Living with the Seasons - Summer

During the Summer season, plants grow fast in summer, people act energetically, and the body’s energy and blood become more vigorous than in the other seasons. Traditional chinese medicine claims that the physiological changes make the heart over-function, and there is too much yang energy flowing outward.

According to the five elements theory, an over-functioning heart can restrict the lungs. It is advisable to eat more food with pungent flavors and reduce bitter flavors; this strengthens the lung and maintains the normal sweating mechanism during summer.

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