We pride ourselves with having many years of researching remedies and formulas to help a wide range of conditions from stress, IBS and Memory loss to pain. Researching not just one method, but many different ways of approaching a condition, from traditional medicine to modern medicine, and from popular treatments to unfamiliar treatments.
Our research has concluded that Eastern and Western medicine differ in their approach to healing. While Western medicine focuses on quick symptom relief dealing with the physical organs; Eastern medicine focuses on dealing with the root cause of a condition for your body to slowly and strongly rebuild the energy within each organ.
We looked at many methods and healing processes including:
The wood element is responsible for growth and is represented in the body by the Liver and Gallbladder.
In western medicine the liver acts as a filter for detoxifying metabolites and a factory for digesting bio-chemicals. In eastern medicine the liver is the organ responsible for healing and as such if your liver is out of balance your healing ability and rate will be affected.
The gallbladder is seen in western medicine as a store for bile and is not considered an important organ. Cholecystectomies, which are used to remove the gallbladder, have become common in Western Medicine with many of the consequences of this removal being seen as unrelated. Eastern medicine attributes the regulation of the body temperature and the ability to make decisions to the gallbladder.
The wood element is responsible for the emotion of anger.
The fire element is responsible for action and is represented in the body by the Heart, Pericardium, Small intestine and San Jiao.
Both eastern and western medicine understand the heart to be the organ that pumps blood for the body however in eastern medicine they also recognise the heart as being responsible for mentality; the heart and mind are closely linked in the east.
As with the heart, the east and west have similar views of the pericardium and the small intestine. The pericardium in both traditions is viewed as a protection for the heart and the small intestine is seen as an organ essential for digesting and absorbing nutrients.
The major difference between the fire element organs in eastern and western traditions is the San Jiao. The San Jiao is the triple cavity and is widely known as the triple burner, it is not represented by a physical organ in the body and is responsible for the regulation and distribution of heat and energy around the body.
The fire element is responsible for the emotion of joy.
The earth element is responsible for stability and is represented in the body by the stomach and spleen.
In both Eastern and Western traditions the spleen is known for the storage and creation of blood cells. The difference between the two traditions is the importance they place on the spleen; in the east it is regarded as one of the most important organs for keeping the body healthy, however, in the west the spleen is often partially or completely removed. The west is however starting to realise that removal of the spleen greatly increases the chances of heart disease and immune system problems several years after removal.
The stomach is accepted in both cultures as being responsible for digestion.
The emotion associated with earth element conditions is anxiety.
The metal element is responsible for fusion and is represented in the body by the Lungs and Large intestine.
The lungs are responsible for extracting oxygen or external chi from the air.
The large intestine is recognized by both eastern and western traditions for removing waste from the body
The metal element is responsible for the emotion of sadness.
The water element is responsible for creation and is represented in the body by the Kidneys and the urinary bladder.
The kidneys are important in all medical systems. Western systems attribute many homeostatic functions to the kidneys whereas eastern systems consider the kidneys as the generators of internal chi or energy and the place where Jing or congenital chi, also known as life energy, inherited from your father and mother, is stored. Jing is lost through sexual activity or during times when your body feels it needs to give you access to some of this energy to survive e.g. adrenalin. The Jing cannot be replaced once lost, only tonified to protect the remaining Jing. The Jing is your life energy so you die when it runs out.
The urinary bladder is considered the body’s first line of defence in eastern medicine, protecting the body from invasion by simply passing it through the urine. In western medicine the urinary bladder is used simply for storage of urine.
The water element is associated with fear.