Keep Key Parts of the Body Warm to Fight the Winter Cold

A winter landscape.

When it gets cold, what is the best thing to do to avoid catching a winter chill? (Image: via Pixabay )

When it gets cold, what is the best thing to do to avoid catching a winter chill? There are four major parts of the body you must always keep warm in fighting against the winter cold, and when they are warm, the whole body becomes warm. When the temperatures are low, you must use warm clothing to wrap up to stay warm.

4 important body parts to keep warm when the weather turns cold

1. Head

An uncovered head is the most sensitive part of the body to respond to a change in temperature. Ye Jianduan, the director of Jiapin Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic, points out that in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the head is the meeting place of all the yang energies and all the yang channels.

Subscribe to our Newsletter!

Receive selected content straight into your inbox.

Being at the top of the body, the head is an especially easy target to be affected by the cold. When the temperature drops, keep the head warm with a cap or hat so that the body heat won’t be lost as blood circulates to the head.

Being at the top of the body the head is an especially easy target to be affected by the cold.
Being at the top of the body, the head is an especially easy target to be affected by the cold. (Image: via Pxhere)

2. Upper back

Yang energy plays a leading role in good blood circulation. “The back is most related to the body’s yang energy, and its impact is second only to the head,” said Ye Yanduan. The reason lies in the fact that both the Du Meridian and bladder meridians go from the head to the back.

The Du Meridian is known as the “Sea of ​​ yang channels,” which means that the back is the reservoir of yang energy, managing the yang energy of the whole body. Any deficit in the body of yang energy is managed by the Du Meridian, which will deliver that area the needed yang energy.

The back is most related to the body's yang energy, and its impact is second only to the head.
The back is most related to the body’s yang energy, and its impact is second only to the head. (Image: via Max Pixels)

3. Stomach

Keeping your stomach or lower abdomen warm will also keep your whole body warm. In TCM, the abdomen acts as the source of the body’s energy because the vital acupuncture points related to the energies of Shenxian, Qihai, and Guanyuan are here.

According to Ye Yanduan, the lower abdomen should be warm when you touch it. While performing acupuncture on patients with dysmenorrhea and infertility, she finds that their lower abdomens are cold. If you can regulate your body and prevent your stomach from getting cold, you will have enough energy to keep warm.

4. Soles of the feet

The Yongquan Point at the bottom of the foot is the starting point of the Kidney Meridian, and the Kidney energy (Qi) is the root of all energy of the body. When your bare feet touch the cold floor, the cold will enter the body through the soles of the feet causing you to feel cold through the feet. It is necessary to wear socks to protect the warmth of the feet in cold weather.

Translated by Jean Chen and edited by Helen

Follow us on TwitterFacebook, or Pinterest

Recommended Stories

Old computers.

What Really Happens When You Recycle Computers

The U.S. is one of the biggest generators of e-waste in the world. Rather than ...

Origami fashion.

The Exquisite Art of Origami-Inspired Fashion

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. The aim of origami is to transform ...

'Su Li's Intent' by Zhou Wenmo

The Regret of a Traitor (Part 2)

Years later, the relationship between the Han Dynasty and Xiongnu improved. Su Wu was allowed ...

Li Ling dancing.

The Regret of a Traitor (Part 1)

The story of Su Wu (140-60 B.C.), a Chinese diplomat and statesman of the Han ...

Hong Kong protest against the extradition bill.

Hong Kong Officially Withdraws Extradition Bill

After over 20 weeks into massive protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous city of Hong ...

A large company building.

Learning How to Be Grateful

A woman with excellent academic achievements, but who had never learned how to be grateful, ...

A painting of a mountain.

A Grateful Wolf

This story about a grateful wolf took place in the time of the Daoguang Emperor ...

An elephnat and its baby.

A Grateful Elephant

During the Song Dynasty, a hunter from Yangshan County (in present-day Guangdong Province) had caught ...

a username and password.

Easy Security Hack: Cracking Firewalls Using Spy Chips

A cybersecurity expert has revealed a way to secretly implant spy chips in popular hardware ...

Send this to a friend