The latest variant of COVID-19, Omicron, caught people off their guard with its high infectivity. Drawing on the achievements of Chinese and Western medicine cooperation in fighting the pandemic, Dr. Cheung Yung, who is known as the "celebrity doctor", bluntly stated that in facing the
in addition to vaccination, in battling the cunning and changeable virus, in additional to vaccination, the key is to strengthen the spleen and stomach under the digestive system to help enhance immunity.
The source of qi and blood
Although it is said that the lethality of Omicron is relatively low, and vaccination booster can improve the protection of the body, its strong transmission rate should not be taken lightly. In addition to vaccination, what are the countermeasures to deal with this Omicron attack according to the recognized anti-epidemic theory of traditional Chinese medicine? Physician Cheung Yung, founder of SYT Wellness, believes that everyone can fight mutant virus by strengthening the spleen and stomach. Dr. Cheung explained: "The spleen and stomach are the superficial foundation. In Chinese medicine, the spleen and stomach refers to the entire digestive system, and its function is to transform the ingested food into nutrition. Since the spleen and stomach are specially responsible for the work of digestion, absorption and transportation of nutrients, they are the "source of qi and blood" and play an irreplaceable role in maintaining the normal operation of the body. Therefore, if you want to improve your physique to resist viruses, you should start from the spleen and stomach. ”
Improve one's own uprightness
The Chinese University of Hong Kong recently published a research report on the intestinal microecological balance, pointing out that if the human intestinal tract lacks a probiotic called "Bifidobacterium adolescentis", it will make the post-vaccination number of antibodies in spleen and stomach difficult to reach the expected level, which coincides with the function of the spleen and stomach according to traditional Chinese medicine. Physician Cheung said bluntly: "Traditional Chinese medicine theory has been talking about this for thousands of years. "the spleen governs transportation, transformation and promotion of qi, and governs the blood." The spleen and the stomach are involved in the function of the digestive system, nervous system, metabolism and immunity, and hence they affects the righteous flow of qi between organs, which is the key to maintaining good immune function. Chinese medicine believes that when the body's immunity is low, it is easy to cause foreign pathogens to invade and induce various diseases. If one’s own righteousness qi is abundant, it can resist the invasion of ailments. Oral administration of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and massage therapy in TCM treatment are all clinical treatments to improve righteousness.”
Enhanced diet therapy for all
Physician Cheung Yung recommends the "enhanced version" of diet therapy for people of different ages. It is suggested that diet therapy can be combined with acupuncture to enhance immunity . He also encourages everyone to get vaccinated. For those who are taking the booster, they should take more rest, and it is also necessary to avoid smoking, alcohol and eating irritating food. If necessary, they can use Chinese medicine or acupuncture to help regulate the physical state.
Children - Chinese yam and lotus seed porridge
Ingredients： Chinese yam15gram, Gordon Enryale seed 10gram, lotus seed 10gram, some rice
Preparation method: Wash all the ingredients and put them in a pot, add a proper amount of water and bring to a boil over high heat, then change to low heat and cook for 30 minutes, and season to taste. Can help the spleen and Qi, enhance immunity.
Adult - Qi Boosting Tea
Ingredients： American Ginseng3gram, Dendrobium huoshanense 3gram, Longan fruit3gram, Lycium chinense3gram
Preparation method: Soak the ingredients in appropriate amount of boiling water for 15 minutes, drink once a day to invigorate Qi and promote body fluid.
Senior - Qi Enhancing and Lipid Reduction Soup
Ingredients: white-backed fungus25gram, white lentils25gram, Codonopsis Radix25gram, raw barley25gram, Lycium chinense 5gram, Hawthorn15gram, Fried Rice-grain Sprout 15gram, fried malt15 gram, red dates1 piece, longan fruit15gram.
Preparation method: Wash all the ingredients, add appropriate amount of water to boil over high heat, then change to low heat and simmer for two hours, add seasoning. It has the effect of strengthening the spleen and nourishing qi, eliminating accumulation and lowering lipids.
Note: Consult a doctor before drinking.
Massage on Acupoints to enhance immunity
Zusanli: On the anterolateral side of the calf, three inches below the eye of the outer knee (dubi), and one transverse finger (middle finger) outside the anterior border of the tibia.
Efficacy: Regulates the spleen and stomach, and eliminates stagnation in the intestines, clears heat and dissipates dampness, and strengthens the body.
Sanyinjiao: Inside the leg, 3 inches above the tip of the medial malleolus, in the depression behind the medial border of the tibia.
Efficacy: invigorating and assisting transportation and transformation of the spleen, , relieve stagnation of ventilation and stagnation of the lower burner, regulating blood and removing rheumatism
Quchi: the lateral end of the cubital crease, the midpoint of the line connecting the chize and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.
Efficacy: dispels pathogenic heat, dispels rheumatism, regulates qi and blood.
Hegu: Between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones on the back of the hand, at the midpoint of the radial side of the 2nd metacarpal bone.
Efficacy: Disperse wind evil, clear lung qi, and soothe stomach and intestines.
Wind pool: the depression between the upper outer edge of the trapezius muscle and the upper posterior edge of the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
Efficacy: Dispel wind, relieve external appearance, clear head and head, benefit the five senses and seven orifices.
Note: Press each acupoint once a day until there is a slight swelling and pain.