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Natural medicine is undeniably important as it examines and treats beyond the physical body. In addressing every aspect of human health including physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental influences. Natural medicine can be very complex and easily misinterpreted by those who don’t have a deep understanding of the relationship between nature and science. In the 21st century, we have limited access to natural medicine and natural doctors.
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The pillars of natural medicine
In the literature of natural and traditional medicine, the human body consists of four basic indivisible elements. These primary components are the make up of all creations in the universe.
These elements are different from the water, soil, air, and fire we see around us. The meaning and usage are totally different from the original concept of the modern elements (elements of periodic table) and contemporary meanings of water, fire, air and soil. Perhaps it is more accurate comparing the meaning and characteristics of these particles with fundamental and subatomic particles of modern knowledge
Each of these four elements has a specific temperament and property with different functionality in our bodies:
Element Temperament/Nature Fire Warm and dry Air Warm and humid Water Cold and humid Soil Cold and dry
The human body should be composed of adequate and balanced amounts of water, soil, air and fire to have a moderate temperament and a healthy state (physical, mental, spiritual and social). when these elements are out of balance, our health becomes compromised.
In modern medicine evolves around the physiology of the body where natural medicine evolves around natural affairs.
All theories and therapies of natural medicine are based on natural affairs which has 7 components. Each individual has the power or capacity to keep the seven components in equilibrium via self-regulation of diet, lifestyle, daily activities, mind and the spirit. Here are the 7 components of natural affairs:
- Bodily humours
- Vital spirits
Earlier, we discussed the concept of elements and their specific temperament/nature. We now want to talk a little about the functionality of each element.
Functionality/task of the four elements:
- Elemental soil: its task is to create stability, shape and maintain shapes.
- Elemental water: its task is to make it possible to form and be flexible in objects, so that the more this element is in the body, the more fluid it becomes.
- Elemental air: offers more and faster formability and fluidity; its task is to create porosity and distance between particles of objects and increase softness and lightness. An object with a large element of air tends to rise.
- Elemental fire: Its function is to create tenderness, maturity, lightness and reduce the intensity of cold.
As these elements act and react with one another, they undergo through different states of generation and deterioration.
From the point of view of natural medicine, each body is composed of a combination of all the four elements we learned about earlier.
The ratio of the 4 elements to each other within the body determines a person’s temperament.
Temperaments are generally divided into two main categories of singular and compound, each of which has 4 types. Please keep in mind that these two main categories have a wide range of infinite subcategories.
A) Singular: hot – cold – dry – wet
B) Compound: hot and dry – hot and humid – cold and humid – cold and dry
Given the wide (infinite) range of temperament subcategories, no two people have the same temperament, and therefore the treatment of a same disease in two people cannot be exactly the same.
These temperaments may be influenced by external, internal, and psychological factors such as season, age, gender, place of residence, emotional disorders (mental states), occupation, nutrition, upbringing, and so on…
We all can influence and even change our temperaments based on how we control our minds, our lifestyle and our diet.
3- Bodily humours
Humours including blood (warm and moist), yellow bile (hot and dry), phlegm (cold and wet) and black bile (cold and dry) are known in the ancient natural medicine to be the vital bodily fluids. The imbalance of these four fluids causes pain, bad mood and disease while the balance is responsible for a healthy body. The imbalance of these important body fluids could be caused by many factors such as dietary and environmental.
In natural ancient medicine, all the different organs in the human body are classified into either a simple organ or a compound organ.
- Simple organ: means an organ whose components are the same. These organs include bone, cartilage, chord, ligament, nerve, artery, vein, membrane, skin, fat, flesh, hair, and nail.
- Compound organ: refers to the various organs of the body that are made up of single organs; Like the heart, the liver, and the brain, etc.
Each organ of the body has its own temperament. Having this knowledge helps with taking preventative measures as well as treating the illness.
In natural ancient medicine, the heart is considered the most important organ in the body. the heart (the warmest organ of the body) is both corporeal and incorporeal. The incorporeal heart is the soul and it is responsible for emotions and feelings.
5- Vital spirits
Both mental and physical illness can be caused by spirts. According to Avicenna, the spirit is a mediator between the soul and the body. The soul initially penetrates into a type of spirit before it enters the body’s organs.
Spirits are material objects that are responsible for every physical and mental action in human body. Vital spirts are classified into 3 types:
- Animal spirit originates from the heart and penetrates into whole body through arteries. Its role is to control and maintain life via contractions of heart and arteries.
- Natural spirit originates from liver and passes into other organs through veins. It controls the development and the growth of. The natural spirit also regulates digestion process and communicates with different organs.
- Sensual spirit initiates from the brain and penetrates to other organs by means of nerves. It controls sensations and movements.
The human soul and spirits have 2 types of powers of knowing and acting which is called intellect. Theoretical intellect is the origin of science and acting intellect is the origin of ethics.
Human intellect can reach its highest point via sensation, imagination and rationalization.
We will discuss related topics on minds, powers and the spirits via the mental wellness category of our blog.
Natural affairs are an interconnected chain that requires good communication and equilibrium of all parts of this chain to achieve a proper functioning and therefore whole health for the human mind, body and spirit
In this context, functioning is broken down into two groups:
- Singular function: gets done with a single force. Absorption or excretion of food is an example.
- Compound function: gets done with two or more forces. Strong appetite for food (which involves attraction from natural forces and evidence from sensual powers) is an example.
Any imbalance and misfunctioning of the natural affairs chain will causes disorders in human health.
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