Origins of illness Part Ten

People in ancient times who knew The Way will model the Yin and Yang, harmonize in calculation, eat in moderation, live a regulated life, equalize work and play, thus the body and mind co-exists in harmony, who will live to be one hundred years old and then die.

The first principle of longevity is to model our life according to the Universe.

The second principle of longevity is to harmonize our life with numbers and do good deeds.

The third principle of longevity is to control our foods and drinks.

The fourth principle of longevity is to regulate our daily lifestyle.

The fifth principle of longevity is not to overextend ourselves.

The sixth principle of longevity is to harmonize our body and soul.

Beware that diseases originate from wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness and fire.

Beware that diseases originate from disharmony of Yin and Yang.

07 Diseases originate from foods and drinks

As practitioners of life cultivation, we watch out for foods and drinks that we consume. It includes the kind of foods and drinks that we consume, and it also includes how much we eat them.

We have friends who like to drink alcoholic drinks. They like us to drink with them, saying “we are buddies, so drink along. “ However, we all know we should limit alcoholic drinks.

Compared with ancient times, we eat more cold foods and drinks, especially with the advance of refrigerators, and especially in the Summer. However, we should not eat cold foods and drinks even in the hot summer.

We need yang-energy in our body for us to function properly. When intake of cold foods and drinks, we will diminish our yang-energy. We know that the yang-energy cannot be created, and we always try to preserve them or reinforce them whenever we can. Therefore, it is a waste of the yang-energy and our longevity we squander our yang-energy.

You may not agree with us when you are young and full of the yang-energy. If you are in that condition, go ahead and eat cold foods. It will not hurt your health. However, if you keep on doing it that way without restraints until you are old, then you may feel the pinch.

The best way to eat our foods is hot foods. The best way to drink our drinks is to drink them at room temperature or when they are hot. Why do we drink cold coffee? It is not for our health. It is just a fashionable thing for us to do at the moment.

We may buy frozen foods because they are more convenient for us to do so. We work so we buy frozen foods so that we do not have to shop for them everyday. However, we should defrost them in the refrigerator overnight and cook them just like fresh foods.

Another issue on foods and drinks is one on meat and vegetables. Should we eat meat alone? Should we eat vegetables alone? By nature, we are omnivorous, and we should eat a mix of meat and vegetables.

What is the right ratio between meat and vegetables?

If you are a pure vegetarian, you may find it very inconvenient to live in this society when most people eat meat. From the point of health, most of us do not stick to the rules of a pure vegetarian. We eat vegetables when we eat alone at home. We eat a little meat when we eat with other people. This way, it does not interfere with our health.

The intestines and teeth of herbivores are different from those of carnivores. This is an objective indicator. Carnivores have sharp teeth. Herbivores have flat teeth. We have thirty-two teeth, and twenty-eight of them are flat teeth, and four of them are sharp teeth.

This is the standard for figuring out how much meat and how much vegetable we should eat. Do you agree?

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Origins of illness Part Nine

People in ancient times who knew The Way will model the Yin and Yang, harmonize in calculation, eat in moderation, live a regulated life, equalize work and play, thus the body and mind co-exists in harmony, who will live to be one hundred years old and then die.

The first principle on longevity is to model our life according to the Universe.

The second principle on longevity is to harmonize our life with numbers and do good deeds.

The third principle of longevity is to control our foods and drinks.

The fourth principle of longevity is to regulate our daily lifestyle.

The fifth principle of longevity is to refrain from overextending ourselves.

06 To stay healthy harmonize our body and soul

Neijing postulated that in order to stay healthy, we must harmonize our body and soul. In order to stay healthy, we have to take care of our body. We also have to take care of our soul, our mental health. Just one of them is not enough.

As practitioners of life cultivation, many of us exercise in the park, but not everyone who exercises is healthy. Some people persist very well in exercising. They exercise very well in the park. They are doing all kinds of exercises and all kinds of martial arts such as Taiji.

However, what do they do when they get home? They start to argue with their husbands or wives, and that is not healthy. They are in sorrow everyday, and that is not good. They must take good care of their physical health, and they also have to take care of their mental health. Right?

Now, how do we harmonize our body and soul?

In Chapter Nine Palaces and Eight Winds, Section Lingshu, Book Neijing states that:

The wind comes from the rural hometown where it lives to be the real wind. It dominates life and grows all things.

The wind helps fine leaves to sprout in Spring. It urges lotus flowers to fully bloom in Summer. It is the messenger of Autumn harvest. The wind carries pollen, seeds, and rain, bringing the message of life. Thus wind is a good thing.

However, the wind also has a side of hurting people. The wind rushes along and it becomes the virtual wind. It is the one that hurts people. It also kills people. We should avoid virtual wind like arrows and stones. We call it the virtual evil thief wind.

However, some women will welcome the virtual evil thief wind instead of avoiding it. They wear clothes that will expose their navels and mid-ridge. This is inviting the virtual evil thief wind to invade their body through the navels. Sooner and later, the women will have more and more irregular menstruation, uterine fibroids, and intervertebral disc herniation and so on. Their physical health is now down the drain and they brought the problem upon themselves, not God. The problem for women is very prominent. When there is a problem, it will be miserable. If they want to cry, there are no tears.

These are very important portals that should be protected. Women should be protected, especially during menstruation. It is very important to keep warm. If a woman does not pay attention to keeping warm during menstruation and her menstrual cycle is not smooth, gynecological diseases will occur.

Why are there so many gynecological diseases now?

Part of the problems come from clothing. Therefore, the clothes must be long, especially for women. They must be tucked into the pants. Although many women do not show it, they will come out when they bend over.

These are related to the part we call the body. Take care of your body and you will have a healthy physical body.

What about the part we call the soul?

Again, Chapter Plain Questions of Book Neijing states that:

Keep yourself calm and let go. Let your energy truly flow. Guard your inner spirit. Where will illness come?

You may be busy in your business or your job. You can keep on being busy, but you should keep yourself calm and peaceful and you should learn to let go. Try meditation or our tuna technique, jingzuo technique, ruding technique, or tuina technique. They are very good techniques to help you to let go.

You should try your best to let go and keep nothing in your mind. You continue to do things as you do and you are still busy, but keeping things in your mind or not are completely different ways to treat things. You should try to experience the new way of not keeping things in your mind.

Clearing things in your mind will not affect your business. You now have no pressure in your mind. Your mind is now empty. Your judgment will be more accurate. You will be more dashing. You will be more attractive. And of course your career will be better. Do you like this better?

Many people have a kind of fluke heart, and they do not have a real understanding of life. Originally life can be really cool, but many people can’t keep their cool.

We talk about letting go. It is a very important factor to ensure that our mind and soul are not violated, that is, to ensure health.

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Origins of illness Part Eight

People in ancient times who knew The Way will model the Yin and Yang, harmonize in calculation, eat in moderation, live a regulated life, equalize work and play, thus the body and mind co-exists in harmony, who will live to be one hundred years old and then die.

The first principle on longevity is to model our life according to the Universe.

The second principle on longevity is to harmonize our life with numbers and do good deeds.

The third principle on longevity is to control our foods and drinks.

The fourth principle on longevity is to regulate our daily lifestyle.

05 To stay healthy do not overextend ourselves

Should we strike a balance between labor and leisure? How should we allocate our energy between labor and leisure?

To stay healthy, we should devote our attention to the balance of labor and leisure.

We need to do labor. Period. There is no argument about it. The British noblemen are big landlords, they have many people working for them. Therefore, you argue, they do not have to do labor. You are wrong. The British noblemen will do horse riding. They play cricket. They do labor work, but in different forms.

Labor is now divided into physical labor and mental labor. Labor is a must, and we can’t be lazy and hate labor. However, labor must be done in moderation. If it is arbitrary, it is also a way to bring misfortune.

It is true now, in some cities such as Hong Kong and Seoul, where the pace of work is fast and the work pressure is very high. Many people are prone to overwork and they work too much. Is it a good thing?

I think everyone knows whether it is good to be overworked.

A report states that the rate of sudden death among successful entrepreneurs in their 40s is increasing year by year. This is the result of reckless labor. Therefore, OVERWORK is now a very important factor in health.

Here is a conversation between Confucius and Duke Ai.

Duke Ai asked Confucius: “Does a wise man live long? Does a benevolent man live long?”

Confucius replied: “Of course.”

Here longevity refers to being able to “exhaust one’s life, and one hundred years is gone.” A wise man or a benevolent man will be able to live to one hundred years old before he dies.

But Confucius went on to say: “Man brings on three kinds of death.”

Man’s three kinds of death are not fated, but as a result of his own actions. We often scold other people angrily: “Are you looking for death?” This is what Confucius meant by man brings on three kinds of death.

Which three?

We will mention only one here, because the second and third possibilities have little to do with our issues of health.

Confucius went on to say:

Sleep not at regular time. Foods and drinks not controlled. Labor works too much. Diseases will come, and together they will kill the man.

Do you understand what he was trying to say? He said that a man brings these three things upon himself. Therefore he died young before the age of one hundred. He has on one to blame but himself.

We think everyone knows how diseases come about. We also know that everyone knows what to do in order to solve the longevity problems. We also know that very few of us will do it right away.

Why?

We do not know the answer well. All we know is:

You are looking for death!

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Origins of illness Part Seven

People in ancient times who knew The Way will model the Yin and Yang, harmonize in calculation, eat in moderation, live a regulated life, equalize work and play, thus the body and mind co-exists in harmony, who will live to be one hundred years old and then die.

The first principle on longevity is to model our life according to the Universe.

The second principle on longevity is to harmonize our life with numbers and do good deeds.

The third principle on longevity is to control our foods and drinks

04 To stay healthy regulate our daily lifestyle

To stay healthy, we should regulate our daily life. We should live a life that is normal. We should live a scheduled life.

Our daily life should be like the change of heaven and earth, and just like the change of day and night.

Why should we rise in the morning? We do it because there is daylight. Why should we go to bed at night? We do it because there is night. We just follow the change of heaven and earth.

Is the natural day and night a constant? When it is happy, it will dawn at nine o’clock today. When it is unhappy, it will dawn at six o’clock tomorrow. Will heaven and earth do that? No.

Then, should we wake up at nine o’clock today and at six o’clock tomorrow because we have a mood change? No.

This problem has become a big problem during the modern era. Living regularly is a big problem. Even sleep is a big problem. Many of us are turning day and night upside down. This is not a healthy lifestyle. Stop doing it now.

This kind of daily life is obviously contrary to the realm of heaven and earth, and it is contrary to the harmony of yin and yang. This is obviously a reverse of the natural law that we have talked about. So, stop doing it now if you want to stay healthy.

Think about your daily activities. Make a list. List what you should be doing. List what you should not be doing. Make a decision. From now on, you want to lengthen the to-do list, and shorten the not-to-do list.

Start with sleeping. Go on with eating and drinking. Then end with pooping. Take care of these three things first. Once you have mastered these three daily activities, you are in good shape.

Can you do that? Of course, you said. It takes only will power.

We will talk about the importance of sleep later on.

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Origins of illness Part Six

People in ancient times who knew The Way will model the Yin and Yang, harmonize in calculation, eat in moderation, live a regulated life, equalize work and play, thus the body and mind co-exists in harmony, who will live to be one hundred years old and then die.

The first principle on longevity is to model our life according to the Universe.

To stay healthy we should harmonize our life with numbers and do good deeds.

03 To stay healthy control our foods and drinks

Everyone is all too familiar with this rule of eating. To control our foods and drinks does not mean how good and nutritious our foods and drinks should be. The keyword is to control, or to regulate.

When we are poor, our health is good. When we become more successful, we are entertained more by other people and by ourselves. Our belly gets bigger, and our health goes downhill.

Eventually we develop conditions known as highs. We tend to have high blood lipids, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and so on. These high conditions come with high income, right?

How did the highs come about? Lack of control. Control of what? Foods and drinks.

With higher income, we tend to eat more, and we tend to eat more rich foods.

There is a saying:

Illness comes in from the mouth. Disaster comes out from the mouth.

If we do not control our mouth and utter bad things, we will attract enemies and disaster may visit us. If we do not control our mouth and eat foods and drinks indiscriminately, we will build up bad conditions for our health.

Eating and drinking should be disciplined and controlled.

Why should we control our eating and drinking?

When we eat, the foods and drinks go from our mouth into our stomach and spleen. In the theory of five elements, the nature of our stomach and spleen is earth.

What is earth?

Earth is fundamental in growing plants as foods for us human beings and for other creatures. Thus earth is a necessity for plant growth. Nevertheless, if we observe things that grow on the earth, we will know why control should be exercised.

Let’s take a look at the growth of plants and the density of plants. If it is too dense, the plants will die. If it is too sparse, the yield will be low. We should control it so that it is not too dense or sparse, and the growth of plants will be optimal.

For the same reason, when we eat, we can neither be too hungry nor too full. If we remain too hungry, we will not have enough energy. If we are too full, it may cause sudden death. This control is paramount.

Let us observe nature again. When is the wheat planted? When is the rice planted? They all have a season for planting and growing. Different things grow at different times, which is also controlled by nature.

There are many questions and debates about our diet. One says that eating eggs is good, and another says that eating eggs is not good. What should we do?

Here we will neither say that eating eggs is good nor bad. We will talk about a basic principle, so everyone can make their own decisions after grasping this principle. We think it is the best way to handle the situation.

What is a control?

If we eat winter food in summer, this is out of control. We should eat according to the season. Why does this thing grow in summer, and why does that thing grow in winter? This is very mysterious, and it is worth pondering and learning.

Science has developed to such an extent that with a greenhouse, we can eat a vegetable at any time. Is that necessarily a good thing?

It is not necessarily a good thing for us. When God stipulates that something grows, it has a meaning. At this time, this thing is most needed, and at that time, that thing is most needed. God knows which thing is needed at the right time. This is called control. It is called follow.

If we do not follow the control of God and we insist on eating food that is not meant for the time, it is called decontrol, or reverse. Disaster will be born. If God brings disaster, there is still a way. If a person brings disaster on himself, there is no way to survive it.

In order to comply with the idea of control, we should try to eat seasonal things as much as possible, and not eat non-seasonal things.

What is the season?

Life is also very mysterious. For a particular time, it seems that melatonin is a popular diet supplement. After the age of forty, the human pineal gland gradually shrinks, and this hormone is slowly not secreted. After people have researched it, they think that it needs to be supplemented. This is the story of melatonin.

Should we take diet supplements?

According to Darwin’s theory of evolution, humans have been evolving for thousands of years, and a human being is a machine that no other computer can compare with. In the process of evolution, human organs are adjusted to a suitable state. When a certain hormone should not be secreted and when it should be secreted, nature will decide, and the so-called nature is the highest state.

Lao Tzu said it very well:

People follow the earth, the earth follows heaven, heaven follows the way, and the way follows nature.

This is naturally the highest realm, so don’t be too clever to supplant nature.

Why does the human body not secrete this hormone after the age of forty?

Let us consider the overall situation. We now discover locally that this hormone has decreased since the age of forty, and we go ahead to supplement it.

Do we know what will change once the hormone goes up? The human body is like a game of chess. Once we alter a piece, a whole game of chess will arise. Now we are far from truly knowing ourselves, so how sure are we that it will benefit us in the long run?

Ultimately we know that this thing is not good for our health, and we stop taking it like candy. This is a self-inflicted sin that we put on ourselves. This is what we call the reverse. Remember, doing the reverse is never good for us.

Thus, to stay healthy, we should control our foods and drinks, including diet supplements. Go with nature, do not reverse what nature plans for us.

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Origins of illness Part Five

People in ancient times who knew The Way will model the Yin and Yang, harmonize in calculation, eat in moderation, live a regulated life, equalize work and play, thus the body and mind co-exists in harmony, who will live to be one hundred years old and then die.

In order to live a long life, we should (1) model our life according to the universe (2) harmonize our life with precision (3) control our foods and drinks (4) regulate our daily lifestyle (5) stop overextending ourselves (6) harmonize our body and soul.

Harmonize our life with numbers and do good deeds

There is a very important subject for study in Chinese culture, and that is The Technique of Numbers, which is similar to arithmetic that we study in grade schools nowadays.

What does numbers mean? What is the technique of numbers about?

Here we are talking about a measurement.

What is measurement?

Of course, it is the measurement of the human body as well as the measurement of Nature, or Heaven and Earth.

Why is there fortune-telling (prediction) in Chinese traditional culture? Why does Feng Shui and burial geography occupy such a prominent position in Chinese traditional culture?

In the Tang Dynasty, there was a great physician, who lived to be 142 years old, named Sun Simiao. He wrote a very famous article entitled The Sincerity of a Great Doctor. It exposed the subject matter very well.

What do you need to possess in order to be a great doctor?

The answer is: You need to master the technique of numbers.

Why do many patients suffer from the same disease, but some patients are saved and some patients die?

The mysteries of a human body are far from being clarified by modern science. Modern science studies external things in a very precise way, but its body of knowledge on a human body is only skin-deep. Traditional culture has indeed gone a long way in this regard.

According to the technique of numbers, the human body can be measured. It follows a rule, a pattern. There are three changes, and one of them is a no-change, or constant. Since there are constants, they can be calculated, and the constants are included in the result. Thus, we postulate that there is a general rule in life, but it also has variables, so it is not fate or a destiny.

Then the technique of numbers is about how to transform and change our life. Our fate is not calculated, it is made by ourselves, that is to say, it depends on ourselves. Thus our life does not rely on gods and saviors, nor does it rely on fortune-telling, it is made by ourselves.

How did it come about?

Confucius said:

A family that accumulates goodwill has more happiness, and a family that accumulates badwill has more disaster.

This is a profound problem which is also related to our health. If there is a problem with our health, it will be a disaster, right?

Why is there such a disaster?

It is because of our badness. Because in the course of our life we ​​have done a lot of bad things and accumulated a lot of bad things. So at some point in our lives we develop a disease. This is a very profound understanding of health and disease.

This concept is very important to us now. Whether we talk about the eight honors and eight shames, spiritual civilization, or social stability, if we do not link with our own vital interests, it is empty talk. After we are linked with our vital interests, everyone will know how to act, and to know the meaning of this practice of not doing bad things.

We do a little good deeds or a little public welfare, and it seems to be doing charity. Yes, we are doing public welfare, but in fact it is for ourselves at the end, and ourselves are the ultimate beneficiary.

The technique of numbers is actually an elaboration of this problem, and it reveals health and disease at a deeper level. Thus we should harmonize our life with the technique of numbers, and do good deeds.

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Origins of illness Part Four

People in ancient times who knew The Way will model the Yin and Yang, harmonize in calculation, eat in moderation, live a regulated life, equalize work and play, thus the body and mind co-exists in harmony, who will live to be one hundred years old and then die.

The first principle on longevity is to model our life according to the Universe.

02 Diseases originate from Yin and Yang

Diseases originate from Yin and Yang. What do we mean by that statement?

First of all, what is Yin and Yang?

As practitioners of life cultivation, we understand that yin and yang represents the universe, heaven and earth, and nature. At a lesser level, men are yang and women are yin. Thus, we claim that many diseases originate from men and women, or the disharmony between men and women.

What is the greatest relationship between a man and a woman?

A couple, husband and wife. Right?

How do diseases originate from a couple?

When a man and a woman marry, they become a husband and wife, and they have a family with children. The way of yin and yang begins with the husband and wife.

In modern society, the biggest problem of yin and yang is the problem of husband and wife. As soon as we discuss this issue, it becomes clear to everyone why some diseases originate from yin and yang.

Yin and Yang confront each other, restrict each other and exclude each other. The goal is to achieve their unity and achieve a relative dynamic balance between Yin and Yang.

We know that yin and yang in nature oppose each other like day and night. However, yin and yang will always try to strike a dynamic balance. Otherwise, the universe will be in chaos.

Now let us look at a couple. How many couples don’t quarrel now?

Many couples now blame each other. Men are suspicious of women, and women are suspicious of men. When the man goes out, the woman can’t sit still at home. Instead of embracing each other, they hate each other, so that yin and yang are not in harmony.

The incoordination of yin and yang is a very important factor in the occurrence of diseases. Many diseases actually come from this path. If the husband and wife are not on good terms, we say the yin and yang are not in harmony. The children who are born and grow up in such a family where the yin and yang are not in harmony will suffer.

Many parents bring their children to visit a doctor and do it repeatedly. Oftentimes the illness is cured and then relapsed. What is the root cause?

The root cause is most probably the parents, the disharmony between yin and yang. This is something that needs everyone’s attention. It is very important to our health although it is seldom treated by the medical profession. If we can’t get this right, no matter how much medicine we take, it won’t work.

Some diseases originate from yin and yang. It has another aspect to it. It is related to an excess of sexual behavior.

The current ethos is not what it used to be. In the past, sexual behavior was limited to husband and wife, but this is not the case now. They are all messed up relationships. This is harmful to physical and mental health. It needs to be checked. Both men and women need to check.

Don’t go for instant gratification from the sexual act. This is called accumulation of badness. This will not only affect the relationship between husband and wife, but also affect their children.

As practitioners of life cultivation, we do not advocate this. This is a big problem, and it will bring harm to the children and grandchildren. The physical and mental health of the parents will also affect the physical and mental health of the children and grandchildren.

Yes. Diseases do originate from yin and yang. If you do not want to be sick, keep the yin and yang in dynamic balance.

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Folks, that is all for now. If you think this article may be beneficial to your friends and loved-ones, feel free to forward this article to them. Life cultivation is mostly for older people with declining body health. If you are young and energetic, this may not be your cup of tea. However, if you have family members or friends who are middle-aged or older, they may want to practice life cultivation to maintain a life without pain or medication.

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Origins of illness Part Three

People in ancient times who knew The Way will model the Yin and Yang, harmonize in calculation, eat in moderation, live a regulated life, equalize work and play, thus the body and mind co-exists in harmony, who will live to be one hundred years old and then die.

The first principle on longevity is to model our life according to the Universe.

On the origin of diseases, Suwen section of Neijing states that:

All diseases are born from wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness and fire. They are transformed with changes.

In plain English, it says that human diseases originate from changes in wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness, and fire which are elements in our environment. That is, diseases come from Nature or the change in Nature. This is in great contrast with the Western medical idea that diseases originate from bacteria and viruses and so on, thus the prevalent use of antibiotics.

Once, we told a young girl to come in from the cold, otherwise, she would catch a cold. She rolled her eyes and said cold did not come from the cold wind, but is a form of virus.

However, herbal medicine believes that diseases can come from wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness and fire. Natural conditions and natural changes determine the occurrence of diseases. This is the holistic view of yin and yang that we started talking about.

On the origin of diseases, Linjiu Section of Neijing states that:

Those born of all kinds of diseases are compared to dryness, cold and heat, wind and rain, yin and yang, emotions, diet, and dwelling.

On the origin of diseases, Pain Chapter of Suwen Section of Neijing states that:

All diseases arise from qi.

Qi is a form of vital energy and it is actually a manifestation of emotion. Anger causes the qi to rise. Joy causes the qi to slow down. Sadness causes the qi to disappear. Fear causes the qi to go down. Cold causes the qi to withdraw. Heat causes the qi to vent. Fear causes the qi to be chaotic. Physical labor exhausts the qi. Thinking causes the qi to stagnate.

Diseases Originate from wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness and fire

It is the outside climate that causes disease. In the past, the elements known as wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness and fire were purely natural, but now times have changed. In addition to the natural wind, there are fans. In addition to the natural cold, there are air conditioners. The element dampness may also have current methods of production, such as fire can be produced by heating and so on. So now there are not only natural factors but also man-made factors, which are also a part of the impact on health that cannot be ignored. Many diseases are now slowly produced in the air-conditioned environment.

Why does Nature provide us with hot weather in Summer?

First of all, we eat and drink to extract nutrients from our foods to survive. Our environment is not guaranteed to be ideal at all times, so we may ingest foods that cause yin or coldness to build up in our body. In order to balance it, we will need to produce yang or heat to dispel the coldness. How do we do it? The power of heaven and earth, summer, that is.

When summer comes, the weather is very hot, and naturally our sweat pores are opened. Even though we are advised not to overwork in the summer, we still must work, so that we will sweat. After sweating, the medullary tract of our body is opened, and many hidden toxins including yin and dampness are eliminated from our body. Thus our body has a mechanism of adjusting itself so that it is properly balanced. Thus, we should follow Nature in the summer by welcoming the heat in the summer.

We hate the sun in the three hot months in the summer because of the heat. However, Neijing advised us not to hate the sun in the summer. If we follow the advice, we will be fine. If we ignore the advice, we are courting disaster. Therefore, do not confine yourself to an air-conditioned room twenty four hours a day, especially with a very low temperature.

Why is that so?

As we said before, we need to dispel the coldness from our body when it accumulates. Heating and sweating is a great way to do it. We will let the yang-energy to dispel the yin-energy from our body. If we lock ourselves in an air-conditioned room, we are reversing the natural process. Many diseases will follow if we do it all summer and every summer following it. We will have joint pains before we know it. We will have cold feet in the winter and we complain about it without knowing why. Now you know why but we bet you will continue to use your air-conditioners because you like instant gratification. Right?

Therefore, the elements called wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness and fire should not be underestimated. It is the source of many diseases, and the external environment will affect our health.

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Origins of illness Part Two

01 Model our life according to the Universe

The first principle on longevity is to model our life according to the Universe.

As practitioners of life cultivation, in order to live a long life, we must model our life according to the Universe, or to Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang is a big subject-matter for study. It is especially a big subject-matter in herbal medicine. In fact, it is also a big subject-matter in Chinese traditional culture and philosophy.

What is Yin-Yang? It can be said that Yin and Yang are all-encompassing. Therefore, Neijing refers to Yin and Yang as the way of Heaven and Earth. Lao Tze preaches the way of Heaven and Earth as the Law of Nature.

Why does herbal medicine use the concept of heaven and earth in its practice? It is because the ancients realized that we are closely related to Heaven and Earth, to Nature and to the sun and the moon.

Herbal medicine has two basic characteristics: one of the characteristics is the concept of overall or wholeness, which in Western culture is sometimes referred to as a holistic view. It says that a human person is a whole person. This concept is prevalent in both herbal medicine and Western medicine.

But in herbal medicine, it goes beyond the concept that a human body is a whole. It says that man and the universe, man and nature, man and heaven and earth are a whole. Thus a person must observe and obey the changes of this wholeness.

Let us look at an analogy. We have a central government. We must all obey the leadership of the central government, and our behavior must be consistent with the expectation of the central government. If our behavior is consistent with the central government, we will have a bright political future, which in turn leads to a prosperous economy.

Once our economy has a future, our life will have a future. It is all in a package of Truth, which is in line with Heaven and Earth. This is also referred to as the Law of Yin and Yang, and our health is thus guaranteed. Therefore, we must understand the laws of Heaven and Earth, and an understanding of Nature.

In Huangdi Neijing, Section One Suwen, Chapter Two The Great Theory of Four Seasons, it states that the four seasons of Yin and Yang are the beginning and ending of all matters.

A matter does not simply exist as one matter. A matter is the end result of Yin and Yang and the four seasons. How it begins, how it happens, and how it ends is determined by the four seasons and Yin and Yang which is the foundation of birth. Thus the four seasons and the Yin and Yang is the life of birth and growth.

Thus, we have to model our life according to the laws of Yin and Yang. We cannot simply ignore them. If we go against the laws of Yin and Yang, disasters will arise. If we follow the laws of Yin and Yang, we will not suffer from severe diseases. This is called attaining the Way.

Therefore, what is a person who has attained the status of a Knower, someone who knows the Way, someone who will live to be a hundred years old without illness and medication?

The answer is clear. He will obey the laws of the four seasons and the laws of Yin and Yang. He will obey Heaven and Earth and the Laws of Nature. He will consider himself as part of the Whole. He will change as the World changes around him.

Let us look at another example. Why do we have to sleep? That is because there are sunsets and nights. Human sleep-time is like night-time, the night-time of Heaven and Earth. Human work-time is like day-time, the day-time of Heaven and Earth. This is very direct and simple. This is the core philosophy underlying herbal medicine. We should follow the laws of Heaven and Earth.

However, let us dig deeper. Why does Heaven and Earth have daytime, and why do people sleep at certain times? Why can’t day and night be reversed? The answer is very clear here.

If we do not follow the laws of Heaven and Earth, disasters will strike. Reversing day and night is a rebellion, so disasters will strike. If we follow the laws, we will not suffer from acute illness. Following the laws means that we should sleep when the world is dark, and we should be awakened when the world is bright. Thus we know the Way to health.

Once we know the Way to health, we will be helped along the Way. Where does the help come from? Naturally it is self-help, but the power of Nature is great.

If we go against it, we will lose the help of Heaven and Earth. We will become helpless. If we do not become ill, who will?

Therefore, the most important principle of life cultivation is very obvious now. It is very clear to us. All we have to do is to practice.

With reference to practice, Neijing said: The sage practices the Way, and the fool just wears it.

The Way is something that a sage practices. A sage holds the Way. He knows that the four seasons of Yin and Yang will lead to severe illnesses, and if he goes against them, disasters will arise.

On the other hand, a fool will wear the Way, like a piece of necklaces. He will wear it on the body, pretending he knows the Way, but he will not derive any benefit from wearing it.

Basically, this is the law of Yin and Yang. We have only touched on the basic principle here, because we will elaborate on them in the following discussions.

To be continued in Part Three.

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Health of our Lungs

As practitioners of life cultivation, we use the inner vision technique to feel our inner organs to find out if they are abnormal physiologically or functionally. Once we find the organ that is going bad, we can then try to return it to normal operation as soon as possible, using the various Mustang Cultivation Techniques. This will help us to maintain the health of our body without resorting to medication or surgical operation in later days.

In a previous article, we have briefly discussed each of the important organs as a learning reference. Now we will discuss in depth how we apply the inner vision technique to find out what is wrong with each of our organs. Now we will talk about the lungs.

04 The Lungs

01 General

The lung is located in the thoracic cavity, and it is at the highest position among the viscera. The lobes of the lungs are delicate, intolerant of cold and heat, and are easily invaded by evil.

The lungs and the large intestine are a reflection of each other.

02 Physiological functions

The lungs govern air and respiration. The lungs govern propagating and descending. The lungs govern water channels. The lungs are opened to the outside via the nose. The lungs influence the skin of the body. The beauty of the lungs is in the hair.

The lungs govern our breathing and the vital-energy flow inside our body.

The lungs are the main organ for the exchange of air inside and outside of our body. Through the lungs, the human body inhales clear air from nature and exhales turbid air in our body, thereby ensuring the normal progress of human metabolism. If the function of the lung is abnormal due to pathogens, there may be respiratory symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and difficulty in breathing.

The lungs govern the vital-energy flow inside our body. It means that the lungs have the function of presiding over and regulating the vital-energy associated with each of the organs of our body.

First of all, the lungs are involved in the generation of the main-energy, which is formed by combining oxygen inhaled by the lungs and the nutrients that are transported and transformed by the spleen and stomach.

Second, the lungs regulate the flow of vital-energy throughout the whole body. The rhythmic breathing of the lungs plays an important role in regulating the movement of vital-energy throughout the body.

Therefore, if the lungs fail to function properly, it will affect the generation of the main-energy and the energy flow throughout the whole body, manifesting as shortness of breath, low voice, fatigue, etc.

03 Main functions

The main functions of the lungs are the propagating and emitting of energy. It helps the lung-energy to move upward, outward, ascending, propagating, and radiating. It also helps to spread the protective-energy, the body fluid, and nutrients all over the body and as far as our skin and hair, and to nourish our body including the muscles and skin.

The lungs also govern the purging, purifying and descending functions. The lungs control the descending functions in three aspects. First, it inhales fresh air from nature. Second, it disperses the inhaled clean air and the body fluid and nutrients from the spleen downward. Third, it cleans the lungs and respiratory tract to keep the airway clean.

The propagating and descending functions of the lungs are two opposite aspects. If the two functions are out of balance, we will see symptoms of stagnation of lung-energy or depletion of lung-energy, manifested as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, etc.

The lungs govern the opening and regulation of water channels within our body. The lungs’ promotion and subduing play a role in dredging and regulating the metabolism of water and fluids in our body.

It is mainly reflected in the following two aspects. First, the lungs help to distribute body fluids and nutrients throughout the body, but also controls the opening and closing of the stomach and regulates the excretion of sweat. Second, the lung-energy helps to continuously transport the water in the body downward, through the gasification of the kidneys and bladder, to generate urine and excrete it from the body.

Therefore, it is said that the lungs govern the flow of water and the lungs are the source of water. If the function of the lungs is abnormal, the distribution and excretion of water will be hindered, and there will be difficulty in urination, edema and phlegm.

The lungs open to the nose. The nose is the portal of the lungs, and is the passage for air to enter and exit. The nose regulates ventilation and the sense of smell, all of which depend on the function of the lungs to maintain. When the function of lung-energy is reconciled, the ventilation function of the nose is normal and the sense of smell is sensitive. Some lesions of the lung can often affect the nose, resulting in a variety of pathological manifestations, such as nasal congestion and runny nose, no smell or epistaxis.

The lungs are represented by the skin, and their beauty is in the hair.

Our hair, including skin, sweat glands, vellus hairs and other tissues are on the surface of our body. It depends on the nourishment and moisturization of the protective-energy and body fluids. It becomes a barrier against the invasion of external evils.

The beauty of the lungs is shown off by the hair. It means that the lungs can transmit body fluids, spread out protective-energy in the hair, make the skin moist, the muscles dense, and its ability to resist external evils is enhanced. If the lung-energy is deficient, the body surface is not solid, and the body often sweats spontaneously, and the resistance decreases and it is easy to catch a cold.

Since the lungs and the hair are related, the invasion of the air by exogenous pathogens often affects the function of the lungs and leads to corresponding lesions.

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