Water, How Much To Drink

The general advice most people get about how much water to drink is to have at least 8 x 8-ounce glasses a day.

However, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) advises you to not just blindly do this, but to listen to your body's natural signals. Maybe you do need 8 glasses or more a day, but maybe you don't.

If you are thirsty then, of course, have a glass of water, but don't guzzle glasses and glasses of water thinking it's automatically doing you more good. It may not be.

In TCM drinking too many liquids (any liquid) can overburden and tax your digestive and excretory systems, and especially your kidneys.

Liquids (just like food) need to be actively processed in your body, they don't just flow through it. Therefore, just like overeating, over drinking can also be unhealthy.

Other TCM drinking tips include:

1. Avoid very cold or iced drinks, especially with meals.

2. A small cup of hot water or green tea with meals benefits digestion.

3. Don't gulp liquids, sip them.

Let me know if you have questions about this.

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All the best and, as always, let me know if you have any questions about the Chinese way of health.


About the Author

Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in professional 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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