Tag Archives: Mental health

Chinese Massage (中国按摩zhōngguó ànmó)

This afternoon, I attended a free Chinese massage seminar hosted by CCU-MLC. They showed us this video as an introduction. Although I didn’t understand everything they said because they spoke as if they were talking with native Chinese speakers, I believe they were talking about one of the most popular health principles, “Prevention is better than cure.”

People often need massage to ease body pain than in enhancing functions of body parts or aiding relaxation. Although this video doesn’t apply to most individuals, it is important to note that our health and well-being depend on the things we eat and do in accomplishing our daily activities. Thus we need to consider the best health practices wherever we are, like (for employers,) providing a conducive atmosphere, clean and comfortable environment, as well as ergonomic and user-friendly facilities; and (for employees,) encouraging each other to live a healthy lifestyle, avoiding smoking in public places, and regular exercise.

I hope that this simple reminder will help us keep our mind (considering priorities, family, healthy food, etc.) and body healthy and stable.

Promise Yourself

Promise yourself to be so strong
that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends
feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best
and expect only the best.

To be enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to
greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticise others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger,
too strong for fear and too happy
to permit the presence of trouble.

~Christian D Larson
(Your Forces and How to Use Them, 1912)

Everything is Connected: Autism, Schizophrenia, Depression, Mania, Bipolar Disorder, Politics and the World

I haven’t confirmed the statements presented here but they are interesting to read.

Just sharing:

Schizophrenia Bipolar Facts

 Did you know that British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill heard voices in his head and was diagnosed by psychiatrists as being bi-polar? And did you know that during World War II, Churchill’s “voices” would tell him to “sit here” or “sit there?” (Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, 1990, “Hallucinations.”)

Did you know that Biblical Prophets heard voices that instructed them to eat food stenched with human manure, such as Ezekiel? (Ezk. 4:12-15) And did you know that some of them see dead people and horrible monsters, such as Daniel, Ezekiel and John? (Dan. 7; Ezk. 1, 37; Rev. 13,9)

Did you know that Jesus heard demonic voices that instructed him to climb the roof of the temple and to jump from there? (Luke 4:9, Matt. 4:5-6)

Did you know that Socrates heard inner voices, walked barefoot, and had frequent catatonic episodes? And did you know that he called his “voices” the “Daemon?” (Plato’s Symposium, The Republic, Apology, and Phaedrus)

Did you know that some Nobel-prize scientists and mathematicians such as John Forbes Nash are schizophrenics?

Have you heard about Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass? Did you know that many hebephrenic schizophrenics like to use incoherent word-play as a word game?

Did you know that Warner Bros. Looney-Tune Characters such as Tweety and Bugs Bunny express two of the major types of schizophrenia? Tweety would typically say, “I tawt I saw a puddy tat…I did! I did! I did saw a puddy tat! (Characterizing paranoid schizophrenia) And Bugs would usually make childish funny faces, remarking, “Eh…What’s up DOC?” (Typifying hebephrenic or disorganized schizophrenia)

                       Facts You Should Know

Did you know that psychiatrists such as William Sargant say that “Jesus Christ might simply have returned to his carpentry following the use of modern treatments.”

Did you know that other psychiatrists such as Dr. William Hirsch agrees with that conclusion, adding other remarks about Jesus, saying, “everything that we know about him conforms so perfectly to the clinical picture of paranoia that it is hardly conceivable that people can even question the accuracy of the diagnosis.”

Did you know that Charles Binet-Sangle said in his book, La Folie de Jesus, that “In short, the nature of the hallucinations of Jesus, as they are described in the orthodox Gospels, permits us to conclude that the founder of the Christian religion was afflicted with religious paranoia.”

Did you know that saints such as St. Joan of Arc and St. Francis of Assisi also heard multiple voices in their heads? And did you know that the Church originally attacked them for demon possession?

Did you know that Jesus Christ was also accused by the clergymen and people of his time as being demon-possessed? (Mark 3:21-22; John 7:20, 8:52) And did you know that Jesus’ family members despised him? (John 7:5; Luke 8:19-21; Mark 3:31-34; Matt 12:46-50)

Did you know that some people think that schizophrenia is a form of spirit possession, or a close encounter of the third kind, or even a mystical channel to the paranormal world?

                      Schizophrenia Revealed

Did you know that schizophrenia means “split mind?” Since most psychiatrists don’t believe in God, this term refers to those who believe in the supernatural (e.g., angels, demons, God, etc.), which most psychiatrists call “fantastic hallucinations.” Hence, they believe that those who cannot distinguish “fantasy” from “reality” have “split minds.”

Did you know that there are several types of “schizophrenia?” 75% of those called as “schizophrenics” hear “voices,” and some also see “visions.” But the remaining 25%, who have no “voices” or “visions” are still called “schizophrenic” by traditional psychiatrists.

Did you know that psychiatrist E. Torrey describes these “voices” as “voices that command you to kill yourself, voices from outer space, two voices carrying on a conversation, even the voice of God.”

Did you know that although there are several theories for the cause of schizophrenia, the definitive cause is still UNKNOWN?

Did you know that 1 out of every 100 people in the U.S.A is called a “schizophrenic?”

Did you know that schizophrenics can be Bi-Polar (manic-depressive) at the same time, and vice-versa?