The acupuncture point for autumn: Taichong / 秋天的專用穴位:太沖

March 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

March marks the begging of autumn in New Zealand. It is a cooler climate where the sky is extremely blue and the warm sun shining above that no longer scorching the world. This is certainly my favourite season of the year. Though according to Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM), autumn is drying season and such climate can cause excess internal heat in our body. This would impact specific organs such as lung and stomach, which also further affects our skin, nose, throat, respiratory system, metabolism and the immune system. There is a specific term in TCM called “lung heat”, which doesn’t just imply the organ, lung, itself, but also the other organs and body parts I mentioned earlier. In other words, it is everything associated to the activity and functioning of the lung.

General symptoms of “lung heat” are characterised by drying nose, mouth, tongue, throat and skin, as well as difficulty to breathe easily and dry chest coughs. If you find you are likely to suffer these symptoms, especially in autumn, then it is possible you have excessive internal heat in your body. In order to reduce the heat in your body, try a self-acupuncture massage with just one acupuncture point: Taichong! It is located about 1.5 cm above the gash between the big toe and the second toe, on both feet. When you place your finger on this point you will feel a slight cavity under the skin, and if you feel soreness and pain when pressing it with a bit of pressure, that means you have a lot of heat more than you need and you are required to massage this point more.

For optimal result, it is suggested you soak your feet in warm to hot water for about 10 minutes before massaging this point. When you massage, press upward with your thumb from the direction of your toe to your ankle for about 3 minutes. Stay healthy!!!

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三月正好是紐西蘭秋天的開始。此時的天空特別的藍而且陽光又非常的柔和溫暖,是我最喜歡的季節。但是中醫說入秋後,天氣乾燥,人們易上火,易引起肺熱、胃熱等症狀。同時也易影響我們的皮膚、鼻腔、喉嚨、呼吸道系統、體內代謝以及免疫系統。“肺熱”這名詞在中醫不是單單指人體肺的器官,而是我先前提到的其他器官及人體部位;也就是說與肺部活動與機能相關的部位在中醫做一個統稱。

常見的肺熱症狀包含口乾舌燥、鼻腔及皮膚乾燥、呼吸不順暢以及乾咳。如果你發現你在秋天容易有這些症狀的話那麼你可能是易上火的體質喔!不過這些症狀可以透過按摩太沖穴改善。

太沖穴位於大足趾和第二個足趾之間的縫隙向上1.5公分凹陷處,左右各一。屬於足厥陰肝經,按摩此穴對肝火旺盛帶來的上火症狀效果非常好。如果把手放在太沖穴上,稍用力就會感覺非常痛,說明肝火比較旺盛,那更要多按摩這個穴位。

最佳按摩手法:在按摩太沖穴前,先用熱水泡腳約10分鐘,然後用大拇指從下向上推揉3分鐘即可。健康在你自己手中,好好把握🙂

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