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
...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
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
The bathtub is a simple, wonderful invention that many of us take for granted. Since the beginning, bathing in water has been essential to one’s good health and peace of mind. It is not only for an occasional Saturday night indulgence, or exclusively for the kids and their toy boats; the bathtub is perfect for do-it-yourself-at-home stress reduction and natural healing. Many cultures of the past throughout the world have adopted similar attitudes towards water, recognizing the health and spiritual benefits of bathing, using it to clean, to socialize and to heal. Sadly, like the many natural holistic discoveries buried by the sands of time and superseded by modern science, medicine and technology, it is a lost tradition that our modern fast-paced lives has sacrificed. Continue reading The Art of Bathing
According to the National Academy of Sciences the majority of people living in America today are magnesium deficient; this is related to fast food living as well as modern farming methods. The Academy believes this to be the reason for such high incidences of stress related illnesses, digestion problems, arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue and heart disease and strokes. Continue reading The Epsom Salt Bath
There's much concern about what to eat or not eat but water, an absolutely fundamental substance for bodily function and well-being, is grossly overlooked. And then there's confusion about what is the best water to drink; many believe that any liquid qualifies as hydration.
The excuses for not drinking water vary. “I’m not thirsty.” “I’ll just have to go to the bathroom if I drink all of that water.” “Water doesn’t do anything for me; I will just grab a coke.”
The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) and for women 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day. Some nutritionists actually advise that just because the average person needs about two liters of water a day, to replace what is lost through normal biological functions, does not mean that they need to drink two liters of water a day. In fact, you do not have to drink any water at all because you can easily get a liter or liter and a half of water just from the food that you eat, especially if you eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
Meanwhile, books and medical-journal articles have declared there's no scientific evidence for claims that "8 x 8" -- eight ounces of water, eight times a day -- can bring a wide range of benefits, from speeding weight loss to ridding the body of toxins, fighting constipation, fatigue, dry skin and hastening recovery from colds and flu. Headlines have jeered that 8 x 8 "doesn't hold water" and "water advice doesn't wash", according to the Wall Street Journal.
So what is it? All this information and misinformation about the benefits and the consequences on health of not drinking enough water, its hard to know what is correct. Let us take a hard look at the facts. Continue reading Water Consumption
Calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, zinc, nickel and manganese help make your body more alkaline and remove toxic acid wastes from your body.
Minerals are essential for the basic functions of the human body to take place. They help to control bone growth, regulate fluids, normalize nerve and muscle functions, keep up metabolism, grow connective tissues, and so much more.
However, a big misconception is that that we obtain enough minerals from our drinking water. This is actually not true because in reality, the main source of minerals is always from our food and diet, not from our drinking water. In order to receive enough minerals for our bodies, we would need to drink a full bathtub amount of water everyday, which is not very feasible. We are sure that your doctor will not prescribe you a "bathtub of water" if you are deficient in minerals, right? Continue reading Alkaline Minerals
With the burning of fossil fuels and the reduction of our rain forests, the oxygen levels in our atmosphere today are depleted and no longer provide adequate amounts of pure oxygen. Whether we know it or not, because of our modern lives and our modern environment, our bodies are constantly crying for oxygen. Hypoxia is a condition whereby the tissues and cells receive less than adequate oxygenation; it predisposes one to a number of degenerative illnesses including circulatory problems, digestive disorders and even cancer. Over a lifetime oxygen deprivation, combined with the toxic stress, emotional stress, physical trauma and infections, which further deplete our body's oxygen resources, can lead to the development of other diseases. We may literally be suffocating ourselves. If we are to achieve vibrant health, it is absolutely necessary to supplement our diets with oxygen products.
Continue reading Hydrogen Peroxide
Making a 3% Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
There are times when it would be convenient for you to keep a 3% strength food-grade hydrogen peroxide on hand because at this strength, it has many uses that produce countless benefits (in addition to the benefits that are derived from the dosing regimen described earlier). This should not be confused with the 3% hydrogen peroxide that you can find at your local drugstore because that pharmaceutical grade is for external use only and should not be ingested.
In order to make a 3% solution that can be ingested, you must start with 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide and dilute it according to the way it will be used. To start, pour one ounce of 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide into a pint jar, and add 11 ounces of distilled water. This will yield 12 ounces of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Make sure you label it “3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide” to distinguish it from the 35% strength. You can use this diluted solution in a variety of ways, and you may find it convenient to store the unused portion in the refrigerator. If you wish to ingest hydrogen peroxide, you will need to dilute the solution further. However, absorbing 3% hydrogen peroxide through the mucous membranes, the lungs, and the skin produces many remarkable health benefits.
Continue reading The One Minute Cure
There are only three requirements for spiritual peace:
- If we make an intelligent investment by placing our faith in spiritual realities, we will obtain positive results. But if we invest poorly by concentrating on the transitory aspects of existence, we will become sad and disappointed
Keep the mind absorbed in transcendental knowledge
- read scripture
- perform worship (incantations)
- chant, meditate and pray
- attend lectures
- listen to tapes
- associate with like minds
Regulate the senses
- control of the senses is intimately related to control of the mind
- the way in which we fix the mind determines whether we master the senses or are controlled by them, and whether the mind serves the intelligence and the soul or interferes with their development.
Spiritual Warrior 2
Some individuals carry with them an atmosphere of cheer, sunniness, and cour¬age, while others bring into a room a feeling of disharmony, mistrust, and uneasiness acting as "kill-joys" or dampers upon enthusiasm and free expression. Continue reading Thought Forms
Among the lower animals there is very little of what we call consciousness. The animal, and the low order of humans, cannot think of their hopes and fears, their aspirations, plans and thoughts; then compare them with the like thoughts of others of their kind. They cannot turn their gaze inward to speculate upon abstract things. Taking things for granted, they simply ask no questions and do not attempt to find solutions to the questions within themselves; for them such questions do not exist. Continue reading The Intellect