May 27, 2019
紓緩壓力穴位 — 合谷穴
Stressed people are prone to qi stagnation
Your colleague next to you might be infamously nervous. You hear him talk about losing sleep, having migraines, suffering from sore throat, and hear him cough to clear his throat every now and then. Sounds like he got a cold but it it does not seem to get better with medication. Turns out he is not suffering from a cold, he has qi stagnation. Those with this body type often feel like something is stuck in their throats that cannot be swallowed or spat out. Chinese medicine called it “Mei He Qi”. It is mainly caused by liver qi stagnation due to bad mood. It affects fluid transportation and collect dampness that leads to phlegm. People with high self expectation, gets nervous easily, are perfectionists or always stressed out are easy to have above symptoms.
Besides relying on traditional Chinese medicine to condition the body, it is more important for those with qi stagnation to adjust their mindset, find a way to let themselves relax and keep a good mood! Drinking floral tea can relieve stress. You can relieve headache by pressing Union Valley (He Gu) point.
Relieve pressure points – Union Valley (He Gu) Point
Effects: Relieve symptoms caused by stress such as headache.
Location: Highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and index fingers are brought close together
Note: Pregnant women should not press this point because it has an augmentation effect.
Bergamot flower tea with sweet osmanthus and honey
Effects: Relieves stress and symptoms such as frequent sighing, stomach bloating and discomfort, and bad mood.
Ingredients: Small amount of bergamot flower, sweet osmanthus and honey
Preparation: Place bergamot flower and sweet osmanthus into thermos, rinse with hot water once. Then add in hot water again and steep for 5 minutes. After the water cools down slightly, add honey and mix well. You can re-brew for 3-4 times until its flavor weakens. For best results, drink consecutively for 3 days a week.