I was thinking about global climate change. We call it warming and eventually it will be. Until then, we just get more severe weather of all types. I was thinking about this because I had a great seminar about acupuncture and we talked about too much heat in the body.
In acupuncture theory are bodies are made up of yin and yang. Yang is the warming and active energy. Yin is the cooling and resting energy. In our world, we keep moving. We are moving all the time, every day. There is always something to do. We find it hard to stop and rest. More and more people have problems of heat and fire. Many neurologic disorders are heat disorders in acupuncture theory. There is too much fire and not enough water. The fire, like all fires, rises and causes problems in the head. This may be problems like multiple sclerosis, stroke or common headaches. Fire causes other problems too but the seminar was on MS, stroke and epilepsy.
As our teacher spoke he talked about how culturally we are always moving. We are depleting our yin more and more quickly. We are getting warmer and warmer at a younger age.
It occurs to me how when one organ in acupuncture theory gets too hot, like the liver, the liver then lights other organs on fire. I wonder if as more and more people move too quickly it forces others to move more, depleting their yin. Is it possible that we are hitting a place where so many people are so energetically yin deficient that even our world is becoming yin deficient? Is global warming really global yin deficiency?