On Friday, we shared The Body’s Warning Signs: Part 1. This post highlighted the importance of discovering and addressing the root cause of a condition rather than focusing on the symptoms, and discussed the warning signs the body may send to alert you of a deeper energetic imbalance. In their search for health, many people address what is ailing them—the symptoms. They may even go so far as to have a body part surgically removed. But this just masks the issue. When an organ or body part is removed, the meridian remains. The issue must be addressed energetically for true healing to occur.
We can see this with gallstones, kidney stones, uterine fibroids, and cancer—especially breast cancer. When patients get tested for genetic conditions and the gene for breast cancer is detected, a woman may elect to have her whole breast removed for fear this cancer will manifest and metastasize. But, as seemingly effective as this drastic step may be, it doesn’t address the root cause at the energetic level. Cancer could still be hiding somewhere in the body’s energy field, waiting for the right set of circumstances to trigger its processing abilities.
Unless you understand how and why health issues begin at the energetic level and migrate to the physical, you won’t see what’s really going on.
The proof is in the equation E=mc².
Energy and mass are interchangeable. If we only deal with mass, we haven’t really dealt with the root cause. Mass is the result of an energy exchange that has produced these growths. Energetic changes are the root cause; the mass is the effect.
Just as Nature has the ability to continually rebalance itself, the body is born with the wisdom to rebalance and heal.
As the Nei Jing says, when the body is out of balance, it offers a hospitable place for the energies of illness and disease to find a home. When your body is in balance—when Qi is flowing and your organs are working in harmony—there is no place for illness or disease. To heal illness and disease, you must readjust your body and rebalance its organs, not just battle with conditions. You need to understand which organ or which frequency is out of balance.
Once a TCM practitioner identifies the source of imbalance, they may promote healing through acupuncture, herbs, specific Qigong movements, and food. The food we use to heal has already fulfilled its own processing for complete balance. It hasn’t had any interruptions in its natural processing or imbalanced conditions in its growth. These are powerful messages that can be used to restore balance in the body.
Excerpted from Digesting the Universe: A Revolutionary Framework for Healthy Metabolism Function by Nan Lu, OMD with Ellen Schaplowsky.
Come back to our blog on Wednesday to learn more about using foods to heal.
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