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“The brain-gut connection: how TCM has known for centuries what Western medicine is now discovering

There are more and more such articles published that today scientists discover the functions or malfunctions of the brain is connected with the gut. 

This implies brain related problems like Parkinson, dementia, autism, stokes are connected with the gut problems. 

This connection and relationship are well understood 3000 years ago as per ancient wisdom “Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic”.

However today scientists using Western Medicine theory still operate with their fragmented and compartmentalized thinking, looking for micro solutions and not macro solutions.

For example, such statements “Recent research has found that bacteria in the gut can affect people’s mental state, leading to mood, cognition and behavioural problems.” lead scientists to zoom in research into the bacteria and elimination of the bacteria.

But that will not solve the fundamental problems.

Let me explain.

As per Google search :

Where is the gut found? The mouth is the first part of the gut (gastrointestinal tract). When we eat, food passes down the gullet (oesophagus), into the stomach, and then into the small intestine. The small intestine has three sections – the duodenum, jejunum and ileum.

The gut involves digestive system (mouth, stomach) and absorption system (small intestines).

Just based on the above limited information, ancient wisdom considered more than 2 variables (Stomach & Intestines) that create whatever may be the health problems.

Stomach is closely related to Spleen. Small Intestines are closely related to Heart.

As per 5-Elements Theory, Spleen / Stomach, Small Intestines / Heart are in constant interaction with Kidneys / Bladder, Lungs / Large Intestines, Liver / Gall-Bladder. 

Only with all the organs functionalities are in good balance, you will not have so called bacteria in the guts.

Hence bacteria in the gut is the end result of how well you overall organs functioning. Hence it is not the cause.

What is this ancient wisdom Total Integrated Model that connects all parts of our body and mind?

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Tantrum / Autism Not Behavioral Problem

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”

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Attention on Blood and Blood Pressure but not body Fluid?

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” 。


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Simplicity & Practicality of Ancient Wisdom on Health

“Simplicity & Practicality of Ancient Wisdom on Health”

Topics of Discussion

1. Why Aging Before Aging age?

2. What does measured Blood Pressure represent exactly?

3. Complex Medical Theory helpful?

 

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Why Young legs like Old Legs?

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.

Why Young legs like Old Legs?

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New Year 2019 is going to be an exciting and interesting year for me.

Why so?

I found a world platform whereby I can share the 3000 years old Chinese Ancient Wisdom to help people to create Better Well Being Today.

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This video is a preview to introduce Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic to the whole world.

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Learning ABC before writing an Essay

It sounds obvious.

Not knowing the alphabets, how to communicate and write an essay.

Not knowing a language, how to understand the underlying message.

Sometimes, we operate without being aware of such simple logic.

I give an example.

After being given a prescription by a Western Medicine doctor for an illness, the patient quickly checks at the internet, for more information on the medicine given. The patient finds some extra information regarding the medicine, which the doctor did not mention. The patient is worried about that information. On the second day, the patient visited the doctor again to challenge him on his prescription.

The patient know the language of the medicine, though not too technical in details, but sufficient for him to know the pro and con. This is the challenges faced by the Western Medicine doctors.

If the patient visits a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor. When given the prescription, the patient has hard time to understand the prescription after spending long hours with Google search. There are strange language and metaphor used. For example, the Liver is on fire. Or there is too much Evil Qi, or the Yin Yang no balance. Or Wood attacks Earth.

The patient is at a loss. He cannot challenge the TCM doctor.

This is because the patient does not know the ABC, the language of the Chinese medical treatment system.

Some health-conscious people, or have some not too serious symptoms in the body, want to learn from the ancient Chinese health system, do good deal of research and reading. These people are often puzzled by the strange language. Qi Deficiency. Yin Deficiency. Yang Excessiveness. Stomach Qi or Essence depleting.

Soon these learners give up.

Not knowing the alphabets, how to communicate and write an essay.

Not knowing a language, how to understand the underlying message.

For the above cases, my work o Video Training Courses on the Ancient Wisdom, Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, has the purpose to provide basic ABC language to help learners to explore and understand better their performance, behaviours or health issues based on ancient wisdom.

More than providing the language, but also the knowledge how to do self Yin Yang balancing, e.g. Through food therapy, activating Qi, raising consciousness.

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The next Video Training Course is on “Qi (Its mystery unfolded), Qi Blood & 5-Essential Human Life Variable” will be ready for publishing after Christmas

There are altogether 10 Video Training Course to complete the essentials of Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic.

Keep coming back to the is Blog to check the status.

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Joy felt at heart. What about fears, anxiety by which organs?

Today we discuss more relationship between body organs and emotions.

Western scholars and therapists, who study Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, place more emphasis on the psychological aspects in relation to the body system.

On this note, Eastern Traditional Medicine, TCM doctors, do not consider emotions and psychology too much in treating patients.

Early we discussed “Spleen and Stomach in pair”, Spleen is Yin and Stomach is Yang. Spleen belongs to Earth-element. Stomach function is to dissolved foods, Spleen function is to transform digested foods to minute particles as nutrients for the body. (previous articles)

Spleen and Stomach also have psychological and emotional functions.

Fetus in mother’s womb depends on nutrients / energy supply from mother. Upon delivery the baby depends on his or her lungs to breathe and consume mother’s milk to grow.

This is a dramatic experience for the baby, learning to grow on by himself or herself.

And this self-learning process depends on the maturing process of Spleen and Stomach so as to take in other foods, besides milk.

But for 9 months pregnancy period, the fetus felt secure and happy in mother’s womb, with great emotional attachment to the mother.

If the Spleen Yin too strong, even after a few years, the child still feels very attached to the mother, and would not socialize with others, in school or at home.

On the opposite, if Spleen Qi is weak, the bonding between the baby / child is very weak. This is the phenomenal most occurred to autistic children, they do not like mother or parents to hug them. Spleen weakness also reflects in gastrointestinal problems.

When Stomach (Yang) able to take in more variety of foods, correspondingly the child’s learning sphere enlarges, and less dependence on the mother. And and child can socialize with more people.

YEIC also says : Spleen / Stomach has function in Thinking “脾主思“。

Hence for the autistic children with the above mentioned problems, the solutions lie in strengthening the Spleen and Stomach.

With good understanding of YEIC knowledge, parents can help heal the child.

Now, do you see the relationship and connectivity of Spleen / Stomach / Growth process / dependency / independence / thinking / socializing?

This is how Western therapists / psychologists, after studying Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, are able to provides more psychological aspects i.e. the Mind-Body-Emotion into the YEIC integrated theory.

Do you now find it fascinating about the ancient wisdom?

This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training. “Yin-Yang 阴阳”,”Qi-blood 气血”,”5 Consciousness 五神”,”5 Emotions 情志”,”Spleen  in growth 脾为后天之本”,,。。。
“Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”

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Energy for work, mental activity. What Energy?

Today we talk about Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic and YOU.

In our WhatsApp group, most members are young till middle age. You are on your own or husband or wife to your partner, parents to children, children to your parents.

You work hard to support self and families. Responsibilities are not light.

You have your own preference, styles, strategies with your unique characters, attitudes and psychology to meet all the life challenges. In all these, you need to spend “Energy” to attend to your activities towards your goals in life.

What is Energy?

How do we consume energy so that we remain healthy and not get sick?

Different strategies in energy consumption due to your own preferences, what tell-tales signs let you know you could be out of balance?

How do we get energy replenishment?

As we are influenced by Western Science and Medicine, we may not treat the above questions more deeply and seriously, but just a simple notion that good diets (as per Western Nutrition Theory), good exercise, sleep well, do regular medical check up, keep us healthy.

Now if we take a closer look at people we know close to us, they have the same above notions, but they get sick, some seriously sick, or die young,how come?

Could it be that the above notion are too abstracts, too vague?

What does Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic(YEIC) say about this?

Ancient sages do not use the term “Energy”, but Yin-Yang.

They classify the Yin-Yang as follow。

Yin = Blood, Body fluid / hormone, Essence

Yang = Qi, Consciousness / Mind

The above variables need to be in balance, otherwise illnesses occur.

When there is some small symptoms, pain, discomfort, Western Medicine doctors may say no problems, but as per YEIC, it is considered Yin-Yang out of balance, if not treated, it leads to serious diseases.

Yin-Yang (or Energy) comes from parents, or hereditary, called Essence, the rest come from digested and transformed foods, and air we breathe.

Note: as discussed early, not till the foods can be properly digested and transformed to energy, the foods are not called Nutritious Foods.

What energy for physical work and what energy for mental work?

These Yin-Yang (energy) helps our body growth, carry out mental or laborious activities. And we need to constantly replenish with fresh foods and air and sleep.

When we carry out labors work, we use more Body-fluid energy

When we carry out more mental work / emotional activities, we use more Blood-energy.

At younger age, or youth, we have more abundant Yin-Yang energies, what we called good immune system.

But even at younger age,, if we consume excessive Yin-Yang energies, we may feel alright, not sickness, actually the energy comes from the stored energy called Essence at the Kidneys, which is meant for old age pension. Hence today more young people age faster and they have illnesses similar to old people with poor health.

YEIC says : “Kidneys store Essence”

Different personalities and strategies in excessive consumption of Yin-yang energy, particularly Essence, energy consumption patterns are different.

Let’s talk about introvert and extrovert personalities.

Extrovert personality expresses in strong leadership, creativity, controlling, .. they consume more Liver and Spleen energies.

Introvert personality, conservative, not taking initiative, they deplete their Kidneys and Lungs energies faster.

All these are examples of imbalance in Yin and Yang.

We need suitable Food-System to do the balancing, what foods to improve Liver functions, or Kidney functions etc.

Now do you see how different is the YEIC food system as compared with Western Nutrition Theory.

Do you see YEIC gives us much clearly guidelines about healthy living, certainly not vague or abstracts, do you not agree?

This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training. “Yin Yang阴阳”,”Blood, Fluid, Essence, Qi and Consciousness 血,津液,精,气,神,”,”5 emotions and consciousness 五神”,”情志”,”Liver stores Anger “, “Kidneys store Fear 肾藏精”,。。。。
“Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”

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No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it

January this year (2018) I conducted 2-day training on “Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic” to Sibu Parkinson Society. One of the participants invited me to make a write up proposal to introduce YEIC to the next year Work Parkinson Conference in Japan.

I was thinking how to introduce ancient Chinese wisdom to a group of people who are mostly deeply influenced by the Western Education and Western Medicine concepts?

I started a title *[Vital paradigm shift for people living with Parkinson’s]* .

I borrow words from Albert Einstein : “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

1817年,Dr James Parkinson identified the illness which later called “Parkinson disease”. Till today there is still no cure to it.

People living with Parkinson have the thinking pattern, just like other patients with difficult diseases, that there is need to constantly search for better medicine and therapy. Some attend conference to seek mutual support. This thinking pattern has existed 200 years since 1817 and still continuing.

I feel that such thinking pattern – in search for better medicine or waiting for better medicine, in itself is a problem.

In the old days, ancient sages make distinction between medical treatment and the Tao of Living, or Life Cultivation.

They place the Tao of Living or Life Cultivation more important than medical treatment. Life Cultivation concerns the whole being, the LIFE itself, not just the health issue like Parkinson. And Life is certainly full of potentialities, which are not fully manifested.

Life Cultivation 养生 is caring for life, 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. What you do or don’t do? What you eat? Sleeping habits? How you exercise? What thoughts, what emotions, what attitudes towards life, what types of interaction with people, how you care yourself and others and how others love you, ….

Hence I introduce to the World Parkinson Conference organizer regarding the importance of Paradigm Shift, to shift from 200 years old pattern taking this medicine, that medicine, searching for better medicine, doing this therapy and that exercises, taking this nutritious foods, avoid certain foods, today this activities, tomorrow that activities, .. numerous routines, all in fragmented manners, non-aligned.

.. Shift to a holistic and aligned approach : diets intake to ensure proper key organs functionalities, 五脏六腑的功能,qi-exercises to ensure proper qi-movement for better key organs functionalities, thinking, emotions, attitudes towards life to ensure raising to higher consciousness of key organs, as each organ holds different aspect of Consciousness, …

This is a totally integrated healing system.

And that is also the key message from Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classics. And when the 5 key organs functionalities are in good balance, illnesses healed.

Albert Einstein said :“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training.
“Organs functionalities 五脏六腑功能”,”Organs Consciousness 五神”, “Medical Treatment and Life Cultivation 医道相通”,“life cultivation 养生”,
“Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”

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