about 87% water by weight, it is also a good source of
fluid which relieves the internal dryness.
2, Go to bed before 11 pm
Chinese medicine believes that qi and blood proceed
to liver area during the time between 11 pm at night and
1 am in the morning. Getting good quality sleep in this period
is crucial for liver to successfully detoxify the system
and get recuperated.
3, Increase the amount of cooling yin food
in your diet
It helps decrease the internal heat.
It is an excellent source of potassium and vitamins A,
C, and B6. Just make sure they have not been kept in fridge
for more than 3 hours.
It provides extra fine protein to cope with the stress
of high temperature, and protects the blood vessel walls.
It helps reducing internal heat and the content of blood
It contains minerals, vitamins and organic acid, is a
rich source of beta carotene for the immune system.
And finally, just stay away from any hot, pungent food so
you can better protect your lungs during the summer months.