November 15, 2019
Post minimally invasive surgery management
With the advancement of medicine, minimally invasive surgery has become an important part of surgical developments. There are only a few small incisions on the body. Compared with traditional surgery, the trauma to the body and amount of bleeding are greatly reduced. Do you need to condition your body after minimally invasive surgery? From Chinese medicine perspective, although the amount of bleeding is reduced, surgery still consumes qi from the body, and the body becomes unbalanced. People post surgery are prone to dizziness, fatigue, pale complexion, sweating, poor bowel movement and other qi deficiency symptoms. Therefore, first focus on a diet that can strengthen spleen and nourish qi by making soup with ingredients that can nourish qi and stimulate appetite. When the spleen and stomach are working well, the body can absorb nutrients, and speed up wound healing. Let the body return to mild condition and rebuild the body’s immunity.
Tips for boiling soup to strengthen spleen and stomach
Appropriately add in ingredients that can strengthen spleen and nourish yin such as carrot, lotus seed, Chinese yam, dried scallops, potato, sea coconut, carrot and so on.
Scorpionfish soup with Chinese yam lotus seed and lily bulb
Effects: strengthens spleen and stomach, suitable to have after surgery, relieves symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath and sweating.
Ingredients: 2 fresh lily bulbs, 1 fresh Chinese yam, 40g lotus seeds, 4 scorpionfishes, appropriate amounts of ginger slices
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Cut open lily bulb. Peel Chinese yam and cut into pieces. Cut open and clean scorpionfishes. Pan-fry scorpionfishes with hot oil and ginger until both sides of the fish are slightly browned. Place fish into soup bag.
2. Aside from fresh lily bulbs, combine the rest of ingredients with 2500ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Then turn to low heat and simmer for 1.5 hours. Add in fresh lily bulbs and cook for 15 minutes. Add salt to taste.
Note it is not suitable for those recovering from a cold/flu.