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    2 Health care of the back

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    Keeping the back warm

    The back is the place where the acupoints of viscera of the human body are located. Pathogenic cold may invade viscera directly. Therefore, pay attention to keeping the back warm at all times. People may protect the back with clothes, warm the back in the sun, avoid exposure to cold, etc. to achieve health care of the back.

    Pounding the back

    Pounding the back People may pound the back by themselves or ask others to pound the back for them. This has the actions of dredging meridians, promoting blood circulation, invigorating yangqi, strengthening the heart and benefiting the kidney.

    Rubbing the back People may rub the back by themselves or ask others to rub the back for them. People can rub the back by themselves while taking a bath. Place a wet towel on the shoulder. Then, pull the two ends of the towel tightly with the both hands and rub the back forcefully until it turns warm. When asking someone to rub the back, assume the prone position with the naked back. Ask the person to press and rub the back upwards and downwards along the spine until the back gets warm. Do not apply the force too violently to avoid hurting the skin. Rubbing the back prevents and cures common cold, aching pain of the waist and back, chest tightness and abdominal distension.

    Kneading the spine Assume the prone position with the naked back. Ask someone to lift up the muscle of the middle of the spine with the both hands (the thumb and index finger) and hold-twist it continuously from Dazhui (GV14)to the sacrum for three times. The method is applicable to adults and children. It regulates viscera, promotes qi flow and blood circulation, and strengthens the spleen, regulates the stomach and also has certain effects on the regulation of blood pressure. Do not apply very strong force too violently and quickly while the movements should be in harmony with one another.

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