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This happens in real life, parents neglecting their children or husbands ignoring their wives. They are busy amusing themselves with things they rarely get, or spending too much time chasing what they haven't possessed. But the most frequent thing happened to people is they don't pay enough attention to their health until their bodies suffer from sickness particularly diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and stomach disorder. These diseases don't kill them instantly but when the ailments get to the stage where they can't enjoy life anymore they begin to realize how important the good health that they were once blessed with. They are not aware that itching skin can be a sign of diabetes and headache is related to hypertension or poor liver. They procrastinate checking their health as they think those things can be cured by scratching the skin and taking panadol. This is bad. It is better to take a preventive measure than to cure a disease.
Prevention can be done by keeping our immune system in good shape. Our body is protected in two ways, physical barriers and army of white blood cells. The physical barriers include the skin, mucus linings, tears, saliva and earwax. They serve as the first line of defense. They protect like a wall, trap like a mouse trap, immobilize and expel the intruders. In the case where the germs are able to penetrate the barriers, the white blood cells come into play. These cells are unique. There are several types of them, some are able to differentiate and multiply in fantastic numbers and speed. They are highly organized, work synergically, some play the role of informants, other as motivators, instructors and combatants. They are Macrophages, T Cells, B Cells, antibodies and other killer cells. These cells require to be nurtured, we need healthy diet for that. They also need good transportation systems.
The best way to protect us against diseases is to use an integrated system. Our immune system can be affected by various conditions. One can weaken the antibodies, other limiting their production, still other obstructing their mobilization and supply of nutrients. Therefore all factors that can boost the immune system have to be utilized.
The system should composed at least of the followings:
Control of emotions.
Tuning up of body organs
Emotion is a feeling that arises when we face an event whether it is pleasant or unpleasant. It is usually accompanied by physiological changes in our body such as laughter, crying, changes in heart beat etc. Emotions make our life interesting and more colorful. However, when they go to an extreme or occur for a long duration, in Traditional Chinese Medicine they are considered as the major internal causes of all diseases.
There are five pairs of major organs in our body that are associated with emotion. Each pair is associated with one or more of it. Joy and mental restlessness are associated with heart&small intestine, worry or excessive mental work is with spleen&stomach, sadness is related to lung&large intestine, fear to kidney&urine bladder and anger is associated with liver&gall bladder.
Emotion produces stress in our mind causing brain to order endocrine system excreting a hormone called cortisol. At a certain level cortisol can motivate to perform better at our jobs. This is the good part of the hormone, the bad side is it suppresses our immune system and makes us susceptible to diseases. Therefore it is important not to let our emotions go to an extreme pushing down our immunity beyond tolerable point.
Take care of your body organs and they will take care of you in return!
There are 206 bones in adult body. One bone to another is joined by ligaments keeping them secure in place. Why does The Creator provide us with so many bones? The answer is to make us different to robots. We can move or flex our body to adapt numerous conditions we require. If we don’t utilize them God will take back the benefit and downgrade us to a robot-like human being.
My mother-in-law had an experience about this. She was lying on bed for three weeks. No one moved her because two of her daughters who attended her were busy with their job workloads. My wife flew to her home town to visit her. When she tried to make her mother sit by lifting the body she found out that her mom’s head, neck and backbone stiff like a piece of wood. The bones were fused together and stayed like that till the end of her day. She passed away a week later.
I'll continue elaborating the integrated system on next blogs.
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