The hygiene of the house from the point of view of Chinese medicine

In Ancient China, the choice of the place for construction of houses was given great importance. It was believed that the location of the house has a big impact on health and life expectancy of its residents, for the welfare of the family, how well formed their career and life.

Before you start building, we invited a specialist in geomancy to help to choose a suitable place. A nice place called "a storehouse of good Feng Shui (wind and water)".

Core Feng Shui – the knowledge of the proper selection and location of all that is living environment. This includes the geographical location of the home, take into account how the topographic conditions in which it is located, will be suitable for mental and physical health of its inhabitants, as well as a number of common characteristics: the use and transformation of the surrounding natural environment, the orientation of buildings to cardinal directions, height, and size information, where to place the entrance as to bring the road, how to organize water and sanitation.

In fact, Feng Shui includes Geology, meteorology, hydrology, architecture, psychology, environmental protection. It is believed that Feng Shui has a significant impact on human health.

For example, the direction of the magnetic flows of the earth, underground water flows, rivers flow, wind one way or another affect people. If the environment is unfavorable and the location of the house is unsuccessful, it can manifest unpleasant consequences of this irresponsible choice. This is consistent with the theory of traditional Chinese medicine about human adaptation to the surrounding natural environment.

According to this theory, man and nature are closely interrelated, a person is not something separate and independent from nature and the environment and the movements of heavenly bodies affect his health. There have been cases of improper handling of Feng Shui, when all sorts of witches and spell casters trying to make it into something mystical, transforming science into superstition. We the topic let's leave.

Doctors of ancient China have developed a scientific theory of the "Teaching medicine for the environment". They noted: "Food, drink and habitat are the sources of diseases," clearly showing that insufficient elaborately built house may be one of the important factors that cause disease, as the building itself and its furnishing must be done reasonable and suitable for a normal healthy life. What are the conditions for it? This can be expressed in several paragraphs below.

1) Quiet and beautiful surroundings.

The house should be build on elevated, dry, clean and in a sanitary acceptable to secure their inhabitants a healthy and long life. If you put the house in wet, dirty and slushy the valley, tenants will be hurt all year and their life might be short-lived. Given similar circumstances, in ancient times people have attached great importance to the choice of the location of the house and the surrounding landscape. The habitat selected by the physicians of antiquity, was always quiet and beautiful. For example, sun Yat-Simiao, a famous physician during the reign of the Tang dynasty, who lived a hundred one year, built his house on a picturesque hill with a beautiful pond, planted trees and flowers and spent years of his life.

2) Good built house.

So he was ready for a long and healthy life, you need to build it properly. Sun Simiao said: "the Walls should be durable and solid, no cracks through which can penetrate the wind." Chen Zhi said: "you Should always monitor the cleanliness in the bedroom and remove it with taste. In the summer it must be open, and in the winter – tight. Bed for sleeping should be high and wide. The mattress should be smooth, flat and soft enough. On three sides it is better to put a screen that protects from the cold wind". Keep the bedroom warm in winter and cool in summer, there is no place for the wind and dampness.

In old China, people were very picky with regard to the orientation of the house to the cardinal points, the location of the bed, lights in bedroom, height of the house, how and where to open the window. For example, the treatise "Tian Yin zi about how to be healthy" says: "What should be a good place to live? This is not a great and big house with elaborate trim.

The house should be facing South and the head of the bed to sleep on East. There should be a balance between Yin and Yang, a harmonious combination of lighting and shading. If the house is too high, there will be a surplus of light and Yang. If too low, will be an overabundance of darkness and Yin. When the light too much, it hurts, Hun (Yang spirit), and when a lot of darkness, harmed by (the spirit of Yin). In man, the Hun is Yang and Yin. If you suffer of Hun and po, having the disease. In my house there are curtains on the window and screen wall. When too bright, I lower the curtains and dim the lights in the house. When it's too dark, I raise the curtains and let in more light. Try to keep the soul always was fresh, and before the eyes – beautiful. When the mind and the eyes are flawless, with the body nothing will happen".

In addition, in Ancient China, people paid great attention to the layout of the house. Often the house was built in the yard of some form, which gave people the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors sunshine, flowers, trees and other manifestations of nature.

3) Clean and hygienic place to live. A clean house helps to reduce the risk of diseases and improve the health of its inhabitants. Below are some standard options for residential premises.


Optimal room temperature is considered to be 16-24 °C, in summer it can be slightly higher: 21-32 °C.


The average humidity in the room should be in the region of 50-60 %, while in the winter below 35 %, and in the summer above 70 %.


The room must be sufficient air circulation. It should keep ajar the window on the one and on the other side of the room to allow free access of fresh air, but to prevent strong wind. What you need to navigate, it's well-ventilated room, but traditional Chinese medicine holds that "wind is one of the main causes of all diseases".


The lack of light in the room can cause the depression, loneliness and lethargy, and lead to fatigue. If the light is too bright, some people may appear irritability and even dizziness. When the light in the measure, the people retain the liveliness and complaisance. The room needs to be transparent Windows to provide access to natural light. The walls and ceiling is better to paint in the soft color like light yellow, light blue, light orange, light Apple-green or other bright but tasteful colors to meet the preferences of those who will to be.


The silence in the house healthy. The noise is not only grates on the ear and prevents sleep, but also can cause disturbances in the internal organs. It is therefore important that the room was protected from the noise, quiet and comfortable. If the house is located close to factories or noisy street, the Windows should be tightly closed to protect residents from noise, well, if you have thick curtains or other sound-proof means.


The furniture in the bedroom should be as simple and practical. The room should be to maintain cleanliness, order and neatness. It is always important to have "his corner" where you can do household chores.

Good to hang on the wall of one or several paintings, samples of calligraphy or landscapes. On a table or bookshelf, you can put crafts handmade miniature or bonsai.All this will help to create a comfortable atmosphere.


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