One of the first things many of us notice when we meet someone new is the appearance of their complexion. I have been asked many times why Asian people tend to look 10 years younger than their true age.
Some say the reason is genetic, but itís more than
that. As a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner who is Asian, I am happy to share the secrets of healthy,
The ancient oriental doctor perceived human beings as a microcosm of the universe that surrounded
them. They imagined themselves as a part of an unbroken wholeness, called Tao, a singular
relational continuum within and without.
Oriental medical thinking grew up with the relationship of the human being and nature in
body-mind-spirit. And so the system of examination, diagnosis and treatment for Oriental medicine
is based on these natural processes. The concept of human health then follows laws inherent in the
flow of the life 'Energy (Chi)' inherent in nature.
Q:I never feel rested when I wake up in the morning, even when I get 8 or 9 hours of sleep. I only feel my usual energy return after I have dragged myself
from the bed and into the shower. Do you know a way to wake up feeling ready for the day?
A: Quantity of sleep is as important as the quality of sleep. I suggest you review some of the basics:
1. Do not eat late. Your last meal should be no later than seven in the evening
2. Do not exercise just before bed. You should engage in no strenuous exercise for at least two hours before bed.
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