Nourishing the lungs in spring, Chinese medicine experts explain the "five most" lung nourishing method.

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Expert introduction:

Cai Shengchao, chief physician of the Third Department of Geriatrics, Anhui Acupuncture Hospital. He is the academic successor of Zhou Meisheng, the first batch of famous old Chinese medicine practitioners in China, and now he is a famous doctor in Jianghuai, a famous Chinese medicine practitioner in Anhui Province, and an instructor for the academic experience inheritance of the fifth and sixth batch of Chinese medicine experts in China.

Some things, only when you lose it, begin to realize its importance, such as health. Most of us, our minds are full of money, fame and fortune, and desires … In the process of chasing them, we spend day after day in a daze. At this time, health is getting farther and farther away from us. ……

The outbreak of COVID-19 is like a wake-up call, which makes us understand the value of health and the sublimity of life! Under the influence of COVID-19, more and more people began to notice the importance of the lung.

Huangdi Neijing records: "All qi belongs to the lung". Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the normal operation of human organs mainly depends on qi, and the manager of qi is the lungs. Therefore, once the lung is damaged, qi can’t function normally, which affects the normal operation of other organs in the body, and diseases follow.

In this issue, Cai Shengchao, the chief physician of the Third Department of Geriatrics, Anhui Acupuncture Hospital, will teach the family a small coup to protect the lungs, and will also share tea and ingredients for nourishing the lungs to help everyone do a good job of nourishing the lungs easily.

It is very important to raise lungs in spring!

Generally speaking, people think that spring is the best time to nourish the liver. So, why is it so important to raise lungs in spring? There are two main reasons:

1. The large temperature difference in spring is likely to cause respiratory diseases, such as colds and flu, which will increase the burden on the lungs.

2. Impurities such as pollen enter the respiratory tract in spring, which will easily increase the burden on the lungs.

If the lungs are not maintained, men, women and children will suffer!

1. Men don’t have lungs and are prone to kidney deficiency.

Many men have the habit of smoking, which is very harmful to the lungs. The proportion of lung cancer caused by smoking is quite high every year.

In addition, the five elements theory of TCM holds that the lung belongs to gold and the kidney belongs to water. Gold and water coexist, that is, the lungs and kidneys complement each other. Therefore, lung deficiency will inevitably lead to kidney deficiency.

2. Women don’t have lungs, so they tend to get old quickly.

The International Journal of Natural Science has found that 40%~50% of platelets in human body are produced by macrophages in the lungs.

Therefore, the decline of lung function will lead to the decline of platelets and blood deficiency. Appear not ruddy, gaunt, dull and dull.

3. The elderly don’t have lungs, which is easy to induce diseases such as chronic bronchial asthma.

Various organs in the elderly are prone to fibrosis. After pulmonary fibrosis, the elasticity becomes smaller, and it is easy to feel gas resistance and shortness of breath when breathing.

In addition, the elderly are prone to some lung diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial pneumonia and chronic bronchial asthma.

4. Children don’t have lungs, which affects their normal development.

Children are still in the stage of growing up. If they don’t raise their lungs well, the development of other organs will be affected.

Poor lungs will also lead to the decline of human immune function, which will bring health risks. Therefore, it is necessary for men, women and children to raise lungs in spring!

Nourishing and protecting the lungs, Chinese medicine has a coup.

There are many ways for Chinese medicine to recuperate the lungs, such as Chinese medicine, sachet, diet, exercise and so on.



During the epidemic period, many Chinese medicine hospitals donated epidemic prevention sachets to front-line medical staff, because they have certain effects of avoiding plague and preventing diseases.

The sachet mainly purifies the air around and the respiratory environment inside the nasal cavity through the volatilization of the smell of Chinese herbal medicines, so as to achieve the purpose of avoiding plague and preventing diseases.

The sachet originated in the pre-Qin period and has a history of thousands of years. The record of sachet first appeared in Shan Hai Jing, which contained "there is grass, called smoked grass, hemp leaves and square stems, which are red and black, stinking like weeds, and can be cured if cultivated".

After the Tang Dynasty, sachets became more popular, and people often used them to repel insects, epidemics or filth.

Common medicinal materials for making sachets and their efficacy;

Xinyi: Dispelling cold, clearing the nose;

Perrin: wake up the spleen and stomach, disperse and relieve summer heat;

Zanthoxylum bungeanum: warming the middle to relieve pain, killing insects and relieving itching;

Cinnamon: help fire to replenish yang, warm and disperse cold evil, and lead fire to return to yuan;

Folium Artemisiae Argyi: Warming meridians and dredging collaterals, dispelling cold, removing dampness and relieving itching;

Acorus calamus: sweating to relieve exterior syndrome, eliminating dampness, neutralizing and promoting diuresis to reduce swelling;

Atractylodes lancea: strengthening the spleen and stomach, eliminating pathogenic dampness, expelling wind and cold, and improving eyesight;

Borneolum Syntheticum: Refreshing the brain, inducing resuscitation, clearing away heat and relieving pain.

In ancient times, people often hung sachets on their chests; Now, for convenience, we can put it beside the pillow or hang it on the bag. Adults, the elderly and children can wear it. Generally, the medicinal flavor of the sachet will evaporate in about a month, and it needs to be replaced again.


Flap lung meridian

Flapping the lung meridian can stimulate the meridian qi and achieve the purpose of tonifying the lung. The lung meridian flapping here is mainly the lung meridian outside the body surface.

Specific steps:

① Knead Taiyuan and Zhongfu points 8-10 times before beating the lung meridian to open the meridian.

(2) the empty palm or fist is slapped from top to bottom along the meridian, and both sides are slapped for 5-10 minutes.

③ Push Lieque Point, Taiyuan Point, Yuji Point and Shaoshang Point from top to bottom with both hands and thumbs until they are hot and flush locally. Push 20~30 times on both sides.

It is recommended to beat the lung meridian once a day for about 20 minutes, which has a good effect on tonifying the lung. Especially for the elderly or people with insufficient lung and qi function, the effect will be very significant if they insist on slapping every day.

"Five Best" Methods for Nourishing Lung

1. The simplest way to nourish the lungs-hot water

This method can moisten the lungs. Pour hot water into the cup, and aim your nose at the cup to absorb water vapor for about 5~10 minutes each time, once in the morning and once in the evening. It will be better to cover the cup with a towel and suck it.

Patients with respiratory diseases or people whose sputum should not be discharged can do it several times a day.

2. The most effective way to nourish the lungs-active cough

After getting up, you can cooperate with deep breathing to cough actively, and discharge sputum and turbid gas in the respiratory tract to achieve the purpose of maintaining the lungs.

3. The oldest method of nourishing lung-breathing exercises

Inflate your stomach when inhaling, and deflate your stomach when exhaling. When you sleep at night, you can put 2~3 kg sandbags on your stomach to help you practice, which is conducive to increasing your vital capacity and thus maintaining your lungs. It is advisable to practice once a day.

4. The cheapest way to nourish the lungs-smile often.

Laughter can dilate the lungs, and people will unconsciously take a deep breath when laughing, clearing the respiratory tract and making breathing more smooth.

5. The most comfortable way to nourish the lungs-press Yingxiang point

Yingxiang point is located at the junction of alar and nasolabial groove, one on the left and one on the right.

External air enters the respiratory tract through the nasal cavity. Pressing Yingxiang point can adjust the blood supply of nasal mucosa, which is conducive to heating and moistening inhaled gas, sticking toxic gas and discharging it through nasal scab and snot, purifying the respiratory environment inside the nasal cavity and promoting the health of the respiratory tract. Massage it 20~30 times a day.

Ziyin Runfei Tea

1. Component analysis

◎ Boat-fruited Sterculia has the effects of clearing away heat and moistening lung, relieving sore throat and opening voice, and relaxing bowels.

◎ Ophiopogon japonicus has the effects of nourishing yin and moistening lung, benefiting stomach and promoting fluid production, and clearing heart and removing annoyance.

◎ Mulberry leaves have the functions of dispersing wind and heat, clearing away lung-heat, moistening dryness, calming the liver and suppressing yang, and clearing the liver and improving eyesight.

◎ Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch has the effects of invigorating spleen and qi, eliminating phlegm and relieving cough.

Step 2: Making method

Take 2 boat-fruited Sterculia, 5g of Ophiopogon japonicus, 3g of mulberry leaves and 3g of licorice to make a cup of tea for nourishing yin and moistening lung. Drinking a cup every day can nourish yin and moisten the lungs, which is suitable for office people with faster pace of life to drink it to nourish the lungs.

Taboo crowd: Ziyin Runfei tea is cold, and it is not recommended for people with spleen and stomach deficiency and pregnant women.

In addition to tea, some foods in daily life also have a good lung moistening effect. Pear, tremella and pumpkin can be put together to make soup, and a little rock sugar can be added. This soup also has a good effect of nourishing and moistening the lungs.

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Original title: "It is urgent for the whole people to raise their lungs! This "five best" lung-nourishing method should be put away quickly ~ (with lung-nourishing exercises and dietotherapy) "