A review of studies by Australian researchers found that treating female infertility with Chinese Herbal Medicine can improve pregnancy rates two-fold within three to six months, when compared to the success rates of Western medical fertility therapies.
There is an old tale of a wise Cherokee Indian chief who one day offered his grandson a sage piece of advice ...
He told him about a great and important battle that goes on inside of all people ...
“My grandson, the fight is between two ‘wolves’ that live inside of us all.
One wolf is called Unhappiness; he is fear, anger, bitterness, jealousy, hatred, desire, greed, arrogance, self pity and resentment.
And the other is known as Happiness; he is joy, love, hope, peace, contentment, compassion, honesty and wisdom.”
The young boy thought about this for a while, and then enquired ...
“But grandfather, which wolf wins ?”
To this the wise old man simply replied …
“Whichever one you feed.”
From my book "Superior Health" ...
( Reading Time – Approximately Four To Five Minutes ).
One of the main differences between Eastern and Western Medicines is the ability to see the bigger picture.
In the East, they take a very different view of the world than we do in the West. If we were both asked to look at the same picture of a man in front of a building, the Western mind set is usually to focus in on the man in explicit detail. However, the Eastern mind would instead focus on the background and entire picture including the man. Our Western culture and upbringing have geared us towards concentrating in on small details and fine points; we are trained to tune in on tiny details and be hyper critical, but sometimes when we do that we lose sight of the bigger picture.
This is often the case in Western Medicine. By breaking down the structure of diseased cells into more and more minute parts, it often isolates these cells from the bigger picture of what is really going on in the entire body. It then tries to find a chemical or procedure that will have some bearing on this secluded group of diseased cells. Unfortunately this method, when effective, often just covers up the symptoms of the illness rather than treating the cause of it.
I am always telling my patients to practice Qigong. It is an excellent exercise that is a combination of gentle fluid movements, powerful breathing methods and meditation. It is easy to do but unfortunately it does require patience and commitment.
However if you stick with it, you may end up just like 82 Year old, great grandmother, Zhao Yufang who practices Qigong and Kung Fu every morning in a park near her home in Beijing, China ...
Most 20 year olds wouldn't come close to be able to do those moves !
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