4 Parts of Your Body You Need to Keep Warm in Cold Weather According to TCM

As the weather turns cold, make sure to keep your head warm. (Image: -MRGT via Compfight cc)
As the weather turns cold, make sure to keep your head warm. (Image: -MRGT via Compfight cc)

Temperature changes a lot during the period between summer and autumn. When the weather turns cold, keeping warm is a must.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) points out 4 parts of your body you especially need to keep warm.

Belly button

The belly button is an acupuncture point connected to the internal organs, and is a gateway against external pathogens. It delivers qi and blood to the entire body.

Head

Your head is the “gathering place of yang” in your body. If your head catches cold, your body will lose most of its yang qi. There is a point at the center of your head that aggregates yang qi.

Feet

If your feet become cold, your internal organs will be affected. You should wear thick socks in winter, and have warm foot baths. Massaging the acupoints can stimulate blood circulation.

Joints

In early winter when the weather turns cold, lumbar muscle strain becomes more serious. The knee joint is vulnerable to cold, and when it becomes cold, blood circulation is affected, which can lead to arthritis. Children and the elderly don’t adjust well, and it’s easy for them to become ill when they get cold.

 

Research help by Edward Feng

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