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Recovery and Prevention Expertise; The Answer to Compound Conditions is Holistic Application
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. If you question this, just ask any artist, sometimes one may just plain forget to take care of themselves when immersed in creativity. Our personal gifts in life are meant to serve us, as wall as the extensions of us; that is to say, the connection to all beings/things that we share in common.
Life itself is to be enjoyed and learned from, and yet, if we do not care for ourselves along the way, that joy of interaction is impeded. If we leave ourselves unattended for short, medium, or long periods of time, there are graduated levels of cause and effect that are put into play. Paying attention and developing awareness in and around our experiential learning is a natural way to develop health and wellness, the very crux of what is known as The Life Style Change Arts.
It is my contention, as taught to me by my Teacher Zhou Rong Qin Tsai, to further the deeper understandings of this natural orientation, specifically, as it relates to health and wellness, debilitating compound conditions and basic sanity. Our primal original natural intelligence is the understanding of how all parts of ourselves, all interactions, and all environments can teach us about ourselves and perhaps, things we may have forgotten. At the most basic level is self care, which requires a holistic view of life itself, and the ability to learning how to learn. Learning (or perhaps better said “re-learning”) how to learning contain the ability to observe and track experience in the short, medium and long term sense. It is a powerful “view” that teaches us from moment to moment, and is the foundation in both recovery and prevention of illness and injury.
Below is a beginning set of common sense standards that is meant to be shared foundations in holistic health care. These standards are general and primary to the field of recovery and prevention, and so they cross all borders, techniques and modalities, or so is my intention. The return of holistic attention/awareness is absolutely “re-learn-able.” My open agenda is to see the return of these standards back to a place of common knowledge, and to invigorate the the most practical aspects of the time-tested arts of Tai Chi/QiGong.
STANDARDS FOR PRIMARY RECOVERY/PREVENTION THERAPEUTICS
- Holistic diagnosis is necessary for compound, traumatic, and chronic conditions.
- Holistic application deals with the M/B/S; limitations, tendencies, rhythms and patterns, root causes, the expressions of pain, and more obvious imbalances, as the starting points.
- Extended emotional states are seen as expressions of sensory perception imbalance.
- The memories of all our life's experiences are housed in the cells of the body.
- Our relationship to pain and suffering is mutable, and is transformed through self interaction.
- Holistic health is centered in the re-structuring of experience; re-learning how to learn, detaching from the pain/imbalances, and management skills, are foundational.
- Compound conditions require a systemic-preparation that invigorates the qualities of change, balance and motion; daily practices that prepare the inner environment for more specific therapeutic treatments.
- Holistic medicine requires both direct and in-direct avenues of application, on-going.
- Holistic health is based in the fundamental human traits of openness and centeredness, as it relates to any form of pain in the M/B/S.
- All conditions, syndromes, dis-eases and traumas, are founded in past blockages, and show Holistic Symptom-ology; imbalances that shift, share connections and separate the M/B/S.
- Recovery is methodical, routine and changes as levels of wellness are gained. This is the understanding that compound conditions require compound therapies.
- Daily self care practice and development are basic to the treatment of historical traumas and life-altering imbalances.
- “Spirit injury” affects the will, intention and self-belief, and can be recognized as undermining the progression/momentum of health and wellness development.
- Prevention is a state of experiential learning, that is flexible and ever-growing.
- Breath, blood, and energy circulations are primary aspects in health and wellness recovery/prevention.
- The quality of relationships we keep, and environments we frequent, directly effect the momentum and progression of maintaining wellness.