Q1. Do you dislike staying in the bathtub long?
Q2. Are you a shallow sleeper?
Q3. Do you often sweat in your palms?
Q4. Do you feel cold in your feet when AC is on?
Q5. Are you easy to panic like when you can’t find your glasses?
Q6. Are you irritated by the smallest things?
If you have more than 3 Yes, you have Lower Body Cold Intolerance.
If you have a type of Cold Intolerance easy to feel cold in your lower body, you easily have summer heat.
There are 3 types of cold intolerance.
Whole body type cold intolerance
Extremities type cold intolerance
Lower body type cold intolerance
In these three types of cold intolerance, if you have lower body type cold intolerance, you easily have summer heat.
Why do you easily have summer heat if you have the constitution of lower body type cold intolerance?
People with lower body type cold intolerance have abnormal changes in their body temperature when they are in the air-conditioned room. When they are in the air-conditioned room, the temperature of their upper body goes up while the temperature of their lower body goes down.
People with lower body type cold intolerance have the constitution sensitive to cold air from AC. Their autonomic nervous system in the lower body overreacts to the cold air and contracts the blood vessels. Because of the contraction of the blood vessel, heat can’t go to the lower body and is accumulated in the upper body.
Once the autonomic nervous system overreacts, the overreaction doesn’t stop and the contraction of the blood vessel is progressed, resulting in more heat in the upper body and more coldness in the lower body.
If you go outside where is more than 86 degrees F, the temperature of your upper body goes up higher. That makes the brain temperature higher, leading to dizziness, lightheadedness, etc. Over sweating leads to dehydration, causing the lowering of the muscle function, feeling sluggish.
How can people with lower body type cold intolerance avoid summer heat?
1. Acupuncture points
The following 3 points activate the blood flow of all the body and prevent the accumulation of heat.
Spleen-10 (Fig. 1): 3 fingers above knee cap
Spleen-10 strengthens digestive system and makes the blood flow of all the body.
Kidney-3 (Fig. 2): Between the inner side of ankle bone and Achilles’ tendon.
Kidney-3 makes the blood flow in lower body and abdomen better.
Eight Winds (Fig. 3): A half inch above between toes
Eight winds make the blood circulation of the toes better. When you stimulate these points, you should feel warm in your toes.
When you press these points, if you feel comfortable, it is good to press the point lightly, and if you feel painful, it is good to press a little strongly.
Pressing acupuncture points aims at improving the constitution, so it is recommended to continue at least for a month.
Onion and celery have the function to circulate the energy in the whole body.
Cinnamon lowers the heat accumulated in the upper body down to the lower body.
A 38 years old woman who is suffering from lower body cold intolerance attended an experiment.
She ate Sauté of onion, celery and chicken that was the dish cooked using the above ingredients and pressed the three acupuncture points for 5 days.
After the experiment, the temperature of her feet elevated by 6 degrees C (10.8 degrees F) (28.5 to 34.3 degrees C) and the temperature of her face lowered by 0.6 degrees C (1.1 degrees F) (35.4 to 34.8 degrees C). She felt not so cold in her feet and not so hot in her face after this experiment.
If you have lower body type cold intolerance, please try the above 2 methods to prevent summer heat.