Simple Traditional Chinese Medicine Hacks for a Better You

Traditional Chinese medicine offers a plethora of simple but inspirational advice on how to renew your mind and body. (Image:  Rob Ireton  via  flicker  /  CC BY 2.0 )
Traditional Chinese medicine offers a plethora of simple but inspirational advice on how to renew your mind and body. (Image: Rob Ireton via flicker / CC BY 2.0 )

Traditional Chinese medicine offers a plethora of simple but inspirational advice on how to renew your mind and body. Follow these simple hacks that are rooted in traditional Chinese medicine for a better you.

Concentrate your eyes on a distant target. While keeping your head still, roll your eyes from the left to the right and follow a clockwise rotation to complete a whole circle. Repeat 10 times for both clockwise and counterclockwise rotations. This relieves tiredness, and also helps to improve your vision.

Walk on your tiptoes a few times daily. This improves your balance and strengthens the muscles in your feet and lower legs.

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After an hour at work, turn your head left and right, then pat your neck lightly. This will relax stiff muscles and improve blood circulation, thus helping you feel more clearheaded. (Image: Pixabay / CC0 1.0)

After an hour at work, turn your head left and right, then pat your neck lightly. This will relax stiff muscles and improve blood circulation, thus helping you feel more clearheaded.

Combing your hair during the day helps improve blood circulation in your head, stimulating your brain, eyes, and ears while helping you feel relaxed.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, clicking your teeth 100 times every morning will help to make your teeth stronger. It also helps to stimulate blood flow in your gums and facial muscles.

Clap your left shoulder with your right hand and vice versa during the day. This helps loosen tired muscles in your back, arms, and fingers. It is recommended for people who work with digital devices and computers.

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Drinking a cup of tea with honey or brown sugar during the day or evening nourishes the stomach and reduces stress. (Image: pexels / CC0 1.0)

Make a tight fist for one minute a day and then release it. This will relax the finger muscles and also improves their flexibility.

Goji berries are highly recommended for people of all ages. They help to relieve tired eyes, dizziness, and blurry vision. These berries also boost the regeneration of liver cells. Goji can be served with tea, or you can add them to water or soup.

Drinking a cup of tea with honey or brown sugar during the day or evening nourishes the stomach and reduces stress.

Translated by Cecilia Kwon and edited by Sofia.

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