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This section explains the Philosophical Principles of Chinese Tonic Herbalism in sections; oneness, 3 treasures and superior herbs, which can be accessed by clicking on the tabs that are located under the main navigation bar at the top of the screen. This material will deepen your understanding of how the tonic herbs will enhance your life.
The real goal, and the purpose of using the tonics, is to establish a new level of well being, a new level of health and happiness that forms the foundation for true spiritual discovery, growth, and possibly the discovery of one? own holiness, irrespective of the spiritual or religious path one chooses to follow. Although Chinese herbalism has achieved a very high degree of sophistication and is quite capable of 'fixing' many of the physical problems that plague human beings, the user should never lose sight of the larger goal. If the herb user does lose this larger perspective and falls into the trap of attempting to 'heal' illness without treating oneself as a whole being, at one with nature under the influence of universal laws, this herb user cannot be said to be truly practicing the Oriental health arts.
The principle goes beyond unity just within the isolated human being. A person is also always seen to be intimately interconnected with their environment in both the small and large sense. Oriental philosophy is essentially naturalistic and recognizes that a human being is as much a part of nature as any other being or entity of this planet. We have evolved over millions of years by the process of adaptation. A human life is complex beyond our imagination. All this complexity has evolved so that we can survive and flourish within the environment found on earth at this time.
Indeed, any change in the environment influences us both physically and psychically. When it is hot we perspire, when it is cold we shiver. When there is psychological stress, we react (appropriately or inappropriately). How we handle such changes, how we adapt to the stresses of life, will be the determining factor in our health and well being. Conversely, as we change, the environment around us will be influenced and will reflect our changes.
The greatness of Oriental natural philosophy lies to a great degree in our subtlety and breadth of vision with regard to the interconnectedness of a human being and his or her environment. The Oriental practitioner recognizes such influences as seasonal change, the wind, heat, cold, moisture and so on as fundamental causative factors in one's health as well as one's dis-ease. Thus it is true that by harmonizing one's environment, one harmonizes one's own life. And in harmonizing one's own life, one's environment will be brought into order. The practitioner of the Oriental health arts will establish order in their own lives both directly and by discerning areas of disharmony within their environment that must be brought into balance. If the environment cannot be altered at this time, the practitioner is aware of the problem and avoids the environmentally disharmonious forces and strives to establish a new environment that is more harmonious.