So this is an ancient chinese idea that I wanted to share.
most sufferers are thin right?
It's just more probablity probably, but I can't be sure.
The yin and Yang concept in chinese medicine seems to be really interesting, it just pretty much had everything we needed to know.
People with more "yang" tends to be active and hyper due to the nature of Yang, and they tend to be more thinner. People with more "Yang" are the opposite. When Yang is excessive, it tries to escape from the body as whats called Acne. If you have dampness in your body, its worse since it creates whats called "Damp Heat" which usually appears as cysts.
And this heat and cold isn't related to actual heat or cold, they are the nature in food, The concept is able to explain anything in a simple way without advance scientific terms. According to it, women break out during their periods because they use some of their Yin for fertality. That causes a slight imbalance, so there is more Yang or heat.
And for a fact, I know that it exists in a spiritual way. I practice a Japanese martial arts where you use your QI or mostly Yang energy to assist yourself in combat. Without the requirement of much physical strength, with QI or KI (japanese) you are given more energy and strength. Not entirely strength since all it requires is the intention in the mind and a relaxed body.
is there a list of foods that can reblanace?
if the yang is excessive then wouldn't we all have gotten acne at the same time? aka puberty when hormones are at their highest?
I never got acne then, i got it when i was 19 (20 now). and it is however constant. but why now?
this reminds me of the traditional indian type medicines, i forgot what it was called but it was about pita or something and how we're each one of 3 types and need to eat cooling foods. yet carrots are on the no no list and so is spinache and those are really good for you so i dunno.
I dont even know what im saying, I swear there are so many theories its freaky, i wish we actually KNEW and didnt have to just guess and put belief in things that probably wont do much :S
have you had success focusing on ying/yang?
Yea i have been researching on Acne on various type levels. Spiritual, Yin Yang, and Scientific.
We are all born with different amounts of Yin yang balance. Some of us are more Yang based, some are more Yin based, and some are more balanced. If you are more Yin based, Yin means cold, still, motionless, and passive, so if you are more Yin based you would naturally love to gain more Yang by loving spicy foods, loving heaty foods, or not feeling thirsty most of the time.
And if you are more yang based, then you would love cold, you would move around, and just love to cool yourself.
During puberty there is more Yang produced, and Yin decreases. Yin is also used for fertility so it would decrease.
Then whats called Damp Heat is created in our body, which is in the blood and tries to escape. It is involved mostly with our Upper part of our body so our chest, face and neck. Then it is released through the skin, and show inflammatory symptoms which is the heat.
Heating foods are simply foods that offer instant energy, with lot of calories and bad quality fat which is common in USA. Cooling foods are usually grown in dim light, most vegetables and fruits are cooling. Egg white is cooling but the egg yolk is heating. Meat is heating, fat, refined sugar, all are heatnig.
Wheat is actually more on the cooling side but if its refined then its more on the heating side.
As a side note: If your meal just came from the stove then it may be hot, generally hot in thermal foods do contain more heat, so its better to cool it down.
Raw foods are more cooling than Cooked foods also.
Green apples are more cooling than Red Apples and so on..a
As for my progress, I just started taking this diet seriously a week ago. Not really any huge differences, I don't see new pimples but my current ones are all dry and I guess trying to fade away. that takes time. I'll just have to wait and see.
Eat WaterMelon they are really cooling, also exercise a lot and sweat to let your body leave the heat.
Edited by DaftFrost, 06 April 2012 - 09:29 AM.