An example illustrates the Yangshengshu philosophy, and how this differs from anatomy and biology. By laws of dynamics, mechanics, anatomy and biology, the body’s interior organs could not be held in their suspended positions by muscles and tendons only. The Yangshengshu philosophy further recognizes that the bio-energy field maintains everything in the proper place. Without the support of an energy field, organs would prolapse, wither, and die. In Yangshengshu, the energy field force is quite like and inherent in the same cosmic force that suspends stars in the universe.
Plants on Earth rely on water, nutrition, and photosynthesis of chlorophyll in their leaves. Yangshengshu holds that humans similarly exchange energy with the universe automatically, even without recognizing it. This recognition can be enhanced by training the subconscious.
The main concern of Yangshengshu is to clean all stasis in the spaces of the body. The body’s four major internal spaces are: (1) the chest space between the spine and the chest ribs (upper Jiao); (2) the upper abdomen space between the diaphragm and the navel (middle jiao); (3) the lower abdomen space between the navel and the pubis (lower Jiao); and (4) the back space between the spinal column and the organs, from the head to the coccyx (back Jiao). These spaces seem empty and void, but are actually full of invisible energy fields like spaces in the universe.
Western and Eastern medicine share the theory that the flesh (body) is composed of cells. The cells open to emit and close to absorb energy or materials. This is like a “small universe.” Its cavities hold energy, which congregates, collides, emerges, activates, circulates, and reacts to generate renewed energy. This intangible energy always exists in a water environment, and forms the aura, meridian system, interior organ light, etc. The energy in the space forms an energy field like a magnetic or gravitational field. The energy field’s density and characteristics influence cell activities and health.
Cell energy conforms to the thermodynamic principle of entropy. The cell’s energy stagnation is “positive entropy,” inaccessible by the cell. Cells can only emit this energy for the benefit of other organs, thereby emptying themselves and reaching “negative entropy.” Only in negative entropy can cells absorb and utilize the external energy. As in the Christian philosophy, the more you give, the more you receive. So those who strive for health should strive also for the benefit of others and society.