Not getting sick is everyone’s wish and dream. It’s the basic requirement for living a free, successful and meaningful life.
In trying to achieve health, people have two opposing attitudes: one is “Begging For Health,” the other is “Preserving Health.” Begging occurs after the illness has occurred, and the people relinquish the control of their health to others presented to them. They have no choice but to take drugs or undergo surgery.
Facing various serious illnesses, people often are powerless, helpless, ignorant and they let the outside forces to determine their fate, then blindly obey other’s decision about their body and health.
With the Preservation attitude, people treat their health like a loving mother takes care of her own child. No effort is spared and constant attention is paid.
Now you can see the begging attitude is passive, preservation is active.
Begging is confused, Preservation is clear-minded. Begging is unpredictable, Preservation is reliable and stable.
Keeping a preservation attitude for health is so important for you. If you can learn and renew its knowledge and skill, you can reach the ultimate goal – healthy, active longevity.
Knowledge and Skill of Preservation
Here, I’d like introducing to you the knowledge and techniques of Preservation, so you can effortlessly by-pass the suffering of illness. I would translate the complex and obscure principles and mystery of human body and let them become simplified. I summarized my insights and conclusions into four principles.
1. Understand the signals of your body.
Some illness has a long hidden developmental period. Still, the body on the road to actual illness will send out many different signals to alert you. But unfortunately, most people simply pay no heed to them. They think, oh come on I can eat and sleep, why bother?
Let me use a metaphor to explain this to you. Let’s imagine your body as a house, brightly lit by many different lights. You stay in the house living your life, do all kinds of activities. Under the light, you eat, work and play. One day the first light goes out, dimming the house a bit. Since you can still function in a dimmer house, you could choose to ignore the dimmed light and carry on with your life. More and more lights go out, and life becomes more troublesome. All too soon, one day the house is plunged into near darkness. It’s often at this point people become alarmed about health and go about begging to get their health back. Unfortunately, at that point, the damage is often extensive, and even with the most expensive repairs, the house may not ever be as bright. The wiser way, is to pay attention to that first broken light and fix it before the problem develop into something greater. This is essence of Preservation.
One thing is worth mentioning in this scenario. When the first light dims, perhaps you don’t have to seek experts to fix it. Perhaps it’s only some loose screws that you can tighten up yourself. Let me use a real-life scenario to explain. When you start to experience mild heartburn, you should re-examine your life-style, especially your diet.
Cut out the junk food, spicy food and eat more green leafy vegetable. Develop more healthy life styles and eating habits. The problem may go away. If you ignore your body’s signals, then the symptoms may get worse and you may turn to begging for health. You may have to consult experts, who will try to fix you with medicine. Even worse, the acids could do irreparable damage to your esophagus, which could lead to life threatening problems.
Do not over react
On the other hand, many people are suffering all kind of different discomfort symptoms everyday. Fatigue, weakness, malaise, foggy mind and unfocused, headache, dizziness, eye tiredness, vision loss, stuffed nose, fullness in the stomach, tightness in the neck and shoulders, poor sleep, cold hand and feet, clammy palms, constipation, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, numbness in the extremities, restlessness and irritability. Some people wake up with depression or anxiety or discomfort here or there. Sometimes they even can’t explain where is the discomfort, they just don’t feel right. Check-up of all kinds of necessary tests yields nothing wrong. The doctors say they have no illness. Even without a diagnosed “illness,” the lousy feeling goes on and on, like having a nagging fly roaming in the house, jangling their nerves. The worry about their
health and unexplained problems make them powerless. The mental stress is often out-weighs the physical symptoms, because they don’t know where the time bomb is hidden, or which day it would explode.
Actually, there really is no need for too much panic. It’s just your house lights system having some little trouble. Maybe dusts covered your bulbs, maybe moisture gets into the wire, maybe… It may only need a turn-up or minor repair.
The environment we are living in is not as it used to be. Everyday we have no choice but to breathe in polluted air and eat food contaminated with industrial additives. These poisons are just like those dust and moisture for our light system, and inevitably cause disharmonies of our body every minute. In the terms of Chinese medicine—your body lost the balance of Ying and Yang. You need a tone-up or minor repair. Acupuncture treatments can restore the balance and make them feel like themselves again. In my clinical experience, I have treated many such patients. Often even after one tone-up treatment, they felt so much better and refreshed.
Five Symptoms You Can’t Ignore
But if you ever encounter any of the following 5 symptoms, you should immediately go see a doctor.
1. Cough that last more than 2 weeks.
2. Blood in urine or stool. Blood in stool could be due to anything from hemorrhoids or irritation of anus to colon cancer. Blood in urine could be due to kidney stones, urinary tract infections to cancer.
3. Postmenopausal vaginal bleeding. This could a sign of cervical or uterine problems.
4. Chest pain that radiate to left arm. This is a common sign of a heart attack.
5. Wounds that don’t heal. It could point to a metabolic disorder such as diabetes or circulation problem.
I’ll temporary stop here. I have reserve the Three Principles for a later article.