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”。
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 = 2
Shortly after vaccination, any unusual behaviors of the child = 0
Taking part in various programs, activities (OT, Speech Therapy, Sensory Integration, etc. = 8
Time / 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.
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”。
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Not long ago we talked about a story of the famous Chinese medicine practitioner Zhang Xichun 张锡纯 during the late Qing Dynasty, with his student-patient had 4 nose bleeding in a day. With Ginger as the major herb, he illness of the child was cured.
Today we talk about “Bleeding” and “Spleen / Stomach” relationship
YEIC says, Spleen has another function, i.e. Spleen governs Blood. “脾主统血”。
Here “govern” means in control of the blood in the blood vessels, and not flow anywhere the blood likes, nor should blood flow to the nose, eyes, lungs etc. in a healthy condition.
For example, for ladies, blood from period should flow downwards, not upwards to the nose etc. Often a doctor will ask the ladies any nose bleeding problem, if the ladies present her periods as problems.
However, if the Spleen is deficient, or out of balance, then the blood will flow in an uncontrolled manner..
In Western Medicine, there is no such concept as mentioned above. As such, for bleeding problem, the solution will not be directed at treating the Spleen,
Let me pose a question, What are the functions of Blood?
Besides nourishing the body and growth, another important function is supply energy for mental and emotional activities.
Hence if there is too much mental or emotional activities, much bloods and body fluids are consumed or exhausted.
Now we see the important function of Blood. Then if the Spleen is out of balance, the bloods cannot be directed in the useful manners, but wasted.
In the case of autistic children, how do you figure out the relationship between blood and his learning capability?
Do you know how to take care of your Spleen? What diets are good for proper functioning of Spleen?
What has blood got to do with your mind, emotion and consciousness?
In Western Medicine, blood is just blood, nothing to do with your mind or consciousness. But how to explain a person with pale face, obvious blood deficiency, and that person has little spirit, energy or drive in life?
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training. “Spleen governs Blood 脾主统血”，”Mental Activities 精神” “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”
I am grateful that a Chinese WhatsApp group member shared about the learning problem faced by her child. This provides us an opportunity to learn about YEIC application.
As I mentioned earlier, this platform is not for symptoms diagnosis and treatment, but rather using the discussion to bring up the Theories and Principles of Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC), the ancient wisdom.
And the emphasis is Total and Integrated Approach and I use case study (e.g. below) to illustrate further why it is important to understand the Whole rather than some symptoms.
Once we understand the overall concepts and theories, we can better make good observation of various symptoms in our body and link to the overall body system.
The story of the child is constructed after a series of Q&A between me and the mother.
“The daughter is now 14 yrs old. Since 4-5 years old, she has learning disability. Today she hardly knows a few words and cannot write.
She has speech deficiency, and poor expression ability. Her eyesight is OK, urination is OK. Sometimes with constipation.
At 7 years old, the child had shocking experience.
She can take care of the younger brothers.”
To understand the Total Picture, good Q&A is necessary. Today many Western Medicine doctors and TCM doctors, seldom make too much inquiry, except focusing on the symptoms and carry out treatments.
This is very much against the Principles of YEIC, “Focus should be on the person as a Whole, not symptoms.”
Why I ask about the age of the case, as different age reveals different stages of psychological and physiological development. A younger person normally has more psychological and emotional issues, whereas older persons have more physiological issues.
I ask about various performance capability, as different performances are governed by different organs functionalities. E.g. eyesight is related to Liver function, learning with memory are related to Kidneys functionalities.
What are the good performances of the child, then we can deduce what organs functions well.
Although there is no details about how the child was shocked, YEIC theory tells us that Kidney Qi is harmed due to shock or fear.
One of the Kidney functions is related to Intelligence and Learning capability. We can see the connection now that the child past shock and fear experience affects her today learning ability.
The above is just brief way to illustration the application of YEIC theories and principles in our daily life.
Many group members often ask about how to do treatments to certain symptoms or problems. You can realize that this WhatsApp discussion is limited to reveal a more complete picture for understanding. Hence it is not wise to give suggestions on treatment based on partial information.
Furthermore, as discussed in the training class, Life Cultivation to help balance the Yin and Yang in our body system is not apply a single treatment, which will not work well, But it calls for several adjustments and therapies to be carried out together.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training. “Fear harms Kidneys 恐伤肾”，”Liver, one of the function is eye performance 肝主目”，Intelligence and Memory are related to Kidneys and Bladder 肾与膀胱的心理功能在”智慧”，”记忆力”。 “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”