music yin: to calm down ( the mountain and river) yang: to wake up (happiness)
How to keep healthy? human and nature What can we learn from nature? the rhythm of nature
characteristics of spring warm beginning to move upward (outside)
lifestyle in spring living: warm diet: warm, less meat/fish, more vegetable
common disease in spring - allergy The cause of allergy in CM - coldness How to reduce symptoms? - pat, cupping, guasha How to prevent?
characteristics of summer hot; strong sunshine outside
lifestyle in summer living: to avoid heatstroke; to avoid cold (air-conditioning) diet: avoid: too much ice cube, ice cream; too much meat recommended: bitter gourd, cucumber, watermelon, peach bitter gourd
common disease in summer - diarrhea Causes of diarrhea in CM. How to prevent?
characteristics of autumn cool; dry beginning to move downward (inside)
lifestyle in autumn living: cool diet: more meat, more fruit (pear, apple, grape)
characteristics of winter cold hide (inside)
lifestyle in winter living: warm, but not too hot no violent movement, sauna diet: more meat
common illness - cold cause treatment thought in CM
tea knowledge There are several types of tea: green tea, red tea, oolong tea (pure tea), black tea, white tea, yellow tea, and flower tea. The producing area of tea is specially emphasized in China.
Green tea a kind of no-fermented tea. The color of dry tea and after brewing tea look green. It can help to clear heat. Longjing (Dragon Well tea) from Hangzhou Biluochun (Green Snail Spring ) from Dongting
Red tea a kind of fermented tea. The stem color and brewing tea are mainly red. It is helpful to warm the stomach. Qimen Yunnan
Oolong tea a kind of semi-fermented tea. It is intermediate between green tea and red tea. Dahongpao (Red Robe Tea) from Wuyi Tieguanyin (Iron Goddess Tea) from Anxi
Scented tea and flower tea Scented Tea uses green tea as base, and mixes with scent of flowers (jasmine). Flower Tea is a simply dried flowers (chrysanthemum). Jasmine tea Chrysanthemum tea