Archive for September, 2011

Aging Problems – Using Art of War principles, applied to health

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Aging Problems (Arthritis & Diabetes)
Know yourself and know your circumstance.

Concerning the problem and issues associated with aging in our modern society; the question arises, is there a way to improve our health, lower our pain and improve our quality of life without dependence on pharmaceutical drugs and doctors?

Introduction:

In this article we will discuss the issues of aging and some common causes of age related disease. We will also discuss how problems associated with aging that can needlessly reduce the quality of life of those who are getting older. We will discuss the real root causes of many of these problems. We will discuss  how you can take more control of your circumstances through personal accountability, and finally we will discuss strategies for improving and solving these health problems.

The goal of this article is to help those suffering with chronic pain or limitations associated with aging, to achieve a better quality of life and overcome these limitations while greatly delay the aging process.

Y.K. Wong introduces the concepts he has learned through decades of experience in his own life, and practice treating and teaching many students. At almost age 70 Y.K. Wong retains his mobility, flexibility and youthfulness. Learn the secrets of his success in this article, as well as, in his book and website information.

Key causes of health problems:
Contagious disease can cause health problems; however, there are numerous other factors that can cause problems with health. For example, alcoholism, smoking, and environmental factors can cause problems. Another group of factors are excesses, such as: excess anger, sexual activity, and greed.

Arthritis and Diabetes as examples (understanding the problem further)
It is common knowledge that, as we age, our health and strength will decline; but what are the causes, and how can we delay this? Let’s look at the problems associated with Arthritis to understand it better.

As we age Blood Circulation slows down causing illness, pain and prolonged recovery. This leads to reduced mobility, pain and accidental falling, which can further increase pain and suffering. Concerning arthritis specifically we have rheumatoid arthritis, which involves the immune system and osteoarthritis involving the joints, ligaments and tendons. In general we can say that most of these circumstances of arthritis are due to old or new injuries, which lead to inflammation. This sort of inflammation can progress to calcification, loss of mobility and pain.

The case of Diabetes is somewhat different from Arthritis let’s take a look at it as well, for an example.

In one type of diabetes the pancreas fails to fulfill the body’s demands for insulin production for various reasons and often due to age of the organ system. In this case of shortage, insulin may need to be supplemented. However, often diet is associated with this illness. Often having an excess of refined sugars in the diet can cause an excess demand on insulin producing cells in our organs, eventually fatiguing them. In all cases, how can we improve the situation outside of treatment with pharmaceuticals?

The role of Phycisians
Let me be clear that the role of physicians and drugs have their proper place. In many circumstances, as when the diabetic patient has immediate life threatening blood sugar levels, their acute situation must be addressed with medicines. In emergencies, doctors can be invaluable for treatment of injuries, organ failures, and other major health crisis. However, for long term chronic care it is important to recognize the need for the patient to take individual responsibility. The long term use, of most medications, has serious potential side effects. In addition, most physician treatment strategies do not address the long term need to reduce the effects of aging. Taking responsibility begins with understanding your circumstances. You must be able to identify your problem and its causes, as well as your particular circumstances. This means your particular causes and contributing factors. For example, you must familiarize yourself with proper diet.

Proper diet
As mentioned in the diabetes section, diet can play a pivotal role in our health and recovery. Diet can affect our immune systems, as well as every function of our body. In order to recover we must have proper nutrition, which means much more than having enough to eat. Many of our modern foods are deficient of necessary minerals and micronutrients, necessary to support proper function and recovery. The reality of our modern society and lifestyle’s also places greater demands on our nutritional needs. Therefore, the patient must be willing to do a little research into basic nutrition and understand what their individual needs are. They must understand the needs for their particular health and lifestyle circumstances. No doctor can properly create and adjust the exact diet and exercise program you need on a daily basis, as your needs are constantly changing. So personal involvement is critical, and ultimately you are the one paying the price for your decisions…not the doctor. In addition to diet what about exercise?

Proper exercise and learning
First of all, any exercise program must begin with some evaluations. If you are in pain, or have immediate issues with inflammation, which limit your exercise consistency, we must begin by addressing this. First we must get out of pain. Certain specific exercises such as meditation can help to get out of pain without placing demands on the joints. Gentle progressive exercise is required, as not to aggravate inflammation in the case of weakened conditions. Exercise can be augmented by a program of therapy, such as, the acupressure and finger pressure treatments given by Y.K. Wong. These therapies can help speed recovery and reduce inflammation and pain. Once pain and inflammation are more managed, exercise programs can be slowly and progressively increased according to the individual needs. This is a good reason for proper instruction, and a well experienced instructor. Understanding the needs of patient’s pain and how they are progressing is critical. Any instructor must understand the individual’s health concerns, their goals, and their limitations. This comes from experience.

Remembering our goal
Let’s remember the goal here is to prolong and improve our quality of life. Age is in effect our enemy and affects every human being. Through learning and personal involvement in our health we can prolong our lives and have more productive and pain free years as we age. Finding the right tools is critical and this includes, education about nutrition, exercise, therapies and instructors.

Where to go from here and finding more information
Throughout this article, we are discussing “strategies” for long term health and recovery. Strategies are not limited to health, diet or exercise. Strategies are proven methods of approaching and solving problems, regardless of their nature. In Y.K. Wong’s book, The Art of War Applied to Wallstreet, he covers the very nature of strategy itself. This can be valuable in your approach to health, as well as, all aspects of life. Finally, you will find a wealth of resources on both of Y.K. Wong’s sites regarding health, exercise and the strategies involved within them. The important thing is not to waste your time with unproven strategies, so that you can accelerate your improvement as much as possible.

Using what is proven
The strategies in Y.K. Wong’s book are proven and over many centuries. The principles involved in the Art of War are as relevant today as when it was written. Foundation principles of strategy do not change, only circumstance and understanding how to apply them.

At retirement age you want to enjoy your life. Y.K. Wong is almost 70 years old, but maintains his mobility and flexibility and youthfulness. He has proven the methods to maintain his own health and quality of life through effective exercise and properly applied strategy. Learn more from his book, blog’s and websites.

See Y.K. Wong’s other site for further information:

www.ykphysicalconsultant.com