1. A recent case
⦁ A patient suffered from painin his left leg, left shoulder, and right wrist, in addition tosore eyes and running stomach. One after another.
⦁ The same patient had a past history of anxiety disorder, andcontinuously catching a cold in spring.
2. Spring in Chinese Medicine Perspective is pertaining tofive-element theory
⦁ Wood in Element
⦁ Liver in Organ
⦁ Eyes in Sensory Organ
⦁ Anger in Emotion
⦁ Sinew (tendons) in Tissue
3. Self-Care Principles in Spring from Chinese Medicineperspective
⦁ Protect your head fromwind.
⦁ Get up early.
⦁ Do more stretch exercise.
⦁ Be calm and manage your anger.
⦁ Harmonize the tendons.
⦁ Nourish the eyes.
4. Self-Care Tips in Spring
⦁ Massage acupuncture points onTai-Chong (LV3), Yang-Ling-Quan (GB34)
⦁ Slap the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang.
⦁ Drink chrysanthemum tea or use it to steam your eyes.
5. Diet in Spring: Principle
⦁ For people with excessiveliver chi (qi) (from Chinese Medicine perspective) which causingdigesting and tendon problems
i. Consume less sour food (e.g.citrus, vinegar)
ii. Consume more white color fruit and vegetables (e.g. pears,lotus seeds): good for the lungs, which overcomes the liver (metalovercomes wood)
⦁ For people who have liverblood deficiency (from Chinese Medicine perspective)
i. Consume red food thatcontain more iron (e.g. spinach, red dates, tomatoes, sesames)