Zhang Zhong Jing (150 A.D.-219A.D.) was one of the most eminent Chinese physicians during the later years of the Han dynasty. He made a great contribution to the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine by establishing medication principles and summarising the medicinal experience until that time. He wrote the medical masterpiece “Treatise on Cold Pathogenic and Miscellaneous Diseases” and is regarded as the sage of Chinese Medicine.
“If a person can pay attention to health-cultivation and timely detection of minor changes in the body, not to let the wind, cold, wet, dry, fire these pathogenic factors interfere with the normal operation of the meridian, or pathogen just infiltrated the meridian not deep into the internal organs. Or when body feel inactive, do exercises straightaway, adjust the breathing or have massage, acupuncture and plaster treatment. Do not let the nine orifices occluded. Do not violate the law, resulting in psychological stress. Do not have too much sex. Eat 3 meals on time. Do not eat food with too much coldness, hotness, bitterness and sourness. As a result, pathogenic factors won’t block meridians. Therefore it will not further into the internal organs and become illnesses.”