Nervous System problem is often quoted by Western Medicine as the cause to a variety of diseases, like Parkinson’s, Autism, Alzheimer’s.
As per Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC), there is no such concept nor term called “Nervous System”.
But 3000 years ago, ancient sages place great importance to “Consciousness” “Intelligence” “EQ”, which are hallmark of human being as compared with animals.
These Intangible system was also recognized as closely related to the tangible system like respiratory system, digestive system, excretion system, metabolism of the body.
For example, “Anger is associated with the function of Liver”, “怒伤肝”，Thinking power is associated with the function of Spleen “脾主思”，Will Power is associated with the function of Kidneys “肾藏志”，Joy and happiness are associated with the function of heart “心❤主喜”.
During my two day YEIC training class, I ask students : “Do you prefer to have nervous system or higher Consciousness system?”
Obviously they choose the later. After all animal also have nervous system.
Logics tell us that if we possess high Consciousness, surely it implies the nervous system is intact.
The the focus should be placed on manifesting the higher human Consciousness, involving intelligence, EQ and understand their relationship with the tangible body functionalities system, like blood circulation, breathing etc.
On these matter, ancient sages give us a lot of knowledge and information and therapies.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the video training courses. “Anger affect Liver, 怒伤肝”，”Spleen has thinking functionalities 脾主思”，”Will Power is associated with Kidneys function 肾藏志”，”Joy and Happiness are felt in the Heart 心❤主喜”，。。。 。。。
“Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”
Today we discuss whether ancient sages did use their brains or not?
In Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC), Heart is compared to Fire, something hot. Kidneys are compared to Water, something cooling. Spleen is compared to Earth, something stable.
Western Medicine scholars surely laugh at such ridiculous comparison. They only focus on actual facts : how large is the heart, what colors, what cells etc.. They often consider YEIC not scientific.
Let me use simple logic to explain.
Isn’t heart continuously pumping bloods, and it is like machine in constant motion. Such motion produces heat, isn’t it? Hence ancients sages use Fire to represent Heart.
Logic also tells us, Kidneys function is concerning filtration of liquid into urine to be sent to the bladder. it is like irrigation system, Then liquid is a form of water, And Water is used to represent Kidneys.
Ancients sages also figured out how Fire (Heart) and Water (Kidneys) work hand in hand. They observe the nature, the sun is high up, hot. The earth and ocean are down below, cool.
In out body, heart is like the sun, high up and kidneys are like the ocean, down below.
The earth and ocean needs heat from the sun, otherwise the earth and ocean will be frozen into ice.
The sun cannot be too hot, otherwise the earth dry up and become deserts. Then the oceans, after heated by the sun, steam rises to form cloud to cool the upper sphere.
Then the high atmosphere is cool, rain forms when cold is encountered. Falling rain nourishes the earth.
This is the natural cycle and phenomena, which the ancients sages observe.
Sun heats the earth / ocean, the heated water vapour rises to cool the upper atmosphere, to shield the hot sun, and fall as rain to cool the earth.
From such observation, ancient sages conclude our body system behaves in similar fashion, and consider our internal body like an internal universe.
Then the heart heat must be able to heat the kidney water, and the heated steam rises to the heart to cool it down. The cycle repeats.
On conceptual level, Heart is Yang, and Kidney is Yin. Yin-Yang theory was formulated to explain phenomena. And such theory is used to explain deviation, like illnesses.
So what the ancient sages did was the following process : 1) Observation, 2) Making hypothesis, 3) Experiment, 4) Verification.
Now you tell me, didn’t ancients sages use their brain and use scientific methods?
If you think that ancient sages are indeed scientific in approach. Do you think the Western Medicine is not scientific?
Of course not! The key difference is ancient sages observe the nature and universe to understand how things work. Whereas Western Medicine, since the invention of microscope, they narrowly focus on what can be seen underneath the microscope, virus, bacteria etc. and use these to explain the body symptoms and illnesses. And they cut of emotions and person’s personality in their study of Western Medicine, consider them non-contributing factors.
Ancient sages preferred to understand things holistically.
Ancient sages did use their brain, ya?
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in on-line training . “Yin Yang 阴阳”，”Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑”， “Small Universe 小宇宙 ” ，。。。 “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”
Female is more emotional and the body helps to balance the emotion by regular periods, discharging bloods also help to expel negative energy.
Whereas male does not have such advantage. And male tends to keep their emotions buried, harmful to the body system.
Perhaps that is why statistically on average male has shorter life span.
As human being, we all have emotions. Since male does not have periods, how do male release their acquired negative emotions?
Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC) identifies “Liver has the function to release and rediate Qi, hence bloods”, assisted by gallbladder.
How to understand such?
YEIC further says : “Liver manifests its stored emotion in dispersing qi and Gallbladder qi is descending”.
“Liver has function in thinking and strategizing, Gallbladder in decision making” “Liver Stores Creativity”
黄帝内经曰 : “肝主疏泄，胆主通降”，”肝主谋虑，胆主决断”，”肝藏魂”。
Hence healthy male manifests his natural ability in rational thinking and decision making, with flexibility and creativity. And male has the responsibility to be the breadwinner for the family.
A good quality attribute of Leader is strong Liver Qi and Gallbladder Qi.
But some male fail to exhibit such attributes. And they habitually drink wine to release, and using the drunken state to scold people, release his anger. After he becomes sober, he is as timid as a mouse again.
Weak Liver-qi and Gallbladder-qi make such male indecisive, worrying type. They hardly can achieve anything in life. With improper diet, they get sick easily with gallbladder stone etc.
Many organisation members exhibit such weak attributes. They take no initiatives, only to act according to boss’s instruction.
Many gamblers, avoiding making decision, indulge in casino hoping luck comes their way.
Some males go the other extremes. They are impulsive as they do not think through thoroughly before making decision. They want to be instant hero only met with more failures. Their Liver-qi and gallbladder-qi are in excessive.
Some with uncontrolled liver-qi, scold and insult people without reasons, like some bosses. In the end they get high blood pressure and stroke or diabetes.
Even though female has periods to regulate their emotions, they also face many challenges, as they often feel unhappy, that result in all types of illnesses also.
Perhaps God is fair, giving different challenges to males and females.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in On-Line training .
“Organs functionalities 五脏六腑功能”， “Liver function in dispersion of Qi 肝主疏泄，Gallbladder Qi descends 胆主通降”，”Liver function in strategizing 肝主谋虑，Gallbladder in decision making 胆主决断”，”Liver stores soul 肝藏魂”. “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago”
Yesterday we discussed how crying with tears and nose running come about, with the principles and logic given by ancient sages 3000 years ago.
What is amazing is that today modern science and Western Medicine still cannot offer a logical explanation to many physiological phenomena.
Today, from yesterday discussion, we talk about autism and its explanation.
We all know that challenge of having autistic child is enormous, especially for the parents, besides the child in suffering.
We discuss some aspects of autistic child’s behavioral challenges.
Some autistic children cover their ears, screaming, as if hearing some horrible sounds, and knock their heads against the wall. They have uncontrolled fears.
Western scientists discover that these children are very sensitive to sound, even what we consider reasonable sounds, to them like thunders. Their hearing faculty is in disarray. Yet Western Medicine doctors cannot pinpoint what actually is wrong with the ears.
Special Needs Education specialists advise the parents to send the children to all sorts of therapies, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration therapy, Speech therapy etc.
These specialists consider the autistic child’s problems as behavioral.
What do ancient sages say about this?
YEIC says, : “Kidneys functionalities manifest at ears” “Both ears are linked with the brain”, “Kidneys stores Essence, Essence gives rise to bone marrow, and bone marrow give rise to brain for all mental activities”.
Mind you, the above were recorded 3000 years ago, whereas Western Medicine has only 200 years history.
The above implies ears, hearing, brain, kidneys, … are part of a sub-system and parts are not to be separately treated.
YEIC also says : “Kidneys stores DNA” This implies if the mother’s health conditions are not good during pregnancy, the health of the fetus and baby are greatly affected.
Note: Health conditions not good does not mean must have serious illnesses, It can be the mother’s body constituent is cold in nature, without warmth to nourish the fetus.
Different autistic child has different sensory faculties out of balance. It can be hearing, sighting, touching, tastes and smell, which also affect speech learning. These sensory faculties are closely related to the 5 key organs functionalities.
Today the rate of autistic children is on the increase, and these can be correlated to the general health of the population too.
Hence in the above case example, the child behaves like encountering ghosts, screaming with both hands covering the ears, knocking his head against the wall, kidneys functionalities must be restored, not OT or other types of behavioral therapies.
When we understand more and more the wisdom of the ancient sages, we will not subject the autistic children to unnecessary therapies for which they must have suffered a great deal insides without able to tell the parents.
For the young adults, YEIC knowledge is so valuable for you to bring out a new healthy generation, don’t you agree?
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the video training class , “Organs Functions 五脏六腑功能”，”Kidneys manifest at ears 肾开窍于耳”，” Kidneys stores Essence 肾藏精”， “Essence give rise to bone marrow 精生髓 ” “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago”
Have we forgotten the existence of our own body? Are we divorced from our body?
This is a very critical issue. Not a joke!
Only when we fell ill in bed, we realized the existence of the body. Only when we are for too long or too much torturing the body, the body hits back with pain and illnesses, only then we recognize the existence of the body.
Our two-day Huang Di Nei Jing (YEIC) training discusses the causes of illnesses 1) external causes, 2) internal causes, and 3) not internal nor external causes. One of them is our living habits, unconsciously forgetting the body!
Forgetting the body, not knowing the existence of the body, tormenting the body is worse than torturing the slave. At least you can see that the slave in front of you is suffering, but you are not aware of the existence of your body.
The body is alive, you forget him, torture him, and one day he will knock at your door and use the pain and disease to settle with you.
How do you forget the existence of the body? It is in our pursuit of ideals, business, career, work, hobbies, enjoy a good life, food, play.
There is nothing wrong with pursuing an ideal. There is nothing wrong with doing business. There is nothing wrong with doing work. There is nothing wrong with enjoying life.
The body only needs, during your busy process, giving him 2-3 minutes every half hour to acknowledge his existence.
How do you acknowledge the existence of the body?
In our two days YEIC training we introduced and discussed many small movements exercises.
The simplest little act is to pay attention to your breathing. Wow, suddenly we find that we were too busy just now, forgetting that our body is breathing. Enjoy breathing for 2-3 minutes.
There are many different little acts/movements to choose from. From the YEIC training, we understand the theories behind the small movements, such as “Qi”, “Qi mechanics”, “Meridians”, “Acupoints”, “Visceral organs”, “Yin and Yang”
Especially in busy schedule with stress, mood swing, emotions such as tension, worry, fear, and anger, we have a demonstration in the training class, how to calm down the negative emotions in just a few minutes.
These habits of small movements every half hour every day will be much more effective than the exercise, or Qigong you do once a week, or traveling abroad to beautiful scenic places every year.
With this good habit, our mind is inseparable from our body, our body is yin, and our attention to the body is yang. Both yin and yang are interdependent, and neither party can exist separately from the other side.
This discussion involves a few key concepts .. “Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classics 黄帝内经”, “Qi”, “Meridian 经络”, “Acupoint 穴位”, “Emotional 五情”, “Five Gods 五神”, “Organs Function 脏腑功能”.
“Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”
It is common we cry with tears when we feel sad, especially for ladies.
Sometimes tears with running nose.
How do we explain physiologically the happening, tears and running nose?
Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC) says : “Heart manifests in Happiness”, likewise, heart also manifests sadness.
Hence in extreme happiness and sadness, the heart is “moved”, causing imbalance. And extra energy is necessary to restore balance. Such energy, the old sages called “Qi-Blood”.
YEIC also says “Liver is responsible for distribution of Qi and Blood”. Then, in the above case, the Qi-Blood must be directed to the heart.
As the Liver is doing extra work to deliver the Qi-blood, energy, Liver also needs extra energy (qi-blood), which is drawn from the Kidneys, the reservoirs of energy, This reservoir is like Retirement Fund, meant to be used at old age. YEIC says, “Kidneys stores Essence”.
Kidneys are represented by Water as per 5-element theory. And indeed Kidneys are in charge of body fluids, including urine.
YEIC says, the fluid part of the Liver is tears. And Kidneys direct the fluids to the Liver.
YEIC also says “Liver manifests in Eyes”. Then on one hand, Liver delivers Qi-Blood to the heart, Kidneys supply fluid (a form of energy or fuel) to the Liver too. The by-product of the above Liver operation is Tears.
To supply Qi-blood, obviously we need Qi to move the blood. This requires the working function of Lungs, taking in air through breathing. YEIC says : Lungs manifests in running nose fluid. And Lungs manifest at nose. Then we have running nose.
With excessive discharge of tears and running nose fluids, the digestion is affected. No appetite for foods, then lack of foods as nutrients to make fresh Qi-Blood.
That is why ancients sages consider the importance of emotions affecting health.
In fact, any time, whatever activities, emotional, mental, or manual work, energy or Qi-blood is consumed. If excessive, health imbalance is caused, as all 5 key organs are affected.
In the extreme case of sadness with non stop crying, the kidney-essence maybe excessively consumed. And the person may go blind, or all sorts of illnesses.
If you ask Western doctors about sadness, tears and running nose, how would they explain?
Likely they say : “No big deal, it is natural.” or “there are tears glands, tears are secretion, ..” and they do not have other theories to explain further.
Isn’t it typical that Western Medicine cannot explain fully many illnesses, but vaguely say nervous system in the case of Parkinson or dementia. But they offer you medicines and surgical procedures. Funny, ya?
Does it mean that one should not have emotions, no crying is better?
If a child never has any emotions, no sadness, no anger, no fear …etc
Then it reflects the organs functionalities are out of balance. All are needed in moderation, the key philosophy of YEIC.
Actually children crying does not necessarily indicate sadness, but activating the functions of the lungs and hearts etc. They cry at one moment, and laugh and play when you shift their attention.
Not long ago, I had a coaching . counselling case. She has a lot of sad stories, and she said she had run out of tears. During coaching, she only used her mind to communicate with me, no emotions.
One day, something big and negative triggers her emotions deeply. She seems like totally collapsed and called me urgently. When I met up with her, in her emotional stage, she was able to release her emotions and her breathing became calmer and we had a more effective coaching session.
Sadness is energy. Emotion is energy. Energy can be transformed.
Now do you appreciate more and more the ancients wisdom, 3000 years ago they gave us principles and theories to explain and understand many phenomena and how to strengthen the organs functionalities, which is like the immune system.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the On-Line training .
“Organs Functions 五脏六腑功能”，”Hearts manifests in Joy and Sadness 心主喜”， “Liver function in distribution 肝主疏泄”，”Kidneys store Essence 肾藏精”，”Kidneys represented by Water 肾主水”，”Liver manifests in tears 肝其液在泪”，”Liver opening in eyes 肝开窍于目”，”Lungs has function in fluid like running nose 肺其液在涕”，”Lungs opening at nose 肺开窍于鼻”. “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago”