Altitude Sickness and Proper
Clothing for Yunnan Travel
is normal to feel a little bit sick from the high altitude of the
Yunnan Highland. The altitude of Kunming is 1,896 meters. while
climbing mountains, many tourists will feel sick as the altitude
rises higher and higher. The usual symptoms include headache, feeling
nauseated, vomiting, choking sensation in the chest, and numb four
limbs. It's not necessary to see a doctor for these symptoms disappear
in three days as you will be adapted the high altitude.
However, in order to reduce or eliminate
the altitude sickness, it is best to have high calorie
food, such as chocolate, peanuts, and bread. When entering
the plateau area, please pay attention to keeping yourself
warm enough. It is best to replenish some acid food,
including dried meat, fish, eggs, poultry, cereals,
peanuts, and walnuts when meeting with the symptoms
of dizziness, nauseate and slightly respiratory alkalosis.
These food will help you in regulating the balance of
the acid and alkali soda of your body. It is better
not to drink any alcoholic for alcoholic drinking consumes
too much of your body's oxygen. The best advice is to
peacefully rest yourself on the bed without doing many
physical activities. In case of serious sickness, it
is best to see a doctor for a proper treatment. As for
headaches, it is possible to treat it by taking some
pain killers, massaging or needling the acupoints of
connected valleys (LI 4), the temple acupoint, the Shangxing
(GV23 ) acupoint or the baihui acupoints.
Proper Clothing for Leaving Home
visiting Yunnan in the summer, it is better to wear long sleeve
shirt and pants for protecting your body from sunburn and the bites
of pests, such as mosquitoes. In order to keep yourself warm enough,
it is better to take a thin woolen sweater, for the temperatures
in early morning and late evening are comparatively lower than that
of the mid-day.
Known for its moderate climate in
Yunnan, the winter is not very cold in most places.
however, it is better to take some light down feather
clothes, or silk and cotton clothes, or camel hair clothes.
For the underwear, we would like to recommend you the
cotton textiles, or shirts made of fine cotton cloth,
soft, warm and comfortable in the typical Yunnan winter.
It is nice to take some thin sweater
or some light coats for traveling in Yunnan in spring
and autumn for convenience. If possible, please prepare
a cotton long pants, because the weather in most parts
of Yunnan is variable.
Remember never to walk in Yunnan in
new shoes, high heeled shoes, leather dress shoes or
not forget that Yunnan is situated on the highland with steep hills
and mountains. In addition, your feet will be easily hurt by these
kinds of inconvenient shoes mentioned previously. Shoes like sports
shoes, soft sole shoes and walking shoes are the first choices.
They are light and flexible, comfortable and elastic in nature.
The proper socks for going with on
a tour are made of cotton because of its nature of absorbing
sweat and softness. In winter, it is also good to wear
socks made of cotton, soft, protective, comfortable
and elastic. If going on a mountain climbing tour or
an investigation, please try to take the puttee into
consideration. It can reduce the varicose veins of leg
and strengthen your step.
Owing to the strong sunrays on the
Yunnan plateau, it is proper to prepare yourself a pair
of sunglasses. Especially in spring, they can protect
your eyes from being irritated by dust and sand.
V. Gauze mask
It is very windy and dry in
both winter and spring in Yunnan. To protect yourself
against sand, it is best to bring with you a gauze mask.