Guangzhou Daily (All Media Reporter Zhou Jieying, Intern Huang Jingrong) The Lingnan area is relatively humid, especially Huinantian, which can easily affect the transportation and transformation of the human body's spleen and stomach.

How to nourish the liver, protect the spleen, soothe the liver and stomach during this season?

Many experts from the Hepatology Department of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine are here to provide advice.

It’s very humid in the south

Massage a point to soothe the liver and stomach

  The weather in Huinan in Guangzhou is very humid, which affects the transportation and transformation functions of the spleen and stomach, and can easily cause a feeling of fullness in the abdomen.

Professor Jiang Junmin, Director of the Hepatology Department of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, taught everyone a little trick: pressing and rubbing the back acupoint in the middle of the cheek needle system can improve symptoms such as abdominal fullness and diarrhea.

The back point is at the temporomandibular joint on the cheek. When the mouth is gently opened and closed, you can feel the temporomandibular joint moving.

Locate the temporomandibular joint and press a small depression under it.

Use your index fingertips to gently massage here, increasing the intensity from small to large, until you feel obvious soreness and swelling (usually about 30 times in the same direction), which can improve the feeling of fullness in the abdomen and relieve the pain. It has the effect of strengthening the spleen, digesting, soothing the liver and stomach.

Food stagnation and bloating

Try abdominal rub and moxibustion

  Eating too much and eating too many miscellaneous foods during the Spring Festival can lead to gastrointestinal discomfort due to food stagnation. Especially those with liver disease have poor digestive function and are more likely to suffer from bloating.

Cai Gaoshu, deputy chief physician of the Hepatology Department of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, introduces two tips to solve this problem.

  The first trick: rub your abdomen.

Put your fingers together, and slowly massage clockwise with the navel as the center, gradually spreading outward like a circle, with the intensity increasing from light to heavy, repeat several times.

Be careful not to rub in a counterclockwise direction, otherwise the more you rub, the more your belly will become bloated.

Stomach rumblings, belching, or increased stools during or after massage are all normal reactions and do not require special treatment.

It is generally recommended to rub your abdomen while lying in bed after waking up in the morning, before going to bed at night, or two hours after eating during the day.

If conditions don't allow, you can rub your abdomen just after eating, but you should do it while standing and don't pay too much attention.

  The second trick: moxibustion.

Moxibustion on the navel or Zusanli is also a good choice.

Moxibustion is done once or twice a day, each time lasting no more than 20 minutes.

Two healthy tea drinks

Take the worry out of the liver

  After a feast of fine wine and delicious food, how can you reduce the burden on your liver?

Wu Shuduo, deputy chief physician of the Department of Hepatology, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, advises: First, reduce alcohol intake and drinks with high sugar content in the diet. It is recommended to use tea instead, such as Pu'er tea and oolong tea; Secondly, pay attention to eating more vegetables, avoid fruits that are too high in sugar and too sweet, eat more high-protein and low-fat foods, and eat less offal; try not to use frying in cooking methods, choose to boil and stew, the calories will be lower, which can reduce our Overall caloric intake, thereby reducing the burden on the liver and gastrointestinal tract.

The other thing is to pay attention to the combination of diet and exercise.

After a big meal, you can try these two teas:

  The first step: Use 3 grams of tangerine peel, 5 grams of buckwheat sprouts, and an appropriate amount of oolong tea to brew together to make a tea substitute that soothes the liver and eliminates fat in the stomach, which can reduce the burden on the liver and gastrointestinal tract.

  Second course: Put 3 grams of cantaloupe tangerine peel or 5 grams of spring amomum villosum into a cup, add an appropriate amount of boiling water, cover and soak for 10 minutes, let it cool and drink a small amount many times to reduce bloating.


Patients with liver disease should not drink too much

  Many people will ask: I know that I have chronic liver disease, but it is difficult to completely stop drinking during the holidays. Is it okay to stop drinking after the holidays?

Xiao Huanming, chief physician of the Hepatology Department of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, said that if healthy people without liver disease occasionally drink alcohol or even get drunk, it can cause acute alcoholic liver damage. In this case, liver function can recover and improve on its own after quitting drinking. .

However, for patients with severe alcoholic liver damage or damage caused by long-term drinking, such as patients with alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic cirrhosis, and patients with other chronic liver diseases, even a small drink can easily aggravate liver function damage. .

For some patients with alcoholic cirrhosis, especially those at risk of varicose veins, drinking a lot of alcohol may even cause gastrointestinal bleeding, so be careful when drinking.