The COVID-19 viral scare started just prior to my recent trip to California to undertake continuing training courses for my Chi Nei Tsang certification through the Chi Nei Tsang Institute/Tao Touch with Master Teacher Gilles Marin.
While we were there in the midst of the storm, Gilles offered the advice reprinted below. What he presents in in line with the foundation of my practice...it's JUST COMMONSENSE!
Below you will find reassurance and knowledge! Maya Angelo said, "when we know better, we do better"
We fear influenza because it does pose the potential to take lives. The elderly, the immune compromised and the young. Everyone else in between would be unlikely to develop symptoms that could be life threatening, IF they are in good health. Having a strong immune system is an investment you make in yourself.
The foundations of having a strong immune system are basic...
Reprinted by permission...Gilles Marin
Instructions to prevent getting the flu, or any kind of other airborne sickness, and to help eradicate the COVID-19 contagion:
Being in times of epidemics we have to assume that we are carrying the flu virus or covid-19 with us all the time. The only thing we can do is to neutralize it, on and in ourselves, to prevent it from reproducing and spreading.
If you feel like you are just getting the flu:
The flu virus cannot survive a disinfected environment, so, even, and especially, if it is already in your system, it needs several days to incubate before it can reproduce and make you very sick. It incubates in your throat and your nasal cavities. If you gargle with a disinfectant and breathe essential oils of thyme it will kill the virus during its incubation period and you should feel relieved within a day or two. However it is essential to continue the treatment for three days to make sure you eliminated the possibilities of new infections during the time of incubation.
Avoid mucus producing food products such as pasteurized dairy, sugar, especially in drinks such as sodas and reconstituted fruit juices from concentrates, starches such as industry produced boxed cereals, potatoes, wheat, corn and rice, and their derivatives. Don’t tax your system with overeating. Even healthy foods in excess strains the digestive organs leading to congestion. Eating lightly will save your energy for your immune defense system.
If you feel like you are not getting better that means that you will get worse:
It is recommended that you do not go to the hospital. Hospitals are already overwhelmed by the excess number of people seeking shelter and medical attention. In addition, all they can do there is to keep you under observation and feed you the worst diet while being quarantined with a bunch of other infected people. Remember hospitals don’t provide home remedies and they are unable to provide you with the diet you will need to recover. It will be much better to prepare yourself to stay at home especially if you get sicker, weaker and unable of taking care of yourself.
Be Perpared: You need to build a network of support by connecting together a circle of friends and family members on which you can count on to take care of each other. Tell them your plan if one of you gets sick. Keep an eye on each other and provide care and nutrition. You have to build that network before you get too weak to ask for help. Use your phone, use the internet, establish a circle of relationship to check on each other on a regular basis. The better part of our humanity comes out naturally out of people during times of crisis. We need to enhance this natural capacity to help evolve our social skills toward being helpful, supportive and more humane with each other. This will eventually make human consciousness evolve naturally toward a better future.
Make a list of the kind of food you need, cooked the way you like it. You will probably loose all your appetite for several days. Preparing to eat minimally but vital. Green algae, maca, whole food source multivitamins, and other "super foods". Have these items on hand now, before anyone gets ill. Call and consult with your local health food stores. Simple blended soups and fortified drinks or smoothies are good choices. Make chicken stock or bone broth with vegetables. Blend it so it is easy to drink and to dilute if your appetite goes down.
Gille's Grandmother’s famous 7 Vegetables Longevity Soup Recipe
About Gilles Marin...
Founder and Director of the Chi Nei Tsang Institute and Taoist Healing Energetics in Berkeley, California. Gilles has studied and practiced massage therapy since 1976. Born in the south of France, he received his degree in Philosophy of Education and afterwards studied with Aikido Master Andre Noquet President of the European Aikido Federation. Master Noquet taught traditional healing methods such as kuatsu, shiatsu and jin shin jyutsu which he studied in Japan in the 1950’s with legendary martial arts master and peace activist Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido.
Director of the Chi Nei Tsang Institute - Berkeley, California
Founding Director - Taoist Healing Energetics - Berkeley, California
Co-directeur de l'institut de Chi Nei Tsang - Nice, France
Universal Healing Tao and Chi Nei Tsang Senior Instructor
Author: Healing From Within with Chi Nei Tsang
Five Elements, Six Conditions, A Taoist Approach to Emotional Healing, Psychology, and Internal Alchemy Healing Buddha Palms Chi Kung
Numerous Guided Meditations available as CDs or downloads
"There is no intelligence required for healing. To heal, we don't need to be intelligent, we don't need to be good, and we don't need to deserve it. Healing is pure grace. To heal, we do need honesty. We need to be true to ourselves. We need to be able to admit that we have feelings we wish we didn't have. We need to own these feelings so we can outgrow them, and so we can mature as human beings."
BTH Note: It is a true privilege to train with Gilles Marin. His wisdom and practical experience as a teacher, healer and advocate for humanity is as impressive as his compassionate demeanor.
Certified Wellness Consultant speaks up!