Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cause of Illness part 2

ten hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or diabetes (high blood sugar). When we don't feel well, it can be a single organ or many body sys­tems that act out of harmony with the rest.

Ancient illustrations of Lung and Lung meridian.

Human beings belong to nature. If we follow the way of na­ture, we aren't supposed to get many problems. Why do we get sick? If humans are superior, why do so many have such serious prob­lems? Without knowing it, many of us live our lives out of harmony with nature. When our lifestyle, which includes all the things that we do throughout the day, does not go along with the way nature in­tended, difficulties arise. In order to correct this situation, we must find out what it is in our daily life that is inappropriate. Where have we created our greatest imbalance? How have we violated natural law?

"The Cause of All Illness is an Imbalance of Yin and Yang."
—Gong Bai, M.D. Neuro-surgeon, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Once an illness or imbalance is there , we all want to get rid of it, don't we? Already, even on a subconscious level, we are trying to make a new balance. Because of our illness, we become very busy trying to cure it. We may go from doctor to doctor asking advice and, without realizing it, spending a lot of time on ourselves. We have no time for others because we are so preoccupied with our own troubles. Our mentality begins to change as we become self centered. At this point not only is the body ill, but the mind also be­comes sick.

We are made up of trillions of cells. They are affected very easily by the condition of the fluids which are both inside and around all body cells. If these body fluids become closer to an acidic condition, then dysfunction rapidly occurs within each cell and the organs that are made of these cells. Hyperactive, underactive or dead nerve cells can dramatically change the function of the entire body. Many scientific studies have shown the importance of a healthy autonomic nervous system. Imbalance between the sympa­thetic branch (which governs daytime activity) and the parasympa-thetic branch (which governs nighttime and healing activity) is the cause for many of the common problems we see today. This nervous system imbalance can affect all cells and organs within the body. An imbalance at the cellular level affects the whole organism. When we eat inappropriate foods, such as sugar or fat, or when breathing is shallow and superficial, the possibility of imbalances occurring becomes very great. When imbalances occur, we must discover their sources—this is easier then you might think. The source for most degenerative illness is what we do or don't do day to day. A quick check of how we eat, breathe, move, think, and handle stress will show us our mistakes.

After we begin to regain our health, it becomes obvious that we are in a more balanced state. Our symptoms decrease and eventual­ly go away. At the same time, our interest is not only in ourselves, but we begin to think about others. If we can maintain this balanced state, even with minor ups and downs, an excess of energy will ac­cumulate that we can use to help our families and friends. How to maintain this balance is an aim of life.

There is an old Chinese proverb which gives us something to think about,: "Unless you change direction, you are likely to arrive where you are headed."


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