To facilitate viral illness prevention and healing versus only addressing symptoms and emergencies, the energetic understanding of the body is invaluable. This is the focus of my teachings. I address the deeper cause of vulnerability to viruses and other pathogens to help build long term sustainable well being.
Medical testing including blood tests can give us some clues to whether or not our bodies are out of balance. Yet modern medicine doesn't offer methods to restore balance. In consultations I review medical testing information the client provides and then give my assessment using a system I created based on Asian medical evaluation techniques and western biology. It is called IDx Diagnosis®, an updated approach to noninvasive diagnosis for modern 21st century people.
Asian traditional medicines explain the most important factor in supporting health is to understand and balance chi, the motivating force in the body that controls all its functions. This age old study is about understanding how food, lifestyle, environment, activities and our way of thinking influence the balance of this motivating force in the body and mind.
Each person is born with a certain amount of vital energy. Preserving this vital energy keeps us healthy and supports longevity. If we squander it sickness develops. In addition to the vitality we are born with, after birth we get more energy and vitality from food, air, the environment and balanced activities. Depleted energy is restored and preserved through physical and mental rest, relaxation and sleep. Sickness arises when chi is out of balance. Health is achieved by restoring the balance of energy or motivating force.
There is widespread public discourse about changing your nutrient levels from food by limiting carbohydrates, animal proteins or fats and loading up on anti-oxidants in foods or supplements. Although an understanding of modern nutrition is very useful in both healing and maintaining health, it ignores something that is more fundamental to our well being. That is our energetic state of wellness. Combining this understanding with nutritional guidance leads to the greatest potential for maintaining health and healing.
If we are not getting enough energy from food because what we are eating is not nutritious enough or too rich. If food is hard to digest or we are putting out too much energy, it starts to sap the vital force from the body. If this happens the body doesn't have enough energy for the organs to function. This creates the common disease states that are experienced today.
If there is not enough energy for the organs to function or excessive amounts of energy are used up by too many physical, mental or emotional activities an energy deficiency arises. In traditional Asian medicines this is called a Yang deficiency. It can include symptoms of lethargy or exhaustion and organ malfunctions leaving one listless unable to function normally in day to day life.
If the energy of the body, the motivating force, gets weaker the deepest storehouse of energy is depleted. This leads to problems associated with advanced age such as high blood sugar, digestive malfunction, eye, teeth, hair and bone problems, hearing disorders and more serious health problems. In Asian medicines, this is called a Yin deficiency. If the deficiency is deep, it is known as an essence or Jing deficiency. It takes a longer time to restore a Yin deficiency than a Yang one.
Not being vulnerable to the dangers of the Corona virus, will depend on a strong immune system and healthy organ functions. You can work on creating this by addressing your diet and lifestyle as your foundation of health.