Though science does not really want to acknowledge this, it nevertheless, had its humble beginnings in cultural lineages and traditions, or what is commonly referred to as folklore. Cultural “folk-medicines” have not been respected as science has developed, and even touted as evil and sub-standard, though many people have continued to develop and refine these original methods.
After years of hearing the question ” Why didn’t they teach this in school when we were younger”? I decided to develop a Youth Health and Wellness program that finds its foundation in Shaolin Kung Fu Training basics (non-violent, a type of “Kung Fu Yoga”), basic QiGong relaxation practice, breath and meditation centering. Contact us for an presentation, guest class instruction or on-going class sessions.
In the field of Health and Wellness, and in regard to advice-taken from medical professionals, the topics of self care and pain management/prevention/recovery rank as the top three on the list of difficulty. Among many professionals that I have spoken with over the years, this conversation is often referred to as almost not worth having...Why?
It would seem that we have become used to health and Wellness being administered and delivered to us:
In response to the many changes Humankind is going through, we cannot look away from the decline in Health and Wellness and it's relationship to the seeming benefits of “civilized lifestyle.” While there are many new, creative and wondrous advancements that have come from our evolution and development as a species, we cannot over-look what we have over-looked along the way. Creativity has a strange way of distracting us from common sense, as we revel in the joy of many expressions.
At the risk of stating the obvious, we must consider that 'knowing the problem and challenges” in Health & Wellness, at the Local/Regional/National/Global levels, only identifies the condition. Making large scale “course changes” requires a foundation that is free of agendas that prioritize financial gain as the defining guiding factor. Programs that face large scale changes are characteristically met with resistance during the initial development, for as we all know “We are creatures of habit” and commonly reject change in the inception phase.