I am starting a new series of video programs on “Health from Head to Toe” starting with “Breasts and Breasts cancers”.
With such focus on “Breasts and Breasts cancers” we will learn how the holistic integrated theories of the ancient wisdom can be applied.
The proposed lessons are
1. Health from Head to Toe
2. Background of Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic
3. Health from Head to Toe - Breasts & Breasts Cancers
4. What is the purpose of breasts for female?
5. Breasts - for healthy mankind population continuous growth
6. Breasts Cancers
7. How to ensure healthy Breasts
How to prevent Breast Cancer?
How to heal Breast Cancer?
8. Breasts and Yin Yang Theory
9. Breasts and Qi Blood
10. Breasts and Direction of Qi
11. Breasts and Pure Qi and Impure Qi
12. Breasts and Meridian System
13. Breasts and 5-Element Theory
14. Breasts and Strange Flow
15. Breasts and Periods
16. Breasts and Body Constituents
17. Breasts and Emotions
18. Breasts and Personalities
19. Breasts and Food Therapy
20. Breasts and Qi Exercises
21. Breasts and Overall Balancing
You may realize that the Integrated Theories of the ancient wisdom can be applied on any particular aspects of your body system, for which some aspects are your health concerns.
Hence it will be useful to learn the fundamental theories to understand our whole body system and how to build health, prevent sickness and healing diseases.
This topic “What is the Ejaculation Frequency for Optimum Men’s Health and Longevity?” was brought out for discussion by one of the members in our Ancient Wisdom Learning group.
The reference article mentioned about eastern philosophy of Tao’s teaching that a man must preserve and retain his semen in order to enhance his strength, health and longevity.
Unfortunately the article only narrowly focuses on sexual performance issue, which is only a part of the overall Body Mind and Emotion System. Thus it can be misleading.
How does Ancient Wisdom view this issue in a more holistic way? We shall discuss briefly.
Ancient wisdom is based on the book “Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic” near 3000 years ago. This book is a dialogue between the Emperor and his teacher. In the 1st chapter, the teacher said : “You have thousands of concubines, you must not overly indulge in sex, as that will make you weaker, get old faster and contract many kinds of diseases.”
Why such great emphasis on the consumption of semen?
Semen is termed “Jing 精” in Chinese, it means Essence. And Essence is one of the 5 key variables of our life system. (Refer to the Ancient Wisdom video training).
Upon birth, DNA is stored in the Essence. The amount of Essence stored upon birth is fixed, diminishes over time till death. We need supply of new Essence for daily activities (mental, physical and emotional), which comes from foods.
Do you know what foods can contribute to the generation of Essence? Do you know under what conditions, even with so called nutritious foods, Essence cannot be generated?
Our imbalanced lifestyle, excessive mental, physical and emotional activities can overly consume the Essence, speeding up the aging process, or weaken the Essence, even without overly indulge in sexual activities, and poor quality sperm that may produce unhealthy babies like Autism.
People with serious sickness like Parkinson, dementia, Autism, diabetes etc. are indications the Essence is out of balance, or deficient.
Then how to ensure adequate and quality Essence for overall healthy Body Mind and Emotions?
That is an incomplete question.
A holistic question should be “ How to balance all the 5 fundamental variables : Essence, Consciousness, Qi, Blood and Body Fluids” as they all interact with each other.
Hence without practice on overall balancing, even if you follow the Tao’s teaching on the Ejaculation Frequency, your health can still be in serious problems.
Again, Ancient Wisdom is overall System approach.
If you are curious about the interacting five forces to give rise to better health and well being, you are welcome to learn on-line 6 essential video courses on Ancient Wisdom.
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?
Yesterday I spent 2 hours with someone who is anxious & worried about her recent conditions.
She said her mind goes blank in the middle of conversation with people. She is particularly anxious having discussion with her boss, who recently gives her more assignments with the view to promote her soon.
Her problem with frozen thought can also happen when having conversation with friends.
I spent time to find out is there any emotional & psychological issue, presently, past since childhood, and any such imaginary fear projected into the future.
There is no significant emotional & psycholigical issue.
Then I make inquiry into her physiological conditions, her lifestyle, diets, habits, socializing.
She has several negative physiological conditions : uncontrolled sweating since young, hands & legs often cold, her period flow is little, frequent urination, hair drop, loose stool.
As per ancient wisdom life cultivation 养生, her diet is creating above mentioned problems. Her habit & lifestyle are causing much Yin Yang imbalance in her body.
I explained to her what causes her present mind blank in the middle of conversation problem, linking all the above mentioned physioligical condition, diets, habit & lifestyle.
Now she has better understanding of her condititions, more importantly she does not need to worry whether she has mental breakdown issue or psychological issue.
A concerned mother shared the following about her 5 years old kid for advice.
Andrew, my kid’s learning is affected due to in-ability to concentrate .
His confidence is low as the teachers have not been kind to his inability to concentrate.
He cries easily. His core muscle weak and cannot sit straight to do homework
He has difficulty to wake up in the morning though he sleeps by 11 pm.
He does not have much temper .. very kind.
Just that he can’t focus and cannot complete work without being reminded.
How to help him, please?
My reply :
Thanks for the sharing.
Based on the information given, I share the following from the perspective of Ancient Wisdom.
Generally, there is overall body weakness or deficiency. (体质虚)
I suspect his Spleen and Stomach more deficient. (脾虚，胃虚),
because Spleen Consciousness is manifested in Thinking, which needs concentration. (脾主思)
Core muscle weakness and cannot sit straight to do homework, and you said “He does not have much temper .. very kind”.
Such symptoms are related to both Liver Deficiency （肝气虚）.
Not having much temper should not be taken as healthy sign. For example, if a child has no temper even he is bullied, his toys are forcibly taken from him by other boys, and he shows no temper or anger, it show weakness in Liver Qi （肝气虚）.
One of the Liver functionalities is in Muscles and tendons, which the child has weaknesses.
And Liver in in charge of Anger Emotion. （肝主怒）。
You also mentioned, “he always Gives up”
This is lacking in Will Power. And this can be due to Kidneys deficiency. Kidneys Consciousness manifests in Will Power. (肾主志)（志是志气).
There is relationship between Spleen, Liver and Kidneys as per 5 Element theory (五行学说)。
The theory says, Spleen Controls Kidneys (土克水), and Liver Control Spleen (肝克水）.
Because his kidneys are in deficiency, that affects his heart (水克火）， Heart is in charge of Consciousness. This may explain why he has difficulty to wake up in the morning although he did sleep the previous night.
All organs functionalities affect each other to various degrees with all sorts of behaviors and symptoms.
I suggest you take up the 6 essential video lessons on Ancient Wisdom (黄帝内经), starting with Food Therapy.
After the above introduction, you may be motivated to find out more to enhance the well being of yourself and loved ones, you can explore and learn the theory and practice of the ancient wisdom by enrolling the following video courses.
Learner finds that there is a mix of different types of Body Constituents relevant to herself, with different scores.
From the Body Constituent questionnaires, she also realizes there are many more symptoms experienced, and not just sleeping problems.
The following is some discussion.
In your case, focus on the one with highest score e.g. Phlegm-damp Body Constituent 痰湿体质。
The video course also explains if Phlegm is not arrested, and cumulative in different parts of the body, e.g. at heart, it may cause insomnia, if at the brain, it many cause stroke etc..
The questionnaires give details of symptoms e.g. oily face, sticky feeling, joints pain, constipation, cannot sweat easily ….
These symptoms experienced are important Indicators to watch up for, while doing various therapies 调理， until improvement is made.
Since this particular video course is on Food Therapy, then the learner should refer to the tables given indicating what foods to avoid, what foods to consume.
The video course also gives details on Food Plan.
Do the above for a few months to get the new diet plan into routine.
Later learn and apply other therapies.
(A follow up communication ).
You Stagnant Qi Body Constituent （气郁体质） score is rather high xxxx.
The main cause of Stagnant Qi is your management of your emotions.
you mentioned you are emotionally dependent on others, .
being soft hearted in doing charity,
lack of decisiveness in making life decision,
Stagnant Qi, later, can lead to Blood Stasis 血瘀, (as explained in my video), and Blood Stasis have a lot of problems to the body, imagine your blood too thick, full of toxin, cannot flow easily … blood stasis in the brain causes memory loss, in the heart causes heart attack, at the leg causes water retention and legs weakness etc. etc.)
You can better realize 3000 yrs ancient wisdom links Personality with health issues. And we all have imperfect personality, hence with different health challenges.
Note: 200 yrs Western Medicine does not have such theory linking personality with diseases, Western Medicine focuses on identifying more and more new virus and kill them.
Being aware of the above on Personality is important, we cannot change such behaviors overnight.
Hence you start with developing discipline in the Food Therapy you learned so far, and later the Qi Exercise …by practicing such discipline, you enhance your emotional stability.