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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
Today we talk about Five Consciousness. *五神*.as per Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic.
There is this old man, stroke for more than 10 years. Everyday TCM doctor does acupuncture for him.
His wife was formerly an active lady, skill in yoga, likes socializing. Because of the husband’s sickness, she had to forgo all the activities she enjoys.
It is not that the old man is 100% stroke. There are certain parts of the body can still move, e.g. fingers, toes, etc. But he just lies there motionless and expect the wife to attend to him on everything.
YEIC says “Spleen has the function of Thinking and Intention “脾藏意” Intention is one of the Five Consciousnesses.
If there is not strong intention to help oneself, e.g. by moving the fingers, which can facilitate the qi-flow (there are 6 Qi-meridians on the hands), even with the best doctors, Western or TCM, there is little cure.
YEIC also says, “Kidneys Store Will Power.:“肾藏志” Another one of the Five Consciousness.
With”Intention” and “Will Power” e.g. everyday move the fingers, the Consciousness can be raised, the Spleen and Kidneys can gain more functionalities.
In Chinese characters, “Will Power” is ”意志力”.
The first character “意” is Intention. Second “志” is Will. Third “力” is power. Chinese culture incorporates the concepts of Consciousness in Chinese characters.
Intention and Will Power do not come overnight. It takes time to practice and practice.
Today many people are in sorry-ful state. They do not know the knowledge of Life Cultivation. With Spleen and Kidneys-deficiencies, they lack strong Intention and Will Power.
They can easily get defeated in life and get sick often. They should project themselves into the future. Do they want to be like the above old man, not only making his life miserable, but the whole family.
“In order to realise Vision, we need to start Action now”.
Let’s establish a compelling life vision and goal and start learning and practicing the ancient wisdom now.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training “Five Consciousness 五神”，”Spleen Store Intention 脾藏意”， “Kidneys Store Will Power 肾藏志” “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”
A child has serious skin problem, itchy all over the body, he really suffers a great deal. Furthermore he is hyperactive.
Half a year various medical treatments brought no progress. Professor Low 罗大伦博士，(Beijing YEIC expert) introduces Chinese Yam (a type of vegetable you can buy in the market) and after the child’s father followed the instruction, the child’s skin problem is solved and not so hyper-active then.
We will discuss the medical theory applied.
We will skip Western Medicine treatment, as Western Medicine treats symptom and not root causes.
Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC) says : “Lungs Functionalities manifest through Skin”, meaning skin-problem is related to Lung function. In 5-element model, Lungs are represented by “Metal”, and Spleen represented by “Earth”.
“5-element theory” further says “Earth gives rise to Metal” or “Earth supports Metal”, then only when Earth or Spleen functions are in good order, we can have good Lung-functions, good skin too. In this case, the skin-problem, related to Lung-Functionality-deficiency is due to weak or imbalanced “Earth or Spleen”.
One of the Liver-functionalities is “Easy flow and Spreading out”, and body, limbs movement requires energy or Qi-blood supply to limbs for movement. If Liver-functions are not in balanced, the movement cannot be well coordinated, resulting in hyper-active movement.
Liver is represented by “Wood” in the 5-element. If the Earth is weak or loosened, then the Wood or tree is not stable and move uncontrollably. Again the key problem, or function out of order is the Earth – Spleen.
Weak Spleen causes Skin-problem (Lungs), and causes hyperactive movement, (Liver).
Chinese Yam is administered. What is the key property of Chinese Yam? The key property of Chinese Yam is to strengthen Spleen, which is the root cause of the above case.
What are the properties and functionalities of foods (Chinese yam) was carefully studied thousands of years ago, unlike Western Nutrition theory which breaks foods down to components like carbohydrate, fat, vitamin etc.
This is how YEIC treats “skin problem, hyper-activeness” as mere symptoms, but look up for key root-cause using the above discussed Theory.
Do you see autism and Parkinson problems have a lot to do with functionalities of Liver and Spleen?
You want your child to have good healthy physical components or Capability to manifest full potentials?
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the video training courses.“5-element theory 五行学说” “Lung equates to metal 肺属金，Spleen to Earth 脾属土，，Liver to Wood, 肝属木”，”Lungs manifest at Skin 肺主皮毛”，”Functionalities of Organs 脏腑功能”，“”Diet and Medicine interchangeable 药食同源” “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”
This is a discussion from the Chinese YEIC (Ancient Wisdom) WhatsApp group. A mother shared the challenges faced with respect to her child.
After a series of Q&A to understand better the overall situation, (which Yellow Emperor’s Inner Clasic,YEIC, emphasizes a lot, to have a holistic view), the following are the information and analysis made.
(words in brackets are info from the mother).
(A special need child, female, 10 years old, extrovert behaviors)
(The child was born a cesarean case)
(Child’s teeth not strong).
(Learning disability. Simple arithmetic she has great difficulty. Self help not disciplined. Forgetful.)
(In early years, she cannot control her urine, Now improve a bit.)
From the above data, analysis is made from YEIC perspectives.
The above indicates Kidneys-functionalities out of balance, or Kidneys-deficiency.
3000 years ago, ancient sages says : “Kidneys manifests in Bones 肾主骨，Kidneys give rise to bone marrow 骨生髓，which gives rise to brain 通脑”，”Kidneys are responsible for inner body irrigation system e.g. urination 肾主水”
These imply, the above mentioned symptoms like learning difficulty (brain problem), forgetfulness, unable to control urination, teeth (bones) not strong, … are all related to Kidneys-functionalities.
YEIC also says ; “Kidneys store Fear” “肾主恐”. Some fetus are sensitive, during cesarean delivery, they might get frightened with all the instruments used. Such fears stored in the Kidneys-cells and manifest in all sort of fear-related behaviors, one of which is urination problem.
(The child gets flu easily since young. Had used Chinese medicines, if not improving, use Western Medicines. )
It is the theory that excessive use of Western Medicines harm the kidneys-functionalities.
(Prefer cold drinks and foods. Sleep OK. Sometimes constipation).
As per YEIC, cold drinks and food are detrimental to the functionalities of kidneys, spleen and stomach.
(This one year, she likes to bite her fingernails.)
(She does not demand much. If she cannot get what she wants, she feels moody but she does not throw tantrum)
(If she sweats, most sweat at the head region).
(Today 10 years old, she can talk more. But still cannot express herself adequately.)
Because of kidneys-functionalities out of balance, and as per 5-element model, “Kidneys belong to Water “肾属水”，Liver belongs to Wood “肝属木”，The theory is Water gives rise to Wood “水生木”，Then Kidneys by-right should support Liver. But Kidneys now are deficiency, cannot support Liver. One of the Liver-function is to control emotions, especially anger and frustration. In the child’s case, Liver is not nourished by Kidneys and she cannot adequately express her emotions and thoughts.
Sweat mostly at the head region, implies Heart is heaty. By theory, “Water controls Fire”, in this case Kidneys Control Heart (fire), but kidney is weak, cannot control the fire and the fire heat up the head regions to produce sweat. (Most people experience headache, dizziness, ..) Excessive sweating at the head , harms the brain, and weaken intelligence and study ability.
YEIC also says : “Liver manifests in tendon, and finger nails, “肝主筋，其華在爪”，爪=手指甲。
Because the child cannot express adequately, and she does not use tantrum “肝主怒?her frustration and anxiety are then expressed by biting nails.
(Mother says the child’s hands and legs not flexible)
Ancient sages observes : Hand and legs flexible imply cleverness “手脚灵活，聪明伶俐”。Cleverness is kidneys-functionalities, meaning the child has high degrees of all 5 major organs functionalities not in balance.
This is the beauty of ancient wisdom, able to connect and explain phenomena in a logical and holistic manner.
I hope we all are more committed to learn YEIC and help to improve the body internal organs functionalities, helping self and children.
As I mention many times before, special need children, eg autism, the problem is NOT the behavioral issues, but the body internal organs functionalities need to be balanced through diets, qi-movement therapy etc.
Western special need children specialists do not know the Chinese YEIC theories, they continue to use Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration program, Speech Therapy to adjust the children behaviors. We pity the poor children.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training . “Key organs functionslities 五脏六腑功能”，。。。 。。。 “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.
Lately Alkaline Diet is another popular Nutrition diet system.
We have discussed earlier, every now and then Western Nutrition comes up with new theories, new diet system, each advocated by different experts, attracting their own believers, as all these experts do not see eye-to-eye. Some go into aggressive advertisement.
As far as Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC) Dietary System is concerned, thousands of years till today, it is the same consistent theory. Hence there is never any quarrels, as the dietary system is linked to the whole body functionalities, which are also linked to health, or sickness and illness.
Such holistic theory is used for the last 3000 years, no new theory is needed. Because it is proven working thousands of years.
Alkaline Diet claims that it is the acidic body conditions that cause hundred types of illnesses.
We will now discuss Alkaline Diet make comparison with YEIC.
1。Alkaline Diet identifies human body has two types of Body Constituent : Acidic and Alkaline.
YEIC says, there are nine types of body constituents : some tend to be fat, some thin, some scare of cold, some scare of heat, some feel depressed, some aggressive … etc.
If any of these 9 body constituents get worse, illnesses arise.
There is no Acidic or Alkaline body constituent in YEIC.
Do you think complex human body only has two types of body constituents? What about those who often feel weak, difficulty in breathing, tire easily called Qi-deficiency. Some often feel hot, others cold. Is he acidic or alkaline?
2。In YEIC, the equivalent “acidic” is sourness.
YEIC places great importance to 5 major tastes : Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Salty and Pungent, each affect different organs differently.
In the case of “Sourness” or acidic, it affects the Liver. Too much or too little “sourness” cause imbalance to the liver.
Alkaline Diet says “Acidic is the cause of many illness”, then can we say “Excessive sweetness, or Excessive Saltiness, etc are also causes of many illnesses?
Of course, every thing must be in moderation. Then what is the use of highlighting “Sourness” (acidic) is the cause of many illnesses.
3。It seems Alkaline Diet borrows some ideas from YEIC, it says : “After 1 am, if still not in bed sleeping, the body turns acidic.
So far only YEIC has a system that says daily 24 hours, each period different organs are functioning differently at optimal. Not only the above that says after 1 am, not sleeping.
E.g Which hours liver performing detoxing optimally, which hours kidneys manage water system optimally.
The 200 years of Western Medicine do not have such concepts.
Alkaline Diet says : “At 1 am, not sleeping, body turns acidic”.
3000 years ago, ancient sages say : “Between 1 – 3 am, liver performing detoxing at optimal, if not sleeping, the detox cannot be done effectively, and over time, weaken the body. The concept is Functionalities of the body system, not acidic body.
Ask Alkaline Diet expert,if not sleeping till 5 am，what happen to the body? Turns even more acidic? They wouldn’t be able to give any clear answers, except guessing and proposing more new theories.
4。Alkaline Diet also says : “If not sleeping at 1 am etc. try not to eat meat, eat more Carbohydrates”.
(Ha, ha, Keto and Atkins diets say go for low-carbohydrates. All are experts, who is more right?)
YEIC says, between 1.00-3.00 am，Small intestines is at rest, even if you take any foods, after digestion, the nutrients cannot be absorbed by the Small Intestines at these hours. Then what is the use of the advice from Alkaline diet expert on taking carbohydrates?
There are surely vast differences between YEIC and Western Nutrition Theories. I hope readers will do own serious research on both to determine which one makes sense to you most.
When you have opportunity to study YEIC, you will be amazed by the interconnectedness and completeness of the holistic theory, not just diet, (not just to reduce weight),but link to hours, link to organ functionalities, link to your emotions and psychology, and of course link to illness if balanced is not achieved.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training.
“Body Constituents 体质”，”Organs clock and functionalities 五脏六腑功能”，”Five tastes 五味 (酸、苦、甘、辛、咸)” ， 。。。 。。。 “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”