27 Oct Do You Run Hot or Cold?
The Chinese Medicine View of Body Temperature
The body is not unlike a car engine. If it runs too cold it doesn’t work very well, has trouble getting going and is weak. If it runs too hot then it overheats, boils over and is prone to breaking down.
A long time ago, Chinese medicine practitioners figured out that if the body was either too hot or too cold then there would be health problems as a result.
Do you have cold hands and feet, pale complexion, wear a jacket in summer and/or freeze in winter? If so, then you are probably too cold.
How do you get too cold? Eating too much cold food (cold drinks, ice cream, salads), working in cold conditions (like in the refrigerated section of the supermarket), too many antibiotics (they are very cold in nature), after a long operation (cold on the operating table) or not covering up enough in colder climates will all do it. The kind of cold we are talking about stays with you – regardless of how you try to warm up, you are always cold again.
How do we treat this in Chinese medicine? Well, we simply warm you back up using Chinese herbs and acupuncture melbourne. When we warm you back up, your body can operate properly and most of your cold-induced symptoms should go away.
Do you feel hot all the time, sweat excessively, feel really hot in bed, never wear a jacket (even in really cold conditions), get reflux (heart burn), have a red complexion or get red eyes. If so, then you are probably too hot!
How do you get too hot? Eating too much spicy food, being under too much stress or working in hot conditions (like near a blast furnace in a factory) will all do it. The kind of heat we are talking about stays with you – regardless of how you try to cool down, you are always hot again.
To treat this, we cool you down using Chinese herbs and acupuncture Melbourne. When we cool you down most of your heat-related symptoms will go away.
Why Chinese Herbs?
Chinese herbs are high-strength and are capable of returning your body temperature to normal. Eating the right foods can help, but you would have to eat so much of the right foods to make a real difference, it is just not practical. Chinese herbs are a more convenient solution.