Optimal Health happens when the Flow of Chi or Life Essence runs unblocked in our bodies. For this to happen, the Yin and Yang energies or polarities must be balanced. The way to check these energies is usually done by Acupuncturists and Ayurvedic doctors through pulse readings. They pinpoint where the flow of Chi or primordial energy is blocked, slowed, speeded up, or wavering. Because our Life is sustained by Chi (or Higher Intelligence or Life Energy), again it would make sense to have these checks included in Western medicine, yet they are not.
It is imperative, therefore, that one merges the Western and the Eastern practices to really have a holistic health care model.
Helpful Tips to Keep the Flow of Chi In Your Body
Three easy things you can do to keep your Chi balanced:
- Warm up the foods that you eat – as I mentioned earlier, our body’s normal temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. So for food to be digested , it needs to be at this temperature. If the food is cold, your body will work extra hard to digest it, and the Chi in your gut will be impaired.Please use a toaster oven, regular oven, or the stove to warm up your foods. DISCARD your microwave. Even though it is very convenient, it alters the molecular structure of your food, and destroys it in the process.
- Drink your water at room temperature or slightly chilled – really cold water shocks your digestive system. Maybe it tastes good, but it depletes your Chi.
- AVOID drinking cold water after a meal. Cold water slows down the digestive process considerably, specially after a meal. How is your body going to break down the fat in your food? It will do it partially, and the rest of it will end up accumulating in the blood vessels in your gut. Not a good idea!
My protocol for Ultimate Health, based on my observation of my own health, the health of family members and friends, and of many, many patients, and which is backed by many of the teachings I received, addresses all 3 aspects of Health: 1. the Spiritual or Creative aspect, 2. the Emotional aspect, and 3. the Physical aspect. For change to happen, at least 2 of these aspects must be congruent with what you desire to manifest. Optimal Health will come when all 3 aspects are addressed simultaneously.