There are many causes of sicknesses.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, they are include under two
broad categories of internal and external causes. Here we shall discuss
some of the external reasons that affect our health. External
environmental causes are classified under the following headings and
describe how people are affected by climatic and seasonal changes. They
So someone who has hay fever will dread spring flowers, the rheumatism
sufferer can predict rain by the aching in his bones, thunder weather
will often set off a migraine headache. If you observe children's
behavior, you may notice that it often reflects the outside elements.
We are as much part of nature as the ocean and the sky and therefore
must be affected by natural seasonal and climatic changes in the same
Chinese medicine diagnoses disease according to nature using these
elements. If your child is suffering from a cold or the flu, for
example, he would be described in Chinese terms as suffering from an
attack of wind-cold or wind-heat. Children naturally suffer from many
illnesses each year and some are necessary to help them build up their
immune system. However, you can protect your child against unnecessary
bouts of illness, by dressing him in warm clothes in cold weather, and
by keeping the back of his neck covered as the so called 'wind-gate' of
the body is located just at the base of the neck.