a Healthy Life
President of International
Martial Arts Federation, Dr. Che Cheng Chiang
At present, life expectancy of mankind
keeps increasing. In the year of 2000, about 35 millions of Americans are over
65. There are more and more old people in America, and they live longer and
longer. There are about 100 thousand people who are over 100. It is estimated
that by the years of 2020, there will be 200 thousand people whose age is over
100. From above-mentioned facts, we can say that it is no longer a dream for one
to live one hundred years.
People often say
that life is like a drama, which means that everyone comes to and leaves the
world just as he travels once on earth. From his childhood to old age, people
play various roles, some ending their lives with a comedy, while others
with different tragedies.
Everyone has heard
of the saying: Man can triumph over nature. In fact, nature has its inherent
laws, for example, the lot of man, including birth, aging, sickness, and death,
is irreversible. Same is true to human body that has its own natural rhythm.
Living an irregular life is bound to harm health. Each day everyone lives in the
circumstance full of pressure, if mental stress accumulates in mind, stagnation
of Qi will easily formed, as we often call it as stagnation of vital energy and
blood. If this problem remains unsolved for a long time, all kinds of chronic
disease will occur. In order to prevent such situation appears, we should live a
regular life and do some proper physical exercises each day!
Health is Wealth!
For making a living
and founding a career, each on is extremely busy and tense everyday, that easily
causes us to come down with illness. The main reasons of illness are exhaustion
from working too hard, lack of rest and sleep, which can destroy the balance of
circulation of blood and vital energy. To sum up, the reasons of illness are
1. External reasons:
weather factors, including wind, chill, hot weather, wet circumstance, dry
condition, and heat.
2. Internal reasons:
factors of passion and feeling, including happiness, anger, worry, anxiety,
grief, fear and being frightened.
3. Other reasons not
belonging to above-mentioned factors.
When one can't
recover from fatigue produced on a day, but accumulates the fatigue on the
following day, he will feel somewhat ill, such as headache, sore at joint and
pain at back, circulation of blood and vital energy become weak, causing
deficiency of calcium nourishing bones. If one does physical exercises
regularly, receives massage, takes hot water bath, he can prevent losing balance
of circulation of blood and vital energy, as well as prevent occurrence of
arteriosclerosis and other major diseases.
Mystery of Vital Energy and Blood
According to theory
of ancient Chinese medicine, the normal physiological function of human body is
totally supported by the vital energy and blood, and semen. Imbalance of these
elements will result in losing normal function of internal organs, causing
illness. So we must keep the vital energy and blood flowing and circulating
smoothly, in such a way, we can keep nervous revitalization, and automatically
adjust internal secretion and function of internal organs, so that we can keep
healthy, make our bodies strong and live a longer life.
What is Vital Energy and Blood?
There are different
types of vital energy (in Chinese it is called Qi) which have different names
depending on their positions in human body, functions and natures, such as Yuan
Qi (vigor), Zhong Qi (principal), Ying Qi (nutrition), Wei Qi (guard), Xue Qi
(vital energy), Shen Qi (kidney), and Wei Qi (stomach). These various Qi spread
in all parts of a body, forming basic energy and force to maintain life. We
always say circulation of vital energy and blood that means vital energy can't
be separated from blood. Ancient Chinese often said: vital energy and blood is
vigor. A person with enough Qi (vital energy and blood) is full of vigor and
vitality, sober-minded. If one person works too hard and is under stress, but
lacks rest and sleep, he can easily exhausted and lose balance of circulation of
blood, and often suffer from some illness, such as headache, sore in joint and
pain in back, serious deficiency of calcium in bones. Poor circulation of blood
produces stagnation of vital energy; this is the real reason that causes various
diseases and mental stress.