Chinese medicine. Practices and teachings of Shou Hsing.
Interest in traditional medicine is growing every year. People begin to doubt the honesty of modern science, seeking salvation in ancient methods of treatment and trying to somehow preserve their health in the age of abundance of artificial food on the shelves of supermarkets, when the poison suddenly dressed in a beautiful package and found a pleasant taste and when propaganda about supposedly healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition is all over the news.
One of the oldest treatment systems on Earth is Chinese medicine, which, unlike modern treatment methods, is mainly aimed at improving the spirit, which in our world, used to seeing all health problems only in the body, is a kind of sacred mystery leading spirit and physical body to health.
The founder of Chinese medicine is Shou Hsing, whose knowledge in this area was so vast that some ancient Chinese began to consider him a deity responsible for longevity and health, and the legends and myths about him spread throughout the ancient Chinese kingdoms at the speed of light. Shou Hsing himself was very modest.
The main thing in his teachings was that there is no recipe for health in nature; it does not and cannot exist, just like the recipe for happiness, because everybody has their own. As Shou Hsing said: “Each person has an individual body and soul. There are no absolutely identical people and the body of each person knows perfectly well what it needs and what is useful for it”. He considered all general health advice to be completely absurd.
Among the main practices and teachings of Shou Hsing, the following tips for improving the spirit and body can be distinguished:
1) Milk is useful only for children under 12 years of age, because the beneficial properties that it contains are needed only by the growing body. When the bones and skeleton are formed, the regular use of milk can lead to bones fragility. Milk is particularly harmful to older people, as it slowly but surely destroys their bones and dulls their brain activity. Probably, that’s where the proverb “old men are twice children” came from. In addition, the harmfulness of milk to adults is confirmed by the fact that in the world there is not a single adult representative of the animal world, whose body would need milk.
2) You need moderation and dosage at all times and everywhere. Everything that is used immoderately becomes harmful to the body. As Shou Hsing said: “You need to hurry slowly”. He also believed that under no circumstances would a person need diets; he only needs the right daily routine and a constant nutrition. The main thing should be the idea of moderation in everything. In turn, a diet, in modern language, is simply self-programming for further gluttony.
3) You never need to take anything to heart, learning to live without strong and destructive emotions. Everything in this world is seen only after a while. Calmness is the most important assistant on the path to longevity. In addition, positive thoughts contribute to health and longevity; therefore, you always and everywhere need to mentally affirm that you are healthy and full of strength. Always make plans and have a goal in life; it is the goal that will make you live on.
These were the fundamental dogmas of Chinese medicine, the foundations of which were laid by the great Chinese philosopher and physician Shou Hsing. Some might find them unscientific, but, being guided by these principles, many adherents of Chinese medicine set longevity records.
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