Regulating according to the environment
Avoid living and working in the damp environment.
Regulating the diet
Eat less fat, sweet and fine foods, drink less all kinds of spirit and do not overeat. More foods of strengthening the spleen to remove dampness, eliminating phlegm and dampness may be eaten such as radish, water chest nut, laver, jellyfish, onion, loquat, ginkgo, jujube, hyacinth bean, coix seed, red bean, broad bean and cabbage.
The people with phlegm and dampness mostly are fat, heavy and easily tired. Accordingly, they should persist in physical training. They may select taking a walk, jogging, ball games, Wushu (martial arts), eight-section brocade, five mimic-animal games as well as various dances. The amount of exercise should be gradually increased.
Life cultivation with drugs
Phlegm and dampness are closely related to the three zang organs of the lung, spleen and kidney. If the lung fails to disperse and descend, body fluids will not be transported and distributed, giving rise to phlegm generated from the accumulated body fluids. In this case, Erchen Decoction (Decoction of Two Old Drugs) is selected to disperse the lung and resolve phlegm. If the spleen fails to transport, the accumulated dampness will turn into phlegm. On this occasion, Liujunzi Decoction (Decoction of Six Ingredients) or Xiangsha Liujunzi Decoction (Decoction of Cyperus and Amomum with Six Ingredients) is selected to strengthen the spleen and resolve phlegm. If the asthenic kidney fails to check water, the excessive water will transform into phlegm. Under this circumstances, Jinkui Shenqi Pill is selected to warm yang and resolve phlegm.