Li Chia-che (李佳哲）,
a pharmacist at Minfeng Pharmacy , said that many people often drink coffee or
tea to freshen up . Excessive amount of coffee and tea will over stimulate the
digest system---stomach and intestine---and cause an increase in gastric acid
secretion . People with more sensitive bodies need to be especially careful
about it .
While Chou Chia-ju （周家如）,
a pharmacist at Yongan Pharmacy , said that vitamins containing antioxidant components
(抗氧化成分）can help one to stay health, and Vitamin C (維生素C )
, vitamin E （維生素E ) and beta -carotene 。（B-胡蘿蔔素）are
the best . These vitamins are available in foods and fruits that people can
easily get , such as vitamin C from guavas and oranges , vitamin E from almonds
and wheat and beta-carotene from carrots .
And doctor Hsiao Liang-chi
(蕭曉綺）of Shining Chinese Medical Clinic graduated
from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with a master's degree .
Hsiao said that people feeling out of spirits are deficient in qi (氣）and
blood , and that blood flow will 90 smoothly if the qi circulation is good ·
" Chinese medicine focuses on spleen and stomach . Take care of them ,
then the qi and blood will flow smoothly .
" Eating local foods
that are in season and avoiding raw or cold foods are the basic concepts ,
" said Hsiao . " If your body is weak , eat warm food . " Eating
foods opposite to the attribution of one's body can harmonize the qi and blood
. Foods like red meat , spinach and string bean are beneficial to supply and
enrich blood . Hsiao said , " As for Chinese herbs , we can drink some Red
Dates (紅棗）and Longan Tea (桂圓茶）.
lf you want to nourish your qi , adding some Huang Qi (Chinese Milkvetch, 黃耆）is
a good way to strengthen your qi and blood . "
Besides taking Chinese
herbs , pressing on acupuncturing points is also an effective method , Hsiao
said . Pressing the Hegu (合谷穴）, Xuehai (血海穴）and Taichong (太衝穴)
can make one feeling vigorous . " Pressing the point about three to five
minutes each time can improve your vitality , " said Hsiao . "
Zusanli (足三里穴）is the point which is good for strengthening
the spleen and stomach . " She suggested pressing the Zusanli point
between 7 and 9 a . m .
because the stomach gas is vigorous at that time .
Hsiao always advises patients not to stay up late . " It is better to
sleep before 10 p . m . ( no later than 2
a . m ) . If you always stay up late , your metabolism will become
abnormal . "
Doctor Lin , Kun-cheng (林坤成)
of oriental medicine indicated that people must adjust one , 5 living habits
with 24 seasons . " For example, when it comes to Autumn Equinox (秋分) ,
people may easily get sick in their stomachs . "
Furthermore , he provided
some recipes to refresh one from stress and over - work . " Sore eyes are
common . " Lin said , " Stew Matrimony Vine (枸杞） and Chrysanthemum Flower (菊花）, 4 : 1 ratio , with 4 bowls of water
. That will be great for sore eyes . Also , do a little massage on temples (太陽穴）is
another good way to keep up one's pirits . "
Different from Western medicine , Chinese
medicine emphasizes the balance between nature and body . According to the
preceding article , maybe the Chinese medicine prescription is the best natura1
way to enhance vitality .