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THIE ENERGETIC

Energetically, the product of the mind and physical body is what’s beyond the physical body (the metaphysical); thoughts are things. The body accumulates one's thoughts, emotions and experiences. Consciously or unconsciously, we gather, cultivate and transform Vital Force; then we attract and repel all phenomena, every circumstance and experience that makes up the fabric of our existence. Dis-ease and a lack of abundance are rooted in the accumulation of toxins and an improper transformation of Vital Force.
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Breathe

Breathing is the most important of all of the functions of the body.  Life absolutely depends upon the act of breathing.  To breathe is to live.  Without breath, there is no life.  Breath is indeed Life!  Life is but a series of breaths; from the first breath of the infant to the last gasp of the dying; it is one long story of continued breathing.  One may exist for a while without eating; a shorter time without drinking; but without breathing existence is measured by only a few minutes. Continue reading Breathe

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Sleep

Sleep is defined as a state of unconsciousness from which one can be aroused.  In this state, the brain is more responsive to internal stimuli.  It is a dynamic activity that profoundly affects physical and mental health, and is essential for the normal functioning of all systems of the body, especially the immune system, which affects the ability to fight disease and endure sickness.  Sleep is a physiological phenomenon that, to this day, modern-day scientists still do not fully understand.  Restful sleep is essential for overall health and well-being. Continue reading Sleep

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The Senses

Only through our senses can knowledge of the Universe be obtained.  The sense organs and their related nervous systems, designed to obtain, examine and investigate information about the outside world, have developed and evolved over a many generations.  The primary senses consist of five: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste.  The Mind makes use of the impressions about the external world they receive.  Each sense has an organ, or organs, adapted for particular vibrations through which it receives impressions. Continue reading The Senses

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(a) Sight

The eyes are immediately active from the first waking moment until its time to go to sleep. Like a video camera, everything that is seen is sent to the brain for processing and storage.  The sense of sight is the highest and most complex of all the senses. About 80% of our sensory perception is received through the eyes; they constantly observe many objects, at longer distances, and give a greater variety of reports to the Mind than any other sense. Continue reading (a) Sight

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(b) Sound

The sense of Hearing is more complex than Taste, Touch or Smell; objects being sensed must be brought into close contact with them for information. In Hearing impressions may be far removed; they are carried by the vibrations in the air, caught and reported upon by the ears and their internal mechanism. The ears rely on the nourishment of the Essence for their proper functioning and are physiologically related to the Kidneys. If the Kidneys are weak, hearing may be impaired and there may be tinnitus. Continue reading (b) Sound

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(c) Smell

Smells can trigger vivid memories, involving sights, sounds and emotional impressions of events from our distant past. Odor particles too small to be seen with a microscope are what make smell.  The nose is the opening of the Lungs, and through it respiration occurs.  It is designed to smell, moisten and filter the air inhaled.  When inhaling, the air passes through the nostrils, which has tiny hairs called cilia that filter the air; on it's way to the lungs.  When cells located in the upper part of the nose capture odor molecules, signals go to the brain’s limbic region, a primitive portion of the brain. This region controls the body’s basic survival functions, in part, by influencing key hormone-secreting glands affecting the entire body. Here odors trigger memories and influence emotions and behavior. In addition, smells can initiate a cascade of physiological responses affecting our entire body and mental outlook.  Hence, a smell can quickly influence the entire body.  If the Lungs are strong, the nose will be open, respiration will be easy and the sense of smell will be normal. If the Lungs are weak, or if they have been invaded by an exterior pathogenic factor, the nose will be blocked or there may be loss of the sense of smell and or sneezing. Continue reading (c) Smell

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(d) Touch

The sense of Touch is the one sense where humans surpass animals in the matter of degree and acuteness. The animal may have a keener Sight, Smell, Taste and Hearing, but its sense of Touch is far beneath that of a human. It is the simplest, primal sense; long before lower forms of life developed higher senses, they had the sense of Touch. Without it they would have been unable find food, or receive and respond to outside impressions. While the other four senses are located in specific parts of the body, the sense of touch is all over the body. Continue reading (d) Touch

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(e) Taste

The sense of Taste is closely allied to that of Touch. It has been considered a very highly developed sense of Touch. In fact, the tongue has the finest sense of Touch as well as the sense of Taste developed to perfection. The sense of Taste depends to a great extent upon the presence of fluids, and only substances that are soluble make their presence known through the organs and sense of Taste. The sense of Smell often acts in connection with the sense of Taste. Tiny particles of the substance in the mouth rise to the organs of Smell. By means of the opening in the back part of the mouth and the nose usually detects the odor of substances before they enter the mouth. Continue reading (e) Taste

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The Transformation of Vital Force

Generally speaking, exogenous dis-eases are always carried to the internal portion of the body from the external, and it is the channels (meridians) that are first attacked by the exogenous factors. On the other hand, diseases caused by endogenous factors (denotes emotional factors such as joy, anger, melancholy, obsession, sorrow, horror, surprise and shock) usually first occur in the internal organs and finally in the channels.

An Outline on Chinese Acupuncture

Vital Force is all pervading; it is the principle that is the essence of all motion, force or energy, whether manifested as gravitation, electricity, the revolution of the planets, or any form of life, from the most elementary form of plant life to the highest form of animal life.  It is in every atom and is everywhere, in everything, in all forms of matter, and yet it is not matter. It is in the air, but it is not the air, nor its chemical constituents.  Every thought, every act, every effort of the will, every motion of a muscle, uses up a certain amount of nerve force, which is in reality, a form of Vital Force. Free flowing Vital Force is found in the atmospheric air, which when fresh is charged with it, and we draw it to us more easily than from any other source. Continue reading The Transformation of Vital Force

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Air

...fish are the best swimmers.  They were born and reared in the water, but do they know the role of the water?  Humans are the best walkers.  They were born and raised in the air, but they do not know the role of the air. One thing they share: if the fish are plucked from the water, they will die; and if man is displaced from the air, he will also die.  Water and air are different, but the need for them is the same.  Man and fish are different, but if you change their positions the result will be the same; that is, man must have air as fish must have water.  Therefore, my idea of swimming on land is appropriate.  Man on land is swimming in the air, but he has long forgotten about it.  No doubt you don’t know the role of air.  Great Air contains everything.  The role of air is to imbue everything and sustain all materiality.  People know the results but not the mechanism.

Cheng Tzu's Thirteen treatises, Cheng Man Ching

The oxygen in the air plays an important part in sustaining animal life, and the carbon plays a similar part with plant life, but Vital Force has its own distinct part to play in the manifestation of life, aside from the physiological functions.  Air contains more than oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen and does more than oxygenate the Blood.  Animal and plant life breathe Vital Force in with the air.  If the air did not contain it, they would die even though they a may be filled with air.  It is taken up by the system along with the oxygen, and yet is not the oxygen. Continue reading Air

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Water

Sixty to seventy percent of all diseases can be cured or prevented with water.

Another declaration that the Taoist Priest made that, at the time, sounded absurd to me.  I listened to what he had to say but in my mind I doubted the veracity of such a declaration.  Initially, I thought he was speaking only of water consumption but soon realized he was talking about the use of hydrotherapy as well.  Many years later I discovered, not only that he had disclosed a great truth, but also the many ways that hydrogen peroxide could also be used effectively to facilitate healing or the prevention of disease.

The first living things were water plants, and the origins of animal life lived in water. In the beginning our earth was lifeless until the water came. Today we are still water animals, forced to have access to water, or perish.  The origin of water is as open to scientific speculation as is the origin of the earth itself. What we do know is that water covers approximately three-fourths of the earth's surface and ninety-seven percent of it is in the oceans. Continue reading Water