When we plant vegetables, we have a choice of using chemical fertilizers or natural
compost. They both promote plant growth and yield big crops. Chemical fertilizers
are available in stores and easy to use whereas home-made compost requires more manual
labor and time.
So why do we even bother using compost? At a first glance, chemical fertilizers look
superior to compost as they yield bigger crops, cost less, and require less labor.
But as we use more and more fertilizers, it has become clear that today’s vegetables
are less nutritious, soils are much depleted, and more fertilizers are needed to
sustain farming. Even worse, if you use too much chemical fertilizers, you can actually
kill the vegetables. Does this sound familiar?
Oriental medicine focuses on treating the whole body and correcting imbalances, and
its effects are often milder and slower compared to western medicine. But humans
are organisms, just like plants, and when we treat ourselves with Oriental medicine
periodically, we stay healthier, require less medication, and cost less in the end.
We all need medications at some point in our lives, and improvements in medication
have let many people live longer. My goal is to help people live their lives without
medication as long as possible, so their bodies respond well to medication when they
absolutely need it.