July 9, 2019
Tips to adjust to unfamiliar surroundings
When you are traveling to a new place, you may have difficulty initially adjusting to the new environment and climate. The unfamiliar food and water can lead to all kinds of symptoms, usually poor appetite, diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal discomfort. From a Chinese medicine perspective, those with asthenic spleen and stomach are prone to this type of maladjustment because they have difficulty adapting to water quality and food in different places. They are prone to symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting. If you are suffering from this during your trip, try the following three methods to help relieve discomfort.
Tip 1: Keep your diet light
There are many cuisines you want to try in your travels. However, you have to stop it when you have stomach discomfort. You can eat light food such as warm porridge or oatmeal to let your stomach adapt slowly. If you can, you can eat tofu made by local water, as the tofu is easy to digest to help your stomach gradually adapt to the local soil and water.
Tip 2: Place ginger slices in mouth
If you have vomiting symptoms, you can go to the supermarket or the market to find raw ginger. Cut it into slices and place in your mouth to relieve discomfort as ginger can nourish stomach and relieve vomiting, or you can eat ginger sugar, winter ginger or ginger tea before departure.
Tip 3: Travel with rice water
Rice can replenish vital energy and nourish qi, strengthen the spleen and stomach and relieve diarrhea. It is especially suitable for those with weak stomach and spleen qi to consume. So it is good to bring rice water powder on your trip. Have a cup of warm rice water to replenish vital energy and strengthen spleen.