From the Western Science we get the fact that : Up to 60% of the human adult body is water by weight, the brain is composed of 73% water.
What is the function of the brain having 73% water?
We shall discuss with simple logic.
3000 years ago, ancient wisdom as per Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, says, the brain is filled with Sea or Ocean. They had the notion that the brain is in fluid medium, “脑为髓之海”， though they did not have the technology to measure the actual amount. But they knew like what today scientists know.
Why brain has so much water or fluid content?
We can say that logically the brain needs a lot of energy to function, to think, to analyse, to co-ordinate all stimuli and information to create sensible perception and make sense of reality.
So far you are OK with these logic presented. Ya?
In my free Video training (Simplicity & Practicality of Ancient Wisdom on Health), I presented the notion that the brain need energy, and energy is a rather abstract concept, not practical for usage, and replace with the 3000 years notion of Qi-Blood.
Hence the brain needs a lot of Qi-blood (energy) to function well.
You will accept the Blood as needed, but not Qi concept at this junction. I invite you to enroll the video training “Qi (its mystery unfolded), 5-Essential Human Life Variables”.
For the time being I go alone with your current paradigm that much blood is needed to the brain. You don’t want to talk about Qi. That is OK.
Much blood means the heart needs to work hard (i.e. a lot of pumping) and that produces a lot of heat. (Ancient Wisdom just called it Yang).
Then logically there is need to have coolant (73% water in the brain) to ensure balancing or reaching optimal equilibrium.
If the water content of the brain is very much reduced, ie. Little or no coolant, what happens? (Just simple logical question)
Similarly just using these two variables : Water / fluids and Blood, there are 4 scenarios that cause in-equilibrium. Too much water, not enough water, too much blood, not enough blood.
What about the quality of Water and Blood? Water too slurry, sticky, or Blood too thin, or blood stasis?
If in-equilibrium or imbalance, do you think it will affect the functionalities of the brain? Do you think there is connection between such imbalances with stroke, Parkinson, dementia?
I am just presenting some logical flow.
How do you do manage the balancing in order not to get stroke, Parkinson or dementia?
You need water management of your body. Ya? How?
You need blood management of your body, Ya? How?
What are the inputs to Water and Blood, and how the Body Process these inputs in order to get quality water and blood?
So your body processing is like a factory. How do you know the factory is working OK?
In the video training : “Qi (its mystery unfolded), 5-Essential Human Life Variables”, the 5-Essential Human Life Variables are
For the 1 and 2, you are OK with the concepts, but not 3,4,5.
But 3000 years old Ancient Wisdom tells us all these 5 variables need to be managed to achieve balancing for better well being, not to get sick.
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In Chinese culture, there is an interesting concept called “Medicine Diet 药膳”It is delicious foods and at the same time it is medicines.It can be a soup, porridge, a dish, added with some simple herbs, then it becomes “Medicine Diet”.I give a very simple example.Maize is a simple and common food. When you peel off the leafy-skin, you see strands of fibres wrapping round the corns. These strands of fibres, washed, soak in hot water, it becomes Medicine-tea.”玉米须”What are the properties “Improve the body liquid metabolism. Helps to remove water retention in the body. Ease urination. Cool down kidneys, liver inflammation, helps lower high blood pressure, …And there are many recipes involving this strands of fibers, in the form of soup, juice, porridge, each again have slightly different properties.Most of these information were recorded thousands of years ago. Ancient sages tasted different foods to find out their properties and effect on our body.When we have better knowledge of the change Yin and Yang in our body at different time and situations, we can do balancing using Medicine Diets, enjoy the delicious foods and keep us healthy.Do you know that Up to 60% of the human adult body is water by weight, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water?What do you think is the significance of our body has high percentage of water? Imagine in a city, there is water supply problem, drainage problems, flooding problem, or shortage of water problem! We are overly concerned with blood pressure, high blood pressure. With out body having so high percentage of water, more than blood, do you pay attention to the optimal water equilibrium in the body? Do you think there is high and low water pressure problems?3000 years ago, Yellow Emperor’s Inner classic pays equal attention to water and blood in our body, and of course the Qi. to ensure better optimal condition for health.
Body fluid must be at certain optimal equilibrium. If too little, ancient wisdom calls it “Yin Deficient”, if too much “Yin Excessive”.
The above maize fibers strand is one of the methods to balance the Yin and Yang of our body water system.We will discuss more in our Video Training courses.This discussion involves a few key concepts which are explained in details in the video training.Medicine Diets “药膳，药食同源”，””Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑功能” 。Video Courses on Ancient Wisdom
I am glad to see much discussion among members in the Chinese WhatsApp group, quite a number of discussion is on what treatments and how etc.It is natural that people eagerly want to get solution due to concern about own or family members’ health.Let me highlight and elaborate more the many other important questions and thoughts beneath the question on “What Treatments?”E.g. Question : “How to improve Kidney functionalities as someone has Kidneys-Deficiency”There are many methods to improve Kidneys functionalities. But not all of them suit the person concerned.Yellow Emperor says : “Same illnesses different treatments. Different illnesses same treatment.”,“Focus on the Person and not just on the symptoms”,内经说 : “异病同治，同病异治”，”治人不治病”。症状只是一种表现，症状背后的病因，病理，是因人而异。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”。Video Courses on Ancient Wisdom
I observe several WhatsApp groups of retiree, or near retiree, they actively share & take part in quizzes, puzzles, sharing videos after videos regarding innovation.They hold an underlying belief that if they actively use their brains, they wouldn’t get dementia, stroke or Parkinson.What do you think?Would you do the same with such belief system?What theory is that you are using?You may observe many people use a lot of brain-work, they get dementia, stroke or Parkinson.You may also observe that many people Do Not use brain-work, they get dementia, stroke or Parkinson!Video Courses on Ancient Wisdom
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”。Video Courses on Ancient Wisdom
Why Young legs like Old Legs?
Legs weaknesses, nor able to climb steps easily, legs joints problem, sharp pain at the heels, urination problem.
Why more and more people having lower abdominal problems before they are old? ‘
What is the relationship between legs weaknesses and High Blood Pressure
What does Blood Pressure represent?
Why not measure blood pressure at the legs also?
Do you not need a comprehensive and compelling theory and explanation so that you can do something about your mind, personality and your body.
You are welcome to watch this Video on the above discussion.
This report was made on June 7, 2017.Before we started our 4th June workshop with the parents who have autistic children, in a short time we did a quick survey about their children conditions.Altogether 9 autistic children.(3 yrs below=1, 3-5 yrs=3. 5-9 yrs =1，9-12 yrs =2，14 yrs =1，20 yrs=1）Speech Deficiency （9-12yrs=2，14yrs=1，20yr=1）Hyper-active （9-12yrs=2）Socializing proglem （3 yrs below=1， 3-5 yrs=1， 5-9yrs=1，9-12yrs=2，14yrs=1，20yrs=1）Learning Disability （3yrs below=1， 3-5yrs=2， 5-9yrs=1，9-12yrs=1）Fixed and Repeated Behaviors （3 below=1， 3-5yrs=2， 5-9yrs=1，9-12yrs=1）Before the start of autism symptoms any high fever, flu = 2， （baby time）.Cesarean=3， all 3 are hyper-active。Mommy often sick, weak body constituents, high stress and emotional disturbance during pregnancy, period irregular before pregnancy = 2Shortly after vaccination, any unusual behaviors of the child = 0Taking part in various programs, activities (OT, Speech Therapy, Sensory Integration, etc. = 8Time / Period attending the program ： （3 months below =2， 1 yr below =3， 5 yrs=1， 7 yrs =1）Parents understand what method used in the various program OT, Speech Therapy, Sensory Integration, know how the specialist carry out the activities :（10% = 2， 50% = 4， 75% = 2）How much time spent daily on the following ： IQ（20 % = 2，30% = 3， 50% = 2）How much time spent daily on the following ：EQ（5 % = 1，20% = 1， 30% = 2， 50%=1）（Note” Most take EQ more in controlling the child tentrum, difficult sentiment, and not balancing their emotions or developing EQ）Later in my talk, I explain 5 Consciousness as per Ancient Wisdom, more than just EQ, which correspond to 5 body organs that determine behaviors and performance.How much time spent daily on the following ： (BI) Body Intelligence = ??(Note: Most take BI as Sensory Integration activities. In my talk, I explained that from Ancient Wisdom perspective, BI is on raising the Yang energy / Life Force of the child)How much time spent daily on the following ?： ：diet（ 30% = 3， 50%=2， 70%=4）(Note: In my talk, I explained that Ancient Wisdom perspective, diet is related to improving our bodily organ functionalities which also include 5 sensory faculties. Ancient Wisdom called it Theory of Foods & Drink, which is very different from Western Nutrition Theory)After various programs and activities :(OT)，Speech Therapy，Sensory Integration）etc. What are the improvement performance ?：（ 6 month period ： 5%=1， 20%=2， 30%=1， 50%=1。）（ 3 yrs, with one 7 years ： 30%= 1， 50%=1。）The one with 7 years intensive attendance to various programs activities, today still have speech deficiency and socializing programs problems.In our workshop, I asked : “If we have opportunity to meet again in 5 years time, what report you can give about the progress of your autistic child?I emphasize the importance of constant evaluation and measurement of the child progress, on whatever program attended, and not leave the child to the specialist / center day after day, year after year.From the above information, you are welcome to share your views, discussion, your own analysis and thoughts on the above.Subsequent to the above, I continue to take such survey in other Ancient Wisdom introduction talk. The pattern of the result is similar to the above.There is really very little significant improvement with years of Western Education/ Therapy for Special Need children. Perhaps that is why they attend my talk.This is regretful and sorry state, after years of hardship on the part of the parents for their love of their special need child, yet without significant result. I know of some, after 20 years of OT etc program, having their children dependent on large dose of western medicine to control the tantrum, some violence.Many parents, after 10 years，20 years hardship, feel totally discouraged to seek anymore solution, and accept the cruel reality. They are no longer active on social media looking for solution or discussing or sharing.Hence in the social media, mostly are young parents, actively pursuing seeking solution full heartedly. I wonder after another 20 years, what will become of them? Will they also give up hope?I sincerely offer them a new hope based on the ancient Chinese wisdom, Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classics.To understand how autism came about, to use the ancient wisdom theory, we need to know the basic concepts and knowledge of the Yellow Emperor, i.e. Qi, Yin Yang, Zangfu Organs, Food Therapy, Qi activation, 5-elements etc.Then we can initiate balancing treatments to the child on daily basis. Treatments must be holistic, not doing just one thing.Video Courses on Ancient Wisdom
Glad to see much discussion among the Chinese WhatsApp group. The hot topic is on Healthy Diet.Although there were many other discussion on Diet previously, as most are deeply influenced by the Western Nutrition Theory, it is difficult to shift the thinking to another dimension.I will use the current discussion content to make illustration again on how YEIC view Diet differently.One member shared he and his wife have the same diet everyday, and he think the diet taken is helpful to them.One of the diet is Chives “韭菜”. We will use this for discussion.As per ancient Chinese food system, the functionalities of Chives “韭菜” are as follow:“Strengthen Spleen, Stomach, Kidneys Yang, makes one alert, help reduce excessive sweating, preserve essence.This vegetable is suitable for most people, especially those with cold body constituent, rough skin, constipation, dry eyes etc.”From the above, we can see that classification of foods is a per body constituents, key organs, what functionalities necessary for the healthy body.At the same time, the Food System also highlights under what situations this food is not suitable for consumption.1、Because Chives is Yang and heaty, those with excessive Yang body constituents, not suitable.2、Those with poor digestion due to Stomach heat.3、Excessive chives consumption can harm kidneys.4、Cannot be consumed together with wines.This is an important messages. It follows the philosophy of Middle Path, i.e. nothing, no matter how good, cannot be consumed excessively.Many believe green vegetables and fruits are always good for the body, it is not true.Western Nutrition Theory is based on identifying the essential elements like protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, etc. they consider protein is good for growth. But them they do not differentiate how different meat protein, e.g. mutton, pork, chickens, etc. can help in what different ways.Ancients sages know that if you let hyperactive children, or tantrum autistic child consumes more mutton, they become more hyperactive.Do you see that Chinese Food Theory is very logical and practical?It tells you how different foods can help to improve your body functionalities which affect behaviors and performance.Do you know your own Body Constituents? If not, you wouldn’t know what foods suit your!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”, “Body Constituents 体质。Video Courses on Ancient Wisdom
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”。Qi and Blood 气血 is particularly explained in the video “Qi (Its mystery unfolded), 5-Essential Human Life Variables”Video Courses on Ancient Wisdom