Obesity develops when there are more nutrients in the body than needed which in turn, the body turns into fat. Of course most people know that food is related to obesity but why are some people not free from obesity?
Until now, scientific terms have been used to sell manufactured pills and/or self made pills to combat obesity. Just to reiterate, obesity has been explained in the scientific/medical community as having a certain ratio between body and fat (Body Mass/Fat Ratio) classification so as to sell the public on more ways to lose weight via pills, diets etc.... instead of looking at the root cause.
For example, a few years ago, there was a well known Japanese pharmaceutical company that sold "Fat Loss" pills and made millions. The drug they peddled turned out to be 'Bang Feng Tong Sheng San '(Traditional Herbal Medicine). 'Bang Feng Tong Sheng San' could provide slight help in weight loss but it is not a cure - it is actually meant to treat high blood pressure. The drug barely reduced weight and the manufacturer quietly stopped producing the drug.
Back in the days of Kings and Emperors, (China, Korea and Japan), only a small percentage of the ruling class had obesity. Therefore the majority of the people did not experience obesity.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine beginnings are not clearly known. Acupressure points St36 and Li10 are utilized to move the intestines as was discovered a very long time ago.
Regarding obesity, our food intake and exercise are very important. Let's take a brief moment to review our "past" and "modern" food gathering and eating -
1. Animal Meat - Early on, humans would hunt for animals with arrows and spears. By sheer luck the hunt may have been successful but because of the lack of means to preserve the meat, the hunt was shared with everyone and overeating was not possible.
2. Seafood: Modern mass fishing ships did not exist and the methods were not as efficient. the small scale netting and rod fishing could not supply steady amount of seafood.
3. Farming - Previous to modern day farming, there were not enough grains which meant that the grains were consumed whole.. With modern day farming and processing methods, whole grains are now processed into ultra fine powder(s).
When processed and fatty foods are consumed, the intestinal walls become coprostasis (feces stuck on the intestinal walls) which leads to ammonia gas as well as indole, amine and phenol gas. The Intestines' function is blocked which can also affect the skin and body. The potential risk for high blood pressure and diabetes is elevated. The point is, the body likes unprocessed food.Function after mouth: From the Esophagus to the Anus, when substances are introduced, will create movement to push food down. When we eat unprocessed food, the digestive internal tract works harder. The things we cannot see are considered "Energy"(or Power Qi). For instance, one drop of water if divided into its molecular makeup of Oxygen and Hydrogen could not be seen by the naked eye. As such, energy (normally) is not visible to the naked eye but when specific functions are performed, teh energy is visible. When the body is moving, energy is required, To meet the demand for energy for our body's we consume food from which the necessary vitamins and minerals are derived.
Our body's natural rhythm is to feel hunger just 3 times a day. Should this rhythm be broken by eating constantly, we are more prone to diseases and illness(s). By consuming oily and rich food (like meat), any time we desire (overindulgence), this causes excessive fat to store in our body which breaks down the natural cycle of our bodies.
For example, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, shortness of breath, gallstone, arthritis, depression, fatty liver, infertility, hyperlipidemia, skin disease, skin red/swelling, vessel disease ... etc could originate from over-eating.
Please realize that there are people that are fat even if they do not overeat. Those instances are very small.
Take for example the lifestyle and eating habits of a Buddhist Monk. They believe in reincarnation, so therefore they believe beings come back in different life forms after dying. The killing of animals is prohibited, thus the Monks do not consume animals and fish. Buddhists eat grains and plant varieties including mushrooms and fern.
The Monks do not marry and they spend their lives alone to become enlightened. As they get old, they prepare for the eventual end of their lives. As their final days are numbered, Buddhist Monks will cleanse their bodies and burn their meager possessions. Also, they will assume a correct position before finally dying.
Because of the Monks lifestyle of not eating meat and only eating grains and plants to cultivate their minds, even at an old age their mind and body remain clean and uplifted.
Types of healing treatments
Acupuncture, Auricula and Exercise. An example of the dietary changes - breakfast could be a large meal, lunch of moderate size and dinner a small size OR none at all
Grains that only contain the kernels, processed foods and fatty meats need to be avoided and even fatty fish. Plant based food should be consumed whole (with skin). Foods that promote digestion such as vegetables and fruits should be consumed. Fruits need to be consumed with skin.
The following is an example of some TCM recipes -
1. Dried Chinese Radish Leaves Seasoning : submerge in water for 2 hours, boil and get rid of water. Olive Oil 1 drop, Sesame Seed Oil 1 drop, a dash of black pepper powder, bit of garlic, scallions sliced thin. Mix all the ingredients and eat.
2. 'Chwinamul' Seasoning : Submerge moderate amount in water, bring to a boil and separate from water. Add finely sliced scallions, soy sauce, black pepper, bit of garlic, 1 drop of olive oil or sesame oil and mix together.
3. Mushroom seasoning: Boil water and put in Mushrooms for a short amount of time. Add sliced scallions, 1 drop of oil (Olive or Sesame), garlic, fresh green pepper, soysauce and mix together.
5. Edible Shoots of Fastise: get the tender leaves and slightly boil then, dip with Oriental Hot Pepper Sauce.
6. Shepherd's purse seasoning: Harvest around the end of February, slightly boil and mix with: 1 drop of olive or sesame oil, bit of hot pepper sauce or black pepper, 1 scallion, sliced hot peppers, and small amout of soysauce then, serve.
7.Backen Seasoning: For fresh version, slightly boil and eliminate water. For dried version, soak in water, then boil. Add: 1 drop of olive oil or seasame oil, finely sliced fresh hot pepper, 1 individual garlic, soy sauce, hot pepper sauce, 1 finely sliced scallion. Mix and serve.
8. Allium Monanthum Seasoning: slightly boil and eliminate water. Add: 1 drop of olive oil or sesame oil, bit of hot pepper sauce ot black pepper powder, soy sauce, garlic, 1 finely sliced scallion, bit of sliced fresh hot pepper. Mix and serve.
9. Dropwort Seasoning: slightly boil then eliminate water. Add 1 drop of olive oil or sesame oil, garlic, finely sliced scallion, soysauce, hot pepper sauce. Mix and serve.