There are three classes of Radiant Wonder Herbs, they are grouped according to the three categories of balancing needed to attain and maintain the sense of well being the Chinese call Radiant Health.
These three categories were first devised by ancient herbal masters more than 3,000 years ago. This is the core of the World's most sophisticated system of holistic health care.
A beginning herbal bundle should always include a formula which includes adaptogenic rejuvenating herbs in the formula combined with a balancing and harmonizing formula.
No matter what your issue is, this is the fastest way to start turning things around because you are going to the root of the problem.
The fundamental element of life is energy -- the ever-changing states of energy. Radiant Health is the opportunity to live a full life is to live a life full of energy -- free flowing and balanced. In order to accomplish this, one needs to nourish the Three Treasures. To be classified an Adaptogenic Herb, an herb has to be powerful enough to nourish, balance or expand at least one of the Three Treasures, or Vital Energies of Life. These 3 Treasures are the building blocks of strong health. Rejuvenation, greater vitality, a calm and clear thinking mind, and ease of action is what nourishment of the Three Treasures builds into your life.
Jing is the physical energy that everyone is born with. It is what the Chinese call Jing, or our reserve energy. It is your inherent potential, the foundation of your physical life -- your reserve energy. It is the energy we draw on for all the metabolic activities of the body. It is the energy we draw on when we need to go "the extra mile".
You were born with both a checking and a savings account of energy. Jing is your energy savings account. This energy gets used up in living and if not replenished, eventually is depleted and death occurs. Your Energy Reserves are the Powerhouse upon which all your body function depends. Renewing and protecting your energy reserves brings the power back into life. This is a concept not incorporated into Western medical theory, but it is the center theme in Chinese medical theory. It is the reason seemingly unresolvable health issues can sometimes be resolved. It is not magic, it is the right nutrition.
Chi is your "checking account" of energy. The energy you produce every day. And you need to refill this checking account every day, starting with a good breakfast. You acquire this energy from the food you eat and the air you breathe. This energy depends on a strong efficient digestive function and strong lungs. If your Energy Reserves (Jing) and Physical Vitality (Chi) are adequate you may become fatigued but not exhausted. You can recover with a good night's sleep.
If your digestion is not strong, if you skip breakfast, drink and eat lots of cold foods this is a pattern you will start paying for once you are in your 30s. You see you are losing energy, because your body is in a cycle of constantly having to use energy to warm things up again inside so it can do its job. This is an energy drain once you pass 30 or 35. This pattern makes your body pull extra energy from your energy reserves. You aren't providing enough fuel to run on everyday. So it drains your foundation energy, your Jing. If this state of constant exhaustion becomes "normal", strong and deliberate steps must be taken to make your digestion more efficient (producing more energy), and replenish those energy reserves.
Shen is the energy of the inner light of our lives. It is a combination of strong, stable health and listening to the Divine guidance. A person with abundant Shen knows the "peace which passeth understanding". Shen is the energy of awareness, or consciousness. Strong Shen is present in the moment, centered and aware, manifesting as love, compassion and generosity. Our Spirit reflects our higher nature as human beings -- the spark of divinity within each of us. The nurturing of our Shen is greatly enhanced by a strong, vibrant physical body -- a temple through which the light of God can radiate. We speak to God in words. He speaks to us in silence. When the body is peaceful, the Spirit strong, then the silence is easier to hear.
Nurturing the Three Treasures enriches our lives, giving us the opportunity for more success and fulfillment on all levels.