16 Essential Traditional Chinese Health Tips

Drinking enough water can prevent kidney stones. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)
Drinking enough water can prevent kidney stones. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

In every culture, there are some things that are just fact because they’ve been passed down for generations and because they work. Why do they work? Well, that’s something to answer in another article.

Here are 16 traditional Chinese tips, from what color t-shirt to wear in the sun to when to open your windows, shared on Chinese social media that have kept Chinese people healthy. How well do they work for you?

The bed should sit as far from the bedroom door as possible. If the door is on the left, the best position is the far right corner of the room; if the door is on the right, the best bed location is the far left of the room. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Keep your windows open, even a little, for a better night’s sleep, but close them when you wake up. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

  1. Eat bitter foods in the summer.
  2. Don’t eat honey on an empty stomach.
  3. Drinking enough water can prevent kidney stones.
  4. Stay positive! Bad moods cause stomach problems.
  5. Get out to eat. Eating lunch at the office is bad for your health.
  6. Drink a cup of milk after exercising.
  7. Cover up for summer sleep — don’t let your upper body be bare.
  8. Keep your windows open, even a little, for a better night’s sleep…
  9. …but close them when you wake up. Open windows in the morning are not good.
  10. An afternoon nap will help prevent coronary heart disease.
  11. Don’t use cold water to wash your feet.
  12. Don’t use hot water to wash your face after being in the sun.
  13. Colored T-shirts protect you best from the sun.
  14. Loosen up! A too-tight belt can cause hemorrhoids.
  15. Walking helps your brain stay young.
  16. Process over product. Brushing your teeth properly is more important than the type of toothpaste you use.

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