WIND

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In order to understand what would be considered a WIND disorder, in traditional terms, it is important to understand that whether, hot, cold or wind, there are associated element(s). There are also associated qualities and tastes.  There are also associated mental-emotional causes.  The increase of certain elements/qualities/tastes/mental-emotional stress will increase the "coldness", "hotness", or "windiness".     


ELEMENT: Wind 

Wind relates more to the central nervous system dysfunction than to systemic physiological, chemical leaning towards oxidation or anaerobic conditions.  Mental-emotional stress, "energetic" dysfunction, unclear meaning and purpose in life, all effect the wind.  These make the body's innate ability to balance itself less than ideal, and in extreme cases very difficult.  


It moves primarily through the skin, bone, heart, ears, large intestine, and central nervous system channel.


QUALITIES that increase wind,  are also qualities of a wind condition:    


Rough, light, cold, dry, subtle, moving, hard. 


MENTAL - EMOTIONAL STRESS: 

Desire and attachment.


  In Sowa Rigpa Hot and Cold disease are called Tripa,(literally Bile) and Bedkan (literally soil-water).   Wind, called Rloong is seen as a combination of consciousness and "life energy".  These 3 are called "Nyespa" which like the word "Dosha" in Ayurveda literally means FAULT.   These three energies can be seen as cause and effect of the compensatory power of the body.  Always changing and meeting new stresses and shortcomings of the body, balance is found and consistently new challenges immediately arise.  In health the adaptability and compensatory power is sufficient to keep apparent stability in the health.  In disease this ability decreases, balance becomes harder to establish, and illness ensues.  

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