According to theory of traditional Chinese medicine, summer is season with most active yang energy. If you want to keep your health during this time, you should observe specifics of summer when Yang is rampant outside, and pay attention to to protect Yang energy.
First, take care of your personal skin hygiene
After start of summer, temperature usually rises, causing human body to sweat a lot. Sweat itself is odorless, but if sweat is left on skin and underwear for a long time, it will ferment, spoil and have an unpleasant odor. Therefore, psoriasis patients are reminded to timely eliminate sweating when sweating, otherwise they are prone to eczema and sweat spots, which will seriously affect condition of psoriasis and is not conducive to their health.
Second: pay attention to setting mentality and emotions
During summer season, psoriasis patients should timely adjust their work plans and life rhythms to adapt to characteristics of long days and short nights in summer. Take a good nap after dinner to ensure you get enough sleep. Listen to music, think beautiful things, or go for a walk in park or nature to relax your body and mind to fullest. Pay attention to refraining from impetuosity and anger and to be calm.
Third: pay attention to environment in room
With regard to daily life, patients with psoriasis should take necessary measures to shade rooms, try to reduce or avoid some sources of heat and light, and light-colored curtains, wax paper should be hung on windows to cool. If possible, adjust furniture that affects internal ventilation so that there is enough natural wind in room. In addition, it is necessary to strengthen disinfection in premises of patients with psoriasis after summer. Due to high temperature in summer and rapid growth of germs, room must be frequently disinfected with an appropriate amount of disinfectant
Fourth. As for work and leisure: late to bed and early to rise
In summer, sunny time is long, days are long, and nights are short. At this time, psoriasis patients should adapt to changes in natural world of Yang prosperity and Yin decline, and they should sleep relatively late and wake up early After schedule is determined, self-discipline should be practiced to protect biological clock from disruption, which is very beneficial for health.
Fifth: emotional aspects: meditate and develop qi
During summer solstice, temperatures are high and psoriasis patients may feel irritable, so psoriasis patients around summer solstice should "feed their mind." The first is to “refrain from dryness and anger,” trying to keep your mind as calm and comfortable as possible. When temperature is too high, it is better to go out less and avoid moderate to high intensity exercise. Second, eat less fatty and tasty foods, and eat more soy products, chicken, lean meats, etc., which not only complement diet, but also play a role in strengthening heart.
Sixth: Disease Prevention: Winter Sickness and Summer Cure
Dog days have a long solar time, and Yang energy is most active in nature. Treating psoriasis at this time can achieve a significant healing effect to strengthen body and prevent "winter sickness". In addition, summer is also a favorable season for external use of traditional Chinese medicine, for example, external use of traditional Chinese medicine can effectively control psoriasis and reduce likelihood of psoriasis recurrence during the cold season.
Seventh: diet: increase acidity and reduce bitterness
After summer solstice, qi of liver in internal organs of human body gradually weakens, and qi of heart gradually increases. Patients with psoriasis may consume sour foods in their diet because sour taste can suppress sweating and dampness, produce fluid in body and quench thirst, strengthen stomach and eliminate food. Patients with psoriasis should try to eat spicy food as little as possible, because Yang Qi rises in summer, and food that is easily irritated causes heat inside and outside body, and symptoms such as acne, mouth ulcers, and constipation are reduced. appear.