Balance with CARE


The environment in which we live can interfere with our health, our perceptions, the first learning’s as a child will influence us, happy or sad, good or bad, the experiences and how we process these experiences through as we grow older will reflect upon daily living and through all the cycles of life.

To change we have to adapt, do it differently, affecting us on all levels to create structural changes.

By doing things differently you have changed the way in which you think about life, this too will change many pathways within your body systems, and it is at this stage your body through the circadian rhythms will influence many things in your body as they are a group of nerve cells in your brain, produced by natural factors within the body.

Resisting change creates stress; stress then can affect the circadian rhythms, researchers have already identified genes that direct circadian rhythms in people, as they can influence sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, body temperature and other important bodily functions.

TCM – The five senses refers to the five traditionally recognized methods of perception, or senses of hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Shen (Spirit) in Chinese Medicine can be translated as ‘Spirit” or “Mind”, our consciousness, mental functions, mental health, vitality, and our ‘presence’

Shen lives in the Heart, where it retires to sleep during the night. If the Shen is disturbed, there may be insomnia. Shen is specifically said to live in the Blood Vessels and to be nourished by the blood.
In TCM pathology, deficient Blood may fail to nourish the Shen. Heat of various Organs may disturb the Shen.

State of Shen is said to be visible in the eyes. Healthy Shen produces bright, shinning eyes, with vitality.
Disturbed Shen produces dull eyes, no spark within the eyes; TCM sees this as lacking Spirit within.

Healthy Shen depends on the strength of the Essence; this Essence is stored within the Kidneys, and the Qi is produced in the Spleen and Stomach. Our Shen is dependent upon our Prenatal Jing from our parents when conceived, and our Postnatal Jing, we are responsible by the way we nourish and care for ourselves, food and fluids, and Blood formation is the formation of Qi, our Energy produced, reflecting energy levels that lead us through our journey in life.

Jing, Qi and Shen are regarded as the ‘three treasures’ in TCM, they present three different states of condensation of Qi. Jing, Qi and Shen.