I had a coaching case of an old lady, whose adult son’s patience has been stretched by her to a limit. The old lady for the last year or so, became very temperamental, scolding the in-laws and the maid and accusing the son for stealing her money, and wanted her to die soon.
The old mother has pain here and there, discomfort every day which she complains non-stop. The son and family try their very best to accommodate her, bring her to clinic and hospitals.
But nothing improves. And the son wonders it is because of her psychological issues and calls me for help.
I also come across some adult children, with such difficult case, lost their patience and hit the old parents, which they regret greatly later.
After my coaching session with the old mother, I explained to the family it is not psychological issues but her body organs system deteriorate badly, with lots of imbalances, and these affect the mood and behaviors.
This is similar to autistic child’s behavioral problems arising from physiological imbalances or called Yin-Yang imbalance.
This is the key principle of YEIC : psychology and physiology affecting each other.
Both the old motner and the adult children do not know YEIC Life Cultivation 养生 principles, meaning if the old lady knows YEIC, and if she practices Life Cultivation before her old age, her body internal system, though may deteriorate, but in a more balanced manner. (In my previous articles, I mentioned how emotions affect organs, like Anger affects Liver, Fear affects Kidneys）, ..
And the children do not know YEIC and they hope doctors can help the mother, but doctors can’t. Because Western Medicine nevers considers psychology and emotion as part of the body organs systems.
Some people, without Life Cultivation, when come to old age, they may not manifest in behavioral problems, but illnesses like diabetes, Parkinson, cancers etc.
I suggest to the adult children and in-law to learn YEIC so as to apply Life Cultivation for their mother. One cannot depend on medicine and doctors (Western Medicine or TCM) forever. But, like most people, the children expect me to give a magical pill or solution, without them having to learn new things with application.
This is a common mindset of people. “Too busy with life, if sick, see doctors”. This is very different from YEIC, which stress the importance on Life Cultivation to prevent sickness.
It is difficult for me to convince them, nor do I want to convince them, but only explain to them. Obviously the adult children do not think what may happen to them when they grow old. Most people assume, today my health is quite Ok, I should be ok in the future. Is that so?
I see the adult children and in-law still busy sending the old grumbling mother from clinic to TCM doctors to hospitals.
It is pitiful people get caught in vicious circle without any breakthrough.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the video training courses , …
“5 Consciousness and 5 Organs 五神对应五脏” “Emotions and Organs 情志”，”Life Cultivation 养生”，”Functionalities of Organs 脏腑功能”，
“Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”
In this video course, we first discuss about Western Education on Exercise for Health. With critical examination, we find that the concepts and ideas conveyed (that almost affect the whole world population) are limiting, some misleading and in most cases cannot improve health, some in the long run damage health at old age, and some can be fatal.
This is especially so revealing when we study understanding about Exercise for Health as presented by the Ancient Wisdom
We discuss the underlying Theory of the Ancient Wisdom, in what way, Qi Exercise improve health and in what specific way for people with different health issues.
With knowledge on many other self-help healing methods, we acquire power in our own hands to improve our health, or even to practice as part of Life Cultivation for autistic child or diseases like Parkinson, cancers etc.
As per another video course on “Food Therapy” we realize that it is the same Governing Theory of the ancient wisdom on Qi Exercise for Health and Food Theory. Meridian system is part of the Central Theory.
This is what is lacking in Western Medicine and Western Nutrition Theory, there is no coherent integrated Theory.
For those who enrolled to these video training courses on Ancient Wisdom for Today Well Being, do you see that, practically the whole world is misguided about the notion of Exercise for Health and Diets for Health?
Yet, we know Exercise and Diets are important. But we need good and clear direction for our daily practices.
We had discussed some people with little or no Will Power, nor Intention to set up a clear and compelling vision as life goal. And we attributed that to the weakness in Kidneys Qi / energy.
We also have the opposite. Excessive determination and Will Power, wanting even to conquer everything in the whole world..
As such they have problem to prioritize and focus well, resulting in achievement in little or nothing.
How do we explain the above from Yellow Emperor”s Inner Classic perspectives?
We start explaining using the 5-element Theory.
Kidneys belong to Water. When the water is strong and excessive, moving in all direction, then the water is not under good control.
As per 5-element theory, Earth can Control Water. For example, when the river water is overflowing, a dam (earth) can be used to control the running water.
Kidneys are represented by Water and Spleen is represented by Earth. And Spleen has the function of Thinking and Analysis. Then much thinking and analysis are required to chart a clearer and manageable life direction to manage.
If the Thinking capability is not well functioning, it also implies the Spleen, physiologically not in good balance.
We can use this Model to observe and understand some behavioral pattern of an autistic child. Hyperactive, throwing tantrum, not able to focus well in study.
The child uses a lot of Kidneys-energy, with persistence / will power in demanding what he or she wants, But he is weak in Spleen / Stomach energy.
Tantrum may appear behavioral problem, but it is not. It is physiological problems that need to be addressed first, i.e. the Spleen and Stomach functionalities.
With more knowledge gained from Yellow Emperor”s Inner Classic , we can then help the autistic child to strengthen the functionalities of Spleen and Stomach with the appropriate diets that suit his or her body constituents.
From the above example, we see that kidneys problems need treatment at Spleen and Stomach also. So unlike Western Medicine who does not see relationship among organs.
We have our own experiences that it is not easy to balance Spleen and Stomach. There are so many delicious foods as temptation. Furthermore too much thinking and worries, Spleen and Stomach get attacked all the time.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are explained in details in the video training.“Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑”， “5-elements theory 五行学说 ” ，”Earth controls Water 土克水” “Kidneys represented by Water 肾属水”，”Spleen represented by Earth 脾属土” ，”Kidneys like Hercules 肾为大力士”， “Liver manifests in anger 肝主怒😡“，”Liver likes radiating with 肝主疏泄”
In my hundreds of coaching cases, many are seeking meaningful and purposeful life engagement. Different people express and manifest differently. Some do not seem to be interested in meaningful engagement with life.
A lady feels angry and lost due to her husband having an affair. During the coaching process, she describes her marriage life as “nothing joyful or exciting, nor depressing” until the recent issue.
Both husband and wife has his or her own duty to perform, making an earning, taking care of children. There is no common platform of interest and sharing, nor compelling vision forwards.
I asked : “What do you think is happy marriage?”
She answered : “There should be no extramarital affair.”
There was another case, lovers for years. One day the male partner decided to end the relationship.
I asked about their years of courtship. What they did together. She answered : “Eat, drink, shopping, watching movies”.
One employee, due to difficult economic situation, lost his job. I asked : “During your work, what made you feel excited, proud, or any achievement felt?”
Answer : “No lah. Just follow the boss’s instruction to do the work.”
It seems making a living is more for survival sake, no other purpose and meaning. As long as life is smooth sailing, everything is OK. Until some negative happening.
Having a purpose Life Direction and hence the Intention, is the function of Spleen.
And having Will Power to purse what one’s belief or dream is the function of the Kidneys.
Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, the ancient wisdom, says : “Kidneys store Will Power” “Spleen stores Intention”
Intention and Will Power are two of the 5 Consciousness.
And Consciousness is related to the body physiology. A person who is often sick, with weak body, always feels tired walking a few steps, surely his or her Consciousness levels are low.
How do you make observations of your autistic child’s Intention and Will Power? What about Parkinson’s sufferers?
More detailed discussion on relationship between psychology and physiology is as per video training course “Organs Functionalities (What Western Medicine does not know)
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are explained in details in the video training.“Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑”， “Consciousness 五神 ” ， “Kidneys store Will Power 肾藏志”，”Spleen stores Intention 脾藏意“
Video Training courses on “Ancient Wisdom today Well being” are available at
We talked about Medicine Diet, and we used maize strand of fibers as an example. And we talked about the strand of fibers can give rise to several health benefit.
One Group member asked : “Can maize strands of fibers help reduce High Blood Pressure?”
I can see most people are influenced by the Western Nutrition Theory, that certain foods prevent certain illnesses, like cancers, high blood pressure etc.
This also implies they focus on “Nutritious” and “Prevention”, whereas Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic Food System is on improving the basic human body functionalities, which if well balanced, prevent illnesses.
So, “Can maize strands of fibers help reduce High Blood Pressure?”
My reply is : “It can help, but not a guarantee it will reduce High
Blood Pressure or other illnesses.”
The main functionality of maize strand of fibers is to ease “irrigation system” in the body, a part of metabolism, helping to remove toxic substances from the body.
By logic, we know that accumulated toxin in the body, trapped, can lead to all sorts of diseases and sicknesses.
But then just by improving the irrigation system of the body is no guarantee no more HIgh Blood Pressure or other illnesses.
It is the failure of one or several 5 key organs functionalities that give rise to illnesses, not just irrigation system alone.
For example, a good balanced Spleen and Stomach functionalities are important too.
However in your daily diet plan, do you consider how many times in a month you need using foods to improve your irrigation system in your body, together with the other diets that can help improving the organs functionalities?
The above is a more important focus of your diet.
For adults, who are currently healthy, may feel lazy to be use proper food system. But if you have autistic child or sick persons in the family, you cannot afford to be lazy lo.
Can Food “A” cure a disease and Food “B” prevent another disease?
Can it be that simple?
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are explained in details in the video training.“Medicine Diet 药膳”， “”Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑功能” “Irrigation System 利水” “Ease Urination 利尿”，。。。
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