Alcoholic Poisoning

A few recipes from the straight forward, very practical and ingenious food branch of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) to cure hangovers from drinking to much alcohol.

a. 15 g tea infused in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink a large cupful.
b. Put 15 g of withe sugar in 30 ml vinegar. Dilute with hot water, and when the sugar has completely dissolved drink.
c. Take 60. g black soya beans. Add a suitable amount of water and heat until boiling, then drink.

Reference:
Eating Your Way to Health: Dietotheraphy in Traditional Chinese Medicine
P. 66
ISBN 711901885X

My personal tips in order to avoid a severe hangover after a drinking binge:
(water, protein, sugar, salt, vitamins)

Drink a large amount of water
Eat a protein rich snack (ex. eggs and bacon, herring or salmon)
Spice with salt
Take a vitamin pill or a vitamin C
Drink Orange Juice

The body should of curse rest (sleep) to be able to recuperate properly. Drink 2 big glasses of water before going to bed.

The day after. Some light exercise and appropriate massage to relieve tensions may be in place after the circumstances. Some people feel that a walk helps. My girlfriend recommends a warm bath for the feet with herbs – against colds and others symptoms of discomfort!

Links:
Hangover wikipedia.org

5 Replies to “Alcoholic Poisoning”

  1. Tom Bisio lists the Nei guan Inner Pass acupuncture point P6 of the Pecardium Channel of Hand-Jueyin in his book “A Tooth from the Tiger’s Mouth” about Chinese Sports Medicine TCM on page 217 against hangovers.

  2. Daniel P. Reid mention TaiChung, (‘Supreme Thrust’), Liver 3 on the dorsal side (top) of the foot 5 cm up the slot between the tendons of the big toe and second toe for clearing Hang Overs. Press sharply and hold for 10 seconds, release, and repeat 3-6 times. This is a powerful point for stimulation of the liver function and detoxifying the liver. Reference: A Complete Guide to Chi-gung p. 157

  3. Olives according to “The Healing Cusine of China” by Zhuo Zhao & George Ellis p. 61.

    Black Tea and Jasmine Tea (Strong) no sugar, Radish juice and vinegar, Crush a sweet potatoe and add sugar mix with hot Water, 1 glass of Green sugarcane juice, preventing measure eat a persimmon before, Mung Bean soup, Tea and Mung Beans, Black Bean Soup, Orange Peel Soup, Ginger Soymilk and rock sugar, recipes p. 76 – 79.

  4. Apples are also part of the arsenal to battle a hangover according to TCM Food Therapy. Apple’s are cold in nature and support the yin principle. Apples can produce fluids, aids digestion, quench thirst, lubricate the lungs, benefit the heart, generally detoxifies – as well as relieve alcoholism!

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