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Chinese medicine and spleen importance


TCM Take on Fat: Vent Your Spleen

If you want to fight fat the TCM way, you should eat foods to promote a healthy spleen — like Chinese pearl barley, known as Job's tears — and drink lots of Pu'er tea. Both are also diuretics.

A sun top, miniskirt and high-heel sandals - that's the outfit that catches men's attention and other girls' envy on the streets in summer. In order to show off their figures in skimpy clothes, girls started their weight-loss battles months ago, but it's never too late to lose weight.

Drinking slimming tea (a laxative), staying on a diet, and going to the gym frequently are widely used weight-loss methods. But eating certain foods or being pierced by fine silver needles may also help you to get rid of excessive weight.

Most people believe that obesity results from eating too much, which is certainly true in most cases. But it fails to explain why some people gain weight even though they eat little and drink lots of water while others keep slim though they eat a big dinner every day.

"It is not simply the case that the more you eat, the more weight you gain," says Dr Zhang Zhongyi, deputy director of the Acupuncture Department of Yueyang Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. "Whether your stomach and spleen work well plays a much more important role."

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the spleen, together with the stomach, digest and absorb nutrients (the spleen function in TCM differs from that in Western medicine). TCM holds that the spleen is responsible for sending the nutrients from the stomach to all the organs, and also for expelling excessive body fluid. If the spleen doesn't function well, excessive body fluid will collect and turn into fat.

Fat not only collects on muscles, destroying a nice figure, but also on organs and in the blood, which can cause health problems.

Fatty liver is common among fat people and can lead to cirrhosis if patients fail to correct their diet. Links are also found between obesity and the "three highs" (hypertension, high blood cholesterol and high blood sugar), which may contribute to cerebral vascular disease.

"The function of the organs, including the spleen, declines with aging. That's why most middle-aged and old people find themselves gaining weight easily," says Dr Zhang. "As for young people, unhealthy eating habits may cause malfunction of the stomach and spleen and leads to fat collection."

Not eating regular meals, but having continuous between-meal nibbles, according to Dr Zhang, is a bad diet habit that causes a weight problem among many young ladies. Besides, sitting all day long and not getting regular physical exercise can also lead to body fluid accumulation, which is typical among office ladies.

Dr Zhang suggests taking a five- to 10-minute break every hour, relaxing, doing some exercises and eating foods that are good for the spleen and are diuretics as well, such as Pu'er tea.

If these methods can't help you reach your ideal figure, you may try acupuncture therapy. It will help improve the function of stomach and spleen, and reduce the appetite by piercing fine needles into certain acupoints.

"Acupuncture works well in reducing excessive weight, yet doesn't seem so effective when girls of normal weight insist on losing more," says Dr Zhang, "especially when some girls only want their legs slimmer."

Dr Zhang says that generally the normal weight for a man is his height minus 100, while that for a woman is her height minus 105. People weighing five kilograms more or less are all within the normal range.

The ingredients listed in the recipes below are available at major supermarkets, such as Carrefour, City Market, Hualian Supermarket and Lianhua.

One of the dishes should be eaten once a day.

Herbal teas

Chen Pi tea (Tangerine peel)

Portion: 4 grams chen pi

Function: Improves spleen and liver function; expels toxins and fluids (diuretic).

Pu'er tea

Portion: 10 grams Pu'er tea

Function: Aids digestion, expels fat, diuretic, laxative.

Foods to help you lose weight

Yi Mi (Job's tears) congee

Ingredients: Job's tears (30g), sugar

Function: Improves the function of the spleen and expels excessive body fluid (diuretic), thus aiding to weight loss and relieving swelling. It helps reduce hypertension and lower blood sugar. Also known as coix seed or Chinese pearl barley, it tastes like barley.


1. Put Job's tears into a saucepan, bring quickly to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 30 minutes until Job's tears become soft.

2. Add sugar and stir.

Dried shrimp and white gourd soup

Ingredients: Dried shrimp (15g), white gourd (400g), lard (25g), green onion (8g), salt, gourmet powder, and sesame oil

Function: Expels excessive body fluid (diuretic), thus promoting weight loss and relieving swelling. It also helps expel toxins and phlegm.

Effect is best if prepared with only 30g white gourd with peel and drink as tea several times a day.


1. Wash the dried shrimp, and soak it in warm water. Peel the white gourd, and chop it into slices.

2. Boil the water in saucepan, and then add white gourd, dried shrimp and salt. Wait 8-10 minutes, then add green onion, gourmet powder and sesame oil.


Water secrets

This essay takes us to the door to the secrets of life, secrets to water, and secrets of light, color, and perception. Water plays a leading role in living processes, as everyone knows, but what is secret is the fact that water mediates the interaction between radiant energy and physical existence by allowing itself to be structured by light energy along an incredibly broad front of the electromagnetic spectrum. Water is light sensitive as we are light sensitive and the frequencies of life that shine on us that we absorb or reject reveal much about how we think, feel and react to things and our environment.

Water is crucial to biological existence and we find that dehydration alters the conformation of proteins and removes water layers around proteins that are essential for maintaining the original protein structure. Decades of bombarding water with X-rays and neutron beams have convinced most scientists that there is no long-range order in water because unbeknownst to them they have been playing around with the death principle - the type of radiation that destroys the structure of water thus destroying the structure of life.


Why does water vaporized into the sky form clouds instead of just spreading out evenly in space? Where does lightning come from in a storm? How does Jell-o hold so much water inside without it leaking out? How does the water bug walk on water? One must watch this video of Dr. Gerald Pollack famous lecture Water, Energy, and Life: Fresh Views From the Water's Edge to get the answers to these questions.

Dr. Pollack, professor of bioengineering, recently received the highest honor that the University of Washington at Seattle in the United States could confer on its own staff for his work with water. He demonstrates enough hard experimental science about water to redefine our understanding of health and medicine as well as the interaction between water and the subtle realms of energy, light, color and life. "It turns out that liquid crystalline water and sunlight are practically all we need for energy and life. Just add sunlight for energy and life," writes Dr. Mae-Wan Ho.

The initial discovery that Pollack and his colleague Zheng Jian-ming reported in 2003 was that water forms a massive "exclusion zone" (EZ) next to the surface of hydrophilic (water-loving) gels. The EZ is so named because it excludes solutes, i.e., substances dissolved in the water. By putting into the water solutes large enough to be seen under the microscope, or even with the naked eye, the EZ shows up as a region completely clear of the solute. Thus, when a suspension of microspheres 0.5 to 2 mm in diameter is put into a chamber with the gel, a clear zone free of microspheres soon develops next to the gel and typically ends up hundreds of microns thick. Once it is formed, this EZ is stable, if undisturbed, for days or weeks.

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Dr. Mae-Wan Ho asserts that, "Water associated with the cell - cell water - is not like regular water in bulk. Instead, the water molecules are aligned in ordered layers over a matrix of extended proteins in the "protoplasm." The multiple layers of water molecules are aligned over protein surfaces where they play an important role not only in helping amino acids find their contact partners, but also in how the whole chains of proteins fold up. It seems that highly charged amino acids don't like to be in direct contact, and such contacts are unstable, whereas the contact is stabilized if mediated by water. Water not only induces protein folding and binding, but also actively participates via long-range water-mediated contacts. Adding water may improve protein docking, protein and drug design strategies, and contribute to understanding the important role played by water in the function of proteins."

One of the most significant things Dr. Pollack says is that we are not 70 percent water but, rather, 99 percent. There is only one other thing that we have more of in terms of our physical existence on earth and that is the empty space between and underlying matter. When we consider that we are 99 percent water it becomes exceedingly more important that we understand the mysteries of water, which Pollack helps us to understand.

My Waters of Life book gives birth to the principle of water-based medicines that are going to make a lot more sense than oil/chemical-based pharmaceuticals that disturb the 99 percent of our self that is water. Dr. Konstantin Korotkov writes, "Testing of medications on their properties to change the condition of distilled water revealed strong differences even for one and the same drug produced by different companies. There are drugs which practically do not change the structure of water as well as others which totally destroy it."

"If you want to understand what happens in any system - be it biological, or physical, or chemical, or oceanographic, or atmospheric, or whatever - it doesn't matter, anything involving water, you really have to know the behavior of this special kind of gel-like water, which dominates," says Pollack.

Contemporary medicine will have to get a grip on itself and recognize that water is the most basic medicine and that the quality of the water consumed is crucial. Pollack gives us two important perceptions about water that cannot be denied without denying experimental science. The first is that water has an ability to organize itself into structured patterns that are electrically polarized and secondly this process is affected by radiant energy along a broad band of frequencies.

It is water that holds the secret to biological existence down to the point of being responsible in great part for memory in the brain. This makes sense since the brain is mostly water and the proteins in it cannot be separated from the water molecules that surround and get structured by brain tissues. There are many interesting implications to the work of Pollack.

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Dr. Ho says, "The usual denial that very weak electromagnetic fields have any effect is based on the argument that the energies in these fields are 'below the thermal threshold' of random motions of molecules, which will certainly swamp out the signals. But coherently vibrating molecules, far from swamping out the weak signals, will sum up their response to the weak signal, and hence result in a substantial effect. To use another analogy that engineers understand, the organism is like an exquisitely tuned receiver (and emitter) for EMFs over the widest possible range of frequencies. By half-accident, we found that all living organisms - especially those that are most actively moving around - look like a dynamic liquid crystal display in all the colors of the rainbow."

Dr. Alexander Solodilov from the Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences subjected water to super weak magnetic field impulses. These fields are tens of thousands of times weaker than the Earth's natural magnetic field. "To our surprise and to the surprise of the scientists with whom we were working, we discovered that water retains traces of our influence upon it for a phenomenal period of time. Water is a universal agent that brings the unified plan of the Creation to every living thing on the planet. It is absolute and it is unequivocal. Water not only fulfills the role of a universal solvent, not only does it include everything there is on Earth, to the very highest layers of the atmosphere - it penetrates every organism on a cellular level, from within and it reads information."

"The three phases of water that everybody knows about in the textbook just don't do it. In fact, it's a 100-year-old idea that there's a fourth phase of water. This is not an original idea. Though the concept of a liquid crystalline, or gel-like, phase of water has been around for some time, the generally accepted view is that this kind of water is only two or three molecular layers thick. And what we found in our experiments is that it's not two or three layers, but two or three million layers. In other words, it's the dominant feature," Pollack said.

"Turns out that the thickness depends on the pH," Pollack said. "If you increase the pH, we found that this region gets thicker. It also gets thicker with time. So if you wait long enough, and if you have the right conditions, and maybe enough light beating down on it, you could conceivably get a very thick layer.

Dr. Pollack has handed us another secret to sodium bicarbonate (simple baking soda) and why it is the excellent medicine that it is. We already know that part of its affect is to raise CO2 levels in the blood, which not only changes the blood's zeta potential in a positive way but also raises oxygen transport and oxygen concentration.

I call sodium bicarbonate the Rich Man's Poor Man's Cancer Treatment in my book Sodium Bicarbonate, A Full Medical Review because bicarbonate does wonders for people suffering from cancer as it does for people with diabetes, kidney and heart disease. Bicarbonate-laden water, whether sourced from Himalayan Mountains or from your own pure water made at home, is one of life's most basic elixirs; one that surpasses anything pharmaceutical companies can muster.

About the author:
About the author:
Mark A. Sircus, Ac., OMD, is director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) http://www.imva.info/.

Dr. Sircus was trained in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Sante Fe, N.M., and at the School of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He served at the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla in Mexico, and was awarded the title of doctor of oriental medicine for his work. He was one of the first nationally certified acupuncturists in the United States. Dr. Sircus's IMVA is dedicated to unifying the various disciplines in medicine with the goal of creating a new dawn in healthcare.

He is particularly concerned about the effect vaccinations have on vulnerable infants and is identifying the common thread of many toxic agents that are dramatically threatening present and future generations of children. His book, The Terror of Pediatric Medicine, is a free e-book offered on his web site. Humane Pediatrics will be an e-book available early in 2011 and then quickly as possible put into print.

Dr. Sircus is a most prolific and courageous writer and one can read through hundreds of pages on his various web sites.

He has recently released a number of e-books including Winning the War Against Cancer, Survival Medicine for the 21st Century, Sodium Bicarbonate, Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment, New Paradigms in Diabetic Care and Bringing Back the Universal Medicine: IODINE.

Dr. Sircus is a pioneer in the area of natural detoxification and chelation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals. He is also a champion of the medicinal value of minerals and seawater.

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, his first published work, offers a stunning breakthrough in medicine, an entirely new way to supplement magnesium that naturally increases DHEA levels, brings cellular magnesium levels up quickly, relieves pain, brings down blood pressure and pushes cell physiology in a positive direction. Magnesium chloride delivered transdermally brings a quick release from a broad range of conditions. His second edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy will be out shortly. In addition he writes critically about the political and financial crises occurring around us.

International Medical Veritas Association: http://www.imva.info/

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Keep your cells clean and clear

(NaturalNews) There are a few basic facts to know about cancer to help you be more confident of avoiding this disease. These facts are suppressed and ignored by the Medical Mafia. Mainstream Medicine insists that cancer is hereditary or viral. Even if you agree to the virus premise, viruses cannot flourish in a strong inner terrain. After all, stagnant water breads mosquitoes. Mosquitoes don`t create stagnant water.

Here`s some information to strengthen and monitor your inner terrain against cancer.

Oxygen and pH Requisites

Otto Warburg discovered the mechanism of cancer cells during the 1930s. He received a Nobel Prize for his discovery. But the allopathic medical system marginalizes his findings. His research results are not taught in medical schools.

Amazingly, cancer cells develop as a survival mechanism. When cells can no longer metabolize with oxygen, they switch to burning glucose in order to metabolize nutrients. In other words, the cells go from respiration to fermentation. This is why all true non-mainstream cancer healing modalities forbid sugar consumption.

It was also determined that low pH, or acidosis, is the condition that forces cells to adapt from respiration to fermentation. Cancer patients have pH readings between 4 and 5, while totally healthy humans register 7 and above. Between those two extremes, immune systems are susceptible to other nagging or minor health problems.

So pH determines oxidizing capacity. You can monitor your pH levels with pH strips that change color when dipped in saliva or urine. The color codes come with the pH strip packages. Don`t get caught up with the dangers of loose oxygen radicals causing cellular damage. The type of diet that creates higher pH values, or alkalinity, also includes abundant anti-oxidant protection.

The dietary recommendation for cancer prevention discourages sugar consumption while encouraging organic vegetables, grains, legumes, and some fruits and nuts. Lots of leafy greens in the diet help maintain alkalinity. Cruciferous vegetables are known for their cancer protection.

Healthy fats help produce and maintain alkalinity also. Avoid processed or heated trans fats. Try to maintain a balance of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. Many of us lack sufficient omega 3. Selenium and magnesium are excellent cancer preventative minerals.

One has to be a very vigilant ingredients reader to avoid toxic additives that are common in the standard American diet (SAD) of prepared foods. Items such as MSG and aspartame are even occasionally used in processed health store foods, often disguised with misleading names. Put shelf items back if you see polysyllabic tongue twisting names in their lists of ingredients.

You can find all the supportive data for anything mentioned in this article by using the search window on Natural News.

Cheap Tricks for Higher pH or Alkalinity

Bicarbonate of soda or baking soda (not baking powder) is cheap. And simply drinking a half teaspoon of baking soda added to warm water before bed time can boost your pH. Try this in two week stretches with a week off. Adding a spoonful of organic unsulfured blackstrap molasses will help get the highly alkaline, oxygenating baking soda into any loose cancer cells floating around. Cancer cells crave sweet things.

Another slightly more expensive cheap trick is drinking warm water with a freshly squeezed lime or lemon upon waking up. Right, citrus is acidic. But the metabolic process of buffering citrus creates alkalinity in your body. Wooden ship sailors prevented scurvy, a form of acidosis, with citrus.

Your can also precede your meals with limes or lemons squeezed into room temperature purified water. A squeeze of lime or lemon on your food helps as well. Bon appetit!

Sources for More Information Include:

Mark Sircus - I Don`t Want to Die from Cancer http://blog.imva.info/medicine/i%C2...

A pH Balancing Diet http://www.balance-ph-diet.com/

The Anti-Cancer Diet http://www.cancertutor.com/AltTreat...

Bicarbonate of Soda`s Health Value

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