Today, I am going to dig into my years of energetic & clinical experience as a Traditional Acupuncturist, and speak to something a little bit different, to what you are usually used to seeing here.
The more society develops technologically, the more health issues which are arising from the excessive over-use of that technology.
As an example, if an unwell child is brought to me for treatment, I can safely treat that child in the upper part of the body with different heat(yang) techniques. The reason why it is safe, is because the infant has an immense amount of vital life-force fluid present in the kidney channel. The yin is bountiful.
If an adult comes to me, over the age of about 15, it is not advised I would treat the upper body in such a way. Why? Because at this point in the humans development, they no longer have such an ability to radiate-out and ground this heat naturally with vital fluids, so it will cause a whole host of other issues as it overstimulates and stagnates in the upper body.
As we develop and age, our vital essence (kidneys) are taxed. Fluids are spent. Diet is ignored. And a whole other host of internal and external lifestyle habits burn our Jing. This is the natural process of ageing, and the fluids of the kidneys(the energetic contractile functioning of the body/ the yin) gets weaker.
This is why you see many people who were once young and naturally slim, suddenly blowing up and gaining weight with age. It is the energetic contractile nature of the Kidney channel which has become compromised, and it is no longer able to manage and circulate the excess water in the body. The toxins get pushed into the tissues, and as a further result - the heart channel starts to overheat.
It is a deep kidney(vital essence) deficiency, which can then begin to manifest itself as heart and blood pressure problems.
Im not going to go any deeper into the energetic diagnostic process, as it is a gigantic area and I would be here all night…but my reason for sharing this, is to communicate the negative health affects of excessive technology use.
There is a phrase in Oriental medicine, which translates as “cool head, warm feet.” This is the homeostasis needed for optimum health and vitality.
We are designed to be grounded - So that the Yank Ki (or the fire) in the body can stay contracted down in the belly, mingmen centre, and lower dantian. This is to keep the digestive fire operational, the virility and libido healthy, and the legs/roots strong(something which is essential to longevity which I will speak about at a later date, if requested). It also grounds any excessive heart heat, to keep the cardiovascular system cool, functioning in an optimal fashion.
So, how does all of this tie into technology use? Well, the excessive use of screens, smartphones, laptops etc, causes large amounts of energy, blood, and fluid stagnation in the head, face, neck and shoulders. The result of this never-ending fiery consumption - is an underlying heat, that causes an array of health troubles. From headaches and stiffness, to sleep and hormone dysfunction, to heart problems and circulation issues. Now if you add a crap diet & lifestyle on top of that, good luck. The bucket is waiting to be kicked.
These days, most people who come see me have the opposite of the above phrase. They have “hot head, cool feet” - and line themselves up for some very unenjoyable later years of life. The unsettling thing, is that right now, young children and teenagers are coming for treatment with health complaints that were previously unheard of until at least a persons 40s. This is a sign of our insatiable times.
We are upside down, and very clearly suffering for it.
What Im sharing here today, is really only touching the surface on an otherwise gigantic topic, but hopefully it is enough to have you approach your life with a bit more balance, and less excessiveness. Learn to begin caring for your body and energy NOW, so that you can be functional and happy right into the eldest years.
Right now, society is heady…AF. Its all head driven. To the point that the rest of the body has become vacant and braced. Cold, numb, stagnant…with the next stage being to perish.
I invite you to warm those toes - To not look for your entertainment and connection via screens. And to realise as a human you have come up out of the soil, the earth. Like a tree. And to return to vibrancy, reconnecting with your nature is a step which you cannot afford to skip.
Put the screen down, turn this thing off. Go outside. Limit all forms of usage, so that you can use it purposefully for its benefits, without allowing it to eat you alive.
By disconnecting from one world, you naturally get the opportunity to reconnect with another.
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