Massage and health regimen for office workers
In this age of increasing concern for health, people’s desire and practice for health knowledge are becoming more and more diverse.
In the health care of Chinese medicine with thousands of years of history, quite a few people are obsessed with acupressure.
However, identifying the acupuncture points is a “technical job”. If you press it correctly, you will live a long life. If you press it incorrectly, it may be counterproductive.
Master the following 6 health care areas, even if just rubbing casually, can make good health care.
The easiest operation: rubbing the lower abdomen and the soles of the feet helps to strengthen the spleen and stomach.
The navel is where the essence is concentrated, and it is also an important acupuncture point in Chinese medicine.
There are also acupoints such as Zhongli, Guanyuan, Qihai, etc. Gently rubbing and pressing is good for adjusting human blood and improving internal organ function.
Liu Dequan, director of the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Beijing Geriatric Hospital, told reporters that traditional Chinese medicine has always advocated the “healthy method of rubbing the abdomen,” which focuses on rubbing around the lower abdomen after waking up and before going to bed.
Zhang Hude, a professor at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, suggested that you can also perform abdominal massage after a meal, put your palm on the navel, and use a counterclockwise and clockwise alternating method to gently rub the navel and its surroundings, which can promote digestion.
A proper hot compress on the lower abdomen can also achieve health effects.
When applying, you can use a hot water bottle or hot towel slightly higher than the body temperature, gently apply it on the navel, remove it after a few minutes, and apply it 1-2 times a day.
If you are at a high level, put a warm hand near the belly button and apply heat.
Pinch the soles of your feet to promote blood circulation.
The foot is called the “second heart” of a person. Here, the acupuncture points shrink, and there are thousands of peripheral nerves, which are closely related to the health of the human body’s various organs. The importance is self-evident.
Zhang Hude believes that using hot water to bubble feet every two or three days is a very repetitive and easy-to-use health care method, which can promote blood circulation through warming and channeling.
If you can add some traditional Chinese medicine that helps qi and blood run in foot bath water, the effect will be better.
For example, angelica, safflower, panax notoginseng, Chuanqiong, and salvia are packaged in gauze in small amounts to make a traditional Chinese medicine bag, soaked in hot water in advance, the effect will be brewed after about half an hour, and then you can add white wine or vinegar.
It is especially recommended for people with insomnia.
Liu Dequan suggested that while watching TV, rubbing the Yongquan point on the opposite foot with the big fish (the place between the thumb on the palm and the wrist) on the palm of the hand, not only has health care, but also moves hands and feet.
In addition, using a foot massager, or bending toes, walking often, stepping on pebbles, etc., can promote blood circulation in the feet.
The most complete effect: Binaural and spinal vertebra rubbing both ears, benefiting the whole body.
The ear is like an inverted fat in the uterus. The earlobe represents the head and eyes, the outer edge of the ear is the trunk and limbs, and the internal organs are placed.
Professor Zhang Guoxi, a representative of the Institute of Geriatrics, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, said that by rubbing different parts of the ear, the corresponding spindle or internal organs can be placed to enhance health care.
Traditional Chinese medicine talks about “kidneys open to the ears”. Therefore, good ear care is better for strengthening the kidneys.
Zhang Hude said that the ears should be massaged gently, usually with rubbing, rubbing, and pulling. The time is preferably 5 minutes, not more than 10 minutes.
Pushing your ears upwards can regulate and promote the physiological functions of the human body’s systems, which is good for strengthening your physique; rubbing your ears and rubbing them can clear the meridians, and has a health effect on the kidneys and systemic organs.
You can also rub the contour of the ear, with the index finger against the inner layer of the ear contour, and the thumb against the outer layer of the ear contour, and knead until you have a fever, which has certain benefits for waist health.
Pull the earlobe downwards, rub the earlobe first, and then pull the earlobe 15-20 times to make it slightly warm.
Use your index finger and thumb to lift the auricle and extend it from the inside. The pulling strength is limited to painlessness. It can treat headaches, dizziness, neurasthenia, tinnitus and other diseases.
Push the spine to enhance immunity.
The spine and its two sides are one of the two largest meridians of the human body. The place where the meridian passes, and there are important meridians such as the liver crest and kidney crest.
When the wind, cold, and other external evils invade, the Yangjing is most likely to be affected; on the other hand, protect the back and protect from cold and cold, and the body is less prone to colds, illness, and the effect of treating strain.
Zhang Hude suggested that the family members in the hospital usually help, from the top to the bottom, or from the bottom to the top, to massage the spine and both back and forth, you can move forward while pinching, or tap forward, 5 minutes each time has the effect of clearing the meridians.
Thoroughly use a hot water bottle for hot compresses or apply essential oil massage on the back, rubbing until the skin is hot and hot, which is good for fighting colds, helping uprightness, and enhancing immunity.
When taking a bath, you can consciously bubble your back with hot water, which can also promote blood circulation in the buttocks and help the meridians to flow smoothly.
The easiest to ignore: Press the arm fossa and the fore chest to rest your mind.
The armpit is a part that people rarely touch, and it does not mean that it should be a neglected corner.
Zhang Jizeng, a clinical researcher at Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, said that Chinese medicine believes that there is an important acupuncture point in the arm fossa called Jiquan.Western medicine has found that there are both arteriovenous blood vessels and a large amount of lymphatic tissue in the arm fossa. Therefore, often pressing the arm fossa can improve blood supply, stimulate lymph, and improve immunity.
There are two methods of massage, one is kneading.
Use your right index finger, middle finger and ring finger to massage the arm sockets clockwise, then counterclockwise 15 times each, and then change your left hand to massage the arm sockets for 3 to 5 minutes.
The technique must be gentle to avoid damaging local blood vessels and nerves.
The second is plucking, raising the elbow arm, placing the thumb of the other hand on the shoulder joint, and flicking the bottom of the arm with the middle finger. The rhythm can be changed from time to time and alternately from left to right.
Photograph the chest and improve lung function.
Wei Zhunian, a massage doctor in the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the First People’s Hospital of Kunming, Yunnan, believes that the front chest is the confluence of the body’s yin and qi, and that the health of the chest can not only take advantage of the role of wide middle qi, but also improve human lung function and increase resistancePlay an important role.
You can take the method of patting with the palm of your hand for health care.
Put your five fingers close together, with your palms hollow, aiming at the sternum in the middle of the front and slap with appropriate strength.
Take 3 to 5 shots each time, stop for about 10 seconds, 3 to 5 minutes per day.
However, it is appropriate to note that there are organs such as the heart and lungs under the chest cavity, which must be noted, otherwise it may be counterproductive.