E24. Why Cancer is in Household Cleaners? Vinegar a Revelation!
In the Q Review
This week Q brings an amazing story of yet another person, harmed by seemingly unknown sources. She is told by doctors that surgery is the answer, yet she decides that understanding the cause is more important than simply dealing with the effect. She investigates and takes natural and simple steps to avoid the toxic land mines in our environment. Then her tumor disappears. Sounds pretty straight forward; well that’s actually how things are when you decide to understand cause and effect.
The Article in Focus
By Jessie Sholl
When a pain in Beth Greer’s shoulder led her to a chiropractor nine years ago, she wasn’t that worried. After all, she led a healthy lifestyle: She watched her weight, meditated regularly, and ate mostly organic food. Greer’s chiropractor wasn’t worried either; he diagnosed her with a herniated disk. But after three sessions, not only was she not better, the pain was beginning to radiate down her arm and into her fingers.
The Balance with Meiling Lee
How many times have we been told that vinegar is amazing? A thousand! But wait till you hear it from the Classical Chinese Medicine perspective. Meiling, our powerhouse of Chinese healing is once again bringing what we keep overlooking into the limelight. Never again will you think, “I’ll get to making those natural cleaners next week”.
The Article in Focus
Like most things in China, vinegar has a long recorded history. The character for vinegar, 醋 or cù (pronounced ‘sooh’), is ubiquitous connoting both the condiment as well as a metaphor for a bitter life condition.
Similar to in the West, the recognition of the medicinal benefits of vinegar was long known. In 1973, a medical text dating back to the Qin / Han Dynasties in the 3rd century B.C. was discovered by Chinese archaeologists. Known as Recipes for the 52 Ailments it describes treatments for many common conditions from snakebites to ulcers to venereal disease. Many of the ingredients are herbal ingredients that are still mainstays of Chinese medicine, but many treatments often include vinegar as the main or accompanying ingredient