It s heavy snow, we should pay attention to the invasion of wind evil and cold evil, especially the head and feet. This is because the occurrence of some diseases has a lot to do with not paying attention to keeping warm. Chinese medicine believes that the human body s head, chest, and feet are the most vulnerable to cold evil.
Traditional Chinese medicine theory believes that the head is Zhuyang Zhihui. For a person without a hat, the heat lost from the head accounts for 30% of the total body heat when the ambient temperature is 15 ° C; if the temperature is 4 ° C, the total heat lost from the head accounts for 60%. Cold weather can cause blood vessels to contract, and people can experience headaches and dizziness. For cerebrovascular patients, cold can easily induce cerebrovascular disease. It can be seen that keeping the head warm is very important.
The wind and cold invades the human body in winter, and the chest and abdomen are the first to be affected. Colds in the chest and abdomen can easily damage the body s yang, which can lead to a heart attack. In addition, cold can induce gastrointestinal diseases, so the warmth of the chest and abdomen cannot be ignored.
As the saying goes, cold starts from the feet, the foot is farthest from the heart, the blood supply is slow and less, the subcutaneous fat layer is thin, and the heat retention is poor. Once cold, it will cause the capillary of the respiratory mucosa to contract and reflect the disease resistance. Falling causes an upper respiratory tract infection. Therefore, it is necessary to keep the feet warm during heavy snow.
In the heavy snow and solar terms, first of all, you need to appropriately increase or decrease your clothes according to the climate change; wearing a hat, a bib, and a pair of warm shoes are the best choices to prevent cold. Secondly, patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, arthritis, and digestive diseases should pay more attention to cold protection and warmth, and wear a little coat when going out. When you are not feeling well, you should take the initiative to go to the hospital for examination .
After the heavy snowfall, some women tend to feel cold because the weather is getting colder. Modern medical research believes that women are particularly afraid of cold in winter due to their lower resistance to cold due to menstrual pregnancy and puerperium or suffering from anemia, gastrointestinal disorders, and chronic illness. On the other hand, if women are nutritionally deficient and suffer from hypotension or hypothyroidism, they will also cause poor local or systemic blood circulation, especially blood circulation disorders in the limbs and limbs, which will cause cold hands and feet.
Heavy snowfall, dry indoor climate, reduced fresh vegetables, can cause vitamin B deficiency and induce angular cheilitis. Therefore, drink plenty of water and eat more fruits and vegetables in winter.
In this solar term, people can tonic in eating habits. When tonic, eat more garlic, leeks, peppers, ginger, coriander, onion, yam, longan, chestnuts and dried apricots as warm foods to help protect against cold. However, due to the dry weather and improper diet, it is easy to get angry and suffer from aphthous ulcers. Pay attention to controlling the quantity. At the same time, pay attention to eat less meat, eat more vegetables and warm fruits, drink more porridge.
Because the indoor and outdoor are dry and the air humidity is very low, you must drink plenty of water and replenish the water in time to ensure the normal metabolism of the organs. Generally, the daily hydration should not be less than 2000 ~ 3000 ml (that is often called 8 cups of water, one cup is about 300 ml).
In addition, pay attention to emotional calm, many diseases are caused by emotions. For example, glaucoma is easily caused by emotional instability and irregular living habits. It is a blinding eye disease that occurs in cold winter months. Its symptoms are: eye pain , eye swelling, vision loss, and headache, nausea. And other symptoms. Therefore, you must always maintain a stable mood to avoid stress and excessive excitement; pay attention to regular living, do not stay in the dark for a long time, to prevent pupil expansion caused by increased intraocular pressure; in sunny weather, moderate participation in outdoor activities, because this can increase the fundus The supply of vascular oxygen reduces the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the blood to prevent intraocular pressure; in severe weather with cold climates , it is necessary to minimize going out to reduce the impact on the eyes.
In addition, if the snow falls heavily and the snow does not melt, people who have been in the snow for a long time are extremely susceptible to snow blindness, or snowy eye inflammation. The main cause of this disease is that the ultraviolet rays in sunlight are reflected from the snow to the human cornea, causing corneal damage. The symptoms are photophobia, tearing, foreign body sensation, strange itching, tingling, and edema. The length of stay should not be too long, such as work in the snow or tourism should wear sunglasses with UV protection. Especially friends in the Northeast, pay more attention.