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“
Symptoms are just manifestation of something unbalanced in the body system. And different people has different out of balance body system, though many of them have same symptoms.
The above question implies the person concerned has problem in Kidneys functionalities. But is that really the source of the problem?
Hence more investigation is needed.
There is the possibility that the source of the problem is not Kidney-functionalities but Lung-functionalities.
Yellow Emperor says “Lung is represented by Metal, Kidneys by Water”. And the theory further says, Metal Produces Water. If the Metal (Lungs) is out of balance, then it affects the Water (Kidneys-functionalities).
This is the challenge of due to its theory of inter-connectivity. All parts are not to be separately treated. And many other different parts can affect the part concerned. Hence the philosophy is very different from Western Medicine, which just focus on the particular part and ignore the rest.
Today many TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctors seem to practice like the Western Medicine doctors. They also only focus the the symptoms expressed by the patient and do not make sufficient inquiry of the larger picture.
With early discussion, more questions were posed by the members.
Question : “How do I help to bring back the Consciousness of the autistic child? (this refers to the child not able to make eye contact with the mother, not able to engage in a deeper communication on consciousness level).
“My child has sensitive nose, allergic to several things? How to treat?”
I often have to explain again that one just cannot based on an experienced symptom to understand holistically what is happening to the concerned party unbalances?”
Another question : “How can one knows whether the body constituent is Yang-deficiency or Yin-deficiency?”
Body Constituent System is a large topic, (Video training on Body Constituent System is under construction).. The body is more than just Yang or Yin-deficiency, but there are 9 types of Body Constituent.
Hence if I just answer the above question, the person may think there are only two types, which is not true.
Another question : “Under what conditions pineapple consumption is harmful?”
Well these types of question, one can easily Google to find out more. Be aware, you get different answer from Chinese Food System and Western Nutrition Theory.
Question : “My mother, 82 years old, water retention in the lungs, difficult in breathing. Just completed a heart-related problem operation. Medicine taken after operation is causing stomach problems. What foods should she consume now?”
It is sad that old people suffer a great deal with all sorts of illnesses. With operation, Ancient Wisdom considers the True Qi is badly harmed, making the person weaker.
My first reaction is to recommend porridges for the old mother. But that is not sufficient, there are so many therapies can be applied to the old mother.
Besides food therapy, there is also the emotional support, any old negative issues she is holding to heart? Etc. etc. But then will the old lady co-operate? Will the adult children have time and energy and knowledge to administer? These are larger questions need considering.
Not long ago, I have a coaching case of an old mother. Besides many physical discomfort and pain, recently she has bad temper, accuses the son stealing her money, wishes her die soon.
After coaching, I explain to the adult children, whatever maybe the old issues she has, her physiology is going downhill fast.
Yellow Emperor says “Kidneys Store Fear”. As her Kidney-functionalities are deteriorating, she experience a lot of unexplained fear, and she expresses the fear by accusing people around.
Balancing is required to her Kidney-functionalities, not psychology. I recommend adult children to learn Ancient Wisdom Life Cultivation to help the mother.
The adult children do not believe all these ancient wisdom nonsense. They sent me off and continue to bring the mother from one doctor to another doctor, looking for the best cure.
I encourage people I know to learn the ancient wisdom. Life Cultivation must start now, not till older age, otherwise your adult children will also behave like above, with much stress felt, bring the old parents from one doctor to another. All are in miseries.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are explained in details in the video training.“Same illnesses different treatments. Different illnesses same treatment 异病同治，同病异治.”, “Focus on the Person and not just on the symptoms 治人不治病”, “Metal gives rise to Water 金生水”，””True Qi 气” , “Kidneys Store Fear 恐伤肾”，”Body Constituents体质”。
Often WhatsApp group members ask how to do treatments. Today we discuss the theories behind treatments. When we understand the theories and reasons behind, we can then creatively apply the necessary treatments.
We need to start from Yin and Yang theory again.
Yin and Yang is a large concept. But actually everyday we do experience it, but not aware of it.
For example, “feeling hot”, feel the sensation of heat in certain parts of the body, or mouth dry, sweat uncontrollably, … we then say it is Yin-Deficiency. There is lack of Yin and more Yang.
The other time, we feel cold. The hands and limbs sensations are cold, e.g. hands cold, running nose. This is Yang-deficiency.
Those with balanced Body Constituent, they feel reasonably cold or hot, but not extremes.
How do we use diets as treatments then?
We need to know the properties of foods in term of Yin and Yang.
YEIC says : “Yin is stillness and intrinsically cold and Yang is Excessive Movement and intrinsically heaty.
Hence animals with frequent movement, or in motions like dogs, who can run faster than chicken, then dog meat is more Yang in nature compared with chicken meat.
Pigs always just eat and sleep without exercise, it is then more Yin than dogs.
Fish in cold water needs to move constantly to create warmth for own blood circulation, then fish is Yang, and heaty in nature, in general.
For autistic children, due to influence of western nutrition theory, parents and teachers feed the children with more proteins for better growth, as based on the above discussion, if the meat consumed are more Yang in nature, children hyper activeness can get worsened.
Those living creatures with little motion, like crab, tortoise, are Yin in nature.
Most vegetable are intrinsically cold in nature. Vegetables from winter-countries are even colder.
Vegetable of Yang properties are garlic, pumpkin, ginger, leeks, onions, parsley, onions.
Fruits from tropical countries are mostly Yang, especially durian, also from temperate countries fruits ripen in summer like lychee, peach, longan, cherry, apricot, etc.
Yin types of fruits are watermelon, banana, kiwi, melon, grapefruit, orange, persimmon, melon, pear, mango, alfalfa, etc.。
Due to the influence from Western Nutrition theory, many parents want their children to take in more vegetables, consider them to be more nutritious.
Now with the injection of YEIC Food Theory, perhaps parents should do some re-thinking.
Cold types of foods are not suitable for autistic children who is withdrawn, avoid socializing. These kids should have more Yang types of foods.
This is just a general discussion.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are explained in details in the video training.“Food Theory 饮食学说”，“Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑功能”，”Yin-Yang 阴阳”。
From Western Medicine point of views, they consider High Blood Pressure is due to walls of blood vessels hardening, loose its elasticity and cannot hold the blood and produces excessive pressure.
Hence attention is on the quality of the blood vessel walls with highly sophisticated instruments to examine the blood vessels, with operation if complication arise, but not the blood.
There is little explanation as how the blood vessels get hardened. Some explain by the person concerned exercises excessively or work too hard.
Ancient sages did not have today sophisticated equipment and instrument to do monitoring or checking. As such there is no such term called “High Blood Pressure” in the old texts.
But ancients sages paid a great deal of attention to the various symptoms which today Western Medicine associate with High Blood Pressure. E.g. Palpitations, chest tightness, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, sore shoulders, stroke.
How does YEIC explain High Blood Pressure?
The focus is on the quality of the blood. If the bloods contain too much unwanted things, like un-removed toxin, phlegm, some bloods solidified bits and pieces, then there is blockage to the smooth flow of the blood.
Some people have qi-deficiency, always panting, no strength to speak or move, then the weak qi is unable to drive and move the heavy blood, with more exertion to move the blood to the required region eg. brain and eyes to do thinking or reading, pressure is built up. Over time, this damage the blood vessels too.
Some old people, during younger days no High Blood Pressure, only when grow old. This is because the organs functionalities are out of balance, metabolism cannot be thorough, producing much toxin in the body and create blockages to the flow of Qi and Bloods.
People with frequent depression, blood deficiency, anemia, can easily have High Blood Pressure.
Now you can see that YEIC tells us High Blood Pressure implies many things, largely our lifestyle and how to keep organs functionalities in order, i.e. Life Cultivation 养生.
You can also see the differences in approaches towards High Blood Pressure, with Western Medicine gets patients to be on lowering high blood pressure pills for life and operation in some cases.
But ancient sages focus on making good blood quality and improve the Qi to move the blood.
Very different approach, ya?
Do you think autistic child has High Blood Pressure? You tell me.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are explained in details in the video training. “”Qi and Blood 气血”，”Life Cultivation 养生”。