Traditional Chinese Medicine Specialist Hayward CA
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbology, Meditation, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Walnut Creek, CA
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Herbology, Laser Therapy, Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Reiki, Remote Healing, Shamanic Healing, Shiatsu, Somatic Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers
low cost clinic at The Common Well
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Herbology, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chiropractors, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Myofascial Release, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Pilates, Psychotherapy, Qi Gong, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Stone Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga
Alternative Health Center - Arbor Village
Los Angeles, CA
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Dr. J''s Academy of Vibrant Health
Los Angeles, CA
Acupuncture, Herbology, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Corte Madera, CA
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Remote Healing, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers
Traditional Chinese Medicine: Diet and Lifestyle: The Basics of Good Health
(Excerpted from Arisal of the Clear: A Simple Guide to Healthy Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Blue Poppy Press, Inc. , 1991)
In the Tang Dynasty, the famous doctor Sun Si-miao said that, when a person is sick, the doctor should first regulate the patient's diet and lifestyle. In most cases, these changes alone are enough to effect a cure over time. Sun Si-miao said that only if changes in diet and lifestyle are not enough should the doctor administer other interventions, such as internal medicine and acupuncture. Although most patients coming for professional TCM treatment today do need internal medicine and/or acupuncture as well as changes in their diet and lifestyle to effect a more rapid cure, it is most definitely my experience that without appropriate changes in diet and lifestyle, herbs and acupuncture do not achieve their full and lasting effect.
Form & Function
We can liken the human organism to a candle. A candle's function is to burn and, therefore, shed light. The flame of the candle is dependent upon its form. At the same time, the candle's form, its wick and wax, is the fuel for the candle's function. The human organism is very similar to a candle in that our various activities and consciousness are dependent upon our form, our physical body. Our functional activities are a product of consuming and transforming or metabolizing this substance. When we are young, we generate more substance than we consume and thus we are able to grow, repair, and keep our bodies youthful in shape and appearance. However, past a certain age, due to a decline in our bodily organs' efficiency, we no longer produce an excess of fuel or substance and so we begin to consume our own form. When we have consumed all our yin substance, our organism no longer has sufficient fuel for function and so ceases or dies.
Unlike the candle which is endowed with a finite, unreplenishable form at the moment of its making, we humans are capable of taking in new form or substance. We do this by breathing, eating, and drinking. It is eating and drinking which provide us with the substance which fuels our day to day activities and which is transformed into our body's material basis. Therefore, from the point of view of morphology or yin substance, we most definitely are what we eat, drink, and breathe.
Exercise is a form of function. It is activity. In relationsh...