Winter is the best season for annual tonics. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that winter is a "closed" season. Through tonics, kidneys can be filled more fully, so that they will be healthy and less sick in the coming year. Thought; modern medicine also believes that after entering the winter, the body's metabolism decreases and physical energy consumption decreases. At this time, tonics, drugs are more easily absorbed and stored, thereby exerting greater efficacy.
In the "big class" of tonic, qi, blood, nourishing yin, aphrodisiac, nourishing the heart and soothe the nerves, strengthening the stomach, and digestion are all "hot" branches. Associate Professor Huang Qihui, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, said that the elderly, those who use the brain frequently, sedentary urban white-collar workers, and those who are physically fatigued are all suitable candidates for winter tonics, but they must be based on their physical constitution and not blindly follow Large flow, and too fast tonic, too fast may also cause acute gastritis.
Blood circulation should avoid menstruation
Many white-collar women in the office are more prone to develop blood deficiency syndrome in winter. Its main manifestations are pale or yellowish, pale lips, palpitations, insomnia, numbness of hands and feet, low menstrual flow, or amenorrhea. "The most important thing these women should do now is to use traditional Chinese medicine to replenish blood." He said.
The traditional Chinese medicines for blood supplements that are popular among women are angelica, cooked land, Polygonum multiflorum, Huangjing, Ejiao, Paeonia lactiflora, Chuanxiong, Chinese wolfberry, chicken blood vine, and ginseng, Codonopsis, Astragalus, etc .; the foods selected mainly include lamb, pork, beef, Chickens, ducks, etc. It is suitable for the symptoms of bloodlessness, fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, insomnia, numbness of hands and feet, and menstrual disorders.
"Most of these medicated foods are nourishing products, so those with real heat, phlegm dampness, and exogenous fever are not edible. It is best to eat regularly and in stages. The blood supplement should avoid menstrual cramps, so as not to increase the amount of menstruation."