Do you find it challenging waking up after hitting the sack? Morning people usually stay proactive during the day, and this makes their work easy and their output more productive. Many successful company CEOs are generally up by 5 am. Being tired is the root of waking up late and can at times be chronic, hence the need for a new approach with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the stomach is associated with worry. Many people spend a good part of their day worrying about what they eat and how it affects their health and life.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on the first-hand observation of Chinese physicians over thousands of years. In helping to explain what they see, these traditional practitioners developed theories which are very different from what Western doctors have developed. But the observed facts have a strong symmetry with the Western doctor's events have also established.
Chinese practitioners know as much about the anatomy of the body as western doctors and never debate the facts of anatomy and physiology that are established in medicine and established across the world.
The course of study for a qualification in TCM includes coursework which is common to both western and Chinese medicine. Courses include:
There are two ways of getting energy for daily function, one is burning the nutrients from food, the carbohydrates and sugars especially. The other is burning stored fats. When we are eating, we derive energy to serve our muscular functions from the nutrients in the food. Extra nutrients are changed into fats which can be quickly oxidised or burned to supply energy if needed. When we fast or do not eat, if the body needs the energy to function, the reserves of fat are called up to be oxidised and provide energy for activities of the body that calls for it. After a meal, fat is stored. Between meals, stored fat is slowly released, keeping body cells supplied with energy. The brain needs the immediate, easily oxidised converted sugars (glucose) from food, the bodily organs burn the energy from stored fats. When we eat, nutrition not immediately burned is stored as fats. If we eat too much, we store excess fats until we have more stored fats than the body will reasonably use.
Many people in Australia are excited about Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a discipline for healing that is non-intrusive, makes maximum use of the body's natural mechanisms for healing, and is devoted to the fundamental doctrine of the health professions, "Do no harm." TCM is an ancient field, but it is also at the forefront of modern thinking about the body.
The human body has many systems that function to detoxify itself. The kidney, the liver, skin cells, and lungs actively remove toxins as they operate. Yet the idea of an external detoxifier remains popular in the culture and in the marketplace. Much of this detoxification marketplace is discounted by medical science.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) lends its voice to the idea that healthy bodies should be left to operate without additional substances and artificial detoxification. The perspective of TCM is stated as "Go with the flow of nature and use its unlimited power to achieve and maintain a healthy balanced body."
The ancient Chinese believed that sleep is essential to maintaining health. Learned Chinese sages wrote,
"...replenishing health with medicine is not as good as replenishing health with diet, but...replenishing health with sleep is the best treatment of all."
In the previous part, we have discussed how TCM views the internal organs (zang fu) as an interconnected system, for converting food, water, and air into the five vital substances. In this part, we will discuss the jing luo, how they connect the organs to the rest of the body, and how acupuncture points, or "acupoints," are points along the jing luo, and how they can be stimulated to achieve clinical results.
You may sometimes see the term "meridian" used in place of jing luo. Meridian was a term used by French diplomatic scholar George Soulié de Morant who brought acupuncture to Europe in the early 1900s after spending years in China. We will be using the term jing luo, or "channel."
Spring is so close, and that means bright, sunny days, more time outside, flowers, and gentle rains. In Traditional Chinese Medicine circles, each season requires us to take personal measures to ensure we remain healthy, centred, and balanced.
You wouldn't knowingly eat dangerous, synthetic chemicals, so why slather them all over the largest organ of the human body? Consider opting for the more holistic path of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) herbs to help to heal your skin condition,-- backed by both research and thousands of years of history.