The differences between Chinese and Western medicine theories lead to the differences of "yuezi culture"
Western civilization comes from nomadic people. It is fast, direct and effective. To this day, Westerners still use knives and forks to eat. Their medicine is the same. If they can't move, they will go to the scalpel. Western medicine pays more attention to how to remove the focus, but seldom analyzes the causes of the disease. They never associate the joint diseases that women get when they are old with the birth of non sitting babies decades ago. Naturally, there will be no custom of sitting on the moon.
Traditional Chinese medicine has a long history of more than 3000 years. As early as the spring and Autumn period, it put forward the theory of "treating diseases before they occur". It advocates mobilizing the immune system and circulatory system of human body to prevent diseases. It has been more than 2000 years ahead of Western medicine in the field of preventive medicine, especially in health preservation. Traditional Chinese Medicine found that women's physical weakness after childbirth, if not properly conditioned, will induce many other diseases, and affect the health of the next life. Therefore, it is advocated that women must go through rest and recuperation after childbirth. Many customs have gradually enriched and developed in the folk, and finally formed a set of systematic method of sitting on the moon, which has been spread to this day.
Some people will say that women in the East and the West have different physiques, so people in the East need to sit for a full moon, while Westerners will push baby carriages to appear in the street in a few days to bask in the sun.
It is true that there are some differences between the eastern and Western women's physique, which is mainly related to their eating habits For example, the Chinese people have long said goodbye to the era of flood and famine. Since ancient times, they have mainly eaten fibrous food and more grains and vegetables. Due to the light diet, the Chinese people's physique is more astringent than the strength of propaganda, so our body hair is very light, the skin is tight and delicate, the pores are very small, and the bone joints are particularly fine. Generally speaking, the Chinese people's joints are closed. After childbirth, with the opening of the pelvis, the muscles and bones of the whole body of the parturient are in an open and relaxed state. At this time, it is easy to take advantage of the cold and enter the human body through the open joints. At the end of the month, the pelvis and the whole body of the mother will gradually return to the normal closed state. The weak parturient may feel back pain soon after the end of the month, while the majority of women will feel whole-body pain, especially osteoarthralgia when they are old, and even some people will feel pain for a lifetime. This disease is called "postpartum wind" in traditional Chinese medicine, and it is the most common one.
According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, "fish makes fire, meat makes phlegm". Physically speaking, their hot and humid nature is very heavy. In order to dissipate these turbid Qi, their skin texture is very different from that of our Oriental people. Their pores are very big, so that they can metabolize the moisture out of the body through the pore opening function, while their joints are rough, which makes him They will have more time to get rid of cold evils, and they are not afraid that cold evils will be enclosed in the joints. Naturally, they have not formed the tradition of sitting on the moon. Isn't there nothing in the west without a month.
In fact, no matter what kind of constitution, the common characteristics of postpartum women are "multi deficiency and multi stasis". Whether the surplus water and toxin stored during pregnancy, the garbage left in the uterus after childbirth can be discharged smoothly and whether the loss of Qi and blood can be replenished in time will affect the health of women in the next life. Western women don't sit for a month after childbirth, do not recuperate, and may not see anything in a short period of time. In fact, it has laid a hidden danger to women's health. Chinese doctors who practice medicine in foreign countries have found that many Western women have to resort to traditional Chinese medicine after they can't get effective treatment in western hospitals, and these so-called 'stubborn diseases' are actually' moonsickness', which is the 'evil consequences' of not sitting for a month after childbirth. And even after doctors of traditional Chinese medicine explained the cause, they couldn't understand why 'she just had a cold drink after giving birth, which resulted in the loss of nine teeth 20 years later.'
I believe that with the continuous integration of Chinese and Western cultures, the concept of "preventive treatment of diseases" in Chinese traditional medicine will be recognized by more and more people. More and more Western women will realize the importance of postnatal care and be as old as the Orient women at home.