Regeneration: Helping the Body Heal Itself
According to scientists, the ancient herb formulas on which Sunrider
is based work by strengthening the body's own responses.
The Chinese would explain that the herb formulas strengthen the
Life Force. In Western terms, we would say: The body receives raw
materials and transforms them into active chemicals, as it needs
them. These food herbs give the body certain nutrients
that meet the particular requirements of the organ or function
that they serve. A formula designed to strengthen the heart's Life
Force is, in fact, feeding the heart. The Chinese, through centuries,
have developed formulas to feed virtually every body function.
Our Western drugs, in contrast, do not feed
the systems. They operate, not as input to our chemical processes,
but in place of them – or in opposition to them. For example,
the drug insulin operates in place of the body's own insulin,
making the body's insulin factory unnecessary. Because drugs
take control from the body, we call them substitutes.
As substitutes, drugs may eventually cause the very condition
that they are supposed to remedy. The body rises to meet challenges
placed against it, and declines when challenges are removed. The
drug insulin, by making unnecessary the body's already weak insulin
factory, causes that factory to decline even further.
Substitutes do have value, however, and can save lives in emergencies.
However, long-term substitution is not the path to health. The Philosophy of Regeneration
is the path to health.
Shift from a “Disease” Focus to a "Health" Focus
When it comes to the Philosophy of Regeneration, we in the West have been passing
through what amounts to the Dark Ages. Because we've underestimated
the body's own healing power, we haven't studied ways to strengthen
it. We've only tried to replace it, and then when it resisted,
we tried to overcome it. Unfortunately, many of these efforts have
led to illnesses and deaths caused by the treatments themselves.
Chinese food herb formulas are
available today in concentrated form. In using the Philosophy of Regeneration, you must shift from the “disease” point of view – where
we seek an external cure to a specific disease – to the principle
of health – where you seek to strengthen your body,
noting the symptoms only as signs of possible weakness. The Chinese
herb food formulas cure nothing. The body alone heals, spontaneously
and naturally. The goal is to support your body with wholesome,
system-specific nutritional formulas.
Focus on Regeneration
When asked to compare Sunrider to another company
with an herb-based line, we can only respond, “You can't compare apples and
Our health-care system is based on the principle of substitution,
which has been studied for less than 100 years. In contrast, the
Chinese began studying food herbs 5000 years
ago. Here's what they've arrived at:
Among the tens of thousands of plants, there
are many that they believe regenerate specific systems and organs
of the body. For example, we believe that “carrots are good for the eyes.” The
Chinese have extended this idea a thousand-fold by believing there
are plants that regenerate the health of the skin, heart, lungs,
digestive system, and so on.
Sunrider has been established upon the solid foundation of this
philosophy. The Sunrider Philosophy of Regeneration is the belief
that Dr. Chen has dedicated his company and his life's study to.
This philosophy is clearly represented within each balanced, concentrated
Sunrider herb food formula.
But there are also plants that they believe
do not regenerate health. The Chinese distinguish herbs that
are considered to regenerate health from herbs that merely substitute
for body functions – calling
the first food herbs and the second medicinal herbs. In that sense,
typical American herbalism and drug-based medicinal philosophy
are brothers, based on the same substitute philosophy, although
medicinal herbs at least have the advantage of wholeness.
Are we saying that medicinal herbs and the companies that produce
them are bad or wrong? They have their place. Different plants
have different purposes. Medicinal herbs are to be used in crisis
situations when the body is unable to function on its own. Those
plants thought of as regenerative are to be utilized by the body
to create regenerative, vibrant health. The effective health professional
utilizes a balance of both philosophies.
But most of us are not health professionals. We do not know how
to use medicinal herbs, and we certainly don't want to play around
with drugs. This is why Sunrider is such an important health company,
and its philosophy is such a breakthrough. All of Sunrider's food
products are based on a solid foundation of carefully blended food-grade
herbs, much like you'd blend many different fruits and vegetables
for a healthy salad. Sunrider herb foods are safe and nutritious.
And what about those other herb companies?
While their products may not necessarily be bad in the right
hands, representing medicinal herbs as daily food supplements
does not reflect their true “crisis
management” purpose. Some companies may do this in complete
innocence, unaware that they are encouraging people to take medicinal
herbs every day when their body is not in crisis. This can cause
greater health imbalances! It is up to those who understand the
big picture of the Philosophy of Regeneration to teach others about
the very real differences between food and medicinal herbs.
There is only one company that understands and teaches
the Philosophy of Regeneration and herb food nourishment: Tei-Fu