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On the day of the Autumn Equinox, day and night are of equal length. From this point forward, the temperature gradually decreases, and the autumn atmosphere becomes increasingly pronounced. What are the characteristics of the climate after the Autumn Equinox?


After the Autumn Equinox, the dryness of autumn gradually intensifies, making it difficult for thunderstorms to form, and insects prepare for hibernation. The accumulated rainwater from summer gradually dries up. The beauty of autumn lies in the tranquil beauty of water, giving one a sense of the passage of time.

From the above, it is clear that behind the “beauty of autumn” lies dryness, desiccation, and a hint of chill… After entering the Autumn Equinox, how can we adjust our bodies according to the phenology, laying a solid foundation for welcoming the winter season?


Act according to phenology and appreciate the beauty of autumn days

Worshiping the moon

The Autumn Equinox was once the traditional “Moon Worship Festival”, from which the Mid-Autumn Festival originated. On the night of the Autumn Equinox, families would gather in the part of their courtyard with the best moonlight. After paying their respects to the moon, they would sit around a table and share mooncakes, creating a harmonious atmosphere.

Celebrating a Good Harvest

Today, the Autumn Equinox is also the Chinese Farmers’ Harvest Festival. The fragrance of melons and fruits fills the air, and the rice returns to the barn. Everywhere you look, the autumn harvest is unfolding. It’s a lively scene of bountiful harvest.


After entering the Autumn Equinox, dryness evil easily harms the body’s fluids and depletes energy, causing fatigue and weakness. The deficiency of fluids and energy can also affect the functions of organs such as the lungs, stomach, and kidneys. Therefore, one’s diet should focus on nourishing the yin and moisturizing the dryness.

You can eat more warm and moist foods to nourish the lungs from the inside out, such as jasmine tea, japonica rice congee, pumpkin millet congee, sesame and honey.

You can also add Reishi mushrooms to your daily meals. You can cook Reishi with Sophora flavescens and licorice, which can help suppress coughs, expel phlegm, nourish the lungs, and moisturize dryness, thereby benefiting the energy of the five organs. Alternatively, you can cook Reishi with honey and white fungus to moisturize the lungs and stop coughing.

Honey and Tremella Soup with Ganoderma nourishes the lungs, stops coughing, and dispels autumn dryness


Ingredients: 4g of Ganoderma sinense slices, 10g of tremella, Goji berries, Red dates, Lotus seeds, Honey.

Method: Tear the soaked tremella into pieces and put it in a pot along with Ganoderma sinense slices, Lotus seeds, Goji berries, and Red dates. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour. Finally, add honey for flavoring and it’s ready to serve.

Ganoderma lung-nourishing soup suppresses coughs, removes phlegm, nourishes the lungs, and moisturizes dryness.


Ingredients: Sophora flavescens, licorice, Ganoderma.

Medicinal meal explanation: Suppresses coughs, removes phlegm, nourishes the lungs, and moisturizes dryness.


One should act according to the changes in nature, and in daily life, one should prevent dryness, wind, and depression.

For health preservation at the Autumn Equinox, one should follow the natural law of “balance of Yin and Yang”, and prevent dryness, wind, and depression from invading the body.

Prevent Dryness: After the Autumn Equinox, the air becomes dry. A certain level of humidity should be maintained in the indoor environment. You can place a humidifier at home, or put a small pot of water near your bed at night to avoid dry air. In addition, you should consume more foods that moisturize dryness, such as tremella, lily, lotus root, and persimmon.

Prevent Wind: Wind evil is also a major enemy of health preservation in autumn. After the human body is affected by wind, it is easy to injure the Yang Qi, causing problems such as dizziness, headache, and pain in the back and waist. When sleeping, the window should not be fully opened; leaving a small gap for ventilation is sufficient. Cover yourself well with a quilt, especially pay attention to keeping your back and waist warm.

Prevent Depression: Autumn can easily lead to low mood, so it’s important to maintain a peaceful mindset. In your spare time, go out more with family and friends. Arrange to go hiking, picnicking, or climbing to enjoy the distant view, which can help disperse negative emotions.

Post time: Oct-11-2023

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