Longevity starts within the family
If lifestyle is your medicine to live healthily or keep young forever, shouldn’t the quest for longevity start within the family, if not earlier?
In Western Medicine, the concept of Yin and Yang finds resonance in the balance of the autonomic nervous system (A.N.S), a crucial component influencing various bodily functions such as heart rate, digestion, and respiratory rate. Comprised of the sympathetic (Yang) and parasympathetic (Yin) nervous systems, this intricate network operates continuously, striving for equilibrium. When in balance, the Yin and Yang aspects of the nervous system ensure homeostasis and overall well-being.
The sympathetic nervous system (Yang) responds to danger or stress, triggering the body’s “fight or flight” response, while the parasympathetic nervous system (Yin) regulates relaxation and digestion. Prolonged activation of the sympathetic nervous system during periods of stress leads to a hyper-sympathetic state, manifesting in somatic, emotional, and behavioral consequences. This imbalance disrupts the body’s ability to heal and regenerate, resulting in symptoms of “Yin deficiency,” such as sleep disturbances and muscle tension.
Achieving balance in the autonomic nervous system is paramount for optimal health and resilience. By nurturing both Yin and Yang aspects, individuals can cultivate a state of equilibrium, fostering vitality and well-being in mind and body.