August 7, 2018
Day and Night Sweating
According to Chinese medicine theory, sweat is a product of fluids in the body, and sweating is a form of body regulation. During hot weather or after exercising, increased sweating is very normal. But if you are sweating without reason while you are still, or sweating while you are sleeping, then it represents that there is an issue with the body.
Sweating profusely during the day?
If you have unexplained sweating during the day without reason, then you likely have qi deficiency. Those with lung qi deficiency are prone with shortness of breath, usually speaks in low volume, seem to have a cold/flu all the time, and generally fatigued. Due to the insufficient lung qi, the pores on skin is not tight enough which lead to unexplained sweating. People with this condition should avoid cold/raw or spicy foods.
Sweating in your sleep?
Night sweats usually happen to hose with yin deficiency. As the asthenic heat is active, the heat forces the sweat out during sleep. This is usually accompanied by red complexion and thirst. Avoid spicy or dry heat foods, try to have more foods that nourish yin and promote fluid production.
Healing tea for sweating
Ingredients: 10g blighted wheat, 5 dried longan
Preparation: rinse ingredients with hot water, then place into thermos. Add in 500ml of hot water and steep for 15 minutes. This tea can be re-brewed until its flavour weakens.
Effects: Strengthen the body and reduce sweating. Alleviates symptoms of excessive sweating.