Taoist Medicine: It’s not a religion.

I want to write a brief philosophical post on my fitness blog in order to clarify what is really right and what is really wrong.

Traditional Chinese Medicine, aka Taoist Medicine, is not a religion.  It doesn’t talk about an afterlife, a father-like Godfigure who is the epitome of good, nor does it talk about an evil soul ghoul who is the epitome of evil.

Taoist Medicine is a lifestyle.  It doesn’t promise you paradise or a messiah, but it does promise you a longer life with less pain and illness.  And really, isn’t that enough?

I learned in Chinese medicine school that the chi, or breath of life, in you is neutral, you can use it any way you like.  The original Taoist philosophy is based on the works of Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu.  Tao is the religion of no religion, and Taoist Medicine is about not getting sick in the first place.

That is what I am striving for with this blog.  Giving away free health advice because we are all entitled to longevity and health, it is our inborn right.

Western Medicine is effective, but not safe.  Eastern medicine is safe, but less effective.  As the old cliche goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  By learning the Taoist Medicine lifestyle, you can learn to live a better life, suffer less, and spot the disease process before it happens, so you can retract from doing what is harmful.

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