If the last year has taught me anything, it’s that health is a journey. The more you know, the more you seem to discover about it. There are so many layers to this body we call ours and very little instructions on how to care for it. Don’t you wish your body came with an owner’s manual that listed every possible thing that could go wrong and how to fix it?
I’ve been in the health field for the last 36 years and I’m still learning something new every single day. I’ve studied Chinese herbology, shiatsu, Reiki, yoga, quantum physics, zen, Buddhism, Taoism, kundalini, nutrition and western herbology. I work with functional medicine practitioners and follow alternative medicine. I’m literate in Paleo, Ketogenic, Pagen, Vegan, Pescatarian, and vegetarian diets. I meditate and have a spiritual practice.
After all of this time I know how to figure most things out and where to look for the answers, but what about the average person who is looking for answers outside of western medicine? I no longer have a personal practice, but I talk to people on a daily basis, mostly about where to find out information about their own issues.
We live in a country that doesn’t educate its citizens about anything real pertaining to health. What little information we get is filtered through the eyes of the meat and dairy industry, all designed to make us all good little consumers. You’d be surprised how many people I meet who don’t know that soda pop and french fries aren’t actually healthy food choices.
I’m often asked how I know so much about health? It’s simple. Take the time to educate yourself, read everything, develop critical thinking and talk to tens of thousands of people about their problems. You can also almost die a few times and experience the best and worst of western medicine. Cure yourself of a fatal illness with herbs, diet and bliss. I know it’s a long list but journeys are often long and arduous. Begin with educating yourself by reading everything and developing critical thinking. Make a commitment to continue doing it until you’re no longer using oxygen.
You might notice my primary focus is on diet and stress. If you can consume a healthy diet and deal appropriately with stress, you’ll be leaps and bounds ahead of the game. You’ll have avoided most chronic diseases and recover quickly from the ones that invade your territory. Dealing with stress can be life changing. Without it, critical thinking is impossible, so don’t spend your whole life reacting to something when responding is all that’s required.
One of the reasons I originally formulated TianChi was to have something that really made people feel good instantly, but had great long-term benefits. When people feel good they make better decisions that might encompass your diet or even personal relationships. It’s amazing how your life could change just by feeling better on a daily basis.
The amount of testimonials we receive is astounding, often in response to chronic conditions. TianChi doesn’t treat chronic conditions, it simply lets your body relax and rejuvenate. This is the key to all healing. If you put yourself in a positive position to heal, your body naturally gravitates toward the best healing position it can attain at the present moment. It’s actually easier than you think.