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The Young again tincture is based on Huan Shao Dan, a blend used in traditional Chinese medicine.
The ancient Chinese devoted major efforts into reaching old age. And achieving a healthy old age. Not like today's Western society, where life expectancy is prolonged but its quality decreases. Life is only prolonged through the use of pharmaceuticals.
In ancient China, although they also experimented with various "elixirs of life", the basis was a healthy lifestyle. They even developed a special Yang Sheng method (nutrition of life) that sets certain rules for us to live by. If we follow them, we’ll live to healthy old age. Peter Deadman says about Yang Sheng: “The Yang Sheng method represents 2,500 years’ experience, knowledge and wisdom about “cultivating of life”, leading to health and longevity. It’s based on traditions of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, medical, folk and martial traditions. Thanks to their love of science, the ancient Chinese are associated with many discoveries and inventions, often hundreds of years before the Western world. They also applied their ground-breaking knowledge in the field of human life, health and diseases. We can say that the Yang Sheng method represents the four basic principles of a healthy life. Firstly, it’s cultivation of the mind and emotions, secondly the correct diet, thirdly adequate exercise and rest, and fourthly sleep. Yang Sheng also emphasises a healthy sex life, close connection with nature, proper care during pregnancy, childbirth and months afterwards, raising children, creative arts (especially music), and also advises on how to care for yourself when we age and we’re approaching the end of our lives. A "Good death" is as an aim that’s as important as a good life. One of the great advantages of this method is that it contains a few simple principles to help us navigate the vast array of often contradictory health claims and recommendations that Western medicine gives us. The principles of the golden middle way, balancing Yin and Yang, and life in harmony with nature can be very important to us, but we need to understand their deeper meaning.”
Peter Deadman wrote the whole book on Yang Sheng (Live well, live long), but he also created some basic rules to help us:
Chinese medicine defines human health in a way that a healthy person is full of Qi and blood and everything flows freely in them. Huan Shao Dan is formulated to boost both Qi and Xue (blood) while agitating stagnation.
It’s rather more of a preventive mixture fighting the oncoming old age.
|Di Huang||Adhesive rehmannia, treated root||Rad. rehmaniae preparata|
|Shan Yao||Chinese yam, tuber||Tub. dioscoreae oppositae|
|Niu Xi||Ox knee, root||Rad. achyranthis|
|Gou Qi Zi||Chinese wolfberry, fruit||Fruc. lycii|
|Shan Zhu Yu||Japanese cornel, fruit||Fruc. corni|
|Hoelen, sclerotium||Skler. poriae|
|Chinese rubber tree, bark||Cort. eucommiae|
|Yuan Zhi||Milkwort, root||Rad. polygalae tenuifoliae|
|Wu Wei Zi||Magnolia-vine, fruit||Fruc. schisandrae|
|He Shou Wu||Chinese knotweed, root tuber||Rad. polygoni multiflori|
|Xiao Hui Xiang||Fennel, fruit||Fruct. foeniculi|
|Ba Ji Tian||Indian mulberry, root||Rad. morindae|
|Suo Yang||Herba cynomorii|
|Shi Chang Pu||Dwarf sedge, rhizome||Rhiz. acori|
|Da Zao||Jujube, fruit||Fruc. jujubae|
|Sheng Jiang||Ginger, rhizome||Rhiz. zingiberis recens|
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