Strong and healthy in chinese - The culture of a healthy lifestyle has been an inseparable part of Chinese life for thousands of years. This culture is rooted in experience levels and depths of understanding that exist in Chinese philosophy and ideals of Chinese medicine around the human body.
based on health is seen as a systematic approach to the study of the
relationship between humanity and nature, focusing on the different
systems that exist in the body and the need to maintain a balance of
healthy functions body.
Chinese thought, it is also the important issue of recognizing the
illness or disease through the (. Chee pr) balance or imbalance of "Qi"
which can be understood as "vital energy". There are two kinds of Qi Qi, healthy or Zheng Qi, Qi and Xie harmful or Qi (PR-ay it.) (Pr jung.); Zheng Qi can be bound to a healthy immune system and is something that is inside; Xie Qi may be related to the causes of the disease and there is no discomfort. With this, it is the important idea of prevention or "stop the disease before it starts" medicine.
Culture in China an important aspect of the preservation of health is
balance and connectivity of the spirit, mind and body. This idea, when you take a step further, opens us to recognize the rich relationship between the universe and humanity.
are thousands of years in ancient China, people had begun to feel the
effects caused in the human body from the reactions of external
influences; This was the beginning of a holistic view of health. At
that time, China's leaders began on the long road of the collection of
secrets for a healthy life through which the development of the basic
culture of a healthy lifestyle. The Chinese had already begun to move toward a structured overview of the relationship between human life and the universe.
Yellow Emperor, or "Huang Di" is the only man in ancient China which is
known as a man of many inventions and the father of the culture of
health. He was a humble and studious man and invented many useful tools that were very advanced for its time. Legend
says that Huang Di resulted compass invented a car that has played an
important role in the unity of the two indigenous tribes, which later
became the ancestors of the Chinese people. After many years and with the help of many scholars, Huang Di finished the first work in Chinese health culture.
This work is based on the ideals of the relationship between humanity and the universe as a whole. It
comes from the perspective of "Yin Yang" (pr. Yeen Yahng), the Chinese
theory encompassing the universal balance, and Wu Xing (pr. Woo Shing),
the interaction of the five elements of nature to create the balance, these two ideals are the tools used in achieving good health of Chinese thought. By mapping the different organs of the human body and developing Qi
channels, Huang Di created a work of health concepts has been used and
improved for thousands of years.
better understand the concepts behind Chinese health culture must start
first by understanding the effects of nature on human health. The best place to start is to understand the concepts of Yin Yang and Wu Xing.
The World According to Yin Yang
Yin Yang describes how the ancient Chinese viewed the world as containing a perfect balance of opposing forces. They believed that the unification of opposites is the law of change in all things. Chinese traditional culture of Yin Yang sees health as a fundamental
aspect of the energy flow of life when Yin Yang is in balance the body
It is interesting to note here the idea of balance in Chinese thought. Balance, in this context, should not be confused with the idea of balance in the West. The balance that is achieved is expressed here sometimes contradictory, not harmony. This embodiment of the balance in nature and even in human health, is through opposing forces, which may be in an idle state.
today's world, and because of the avalanche of bad habits and
environmental risks, we are bombarded with the causes of the disease and
discomfort, our health is constantly challenged. Chinese culture of a healthy lifestyle can lead us to a knowledge
resource that can teach us how to maintain the health of spirit, mind
The idea of Yin Yang
The first concept of Yin Yang maintained a balance between abstract and concrete, take for example the sun; areas that receive sunlight would be considered "Yang"; areas not benefiting from sun or shade areas, would be considered "Yin". Later, in time, other phenomena such as have been recognized; Winter Summer face to face, left against right, within external front, and the action against the rest.
When the classical philosophers contemplate natural phenomenon to explain the concept of Yin Yang. They perceive all aspects of nature as existing within the opposition forces, positive and negative, life and death.
Yin Yang Divisions
Yin Yang researchers believe that the world is any material resulting from the unification of opposing Yin Yang forces. Yin Yang represents the interaction and the unification of opposite properties. At the same time, Yin Yang properties in the physical phenomena are also divisible, for example; Yang during the day and night as Yin. When
speaking of the divisions of day and night, morning is considered 'in
Yang Yang ", the afternoon is" Yin and Yang "from 0:00 to 3:00 is" Yin
Yin in' and 3:00 to 6:00 is "Yin Yang".
It is important to realize that there are divisions of Yin and Yang in Yin Yang which continue indefinitely. Therefore, we can see that all physical and non-physical phenomena in the universe can be divided into Yin Yang. Moreover,
as we have seen the divisions of time, all within a category of Yin
Yang or perhaps sub-classified into finer divisions of Yin and Yang. This fact is widely seen in nature.
Yin Yang properties
most cases, the movement outwards or upwards or action, heat and heat,
light and lighting are all features of Yang, while to the Inside or down or action, cold or heat, and darkness are all features of Yin.
from the perspective of a healthy lifestyle, if the human body has the
properties of the action or movement, warmth, enthusiasm, or something
similar, are considered as belonging to the Yang category . However, if the restriction of property, restriction or moisture are present, they belong to the category of Yin. (Note: These properties must be included in the abstract.)
is important to note that the ideals of Yin Yang can not be applied to
things with common properties, things that have a common connection, or
an object that has two aspects. If things are not regarded as a common connection or can not be regarded as a pair when the ideals of Yin Yang can not apply.
Applications Yin Yang
The physical functions of the human body,In
the field of Yin Yang, it is considered that the result of balance or
harmony between the two opposing forces is achieved by the activities of
normal daily living. When speaking of the forces of physical energy, physics would be
classified as Yin and Yang energy in the appearance of these two Yin
Yang are seen as opposing forces.
activity of human life is regarded as the foundation of physical
matter, no physical activity not resulting energy would therefore no
physical material that promotes a continuous metabolic process. If there is a division of Yin Yang Yin Yang or can not maintain the unification, should lead to the end of life.
the Chinese classic "Su Wen" is written: "If a human being is capable
of reaching a balance in Yin Yang, the body will be strong and healthy,
the mind will be calm and peaceful, but if there is a separation of Yin Yang the person will die. "
Body and illness
In the human body and its physical and physical, energy and power, and physical environment and energy must all balance; they must all balance Yin Yang. This is the basis of health and how to maintain a healthy physical activity.
Yin Yang forces are interdependent; They maintain and restrict, increase and decrease. Therefore, when Yin Yang is out of balance of the disease is present.
The appearance of the disease is linked to aspects of healthy and harmful Qi. Qi refers to the healthy structure and function of the body, including the body's defenses against the whole disease; the immune system. Harmful or Xie Qi Qi, it refers to any factor that causes the disease. The health properties and harmful Qi Qi can also be classified by Yin Yang. Healthy Qi is divided into Yin and Yang Qi Qi; Qi harmful is divided into Yin and Yang Xie Xie.
The disease process is the struggle between Zheng Qi Qi and Qi Xie healthy or harmful. The result is an imbalance of Yin Yang, where Yin Yang or may be excessive or insufficient. No matter how complex disease, the complexity does not exceed the excess or deficiency or Yin Yang. Therefore,
if you want to prevent disease and stay healthy, they must use all
possible means to maintain the balance of Yin Yang, to achieve the
highest level of a healthy lifestyle.
What is the Yin Yang balance?
All natural phenomena are the result of the unity and balance of Yin Yang. The human body not only to maintain a balance of Yin Yang inside, but must also adapt to the Yin Yang environment is his car. The physical realm, as the human body is moving and evolving. The physical body is constantly adjust and adapt to their environment. The vital movements in the body must feel the support and the effects of their restriction of the environment; climate, altitude and seasonal changes, which will have a direct influence on the movements of organs and bodily functions.
If the body is able to make the appropriate settings for your environment and successfully adapt, stay healthy. However,
if the environment changes dominate the body's ability to pay, or if
the body is too weak or small, the ability to correctly adjust is lost
and there will be no imbalance in Yin Yang which will lead disease. It is important to have a good understanding of the laws of natural
evolution to achieve the necessary unity and overall balance leading to
The law of the balance between Heaven and Man
"Heaven" refers to the natural environment; "Man"
refers to the human organism. The idea behind the equilibrium between
heaven and man expresses the strong connection between nature and
humanity. All the changes and movements of nature will have an effect, direct or indirect, in the human body.If unusual weather phenomenon occurs during movement of the seasons; during
the cold spring, the heat during the winter, a long drought or heavy
rainfall, they will all have an effect on the human body. The only way for the body to maintain good health by adapting to changes in their natural environment.
our ancestors used the principles of support and restrictive, or
positive and negative, Yin Yang to represent and explain the natural
environment and climate change. Therefore, pointing Yin Yang changes and seasonal changes such as the basic principle in the accommodation process; if a person wants health and longevity is important to respect these principles of nature.
The World According to Wu Xing
The five elements are Wu Xing; metal, wood, water, fire and earth.Wu Xing ideals or five elements, explain the structure of the world. In China, Wu Xing, like its counterpart Yang Yin, has made a great contribution to the study of a healthy lifestyle.
The main idea behind Wu Xing is not as simple as saying that all things can be divided into five different categories. Rather,
there are five elements in the laws of mutual support and restraint,
and are used to explain the relationships between complex systems and
material objects. It is on this basis that the idea of a unified completeness and expressly setting. With the adaptation of Wu Xing bodily functions are strengthened,
allowing different functions to maintain or restore normal conditions,
the result is the healthy profit welfare and longevity of life.
The idea of Wu Xing
Wu Xing is a concept of the motion of five specific basic elements and seen as an extension of Yin Yang. Conceptualized old life movement Wu Xing five basic elements "metal, wood, water, fire and earth." In
the natural world, these five elements have different types of unions,
after careful observation, they found support and retaining mutual ",
which continued to develop and expand. They notice how the elements
interact with the making support and restraint to achieve and maintain the current balance were given.
The properties of the five elements:
Wood: The old saw the model of trees and branches and to growth curve and linear growth. They recognized them as evidence of the use and growth and expansion properties up.
Fire: The ancients saw fire as having the characteristics of heat and increased movements. They recognized that the use and properties of heat and ascension.
Soil: The old ground since the plantation uses, cultivation and harvesting. Therefore, they recognized that a growth factor capable of supporting the weight and receive. As in the words; "All things return to the earth" and "the earth is the mother of all things."
Metal: The ancient metal known, which has the properties and uses of purity and restraint.
Water: Ancient recognize water as having the properties and uses of moisture, cold and moving downward.
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By: Todd Cornell