30 tips in 30 days: #5.
Wellness means more than physical health. Wellness is all about the well being of both the physical and energetic bodies.
Western “allopathic” medicine is based on an Industrial Age view of people as machines with broken parts that doctors can fix using surgery or pharmaceuticals. Western health care is about diagnosing and curing symptoms more than causes. Evidence-based treatments might represent Western medicine at its best.
Oriental medicine, in contrast, applies an ancient view of people as vitalized by chi lifeforce energy. Disharmony between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies allows illness. Healing occurs through nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, and energy healing. Surgery is rare. Preventive care is the norm.
The principles of holistic self care include thinking in a positive way, breathing from the bottom of the lungs, drinking lots of clean water and pure juices, eating natural or organic foods, sleeping seven to ten hours a night, getting regular exercise for cardiovascular and muscular fitness, periodic detoxification of the digestive tract, and an environment as free of contaminants and stress as possible.
In cases of illness or injury, wellness springs from awakening the natural healer within. Channeling energies into areas of imbalance or weakness can yield amazing healings, like letting go of suppressed emotions that fester into illness, as may be the case with cancer.
For us men, despite a popular U.S. magazine, men’s health means more than big muscles, prostate testing and high testosterone levels. I believe men’s health really starts with emotional and mental health. By letting go of our obsolete urges to dominate everyone and every-thing, we men discover that the most healthy form of masculinity is vulnerability. Authenticity is a lot sexier that six-pack abs.
If you wish to help create a quantum shift into global consciousness on our planet, please share with others this excerpt from my book: GLOBAL SENSE: The 2012 Edition: A spiritual handbook on the nature of society and how to change the world by changing ourselves