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The Influence of Summer-Heat

The summer-heat is one of oriental medicine’s external forces. It is a yang pathogenic factor, characterized by sweltering hot temperatures. When you subject yourself to such temperatures for an extended period of time, your body burns through qi and bodily fluids more quickly than usual, resulting in an imbalance.

When affected by the influence of summer-heat, you may experience symptoms like dizziness, vertigo, thirst, dryness, constipation, or concentrated urine. When it combines with damp influences in a high-humidity environment, it may attack the body in the form of fever, stiffness, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Treating such conditions involve restoring the balance in your body by getting plenty of fluids and seeking out more moderate temperatures. Try eating cooling foods, like watermelon, mung beans, and patchouli. Further, applying ice behind your knees is a good way to cool off quickly.

Orange Clover Holistic Center can also be instrumental in helping you overcome the effects of summer-heat. The next time the sun gets the better of you, come to Orange Clover Holistic Center for acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine.

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