Illness and Treatment
The theory of Yuan Shidian Medicine (Origin Point Medicine) can be summarised into two sections – the origination or cause of illness, and the methods of treatment.
(1) The origination of illness
The origination of illnesses can be explained using the Buddhist concept or Law of Cause, Condition and Effect.
The human body is viewed as the CAUSE; this CAUSE will by nature be hurt or wounded. There are two types of wounded/hurt-Cause (human body), Injury and Warm Energy (life force) deficiency. These are the two reasons for human beings to fall ill.
There are two types of Injury: Elsewhere Injury and Local Injury;
Elsewhere Injury: The origination of the pain that we feel is from somewhere else in the body; the pain we feel is like a shadow. The reason that thousands of years ago, Chinese Medicine invented the meridians system of the human body is to treat Elsewhere Injury. For example, very often when you have a headache, the Chinese medicine doctors would use acupuncture to treat your feet and hands. Then your headache will be gone. It means that there is nothing wrong in the head; the injury is at somewhere else which is causing you pain in the head. Or if you have a pain in the arm, your Western medical doctor could give you an X-ray or scan on the neck, then he might tell you that you have a slip disc in the neck which is causing you pain in the arm. In clinical practice, about 90% of our pain is caused by Elsewhere Injury.
Local Injury: These are direct local tissue damage injuries such as, broken bones, cuts in the flesh, skin burns, bleeding and so on. In clinical practice, only about 10% of our pain is caused by Local Injury.
Local injuries are in most cases more acute and painful than Elsewhere injuries, which are normally described as chronic pain.
Warm Energy (life force) deficiency: The essence of life is all about warmth. Children and young people will normally feel warm all the time. As we age, we feel colder and colder. When we die, our bodies go stone-cold, which means the life force has completely left the body. Warmth equals physical strength.
There is no such concept in western medicine, which is based on anatomy, and does not recognise or define life force. However, the life force is the ability of our own body to heal itself. We all know that human bodies have self healing mechanism, otherwise known as the immune system. Without efficient immune system, we can not be alive. Poor immune system is in fact a deficiency in our Warm Energy (life force). Anything opposite to life is cold, life is about warmth. In order to heal an injury, it takes a lot of warmth and energy out of our body. Yuan Shidian Medicine concentrates on nourishing and maintaining this warmth of life, so we can all have healthier and longer lives.
The CONDITIONS are the Contributing Factors/Influences.
Contributing Factors/Influences refer to factors or conditions which influence the CAUSE and contribute towards illness or health. These vary in types and categories, but we can mention some, such as food, medication, accident, fatigue, emotion, environment, exercise, etc. These will all effect our health for better or worse.
EFFECT refers to symptoms of illnesses and names of medical symptoms ie medical indicators such as blood test results, MRI Scan, CT Scan, Biopsy, Mammogram and so on.
Only the CAUSE human body’s- elsewhere injury or local injury can directly cause the symptoms of illnesses, diseases or disorders.
In order for the CAUSE (our body) to produce the EFFECT (symptom of illness), it must be ‘assisted’ by the Contributing Factors. Similarly, for the Contributing Factors to influence the EFFECT, they too must be ‘assisted’ by the body mechanism operating in the CAUSE (human body). A stand-alone CAUSE or Contributing Factor could not produce any EFFECT.
For an EFFECT (symptom of illness) to manifest, both CAUSE and CONDITION (Contributing Factors) must be present and taken into consideration.
(2) The methods of treatment
We often mistake Contributing Factors to be the CAUSE – for example, mistaking extreme weather to be the cause for having a cold or heat stroke. Or some times, mistake the EFFECT to be the CAUSE – for instance, mistaking a tumour to be the cause of ache/pain in some part of the body. Such erroneous views result in claiming that an EFFECT (symptom A) produces another EFFECT (symptom B). Another common misconception, is to forsake the CAUSE (body’s self-healing mechanism) whilst emphasising the importance of Contributing Factors (medication) in healing the EFFECT (symptom of illness).
In terms of treatment, we must focus on treating the CAUSE while harnessing various favourable Contributing Factors to improve the body’s energy levels and eradicate Injury. When the CAUSE improves and changes for the better, the EFFECT also changes for the better, and then treating and healing becomes easier. We apply Yuan Shidian Medicine’s principles & techniques to boost our body’s self-healing capabilities in order to cure all ‘incurable’ diseases such as cancers, diabetes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, incontinence, and many others. Fundamentally, It is our body’s ability to self-heal that ultimately ‘cures’ all injuries, illnesses, diseases & disorders.
The discomfort we feel, is caused 90% of the time by elsewhere injury in the body. It means that by working on the pain directly, it will not help the person. You need to find the origin of the problem in order to treat it. Yuan Shidian Medicine avoid working on the problem directly. By using Antui (Chinese massage technique) OPM, we can diagnose if the pain is local injury or elsewhere injury. If the pain is eliminated after being worked on the Yuan Shidian Medicine points, it means that it is elsewhere injury. If there is no improvement on the pain after using Antui Yuan Shidian, it means this would be a type of local injury (tissue damage) which requires applying warmth inside-out to strengthen the person for healing. Once the physical strength is back, the wound will be naturally healed.
This is the most important diagnose method in Yuan Shidian Medicine, which is more direct and accurate than any other type of medicine. Diagnosing and treatment, happens simultaneously, which is never the case with other medicine disciplines. It is the first time in Medical history, this had been achieved.
Yuan Shidian Medicine research started with providing heavy inner warmth, Antui on the spine and seven other locations, then applying warmth outside of the body. Yuan Shidian Medicine is a combination of diagnose, treatment and Health maintenance, which comprises a complete brand-new Medical system.
Yuan Shidian Medicine can reliably tell people the original source of their illness. Better still, it can not just tell people the real reason why human beings fall ill, but it can also treat almost any illness by boosting our body’s self-healing power to cure illness, disease and disorder. Yuan Shidian Medicine concentrates on nourishing, maintaining and safeguarding the warmth of life, thus ensuring we can all live healthier, and enjoy wholesome longer lives.