The lung is a clear and deficient body and occupies a high position, for the five viscera and six internal organs of the cover, open the orifice in the nose, outside the skin and hair, the six external evil from the mouth, nose, and skin and hair, mostly first offend the lung, lung leaves are delicate, not resistant to heat and cold, easy to be invaded by evil and disease, is the human body is most likely to “lose guard” a line of defense.Chinese medicine believes that “spring liver, summer heat, autumn lungs, winter kidneys.” Now it is after the first day of autumn, it is the time to start nourishing the lungs. So how should we nourish our lungs in autumn?
1.Seven points for lung care
Clear the airway to clean the lungs
With the increase of industrial pollution, air pollution also increased, the human body inhaled air pollutants, the lighter can cause bronchitis, and inflammation of the alveoli, the heavier can cause poisoning and even cancer. Therefore, in autumn, attention should be paid to the frequent opening of windows for ventilation, and active coughing should be chosen every morning and evening in fresh air to remove deposits and pollutants from the respiratory tract and lungs to reduce lung damage.
Clear the lungs with internal Qi
According to Chinese medicine, the lungs and large intestine, constipation can trigger or aggravate chronic bronchopneumonia and other lung disorders, and can also trigger senile dementia, and cancer. Therefore, laxative stools can not only lower lung gas, drain turbid yin, and prevent aging and cancer, but also prevent and treat chronic bronchitis and cough. You should drink more water, eat more fresh vegetables and coarse grains, and do more abdominal massage. Habitual constipation can be treated with drugs or non-drug therapy under the guidance of a doctor in a timely manner.
Laugh often to promote lung
Laughing often is not only a “cure” for all diseases but also a “panacea” for the youthfulness of internal organs, especially for the lungs. When laughing, or singing, the chest muscle stretches, the thorax expands, and lung capacity increases, which can promote the exchange of gas in the lungs, thus eliminating fatigue, lifting depression, leaving behind worries, and helping to restore strength and energy.
Drink water regularly to benefit the lungs
Drink at least 500 milliliters of water a day in autumn compared to other seasons to keep the lungs and respiratory tract properly moistened. You can also directly “ingest” water into the respiratory tract, by pouring hot water into a cup and inhaling with your nose to the mouth of the cup for 10 minutes each time, 2 to 3 times a day.
Emphasis on food therapy to moisten the lungs
Chinese medicine believes that dryness is Yang evil, easy to damage the lungs, lung yin, so autumn should pay attention to food therapy to moisten the lungs, lilies, silver fungus, water chestnuts, yams, autumn pears, gravy, honey, etc. have the role of nourishing yin and moistening the lungs, icing sugar silver fungus soup, yellow essence autumn pear soup, snow pear paste, lily lotus seed soup, gravy yam soup, etc. also have the role of nourishing yin and moistening the lungs, may wish to eat often. Eat less pungent onion, ginger, garlic, leek, pepper, and other spicy food, but eat more sour fruits and vegetables. Eat more sour foods in autumn as appropriate, so as to achieve the purpose of nourishing the lungs while nourishing the liver.
Enter Chinese medicine to nourish the lungs
It is a traditional Chinese custom to take a tonic in autumn. In addition to food tonics, you can choose some Chinese herbal medicines with the effect of nourishing Yin and benefiting lung to nourish lung, such as Radix et Rhizoma Ginseng, Radix et Rhizoma Ginseng, Rhizoma Polygonati, Radix et Rhizoma Polygonati, Radix et Rhizoma Bird’s Nest, etc. They can be taken in the bubble, cooked in porridge, or stewed with meat.
The best way to strengthen lungs is proper physical exercise, therefore, according to people’s different preferences, and physical differences, respectively, choose the appropriate exercise methods, such as jogging, walking, playing Taijiquan, etc., can improve respiratory function, enhance pulmonary blood circulation, enhance lung function.
2. Simple self-testing method for good and bad lungs
Stair climbing method
Climb three flights of stairs in one breath at an unhurried speed, without feeling obvious shortness of breath and chest tightness, indicating good cardiopulmonary function.
Take a deep breath and then hold your breath. If you can hold your breath for 30 seconds, it means your heart and lungs are functioning well.
Match blowing method
Light a match, place it at a distance of 15cm from the body and then try your best to blow. If the match does not go out at a distance of 15cm, it means that there is a problem with lung function; if it does not go out at a distance of 10cm, it means that lung function is very poor.
3. Food therapy recipe
Ice sugar, silver fungus, wolfberry stewed snow pear
Ingredients: Snow pear 1, dried silver fungus 1, rock sugar 15g, Chinese wolfberry 10.
1, 1 hour in advance with clear water soak silver fungus, silver fungus soak until the flowers are fluffy, and the soaked silver fungus is torn into small dots.
2, silver fungus into a casserole with an appropriate amount of cold water, boil over high heat, simmer for at least 1 hour or so, simmer until the silver fungus soup is thick, add rock sugar, and then stew for 10 minutes.
3, put the snow pear, and pear core, and cut the pear into dice size dice. Put the diced pear into the cooked silver fungus porridge. Cook for about 10 minutes on low heat to cook the pear soft. Finally, put a little wolfberry into it.
Effects: Clears the fire, stops coughing, and moistens the lungs. This tea is also suitable for pregnant women.
Almond snow pear rattlesnake soup
Ingredients: 15 grams of southern apricot, northern apricot (peeled and pointed) 15 grams, snow pear 2, ring snail 1, peel 1 corner, young salt a little.
1, the snail to take the meat, wash, slice, spare; Sydney to tip, remove the heart, core, cut, spare; south apricot, north apricot, peel, respectively, washed with water, spare.
2, tile a pot with an appropriate amount of water, first with a fierce fire boil until the water rolls, then add all the above materials, change the medium fire continue to boil for about one and a half hours, add salt to taste, you can drink.
Efficacy: It has the effect of clearing heat, moistening lung dryness, relieving cough, and removing phlegm. It is suitable for a dry and hot body, dry mouth and nose, dry cough without phlegm, or cough with blood.
Contraindications: People with cold spleen and stomach, cough with clear and thin phlegm should not drink more.
Radix Salviae Miltiorrhiza and Snow Fungus Soup
Ingredients: 15 grams of northern ginseng, 15 grams of yucca, 15 grams of snow fungus, 4 taels of pork, 1 corner of peel, and a pinch of young salt.
1, first the snow fungus soaked in water hair open, wash clean, and set aside; north ginseng, yu zhu, pig, peel, respectively, wash, set aside.
2, the tile pot with an appropriate amount of water, first with a fierce fire boil until the water rolls, then add all the above materials, change the medium heat and continue to boil for about two hours, add salt to taste, you can drink.
Effect: It has the function of clearing dryness and moistening the lung, nourishing Yin, and clearing tonic. It is suitable for dry throat and cough, no phlegm or little phlegm, dry and hot body, dry throat and thirst, etc.
Contraindications: Not suitable for patients with cold and flu.
Lily winter flower sugar water
Ingredients: 30 grams of lily, 15 grams of winter flowers, 1 corner of peel, ice sugar appropriate amount.
1, lily, winter flowers, peel, respectively, washed with water, set aside.
2, add an appropriate amount of water to the pot, first with a fierce fire boil until the water rolls, then add all the above materials, change the fire and continue to boil for about one and a half hours, add the right amount of rock sugar to taste, you can drink.
Effect: It has the function of clearing heat and moistening lungs, relieving cough and asthma. It is suitable for dry throat, dry cough without phlegm, cough with unpleasant phlegm, or phlegm with blood, low fever, spontaneous sweating, fever in the heart of the hands and feet, etc.
It is the right time to nourish your lungs in autumn, so act quickly.