Eastern (Holistic) Medicine vs Western Medicine

east vs west

There is a war going on between western and eastern medicine – but there shouldn’t be – let’s go through it step by step.

Western approach to medicine is often looking at an object and cutting it up, and seeing whats inside to see what it does – and to understand it that way – to some extent, we understand things this way, and it helps (for some things) – but if you are trying to understand your friend’s problem, would you cut him up to see what’s inside? or talk to him and find out what he?she has to say?

Sometimes some thing make sense at first glance – but to understand things, it is important to take it to an extreme to really understand what is going on.

For example – conventional science is based on results and “proof” – and without this, there is nothing credible. This entirely limits a person’s view on life and how it works, IF this is adopted as the only approach – instead, it should be part of an approach, not the only approach.

Example below of scientific approach being flawed:

Fish in tank water – scientist wants to know if fish can survive without water if water is slowly taken out over long period of time; they slowly take 1 teaspoon of water out every week or so – and when the water is barely left, conclude that the fish has learnt to survive with less water, and looks like it will eventually learn to survive without water.

We all know what happens when you take away the last few amounts of water remaining in the tank – but according to science, it will be concluded that fish can eventually survive without a fish tank if water is taken out slowly.

This does not mean science is wrong – it means we must understand it’s limitations and be conscious of other possibilities and ways of calculations, including holistic approaches that are out there – even holistic approaches have limitations, each their own – for example, acupuncture is a type of holistic approach, but its limitation depends greatly on the practitioner and their knowledge.

The topic of acupuncture is so wide, and with so many approaches, one practitioner can be 100% different from another – hence it is difficult to regulate, although steps are being made to regulate such a system, it is very difficult to do so, as there are many ways to the top of the mountain; just like that, there are many ways to cure a human being from their misalignment, each way has its limitations or expenses or time frames – this should be consciously understood.

Please share this post if you find it helpful – it is intended to create awareness of all respectable medical systems, and all have their positions in society (western and eastern), and both will play a major part in evolving our individual health as well as global health.

 

“medicine is taking away suffering” – Unknown

 

 

Chemicals Everywhere – One Solution

Humans Part of Nature

When every single grain of soil is contaminated with arsenic, mercury and toxic chemicals from all kinds of pesticides – on top of that, we have genetically modified food and apparent chemtrails in the air – what does a human do to survive in this seemingly disgusting world? It can be depressing when you think of all these, and you don’t even want to take a bite out of your apple – when that same apple seems equivalent in how apparently bad it is for your body, just as the take away food down the street!

What is the solution to all this madness? Is there even a solution?

 

Yes there is a solution – but this is the wrong approach to understand it. Humans separate themselves from nature, thinking nature is one thing, and they are another – this is itself perfect thinking to create disease in the first place. You must understand, humans are not separate from nature. Once you understand that humans are not separate from nature, the next step is to understand, nature is not in trouble – no matter how many trees we destroy, or chemicals we release – nature is unaffected by all this and simply evolves to find a way to live and coexist with whatever is happening – that is what life is!

“Humans separate themselves from nature, thinking nature is one thing, and they are another – this is itself perfect thinking to create disease in the first place. You must understand, humans are not separate from nature….”

So what is the way forward from all this – what is the solution to the chemicals infecting our planet?

 

The solution is to coexist with our new environment – to understand, that this direction is part of the bigger picture, and to stop blaming the chemicals, the GMO foods and everything in-between – but instead, accept what has happened and what is continuing to happen, and ask, how do I coexist with these new changes that are taking place in my environment?

One good example is as follows: The chernobyl nuclear power plant accident that caused many to evacuate their homes – scientists said there won’t be any life there for millions of years, but only a few years later, a bacteria appeared that defused the radiation and spread it out, making radiation less dangerous, allowing plants to start growing and animals making a home there without any health problems.

A radioactive sign hangs on barbed wire outside a café in Pripyat.

The hiroshima nuclear blasts killed the entire city, scientists again said, no plants or animal life will be able to survive there for millions of years – although humans still suffer from it till this day, only a short while later, a plant totally resistant to radiation started thriving there in a very short time frame!

The same with oil spills in the ocean – animals surely died from them, but eventually, their bodies and immune systems upgrade, and they learnt to coexist with the chemicals in their environment. Every animal and plant life has been doing this for millions of years – some can call it evolution, some call it adaptation – but in simple human language “if it get’s cold, wear a jacket” kind of thing.

 

Does this mean I should eat GMO foods and go to places that are toxic for my body?

 

mutated flower DNA expression

 

No, you have to find the balance which is right for your body and frame of mind – each and every individual is different and has their own unique physiology and system of balance. Do what you can, to live healthy (whatever healthy means to you) – but also constantly study about health – if you won’t, and accept whatever it is that you know, that is when you stop growing; which is fine if that is what you want.

 

How does one coexist with toxins, they will eventually kill you or make you sick, won’t they?

 

Anything from pure water to cooked food can be toxic if taken in large enough doses; but the words “large enough”, is greatly dependent on your immune system. Most people today have weak immune systems (for one reason or another) as they do not do enough things to keep strong – from simple and basic exercise, to mentally challenging exercises as well as the foods that are eaten, lastly but not least, their emotion management. Many people who do exercise and think they eat right – still does not guarantee a powerful immune system, as the attitude towards life is also vital to your DNA’s expression.

The thought processes in our body have a direct impact on our DNA, and our whole bodies – if you simply stressed for 30 minutes continuously about something, your body would have released stress hormones all over; this is just one of many things that happens when you get stressed (mentally), so imagine what it would do over a lifetime of stress? It is now understood that DNA is constantly changing – a study concluded that DNA expression can change significantly only after 6 months exercise – click here to read the original study conducted.

So imagine, if you consciously took part, with your mind and body – improved your exercise every day, ate the right kind of foods to help you grow, detoxed your body regularly and worked on emotion and thought management, how fast will your DNA expression change, and how fast will your immune system improve!?

DNA expression and Exercise

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Exercise – this is not the typical exercise regime we are talking about. You don’t take protein shakes either. Ideally you want to be doing exercises like Yoga or even better, Qigong (sometimes also pronounced Chi Gong) – but not just any Qigong or Yoga, it has to be the extreme kind – where you hold postures for 5 minutes or longer per posture done – this is what trains the tendons and ligaments of the body and expands the nervous system from the inside out.

Nutrition – An excellent balance of nutrition needs supplements – times have changed, plants and animals do not provide as much nutrition as they used to – this applies especially to people who are not in good health because they will need this to upgrade their bodies immune system. The most nutritious meal I have come across is bone soup, but remember to make it taste good to your own unique taste buds (it makes it more medicinal) – but this does not mean eating junk food is medicinal because it tastes great – there is a difference, one makes you feel lousy and sluggish after eating, one does not.

Emotion – This is a new concept to the western world, but emotional management comes from understanding situations better – or realizing that outward extreme expressions of emotions is draining to the endocrine system of the human body. A balance of emotions is a better word for this category, as all emotions help us, but too much of one, is going to imbalance the system. One way of doing this, is when a bad situation happens, realize that emotional reactions won’t solve it, better to stay grounded, and figure out a way around it – this avoids stress, and waste of hormones as well as keeps you healthy.

The above done in combination will help upgrade your system to be in tune with nature – what more do you want?

Learning to coexist with wherever nature is taking us, is the single most powerful method of enjoying life, staying healthy and living life to the full – accepting that we, humans, are part of nature too; just like bee’s who make a bee hive and collect honey, we also make our homes, and grow our food, it is nothing different – yes, too much of one thing, for example intensive farming, has accelerated the process of change, which is a problem only for humans because they have to adjust to it – for the rest of life on the planet, it already has adjusted!

humans and nature coexist

 

 

My Story – Reaching Ultimate Health and Human Potential

As a teenager growing up – I read a lot of literature on different religions; it was the only way to feed my hunger on exploring the possibility of unknown human potential, and perhaps a guide on how to get there. After all, conventional science requires you to have “evidence” that can be recorded in a certain limited way – anything outside it, is a “myth” – this is where science CAN be limiting.

Being a teenager, I had my own ups and downs as any regular teenager would, including hating the way I looked. I hated my physical body – the self hate was so extreme, it was beyond surgery – I felt it was “unfair” that nature would create me (or another fellow human) as someone inferior, by looks,  by personality or by any other “measure” we have invented today.

All religions I read about, said God created man equal – especially my birth religion of Islam – but then how can people view me as inferior? (At the time, my belief of God was that of a separate entity, disconnected from us).

Answers…

Whilst watching a TV show (BBC) on weight loss about a lady losing weight, I thought to myself, just another fat loss story – losing weight may make you thinner, but would not “add” to your looks – my self talk was very judgemental, but it was my blessing (in its own way) – why?

Because 2 weeks into her regime, she had completely transformed! I don’t mean her weight loss (which was very minimal), It was the changes on her face and skin – she suddenly had the warmth of youth that we all have as children; her eyes were bright, and sparkly – If it was a photograph of her, I would not have believed it – even if she was wearing make-up (or entirely different clothes), I would not have believed it – this was something unseen, and I was wondering if anyone else is seeing what I am seeing – this women, which my negative self talk judged as “unattractive”, suddenly become beautiful!

This is when I realized why all humans are equal – because we have the power inside us, to create. I won’t say more than this – the deeper message in this post will remain for you to discover – I wouldn’t want to spoil your own journey, just like I wouldn’t want to be told the plot to a film I’m about to watch.

How to be Happy – 7 Most powerful ways!

The question of how to live life to the fullest, or how to be happy has been around since the beginning of time; but is there really an answer to such a question? or a universal method that can be applied to every single community?

YES!

Its called the Seven Congregations (In Christianity), Seven Heavens (In Islam),  Seven Chakras (In Hinduism) and is present in most major religions and spiritual guidance books; oh and if your one of the sceptical types (or just not a New Age’r) – think of this as an allegory – a system the ancients built to transform lives.

Please note that this is a rough outline of the chakra system – so that you understand the basics before progressing to reading about them in more detail and how to overcome problems within each.

There are seven energy centers (or Chakras) in the human body; each of them having unique attributes associated to them (emotions, reproduction etc). Below is an image of the chakra system within the body; the symbols within the colours is Sanskrit writing for the name of each chakra.

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The chakra system generally works from the bottom upwards; just like you build a house from the foundation upwards.

Root Chakra

The root chakra is the lowest chakra (red in image above) and is the only chakra pointing backwards, to your past.

The root chakra MUST be functioning with balance before you can move to the next chakra (become financially free, find love, keep promises); if not, like a building with no foundation, your chakra system will colapse which in physical terms is a nervous breakdown.

The purpose of this chakra is getting rid of toxins in the body; this includes both physical and mental toxins.

An example of a mental toxin is a belief system which is holding you back from getting where you want to go; a habit which is preventing you from reaching your goals.

An example of physical toxins is the waste you excrete when you go to the bathroom everyday; so if your constipated, this also shows that your “holding on” and not letting go of things physically and mentally. Can you imagine  the level of toxic waste build-up if you have not exercised and balanced this chakra? Think painful childhood memories? Painful school memories?

How to strengthen and balance the Root Chakra?

There are many ways to strengthen the root chakra. Some are:

– Forgiving and forgetting: Forgive the people in your past, and forget; expel them from your body. Any painful memories must be let go of; bad habits must be disposed.

– Physical: Do root chakra yoga asanas. This is basically yoga for the root chakra, ask your yoga instructor and he/she should be able to guide you. OR if you want a good set of Yoga Asana’s which you can view online, you can get the video from here. This video for the root chakra is highly recommended and does not exist anywhere else. This works similar to the effect you get when you run for a while, and your mood elevates and you become happier; except, its more targeted.

– Detox: Throw away all the things that you have been holding on to for years but hardly use; go to your drawers and throw away anything that you have not used in the past 30 days.

Binaural Beats – Sound frequencies that tune into the right wavelength to stimulate the root chakra. This can be used for all the 7 chakras – Each chakra has a different frequency that stimulates it to become active.

Sex Chakra

The Sex chakra is located just 2 inches below your belly button; it is the chakra responsible for reproduction.

This not only includes sexual reproduction, but also reproducing wealth, health, anything you want! It is associated with creativity, food, expression, addictions and is often referred to as the center of self expression and joy.

This chakra is the chakra that “turns you on” speaking sexually and otherwise; therefore it is deeply concerned with our relationships to others, our motivation for our relationships and how much joy we bring to them.

It also has a strong connection with money; being able to become financially independent.

A weak sex chakra leads to physical manifestations of sexual impotence, bladder problems, diseases of the small intestine and lower back pain.

How to strengthen the Sex Chakra?

To strengthen the Sex chakra you can:

– Strengthen any chakras below; in this case, the root chakra (Note: this applies to all chakra’s; if you want to strengthen a chakra, work on strengthening all the chakra’s below it first)

– Become financially independent: This is important – before you can progress further, your ability to reproduce money must be strong, its that simple!

– Yoga Asanas for Sex Chakra – see www.meditation-mantra.org

Solar Plexus

The third chakra is often called the Solar Plexus; it is responsible for keeping what you have produced in the sex chakra (second chakra); so you produce money in the second chakra and learn to keep it in the third chakra. You keep your promises, your will, in the third chakra.

Self esteem is also held here, as well as beauty, health and wealth; anything you produce.

How to strengthen the Solar Plexus?

Signs of weak solar plexus (or third chakra) is low self esteem, not being able to keep promises, no self discipline, issues with your physical body – Naturally the way to strengthen this would be to target all the chakra’s lower than the solar plexus chakra, make them solid, and then:

– Practice increasing your will power: Write down 5-7 things that you must do that day but have been ignoring for some time now – this could be anything from cleaning out the wardrobe, buying a new vacuum cleaner etc – and then, DO THEM! Practice this regularly – This will increase your will power and strengthen your third chakra.

– Doing yoga asanas targeted for the third chakra are also important; search YouTube.com or go to www.meditation-mantra.org to get a series of all the chakra videos.

Heart Chakra

The heart chakra is ruled by emotions; love, hate, jealousy, life purpose, higher purpose, fulfilment etc. If the lower 3 chakra’s have been mastered, energy seeps into the fourth chakra; this is where you can have “mid-life crisis” and seek for meaning. This is not some hocus pocus crap; it is easily applied in practice – Bill Gates is a great example; He left Harvard university (root chakra) to realize his dream of creating (second chakra) DOS and reproducing it to every IBM computer in the world – He again disposed DOS (root chakra) to move onto windows further making billions and holding onto them (third chakra); then he created a charity foundation (heart chakra – to seek higher purpose and fulfillment from a deeper sense of love).

How can you strengthen the heart chakra?

– Water (master) all the chakra’s below to strengthen the heart chakra

– Carry out Yoga Asana’s for the heart chakra found at www.meditation-mantra.org – you can find sample videos on youtube.com under the user-name “yogomeditation”.

Throat Chakra

If we continue our example of Bill Gates – after he fulfils his fourth chakra, he will begin his journey for the 5th chakra – the knowledge chakra.

The knowledge chakra comes to life when you have everything in your life that you wanted – reason why wealthy people start taking dance classes, extra courses into something “different”, visiting unusual destinations, art classes, singing lessons – anything to seek higher purpose and meaning (but more developed than the heart chakra).

How can you strengthen the Throat chakra?

– Water (master) all chakra’s under the throat chakra

– Carry out Yoga Asana’s for the Throat Chakra found at www.meditation-mantra.org – you can find sample videos of these vidoes on youtube.com under the user-name “yogameditation”.

Third Eye

The sixth chakra is the Third eye Chakra – where you gain divine wisdom. Your ability to solve the most complex problems will become as simple as pressing a button. Many spiritual leaders have written countless books on the underlying methods of the universe; but this is useless to most people as you would need your first 5 chakra’s mastered before you would have a “thirst” for fulfilling this chakra.

Third eye represents non-judgement – Between right or wrong, light and day, ugly and beautiful, fat and thin etc. You will be able to see past and future as one, giving you the ability to see patterns and solve complex problems.

How can you strengthen the Third Eye?

Strengthen all chakra’s below the Third Eye Chakra

– Meditation and focus on the third eye point

Crown Chakra

This is the only chakra which is actually outside the body, over the head – where do you think they got the Halo from?

There is nothing else to say about the crown chakra other than it is the chakra that connects you with the universe – as the Taoists say, to make your “light body”. This is pure enlightenment and where you have extraordinary abilities.

There are a few ways to strengthen the crown chakra like fulfilling all chakra’s below it, and meditation.

YES, but how do I apply this to my life?

Apply this to your life starting from the root chakra of disposing toxins and all the way up to the 7th – take it step by step. It is possible that some parts of some of your chakra’s are already developed to a certain extent, however there could be some weaknesses to them that might need strengthening in order to move your life forward – living your life to the fullest!

All chakras not only speak of healing in a spiritual sense, but also a physical sense. Physical illnesses are related to chakra imbalances that need correcting – heart disease with the heart chakra, sexual dysfunction with the second chakra – fulfill and learn to master them, and master your life!

It is also important to note that mastering your chakras creates rising levels of energy (chi/Parana) which can damage the nerves in your body and possibly kill you – this can easily be avoided by preparing the body for this kind of energy – by practicing chi kung (an ancient Chinese art)  to the point of excruciating pain.