Embrace Greater Cold (Da Han)with Traditional Health Tips and Fortune-Enhancing Practices
"Dahan," the 24th and final solar term of the year, is upon us! Soon after Dahan, the Spring Festival holiday usually arrives. It's an auspicious time to refresh your surroundings and wear lucky colors to enhance your fortune. The old saying goes, "During Dahan, protect yourself against the wind and cold," indicating the common occurrence of cold spells and strong winds during this period.
Although Spring begins right after Dahan, temperatures remain low, posing a risk for cardiovascular diseases. So, even if there's a temporary warm spell, don't let your guard down!
Dahan Health Tip 1: Use moderate nourishment and utilize sweet-tasting ingredients to harmonize the spleen and stomach
Although winter is a prime time for nourishment, Dahan is very close to spring, so the amount of nourishment should gradually decrease. It's recommended to use moderate nourishment and utilize sweet-tasting ingredients to harmonize the spleen and stomach and nourish qi and blood, such as Chinese yam, pumpkin, sweet potato, red dates, longan, and shiitake mushrooms, which are all good choices.
Dahan Health Tip 2: Wrap a Scarf for Added Protection
Wearing a scarf during Dahan is the simplest and most effective way to stay warm. Most importantly, it should cover the Fengchi points, which are located in the noticeable depressions on both sides of the occipital bone and are level with the earlobes, to prevent the invasion of pathogenic wind from the neck. For those who are physically weaker, consider covering the back with the scarf a bit more to reduce the chances of catching a cold.
Dahan Health Tip 3: Stay Hydrated to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases
Dahan is relatively dry, and the body can easily lack yin fluid, leading to thickened blood. For people with poor vascular elasticity, this can trigger problems like cerebral infarction when temperatures drop suddenly. It's advisable to drink more water during Dahan, especially warm water before sleeping and after waking up, to replenish the body's water lost during sleep.
Dahan Fortune Enhancement 3 : Choose an Auspicious Day for Renewal, Ward Off Bad Luck and Welcome Good Fortune, and Be the Luckiest at the Year-End Party
Dahan is the coldest time of the year, but these 3 fortune-enhancing tips will make your luck hotter! Following the advice of folk experts, wearing clothes of specific colors during Dahan can enhance your luck, especially during the year-end party. Taking down old Spring Festival couplets and doing a thorough cleaning can also improve bad luck and attract good fortune for the whole year!
Dahan Fortune Enhancement Tip 2: Seize the Auspicious Day for a Big Clean
There are two important things during Dahan: the year-end party on the sixteenth day of the twelfth lunar month and the God Sending Day on the 24th day of the twelfth lunar month. In traditional customs, cleaning the house before worshipping not only shows respect to the gods but also saves effort, and it's also an auspicious day for "removing the old and welcoming the new," according to the I Ching expert Tao Wen in the book "2024 Dragon Year Open Wealth Fortune Earn Big Money." It's perfect for using a thorough cleaning to refresh and eliminate poverty.
Dahan Fortune Enhancement Tip 3: Wear Lucky Colors
For those who wish to enhance their wealth and win big prizes at the year-end party should wear red or purple during Dahan. Any clothes, scarves, silk scarves, hats, or gloves can work, as long as there's a touch of lucky color, ensuring a prosperous start to the year!