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”。
There are interesting observation and conversation with friends on the above subject matter, “What is Aging Process?”
Surely this subject matter is of concern to those past middle age, especially those retire from work.
At the same time, most admit that they cannot go into deeper discussion as they have very vague ideas what aging process is all about?
As a concept, we all know that we cannot stay young and strong forever.
But without knowing the aging process, it is difficult to ensure gradual and graceful aging. We do not know what to expect? How not to get into serious illnesses? Western Medicine does not provide much clues on the above, except general advice : good diet, good sleep, reasonable exercise, be happy.
And that is what most people do.
Those retired have the opinion that enjoy life to the fullness NOW, be happy, go travelling. The underlying assumption is Now everything is OK, enjoy. Later, …..don’t know, until some symptoms show up. Pray that no major illnesses.
Others still have a lot of ambitions with worthy cause. Some want to do charity to help people. This is another assumption that he or she currently is fit and healthy, hence can contribute much.
Later, when and how is he or she no longer fit, age faster, with weakening body functioning ……, that need others to do charity to him or her? i.e. To take care of him or her?
Isn’t is nice to know exactly what is the aging process, then we can become more conscious how to take step to ensure gradual and graceful aging?
In my 1st published video training on “Philosophy, Yin & Yang Theory, And Application” I shared, as per ancient wisdom, Aging Process is diminishing of Yin and Yang.
If that is the proposition, then we need to understand the basic concept of Yin and Yang, and how Yin and Yang are operating constantly in our life and take action based on that understanding.
Is Aging process only the concern of the middle age people?
Once we understand the ancient wisdom, we realize that we should implement the Life Cultivation in balancing Yin and Yang for babies and young children so that they have a better foundation to ensure gradual and graceful aging process.
You are welcome to learn from the following video training, what is Yin and Yang.
In promoting 3000 years Chinese ancient wisdom, Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, 黄帝内经, which addresses all the major aspects of our life : Performance, Health, Illnesses, Emotions, Psychology, Consciousness, Physiology, I have been conducting training classes and doing one to one coaching to clients with all sorts of issues.
Last month a friend introduced an internet platform Udemy, whereby they have 24 millions students / learners eager to learn something in life, I get very excited with the potential reaching out to the whole world.
I plan to design the ancient wisdom in video training course, module by module.
Just a few days ago, my first video training course was approved. That provides great encouragement to me.
I found some great advantages using video training course. For example, to explain the fundamental concept of Yin Yang, how is the concept used to observe and understand the world and various phenomena, how Yin Yang changes taking place in our body, mind and emotions, how Yin Yang balance comes about to achieve harmony, …. I realize that if I do the explanation in the classroom, I may spent less than 10 min. as there are many other topics to cover in the 1-2 training days.
But in the case of video training, I have the luxury to spend more than 1 hour to bring the abstract concept of Yin Yang to deriving principles and application, and explain in details “What is Qi”? for 1.5 hours
I am now designing the 3rd module.
It is real great fun and inspiring.
You are welcome to listen and watch a few free preview video and study the video course objectives and program outlines.
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.”
I am glad one of the Chinese WhatsApp group members provided the following discussion.
With discussion, sharing of experiences etc. we can learn more. It is better than just posting articles, videos from other sources without first own assessment or application and experience and share the same.
The group member introduced “Gluten Free Diet” topic for discussion.
Western Medicine research find Gluten diet is related to certain illnesses. According to Wikipedia, it says there is no 100% evidence that Gluten is related to autism.
Again, I wish to clarify, I am not against Western Medicine.
It is after much research and own application of Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC), it becomes clear to me the pro and con of Western Medicine, due to big contrasting theories. And I wish to share the differences for readers to make their own evaluation and judgment.
Back to the discussion on Gluten Free Diet, with such belief, parents put a lot of constraints on autistic child to avoid Gluten diet.
Is Avoidance strategy the best strategy for life?
Shouldn’t the focus be on improve the functionalities of Spleen and Stomach so that the child can enjoy a wider selection of foods?
Western Medicine uses term like Gastrointestinal problem. YEIC simply says “Spleen and Stomach out of balance”.
Let’s us understand the thought pattern of the ancient sages.
Spleen and Stomach are closely related to each other. We also discussed earlier, they are like cousin brother relationship.
Spleen is Yin, Stomach is Yang, a model used to indicate relationship.
Yin-Yang needs to be in good balance, so that consumed foods can be “digested” and “transformed” into nutrients for the body, absorbed by the Small Intestines, with waste product sent to Large Intestine for expulsion.
YEIC has the same theory like 200 years Western Science more than 3000 years ago.
YEIC says, “Spleen is a vital organs with functionality to transform foods into nutrients / energy or Qi-blood, for any living person. : “脾为后天之本”。
Western Medicine does not see the importance of Spleen function.
How do we help the autistic child to be able to enjoy wide selection of foods, including Gluten-diets?
We have to start strengthening the functionalities of Spleen.
YEIC also says : “Spleen, one of the functions, is Thinking”. This is the beauty of ancient integrated system, physiology and minds and emotions are related to each other.
We also notice many autistic children have learning difficulties. This implies weak Spleen functions.
They also have digestion problems.
We also notice many aged people cannot consume too much foods, and learning capability is much slow-ed and impaired, again it is due to Spleen weakening.
We also can easily notice, healthy adult with too much thinking and worries, have no appetite for foods.
Now you see the wisdom of ancients sages, through careful observation, they can derive relationship between Spleen / Stomach with digestion, thinking, learning ability.
With such theory, we only need to focus on how to improve the Spleen, and YEIC in the Life Cultivation, provides us many methods to execute daily.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training . “Spleen & Stomach cousin relationship 相表里”，”Yin-Yang 阴阳”，”Spleen function is a critical function for all 脾为后天之本”，”Spleen has function in thinking 脾主思”，。。。。 “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”
Sometime back I shared an article about a child with serious skin problem, for half a year various TCM medical treatments, resulted in not only no improvement, in some cases the problem intensified.
During the sharing at my 2-day Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC) training, many participants also had bad experiences with TCM doctors, in one case, an autistic child with a few years acupuncture treatments, the autism problems became worse.
I pointed out to the participants that in the old days, China emperors had hundred of qualified TCM doctors, in many cases, these doctors, not only could not cure the illnesses of the emperor or royals, the illnesses intensified.
Eventually they found miraculous healer in the villages, who cured the very important people in the palaces. Miraculous healer like Hua Tuo 华佗!
1。There are many different medical treatments in TCM : accupucture, herbs, massage, etc. Some work well for certain patients, but not others.
2。The foundation of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is on YEIC (Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classics) which provides the holistic and integrated theories. And these integrated approach is far superior than any of the above different treatment methods, which are individually sub-divided from the whole.
3。YEIC also emphasizes the importance of Mind, Consciousness and Emotions. “五神” involving psychology, personality, life attitudes etc.
YEIC also places great importance on daily foods consumed which either helps or harm our body. These necessary aspects of integrated health are not addressed by most TCM doctors.
Treat the person, not the illnesses
4。YEIC says, “Treat the person, not the illnesses”. But today most TCM doctors like Western Medicine doctors treat the symptoms and illnesses too, not the person as a whole.
One of the principles of YEIC : “30% treatment, more importantly 70% Life Cultivation” 三分治七分养。 This gives great emphasis on how you live your life daily as critically important, not just medicine.
6。Because YEIC embraces all things in the universe, life, not just health in totality, there are very few “miraculous healer” who have wide fields of knowledge and experiences.
Just like a skillful detective, with so many clues, facts, events happening …. He is able to filter the noises and only focus on the signals to solve the case.
7。Visiting a doctor is only a few hours with a few visits matter, but the YEIC emphasis on Life Cultivation which is 24 hours, daily consciousness and practices.
If today you find a “miraculous healer” to cure your illnesses, it is your luck and fortune.
However it is far better you learn the knowledge of YEIC and become your own best doctors on small illnesses so that they would not develop into serious health problems, and practice Life Cultivation.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training .“Best doctor prevent sickness 上医”，”5 Consciousness 五神”，”5 Emotions 五情志”， “Treat person not illness 治人不治病”，”30% treatment 70% life cultivation 三分治七分养”，”Prevention 治未病” 。。。
There is this video about adult son hitting the old parents in China. It is very distasteful, as values of respecting old people, what more parents, are considered vital important.
I have another reflection watching the video.
I had a coaching case of an old lady, whose adult son’s patience has been stretched by her to a limit. The old lady for the last year or so, became very temperamental, scolding the in-laws and the maid and accusing the son for stealing her money, and wanted her to die soon.
The old mother has pain here and there, discomfort every day which she complains non-stop. The son and family try their very best to accommodate her, bring her to clinic and hospitals.
But nothing improves. And the son wonders it is because of her psychological issues and calls me for help.
I also come across some adult children, with such difficult case, lost their patience and hit the old parents, which they regret greatly later.
Psychological Issue or Physiological Issue
After my coaching session with the old mother, I explained to the family it is not psychological issues but her body organs system deteriorate badly, with lots of imbalances, and these affect the mood and behaviors.
This is similar to autistic child’s behavioral problems arising from physiological imbalances or called Yin-Yang imbalance.
This is the key principle of YEIC : psychology and physiology affecting each other.
Both the old mother and the adult children do not know YEIC Life Cultivation 养生 principles, meaning if the old lady knows YEIC, and if she practices Life Cultivation before her old age, her body internal system, though may deteriorate, but in a more balanced manner. (In my previous articles, I mentioned how emotions affect organs, like Anger affects Liver, Fear affects Kidneys）, ..
And the children do not know YEIC and they hope doctors can help the mother, but doctors can’t. Because Western Medicine never considers psychology and emotion as part of the body organs systems.
Some people, without Life Cultivation, when come to old age, they may not manifest in behavioral problems, but illnesses like diabetes, Parkinson, cancers etc.
I suggest to the adult children and in-law to learn YEIC so as to apply Life Cultivation for their mother. One cannot depend on medicine and doctors (Western Medicine or TCM) forever. But, like most people, the children expect me to give a magical pill or solution, without them having to learn new things with application.
This is a common mindset of people. “Too busy with life, if sick, see doctors”. This is very different from YEIC, which stress the importance on Life Cultivation to prevent sickness.
It is difficult for me to convince them, nor do I want to convince them, but only explain to them. Obviously the adult children do not think what may happen to them when they grow old. Most people assume, today my health is quite Ok, I should be ok in the future. Is that so?
I see the adult children and in-law still busy sending the old grumbling mother from clinic to TCM doctors to hospitals.
It is pitiful people get caught in vicious circle without any breakthrough.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training. “5 Consciousness and 5 Organs 五神对应五脏” “Emotions and Organs 情志”，”Life Cultivation 养生”，”Functionalities of Organs 脏腑功能” “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”
Today we talk about the functionalities of Small Intestines.
One of the keys functions of Small Intestines is Separating Pure and Impure of digested foods. This needs the process of Separation, Absorption,Transformation.
The Pure gets absorbed as nutrients for the body growth and various activities. The impure to be sent to the Large Intestines to be discharged.
Writer Leon Hammer, M.D. of “Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies (Psychology & Chinese Medicine)” is a psychologist and studies deeply Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, which gives him the knowledge and theory to link psychology and physiology.
He has a patient case who has severe heart problem. He also found out that since young the patient lived a very disorganized and very un-systematic life. She is not able to sort out things, or emotions or relationship issues , as a result that greatly affect her life, her marriage, her career, and many other difficulty in life, one of which is the severe heart problem.
YEIC says “Heart and Small Intestine” like cousin-brother are closely relate to each other. When one is weakened, it affects the other. (心与小肠相表里）
The above case nicely demonstrates such relationship. Heart problem, also Small Intestines problems, not able to separate / sort digested foods, things and emotions.
Many of the Westerners, especially psychologists, particularly attract to learn YEIC because they find that YEIC is the world only integrated model linking psychology with physiology, which should Not be separated for treatment.
In comparison, many Eastern Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors do not examine the psychological aspects of the patients. Hence the healing is often incomplete.
As a result, Westerners prefer Chinese Medicine more than Easterners.
When we study YEIC deeper, we can have more enlarged and objective views regarding illnesses, performance issues, personal or at work in the organization. And we can take effective actions.
Interestingly, many corporations and organization invest greatly in Leadership, Teambuilding programs, ignoring the facts that physiology, the members’ body organs functionalities are key contributing factors too.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training .“Organs cousin relationship 相表里”， “Organs Functionalities 脏腑功能”，”Pure 清气”，”Impure 浊气”，”5 emotions 五情”，”5 Consciousness 五神”，。。。 “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”