After a long inpatient waiting, finally summer is here! As we are rushing to the beach and enjoying the abundant supply of suntan and picnics outside with families and friends, some small but annoying problems can get us in trouble, such as mosquito bites, heatstroke, and diarrhea. The following small tricks can easily solve these minor issues and let us fully embrace the fresh air and beautiful weather that summer offers to us.

Tip 1: Heat Strokes

heat stroke

Hot weather in summer can trigger heat strokes to some seniors if they stay under the sun for too long. Fresh onion juice can do wonders for heat strokes based on Ayurvedic medicine. Applying fresh onion juice behind the ears and on your chest can help bring down your body temperature quickly to relieve a heat stroke. Dehydration and heat strokes usually go hand in hand. Drinking coconut water can prevent dehydration from a heat stroke and also balance the electrolytes in your body naturally.

Aloe vera is another great option for heat strokes; it is not only rich in vitamins and minerals, but also known as an adaptogen that boosts the body’s natural ability to adapt to the external temperature changes and stimulate the defensive mechanisms of the body to adapt to it. Aloe vera gel or juice can help you recover from a heat stroke quickly.

Lemon is another great choice for hydration in summer; it is loaded with other benefits too.
Tip 2: Diarrhea

steamed apple for diarrheaIn summer, the hot weather can promote bacteria overgrowth in the food we are eating if we don’t handle them properly, which can cause diarrhea. Here is a small trick to fix it: cut an apple in a bowl after washing it, then add a little pinch of sea salt and pour a small amount of water, steam the apple for about 10 minutes in the pot, then eat the pulp. It can stop diarrhea quickly. If you have severe diarrhea, eat this steamed apple consecutively for 2-3 days in a roll to stop diarrhea. It works both for children and seniors. You may wonder why apples can treat diarrhea. Apples contain pectin, which helps bulk up the stool to stop diarrhea. Apples also contain certain chemical compounds that are able to kill harmful bacteria in your body.

Tip 3: Mosquito bites
mosquito bitesCamping has been very popular in the hot summer, but if mosquitos come in your tent accidentally at night, it can ruin your sleep. Here is a trick: mosquitoes hate the smell of garlic and pepper. They will stay far away from these substances. You can place garlic and black pepper at the bedside or at the door. You can also sprinkle the garlic juice in your tent, the effect is even better.
Tip 4: Hair loss
hair lossHair loss is related to certain hormone deficiencies from the adrenal gland. The hot weather in summer can trigger more hair loss. If you are worried about baldness, try this method: soak some chopped ginger in a small bottle of liquor, the ratio is 1:4, let it ferment for 2 weeks, and then dip a small amount of this mixture to rub the top part of your baldness every day. After half a month, you will see that new hair starts to grow in the areas where you applied alcohol and ginger mixture. Eating foods with black colors more often, such as black sesame seeds and black beans, can help prevent hair loss and even grey hair.

According to TCM, hair loss and grey hair are linked to weakened energy in the kidney meridian. The kidney meridian is the foundation of your energy and vitality. Here are some simple tips to boost the energy flow in the kidney meridian.
Tip 5: Athlete’s foot

foot bath for athlete's footThe hot weather can contribute to bacteria and fungi overgrowth wherever they find a good spot. Athlete’s foot is caused by the infection of fungi that usually begins between the toes. It commonly occurs in those whose feet are very sweaty while squeezed in tight-fitting shoes. It is certainly an unpleasant experience to have. Here is a simple way to get rid of an athlete’s foot quickly: soak your feet in warm water with 2 tbsp of vinegar in it for about 20 minutes daily, you will notice that not only your athlete’s foot goes away, but also your sleep quality is significantly improved without sleep pills.

Do you know that your inner organs are working around the clock during the day and night? This is the secret for your health.

Tip 6: Itchy skin

dandelion itchy skin
Dandelion tea can help relieve itchy skin. Dandelion is an amazing healing herb. It helps detoxify the liver and reduce liver spasms. It also helps boost bile production. Dandelion also helps women to prevent and treat UTI. You can find fresh dandelion almost everywhere in summer and it is free!

If you are suffering from UITs, there are more causes hidden in plain sight.

Tip 7: Toothache

Toothache can be painful and annoying. How to resolve it quickly? Mix a small amount of vinegar and white wine together in a container, then use a cotton swab to dip a small amount and cover your swollen gum and painful tooth, after 5 minutes, rinse it off with water, try this a few times a day, and your swollen gum and toothache will go away in just 3 days.

Rinse your mouth with light sea salt water every morning and night and after meals can help prevent toothache and also sore throat.

Tip 8: Cough

coughThe dry cough at night can ruin your sleep. Pears are soothing food for your lungs. If you want to make it more effective, dig out the middle core of the pear and pour 1/2 tbsp. of raw honey to fill the core, then put the pear in a bowl and steam for about 15 minutes. Try this delicious steamed pear twice a day and your stubborn cough can disappear in just a few days.

Here are more natural remedies to stop a cough quickly.

Tip 9: Constipation

pepper mint and lemon for constipationOne cause of constipation is dehydration, so make sure you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day especially in hot summer. Peppermint contains menthol, which has an antispasmodic effect that relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract and helps relieve constipation. Lemon is another wonder food for digestive issues. The citric acid in lemon juice acts as a stimulant to your digestive system and helps flush out toxins from your body and prevent constipation. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice to a glass of water every morning and drink it right after you get up, this lemon water not only helps cleanse your liver but also acts as a natural constipation remedy. The mineral salts in the lemon also help restore hydrochloric acid in your stomach, which can improve your digestive function in the long term.

I hope you enjoy the information. What are your favorite health tips in the summer? Please share it with us.


“Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” — Van Morrison
If you are interested in more self-care tips from the ancient wisdom of TCM, please check the book from Lucy Liu “88 Most Important First-Aid Acupoints for Self-care from TCM“. This book includes 88 most important acupoints (acupressure points) from the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for self-care. It is designed in a beautiful and colorful card fashion, which is very visual and user-friendly to the readers, it is also easy to memorize the information with precise visual aids. This book covers the most common health challenges, such as cold, fever, cough, sore throat, headache, indigestion, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, insomnia, night sweat, computer syndromes, shoulder pain, and back pain, etc. It can also be used to effectively manage chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic pains, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and weight management; and it can also be used for anti-aging purposes and enhancing longevity.

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About the author: Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu

As a Holistic Health Practitioner, Registered Dietitian, TCM Practitioner, Energy Healer, Master Hypnotist, Reiki Master, Advanced Theta Healing Practitioner, Author and Speaker, Lucy Liu, the founder of, has gained a good reputation in holistic health after many years of serving patients and clients as a holistic health practitioner. Lucy has developed a unique and comprehensive approach, which combines Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Energy Medicine, and Alternative Medicine together, to help others achieve optimal health by creating harmony between the body, mind, and spirit, and maintain long-term success for healthy lifestyle changes.
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