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Halls & Sugar Cane Juice

I've been snarfing Halls and sugar cane juice all day. The sugar cane juice is for helping the "heat energy" out of my system. This is what's causing the sore throat - an imbalance of my energies towards the "heat" side.

I used to scoff at these Chinese medical remedies and I still would never try to treat something serious on my own. But the problem, I've found, is language for the most part. It sounds silly in English because there isn't the terminology to describe it. You end up using very basic vocabulary so that it's understandable, but it also makes it sound stupid.


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mintygirl
Sep. 19th, 2001 05:51 pm (UTC)
oh goddess of all things chinese that needs to be explained to me... i never did quite understand "heat energy" either. i really dreaded those soups my mom would prepare.
bride
Sep. 19th, 2001 10:21 pm (UTC)
Goddess of All Things Chinese?
Bwahaha! =D I'm bumbling along with it myself. All I know are dribs and drabs, but no cohesive theory, sorry. =P

The idea is that all organic material and living beings have a balance between "heat" and "cold". Human bodies have "heat" and "cold" balanced constitutions that are affected by the foods we eat. Slight imbalances are genetic, but major imbalances in the two energies cause illness. Or so the Village Elders say... =)

As to what foods have what energy constitution and therefore, what you should/should not eat under what circumstance, it's a matter of memorization. This is why it sucks that I can't read or write Chinese, I can't write anything down and I can't read useful stuff... =P
mintygirl
Sep. 20th, 2001 11:26 am (UTC)
Re: Goddess of All Things Chinese?
i think you're further along that me! i'm still in the dark about so many things. so, you're my "goddess of all things chinese" right now. and i thank you for explaining what you know to me.

i think i "knew" the general concept of heat energy but i never really *understood* it. thanks for giving me more info!
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