If you ask Dr. Werawth Ekkamolkul, a medical doctor at S Medical Spa in Bangkok, his advice is a very simple: Practise self-awareness and stay in touch with yourself and your body.
Writing as a guest columnist in a blog about Thai spas --- www.thaispasnow.wordpress.com – he says many of our problems could be eliminated if we followed “the middle way”, which he feels would help us stay grounded and enable us to deal with whatever life throws at us.
“Self-awareness training can help you calm your mind,” he writes. Instead of being preoccupied with problems and having your mind constantly racing, teach your mind to be calm and peaceful. This way you will feel happier and better able to cope with all that life throws at you.
“Always try to turn the negative into positive and bring extremes back to the middle, or optimum, way.
“The middle way is the true path to not only a healthy mind and body but also for society and the environment. Balance of all things will maintain good health. Imbalance will cause sickness. The middle way should be striven for – to return to general good health.”
He cites several real life examples of people who are no longer in touch with their bodies, who can’t control their weight or who become alcoholics and who now have to deal with the consequences, whether becoming diabetic or having high blood pressure, knee or joint pain, high cholesterol, with increased chances of having a heart attack or paralysis.
Some problems, he adds, are the result of extreme lifestyles – too much or too little – often related to behavorial extremes.
“Prevention is always better than cure.”
You can read Dr. Ekkamolkul’s full comments by clicking on to: www.thaispasnow.wordpress.com