In the traditional Chinese medical concept, health preservation occupies a very important part, and it is believed that food can be used to regulate the body to prevent diseases.
From childhood to adulthood, when I was ill, I always saw Western medicine, and I didn’t have too many thoughts on Chinese medicine. A later experience made me realize that the medicinal properties of food are no joke, I thought it was amazing! It turns out that this is “the same source of medicine and food”, which also made me feel that the concept behind Chinese medicine is really broad and profound.
It was my first pregnancy and I had a miscarriage 10 weeks later. At that time, I was living in a foreign country. In the clinic, the doctor told me that the uterine opening had been opened, and it was definitely a miscarriage. However, she did not approve of my immediate D&C, that is, curettage and curettage. She reminded me to pay attention to the bleeding situation. As long as it is not serious, I can wait a day or two before deciding what to do next.
The next day I felt bored at home, so I went to the mall to go shopping. At dusk, I went to my mother’s house for dinner. When my mother saw me, she asked me, “Didn’t you have a miscarriage?! Why are you still going shopping, as if nothing happened?” Then my mother cooked “chicken wine” for me to drink.
Chicken wine is a soup that women in Guangdong will drink after giving birth. The main ingredients are fungus, golden needles, chicken, ginger, rice wine, you can add some peanuts if you like.
In fact, this soup is delicious, I continue to do my thing after drinking it. After about 2 hours like this, I felt that my stomach seemed to have a reaction, and I wanted to go to the emergency room of the hospital, but when I first arrived at the door, I could no longer walk (I later learned that when I was about to give birth, my legs were also The feeling of not being able to walk), the whole person knelt on the ground, felt that something was expelled, and then the whole person was completely normal, as if nothing had happened. Look what’s coming out? It’s something like egg-shaped muscle tissue.
After that, my mother told me to cook chicken wine and drink it for the next few days until my body stopped responding. Indeed, in the first few days, every time I drank chicken wine, I felt more blood coming out, and after a few days of drinking, I felt nothing.
Fungus, golden needles, chicken, ginger, peanuts, wine, these are the ingredients we use for daily cooking. Putting these ingredients together and cooking them into chicken wine will solve the problem of the body after miscarriage.
This is my personal experience of “medicine and food from the same source”.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that medicine is also food, and food is medicine, but there are differences in dosage.
Chinese medicine believes that food, like medicine, has different “nature and taste”, that is, it is divided into four different attributes of “hot, warm, cool and cold”, and five kinds of “sour, bitter, sweet, pungent and salty”. different flavors. For example, warm foods usually promote circulation and make people feel energized. Warm foods include a lot of meat and spices, while cool foods can make people feel refreshed, such as summer fruits and seafood. , green vegetables, etc. This also involves the concept of “harmonization” in traditional Chinese medicine. Different constitutions, different foods, and different medicines have different effects on the human body. Through adjustment and balance, the body can be healthy and the mind can be calm.
Sun Simiao, a great medical scientist in the Tang Dynasty, mentioned in the “Dietary Treatment Chapter” in “Prescriptions for Emergencies”, “Dietary therapy does not heal, and then life medicine”, which means that doctors must first use diet for patients to adjust, if they can’t Heal, and then use medicine to cure the disease. He also quoted Zhang Zhongjing, a famous doctor in the Eastern Han Dynasty: “The human body is peaceful, only the generals need to be well nourished, and do not take medicine rashly.” Sun Simiao believes that drug treatment should not be taken lightly, because the medicinal properties are too strong, as if the force is too strong, it will cause a lot of damage, so the effect of curing and preventing diseases must be achieved through food first.
Not only in China, but in the West, in ancient Greece 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates, who was known as the “Saint of Medicine”, advocated “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food (food is the best medicine). )”, the concept explained is the same thing as “the same origin of medicine and food”.
Greg, a general practitioner of clinical nutrition in the United States, wrote in the book “The Bible of Diet” that the proportion of colorectal cancer in Indian women is only one-tenth of that of American women, and endometrial cancer and melanoma are only one-ninth of those in the United States. The risk of colorectal cancer in American men is 11 times that of Indian men, prostate cancer is 23 times, and lung cancer and bladder cancer are also 7 times, of which turmeric is considered to be one of the key reasons. Turmeric is the main ingredient in curries that Indians eat daily. Studies have also shown that after polyps become cancerous, even in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, turmeric helped a third of them slow down the progression over a course of two to four months.
Dr. Greg explained that all cells have a suicide mechanism, and the body uses the elements in the food to rebuild itself every once in a while, but cancer cells turn off their suicide mechanism and eventually divide to form tumors. The curcumin in turmeric seems to have the ability to reprogram the suicide mechanism into cancer cells, activate the “caspases” in cancer cells, and cut off proteins inside cancer cells to destroy cancer cells.
Dr. Greg added 31 years to his life after witnessing his grandmother suffering a critical heart attack before becoming an internationally renowned nutritionist and switching to a “whole-food vegetable” (i.e. unprocessed) diet , planted his belief that “disease comes from eating habits”.
Another endoscopic surgeon, Hiromi Shinya, who has practiced medicine in Japan and the United States, has been practicing medicine for 45 years at the age of 72, and has diagnosed and treated more than 300,000 cases, but he has never prescribed one for his patients. death certificate. After his cancer surgery, his patients strictly corrected their diet and work and rest under his guidance, and gave up their dependence on drugs. They all recovered, and there was no recurrence or metastasis. And Dr. Xingu himself, since he studied medicine, has not taken any medicines and has never been ill.
In the book “The Way to Live Without Sickness”, Dr. Xingu, with 45 years of clinical experience and the stomach and intestines of 300,000 people who have witnessed it with his own eyes, found that many cancers, diabetes, myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction, hay fever, etc. The real cause of modern intractable diseases such as allergic dermatitis and ulcer gastroenteritis lies in the long-term dietary habits and ignorant drug dependence.
Dr. Xingu mentioned that in the direct observation of 300,000 cases of gastrointestinal endoscopy, he found that patients with common cancers such as breast cancer and lung cancer must have gastrointestinal diseases, and even gastrointestinal cancer was detected at the same time. He also pointed out in the book that gastrointestinal unhealthy is the source of all diseases, and many cancers and many other diseases are often caused by the deterioration of the gastrointestinal tract.
The problems of the gastrointestinal tract and digestive system belong to the category of “spleen and stomach” in traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine believes that the spleen and stomach are the “foundation of the acquired nature” and the “source of qi and blood biochemistry”. If the digestion and absorption of the spleen and stomach is good, the daily diet can be effectively converted into qi and blood, and qi and blood can be replenished naturally. In addition, the spleen and stomach are strong and vigorous, and it is not easy to be invaded by external pathogens. Therefore, it is very important to maintain good health, avoid infection as much as possible, and regulate the spleen and stomach.
Dr. Xingu believes that the vast majority of modern diseases are caused by unhealthy diet, work and rest, and even mental factors, and are caused by the accumulation of long-term unhealthy living habits. This is the real cause.
He seriously pointed out in the book that, except for a small part of western medicine, most of them are only symptomatic drugs, that is, they are not aimed at the cause, but only to relieve and paralyze the superficial symptoms and relieve temporary pain, such as blood pressure, antipyretic, and analgesia. Fundamentally treating the cause, eating more is actually poisonous, and anticancer agents are more toxic and severely damage the immune system.
He said that Western medicine treats diseases only when the human body has a serious disease that affects work and normal life, and then applies medicine or surgical treatment to the visible lesions, and never pays attention to what causes the body before it develops to this stage. Lesion, never care about people’s life experience, eating experience, interpersonal relationship, mental state, living environment.
But it was frozen three feet, not a day’s cold, the disease would not come out suddenly, there must be a process of development. Before it develops into unbearable pain and obvious lesions appear, it is the state of “preventive disease” in Chinese medicine. In ancient Chinese medicine, doctors who can treat “preventive disease” are called “shangyi”.
Dr. Xingu reminded that in the future, if Western medicine does not know how to regard the human body as a “whole body”, respect life, nature and the human body, pay attention to the fundamental factors of human disease such as diet, environment and spirit, and take the road of preventive medicine, from If you start with health care such as diet, there will be no way out, resulting in the strange phenomenon that the more advanced the technology, the more difficult and difficult diseases, and the more difficult the medical treatment is.
I have also heard from traditional Chinese medicine that if the digestive system is healthy, this person will not have any serious illness. From Dr. Xingu’s many years of experience and the experience of observing gastrointestinal changes, everyone should pay more attention to the traditional concept of diet and health preservation. , Take action, protect our physical and mental health! @
Responsible editor: Wen Xi