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 have a case analysis, with limited information provided by a group member in the Chinese WhatsApp group.
The following are some of the symptoms : Sinusitis, feel giddy while driving, after meal feel giddy too. Not able to focus and concentrate.
Sinusitis problem since young.
If sinusitis is a hereditary problem then the person concerned should find an effective and complete healing method so as not to pass down to the next generation, not to accept it as it is.
Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic(YEIC) says : Lungs functionalities also manifest at the nose. Lungs and Large Intestines have paired relationship.
As per 5-element theory, Lungs are represented by Metal, and Metal controls Wood (think of metal axe chops wood). And Liver is represented by Wood. Then there is relationship between Lungs and Liver.
5-Element theory, “Earth gives rise to Metal”, Spleen is represented by Earth-element, meaning Spleen nourishes Lungs.
Hence sinusitis problem can be related to nose, lungs, spleen and liver.
We can see that symptoms can be related to more than one organ. Then we need to search for more clues for relationship identification.
For example, with sinusitis problem since young, was the child attacked by cold too often, taking too much antibiotic medicines due to frequent sickness? What diets system used that make worse the situation?
Any stress or pressure from e.g. homework, parents and teachers. Especially autistic children, parents and teachers not only have high expectation but with speed on the various therapies employed. This cause more stress and pressure to children.
Because as per YEIC, emotions, stress, personality affect different organs. Example, anxiety affects the Lungs functionalities, which is relevant in the above case.
Today symptoms as mentioned above, indicate symptoms at childhood not entirely eradicated, coupled with lack of knowledge on Life Cultivation., more symptoms arise.
Sinusitis problem since young indicate Lung-deficiency, which needs to draw more energy (YEIC called Qi-Blood) from Spleen (Earth) . Spleen is supposed to nourish Lungs, but not able to do so, as now Spleen becomes weak.
When Spleen is weak, it cannot produce enough Qi-blood to supply to the brain to do mental work. YEIC also says, Spleen, one of the functions, is Thinking. Now the person concerned cannot think and concentrate well.
As the case is a female, other information is required, eg. how is the period, flow, amount of bloods, any blood stasic?
Because YEIC also says, Livers stores and detox blood. From the period performance, we can also deduce to what extent is Liver functions are affected.
The 5-element theory also provides us as a guide, Metal Controls Wood, i.e. Lungs Control Liver. If Lungs are weak, it causes imbalance to the Liver.
Now we see that, : sinusitis problem is related to the Lungs-function, feel giddy while driving, after meal feel giddy too (related to inadequate supply of Qi-blood from the Spleen and Liver). Not able to focus and concentrate relates to Spleen, with one of the functions, in Thinking.
With good understanding of YEIC theories, we can related various symptoms to the key body organs system and we only need to improve the organs functionalities.
What are Key Messages behind diverse symptoms?
Don’t let various symptoms drive you mad looking for solution to each symptom.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training. “Lungs manifests at Nose 肺主鼻”，”Metal Controls Wood金克木”，”Earth nourishes Metal 土生金”，Various emotions affect different organs 情志(喜、怒、憂、思、悲、恐、驚) 伤脏腑， ”Diet system 饮食” ，”Cold 寒”，” “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”
In the previous article “Single Cause to Fire, Disease?”, we discussed modern medical philosopher, John Mackie and Carter advocated new medical theory that there is no single cause (e.g. virus) to disease like cancers, but there must be presence of other necessary conditions. And it is the body internal environment that is crucial.
This new perspective is very much in line with the 3000 years old Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC) teaching, which elaborated more about body internal environment with regards to body organs functionalities 五脏六腑功能。
Why new medical theories, which are logical and make good sense are not accepted by the mainstream?
I think it is due to the following reasons.
200 years of Western Medicine development is step by step, bit by bit process, unlike 3000 years ago, YEIC came in a single book with all the holistic theory, which is not changed till today.
In the case of Western Medicine, when there is a new discovery, it may be subjected to much disagreement by other scientists. Then we can see many ego in conflict, each wants to protect their own turf.
Medical Institutions already produce a large number of doctors, whose mindsets are already being influenced, e.g. diseases caused by virus.
This becomes their belief system. Just like pre-Galileo’s time, all people believed the world was flat. Sailors dared not sail to the far end of the sea. These are sincere doctors who want to serve people, not that they are greedy to squeeze patients’ money?.
Western drugs e.g. for cancers are supplied by very large pharmaceutical industries, which put in huge investment, and the business stake is big.
These company yearly financial turnover can be larger than GDP of many countries.
Malaysia is lucky that we overthrew previous corrupted government. But there is no single entity that can destroy these pharmaceutical companies, irrespective how much evidence that their drugs ? kill patients.
Surely they will not allow new medical theories to destroy their business. This is the dilemma of Western Medicine and the helplessness of patients.
Let us continue to gather more the ancient wisdom and practice Life Cultivation, ya?
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training . ” Body Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑功能”，”Life Cultivation 养生” ，“Body Constituent 体质” ， “Causes to diseases 病因”. “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”
A short circuit occurs in a house resulted in a big fire. If it is only the short circuit without adjacent combustible items, without supply of oxygen, and with automatic fire-extinguishing system i.e. presence of some “necessary and sufficient conditions” the fire will not occur.
Do you agree with this logic?
In the Cause and Effect model : Effect = Fire, Causes = Short circuit + combustible items + oxygen + failure of fire prevention system.
Today modern medical philosopher, John Mackie proposes the INUS model / theory that says the above message.
This implies that common medical assertion that the disease is caused by virus (like the above short circuit) is insufficient conclusion.
Another scholar, Carter, declares in exasperation that it is “totally pointless, hopeless and downright silly to think one can ever state precisely what it is for one thing to cause another.”
These new theories present tremendous challenges to the medical practitioners, with “virus” as the cause of illness is a belief system deeply embedded, coupled with enormous pressure from the pharmaceutical industries.
Back to 3000 years ago, Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC) already knows this simple logic, that it is the body internal environments that attract “virus” (at that time, they used the word “evils” 邪) that harms the body.
This implies that if the main body organs functionalities as a system is intact, the healthy internal body environment will not attract such “evils” to harm the body, resulting in cancers, tumors, etc.
And the treatment is to restore the functionalities of the body organs system, not kill the virus.
Now we can realize the importance of Life Cultivation 养生, constantly strengthening the body organs system, or as per ancient sages saying “Balance the Yin and Yang”.
Hence a short circuit that starts the fire, the fire would not spread if the “necessary and sufficient conditions” do not exist. Likewise, whatever may be the virus attack, if the internal body system is intact, stable and healthy, the so called disease caused by “virus” would not occur.
“Single cause and effect” mindset is very prevalent in most people, especially in the subject matter of nutrition. The logic says : “eat this and that foods make you healthy or make you sick”. They spend great deal of money chasing after cancer-prevention foods, etc.
But so identified food is only a single factor, there are many other “necessary and sufficient conditions” for the cancer to occur.
Without comprehensive knowledge how illnesses / diseases come about, we are living in illusion of health.
Ancient sages already provided us with the knowledge 3000 years ago as per Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC).
Shall we not be curious to find out more the ancient wisdom?
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in online training . ” Body Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑功能”，”Life Cultivation 养生” ，“Body Constituent 体质” “Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”