Traditional Oriental Medicine's Interpretation of Beauty
The Three Pillars of Beauty
Traditional Oriental Medicine considers true beauty to be supported
by three pillars; Outer Beauty, Inner Beauty and Lasting Beauty.
Only by enhancing all three can we attain the balanced state of
radiant health that makes each of us the most fulfilled and beautiful
person we can be.
The outer signs of beauty - your skin, hair and nails - are more
than just superficial measures of beauty. They are direct reflections
of your overall health. These outer tissues are created by the
inner physiological processes involved in digestion, metabolism
and proper tissue development.
Outer beauty depends more on the strength of your digestion and
metabolism, the quality of your diet, and the purity of your blood,
than on external cleansers and conditioners you may apply.
Happy, positive, loving, caring individuals have a special beauty
that is far more than skin deep. Conversely we all experience
the quick and deleterious effect on our skin from fatigue and
Inner beauty is authentic beauty, not the kind that shows on
a made-up face, but the kind that shines through from your soul,
your consciousness or inner state of being. Inner beauty comes
from a mind and heart that are in harmony, not at odds with each
other, causing emotional confusion, loss of confidence, stress
and worry. Inner peace is the foundation of outer beauty.
Remember, kindness, friendliness and sincerity naturally attract
people to you. On the other hand, being uptight or tense makes
people want to walk the other way, regardless of your facial structure,
body weight, or other outer signs we associate with attractiveness.
In order to slow the aging process and gain lasting beauty there
are two additional key considerations beyond those already discussed:
1. Eliminate toxins and free radicals in the body:
The main deteriorating effects of aging come as toxins and impurities
accumulate throughout the body. These toxins may begin as free
radicals in the body, or over time may become oxidized into free
radicals, all of which contribute to premature aging in the body.
For lasting health and beauty it is essential to avoid and neutralize
free radicals, to prevent impurities of all kinds from accumulating
and to remove those that have already become lodged in the body.
Other free radical busters include: reducing mental stress, eating
antioxidant foods like leafy green vegetables, sweet, juicy fruits
and cooking on a daily basis with antioxidant, detoxifying spices
like turmeric and coriander.
2. Add rejuvenative techniques to daily living:
The daily activities of life in the modern world systematically
wear us down and speed up the aging process. Traditional Oriental
Medicine maintains it’s crucial to practice daily rejuvenative
regimens to counteract the stressful wear and tear of everyday
life. According to traditional science, the most important rejuvenative
routines for your life are:
a) Going to bed by 10:00 PM. This simple habit is one of the
most powerful techniques for health and longevity.
b) Meditate daily. Any meditation that does not involve concentration
(which has been shown to increase anxiety) can be very helpful.
c) Eat organic, whole fresh food that is freshly prepared.
Bottom line: Everyone's unique beauty shines forth when they
have radiant health and personal happiness. Beauty is a side effect
of a balanced, fulfilled life. Supreme personal beauty is accessible
to everyone who is willing to take more control of their health
in their day-to- day life through time-tested principles of natural
living. For most of us, beauty is not a gift but a choice. Every
woman can be radiantly beautiful simply by beginning to lead a
healthier life (an excerpt from www.jamushop.com)