In my hundreds of coaching cases, many are seeking meaningful and purposeful life engagement. Different people express and manifest differently. Some do not seem to be interested in meaningful engagement with life.
A lady feels angry and lost due to her husband having an affair. During the coaching process, she describes her marriage life as “nothing joyful or exciting, nor depressing” until the recent issue.
Both husband and wife has his or her own duty to perform, making an earning, taking care of children. There is no common platform of interest and sharing, nor compelling vision forwards.
I asked : “What do you think is happy marriage?”
She answered : “There should be no extramarital affair.”
There was another case, lovers for years. One day the male partner decided to end the relationship.
I asked about their years of courtship. What they did together. She answered : “Eat, drink, shopping, watching movies”.
One employee, due to difficult economic situation, lost his job. I asked : “During your work, what made you feel excited, proud, or any achievement felt?”
Answer : “No lah. Just follow the boss’s instruction to do the work.”
It seems making a living is more for survival sake, no other purpose and meaning. As long as life is smooth sailing, everything is OK. Until some negative happening.
Having a purpose Life Direction and hence the Intention, is the function of Spleen.
And having Will Power to purse what one’s belief or dream is the function of the Kidneys.
Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, the ancient wisdom, says : “Kidneys store Will Power” “Spleen stores Intention”
Intention and Will Power are two of the 5 Consciousness.
And Consciousness is related to the body physiology. A person who is often sick, with weak body, always feels tired walking a few steps, surely his or her Consciousness levels are low.
How do you make observations of your autistic child’s Intention and Will Power? What about Parkinson’s sufferers?
More detailed discussion on relationship between psychology and physiology is as per video training course “Organs Functionalities (What Western Medicine does not know)
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are explained in details in the video training.“Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑”， “Consciousness 五神 ” ， “Kidneys store Will Power 肾藏志”，”Spleen stores Intention 脾藏意“
We talked about Medicine Diet, and we used maize strand of fibers as an example. And we talked about the strand of fibers can give rise to several health benefit.
One Group member asked : “Can maize strands of fibers help reduce High Blood Pressure?”
I can see most people are influenced by the Western Nutrition Theory, that certain foods prevent certain illnesses, like cancers, high blood pressure etc.
This also implies they focus on “Nutritious” and “Prevention”, whereas Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic Food System is on improving the basic human body functionalities, which if well balanced, prevent illnesses.
So, “Can maize strands of fibers help reduce High Blood Pressure?”
My reply is : “It can help, but not a guarantee it will reduce High
Blood Pressure or other illnesses.”
The main functionality of maize strand of fibers is to ease “irrigation system” in the body, a part of metabolism, helping to remove toxic substances from the body.
By logic, we know that accumulated toxin in the body, trapped, can lead to all sorts of diseases and sicknesses.
But then just by improving the irrigation system of the body is no guarantee no more HIgh Blood Pressure or other illnesses.
It is the failure of one or several 5 key organs functionalities that give rise to illnesses, not just irrigation system alone.
For example, a good balanced Spleen and Stomach functionalities are important too.
However in your daily diet plan, do you consider how many times in a month you need using foods to improve your irrigation system in your body, together with the other diets that can help improving the organs functionalities?
The above is a more important focus of your diet.
For adults, who are currently healthy, may feel lazy to be use proper food system. But if you have autistic child or sick persons in the family, you cannot afford to be lazy lo.
Can Food “A” cure a disease and Food “B” prevent another disease?
Can it be that simple?
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are explained in details in the video training.“Medicine Diet 药膳”， “”Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑功能” “Irrigation System 利水” “Ease Urination 利尿”，。。。
From the Western Science we get the fact that : Up to 60% of the human adult body is water by weight, the brain is composed of 73% water.
What is the function of the brain having 73% water?
We shall discuss with simple logic.
3000 years ago, ancient wisdom as per Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, says, the brain is filled with Sea or Ocean. They had the notion that the brain is in fluid medium, “脑为髓之海”， though they did not have the technology to measure the actual amount. But they knew like what today scientists know.
Why brain has so much water or fluid content?
We can say that logically the brain needs a lot of energy to function, to think, to analyse, to co-ordinate all stimuli and information to create sensible perception and make sense of reality.
In Chinese culture, there is an interesting concept called “Medicine Diet 药膳”
It is delicious foods and at the same time it is medicines.
It can be a soup, porridge, a dish, added with some simple herbs, then it becomes “Medicine Diet”.
I give a very simple example.
Maize is a simple and common food. When you peel off the leafy-skin, you see strands of fibres wrapping round the corns. These strands of fibres, washed, soak in hot water, it becomes Medicine-tea.”玉米须”
What are the properties “
Improve the body liquid metabolism. Helps to remove water retention in the body. Ease urination. Cool down kidneys, liver inflammation, helps lower high blood pressure, …
And there are many recipes involving this strands of fibers, in the form of soup, juice, porridge, each again have slightly different properties.
Most of these information were recorded thousands of years ago. Ancient sages tasted different foods to find out their properties and effect on our body.
When we have better knowledge of the change Yin and Yang in our body at different time and situations, we can do balancing using Medicine Diets, enjoy the delicious foods and keep us healthy.
Do you know that Up to 60% of the human adult body is water by weight, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water?
What do you think is the significance of our body has high percentage of water? Imagine in a city, there is water supply problem, drainage problems, flooding problem, or shortage of water problem!
We are overly concerned with blood pressure, high blood pressure. With out body having so high percentage of water, more than blood, do you pay attention to the optimal water equilibrium in the body? Do you think there is high and low water pressure problems?
3000 years ago, Yellow Emperor’s Inner classic pays equal attention to water and blood in our body, and of course the Qi. to ensure better optimal condition for health.
Body fluid must be at certain optimal equilibrium. If too little, ancient wisdom calls it “Yin Deficient”, if too much “Yin Excessive”.
The above maize fibers strand is one of the methods to balance the Yin and Yang of our body water system.
We will discuss more in our Video Training courses.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are explained in details in the video training.Medicine Diets “药膳，药食同源”，””Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑功能” 。
Often WhatsApp group members ask how to do treatments. Today we discuss the theories behind treatments. When we understand the theories and reasons behind, we can then creatively apply the necessary treatments.
We need to start from Yin and Yang theory again.
Yin and Yang is a large concept. But actually everyday we do experience it, but not aware of it.
For example, “feeling hot”, feel the sensation of heat in certain parts of the body, or mouth dry, sweat uncontrollably, … we then say it is Yin-Deficiency. There is lack of Yin and more Yang.
The other time, we feel cold. The hands and limbs sensations are cold, e.g. hands cold, running nose. This is Yang-deficiency.
Those with balanced Body Constituent, they feel reasonably cold or hot, but not extremes.
How do we use diets as treatments then?
We need to know the properties of foods in term of Yin and Yang.
YEIC says : “Yin is stillness and intrinsically cold and Yang is Excessive Movement and intrinsically heaty.
Hence animals with frequent movement, or in motions like dogs, who can run faster than chicken, then dog meat is more Yang in nature compared with chicken meat.
Pigs always just eat and sleep without exercise, it is then more Yin than dogs.
Fish in cold water needs to move constantly to create warmth for own blood circulation, then fish is Yang, and heaty in nature, in general.
For autistic children, due to influence of western nutrition theory, parents and teachers feed the children with more proteins for better growth, as based on the above discussion, if the meat consumed are more Yang in nature, children hyper activeness can get worsened.
Those living creatures with little motion, like crab, tortoise, are Yin in nature.
Most vegetable are intrinsically cold in nature. Vegetables from winter-countries are even colder.
Vegetable of Yang properties are garlic, pumpkin, ginger, leeks, onions, parsley, onions.
Fruits from tropical countries are mostly Yang, especially durian, also from temperate countries fruits ripen in summer like lychee, peach, longan, cherry, apricot, etc.
Yin types of fruits are watermelon, banana, kiwi, melon, grapefruit, orange, persimmon, melon, pear, mango, alfalfa, etc.。
Due to the influence from Western Nutrition theory, many parents want their children to take in more vegetables, consider them to be more nutritious.
Now with the injection of YEIC Food Theory, perhaps parents should do some re-thinking.
Cold types of foods are not suitable for autistic children who is withdrawn, avoid socializing. These kids should have more Yang types of foods.
This is just a general discussion.
This discussion involves a few key concepts which are explained in details in the video training.“Food Theory 饮食学说”，“Organs Functionalities 五脏六腑功能”，”Yin-Yang 阴阳”。
Fixed and Repeated Behaviors （3 below=1， 3-5yrs=2， 5-9yrs=1，9-12yrs=1）
Before the start of autism symptoms any high fever, flu = 2， （baby time）.
Cesarean=3， all 3 are hyper-active。
Mommy often sick, weak body constituents, high stress and emotional disturbance during pregnancy, period irregular before pregnancy = 2
Shortly after vaccination, any unusual behaviors of the child = 0
Taking part in various programs, activities (OT, Speech Therapy, Sensory Integration, etc. = 8
Time / Period attending the program ： （3 months below =2， 1 yr below =3， 5 yrs=1， 7 yrs =1）
Parents understand what method used in the various program OT, Speech Therapy, Sensory Integration, know how the specialist carry out the activities :（10% = 2， 50% = 4， 75% = 2）
How much time spent daily on the following ： IQ（20 % = 2，30% = 3， 50% = 2）
How much time spent daily on the following ：EQ（5 % = 1，20% = 1， 30% = 2， 50%=1）
（Note” Most take EQ more in controlling the child tentrum, difficult sentiment, and not balancing their emotions or developing EQ）
Later in my talk, I explain 5 Consciousness as per Ancient Wisdom, more than just EQ, which correspond to 5 body organs that determine behaviors and performance.
How much time spent daily on the following ： (BI) Body Intelligence = ??
(Note: Most take BI as Sensory Integration activities. In my talk, I explained that from Ancient Wisdom perspective, BI is on raising the Yang energy / Life Force of the child)
How much time spent daily on the following ?： ：diet（ 30% = 3， 50%=2， 70%=4）
(Note: In my talk, I explained that Ancient Wisdom perspective, diet is related to improving our bodily organ functionalities which also include 5 sensory faculties. Ancient Wisdom called it Theory of Foods & Drink, which is very different from Western Nutrition Theory)
After various programs and activities :(OT)，Speech Therapy，Sensory Integration）etc. What are the improvement performance ?：
（ 6 month period ： 5%=1， 20%=2， 30%=1， 50%=1。）
（ 3 yrs, with one 7 years ： 30%= 1， 50%=1。）
The one with 7 years intensive attendance to various programs activities, today still have speech deficiency and socializing programs problems.
In our workshop, I asked : “If we have opportunity to meet again in 5 years time, what report you can give about the progress of your autistic child?
I emphasize the importance of constant evaluation and measurement of the child progress, on whatever program attended, and not leave the child to the specialist / center day after day, year after year.
From the above information, you are welcome to share your views, discussion, your own analysis and thoughts on the above.
Subsequent to the above, I continue to take such survey in other Ancient Wisdom introduction talk. The pattern of the result is similar to the above.
There is really very little significant improvement with years of Western Education/ Therapy for Special Need children. Perhaps that is why they attend my talk.
This is regretful and sorry state, after years of hardship on the part of the parents for their love of their special need child, yet without significant result. I know of some, after 20 years of OT etc program, having their children dependent on large dose of western medicine to control the tantrum, some violence.
Many parents, after 10 years，20 years hardship, feel totally discouraged to seek anymore solution, and accept the cruel reality. They are no longer active on social media looking for solution or discussing or sharing.
Hence in the social media, mostly are young parents, actively pursuing seeking solution full heartedly. I wonder after another 20 years, what will become of them? Will they also give up hope?
I sincerely offer them a new hope based on the ancient Chinese wisdom, Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classics.
To understand how autism came about, to use the ancient wisdom theory, we need to know the basic concepts and knowledge of the Yellow Emperor, i.e. Qi, Yin Yang, Zangfu Organs, Food Therapy, Qi activation, 5-elements etc.
Then we can initiate balancing treatments to the child on daily basis. Treatments must be holistic, not doing just one thing.