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Drinking hot water benefits
November 13, 2012

Drinking hot water benefits

It's very common here in China to see people drinking hot water, even in summer. Is it because it's cheaper than tea, coffee and other drinks? No, people drink hot water because it is healthy, healthier than cold or chilled water as is common in the West.

Hot water absorbs straight into your system, hydrating and detoxifying your body far quicker than cold or chilled water, which requires internal energy to warm it up.

Hot water moves your bowels. Try drinking 1-3 cups as soon as you get up in the morning, 30 minutes or more before breakfast. When you are sick with the flu, a cold, sinus congestion or even a headache, hot water will quickly help your body re-balance itself.

When drinking hot water have it as hot as you can without burning your mouth and throat and sip it, don't gulp it down.

Now maybe you're thinking you could never drink plain hot water but drinking cold or iced water is just a habit, simple as that, and habits can be changed. Many people, after a few days drinking hot water, report more energy and feeling cleaner and lighter. Give it a try.

By the way, have you been giving yourself a tennis ball back massage this past week? If not, why not? It's one of the best health tips I could ever give you. It massages the extremely important acupuncture points located about 1-2 inches either side of each of your vertebra, from the base of your neck down to your sacrum.

These points have a direct influence on your internal organs and are very commonly treated by acupuncturists. Get yourself a tennis ball and give it a go. If you missed last week's health tip see the back issues link at the bottom of this email.

All the best,


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About the Author

Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in private practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He’s been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.


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