Beat the Summer Heat

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 in Acupuncture, Health and Wellness | Comments Off on Beat the Summer Heat

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help keep you cool and collected during the long hot summer months.

Acupuncture points like Hegu (LI 11 and 4) can reduce fever and body temperature.  Points such as Lu 7 and Ki6 nourish the body fluids, adjust and cool the lungs.

Chinese Herbs such as Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum flowers), Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle flowers) and Lotus seeds all clear heat and nourish body fluids.  For more extreme cases of dryness, thirst, irritability, dry, red

Keep Cool and Beat the Heat

eyes or pink eye, insomnia there are many classical formulas to nourish yin and blood while reducing heat and fire such as Rehmannia Six or Eight and Glehnia Combination.

Foods that help hydrate and reduce the heat in addition to increasing water intake are: mung bean sprouts, celery, carrot, water chesnut, bamboo shoots, lotus seed, goji berries, tofu and most fruits and vegetables.  Although beware of excessive fruit consumption which can imbalance your blood sugar and cause loose stools in persons with weak digestion.

Visit us at Goldlake Acupuncture in Scottsdale for a session to chill out or an herbal formula to help your body cope with the heat better. 480-710-8458

New Patient June Special initial visit $25 off when you mention this post.