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Monday, August 13, 2018
The Wisdom of Ancient Health and Healing Systems
Wisdom of Ancient Health and Healing Systems
is the ability to gather, process, and interpret information so as to make
wise choices in actions that will ultimately transform the body and the mind.
Wisdom does not come from above; it has to be acquired. Therefore, empower
yourself with the wisdom on natural self-healing.
The wisdom of some of the ancient health and healing systems
manifests the importance of well-being and the power of natural healing:
(born around 450 B.C.) was the Father of Medicine. His Greek medical
system was based on moderation
for a balanced lifestyle in harmony with nature for natural healing. Hippocrates once said: "A wise
man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession, and learn how
to treat his illnesses by his own judgment." So pay attention to what your
body is telling you; your body symptoms often reflect internal disharmony, or
indicate the imminence of disease. Nobody knows your own body's constitution
better than yourself—not even your doctors or medical professionals.
2. The Tibetan health system came under the influence
of Buddha, and Tibetan
monks practiced compassion and mindfulness, which comprise the essence of
mental and emotional wellness requisite for natural self-healing. Remember,
healing begins with the mind first,
not the body; it is always mind over matter. Tibetan medicine also emphasizes
virtuous conduct, a healthy diet, regular daily activity and seasonal routines
to promote all-round health and natural healing. Furthermore, the Tibetan
medical system heavily relies on herbal cures
for natural healing.
For more information on Tibetan natural healing, go to: The Five Tibetan
3. The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) also embraces an extensive
herbal medicine. More importantly, for thousands of years, Chinese doctors
have believed that "qi" (internal
life energy) flows throughout the body by way of channels or
meridians. This internal life force is capable of continuous circulation
provided there is balance between opposite forces of "yin" and "yang" which are energies of the
universe, expressed in the Five Elements (the Earth, the Water, the Metal, the
Fire, the Wood). Imbalance results in stagnation or blockage of "qi", which is the cause of disease.
4. The Ayurveda system in India is the "science of
life" that has been practiced for thousands of years. This medical system advocates
all inclusiveness for natural healing. Essentially, any doctrinal or
ideological imperative must defer to the well-being of the patient. In other
words, Ayurveda not only eliminates the process of disease but also restores
the health of the patient to its original physical, mental, and emotional
Get more information,on Ayurvedic
The major difference between the wisdom of these long-standing
health systems and that of modern Western medicine is that the former has a holistic approach to health, focusing on
the prevention and the natural self-healing of disease, while the latter
emphasizes the cure and the removal of disease symptoms. Today's medical
doctors tend to specialize in exquisitely narrow fields of anatomic and
physiologic expertise that they have little time to observe the general
wellness of their patients. But the wisdom of healing is to make whole of
your health and wellness.