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8 Healthy living programmes

Now that you have determined your temperament, you can view a Healthy Living Programmes that has been specifically designed for your temperamental combination. As you’ve read, every person has a dominant and a subdominant temperament. This means there are up to 8 temperamental combinations, each one with specific needs. On this page you’ll find all the Healthy Living Programmes. Click on the one appropriate to your temperament to view the best steps you can take to promote your own wellbeing..

CLICK HERE for the dominant Sanguinous sub dominant Bilious Healthy Living Programme

Overview You will have a temperamental quality between a Sanguinous (Hot and Moist) and a Bilious (Hot and Dry) temperament. This results in an overall dominant quality of HEAT, which is common in both the temperaments. As heat is the dominant quality associated with your temperament, an increase in heat from the Six Lifestyle Factors will negatively affect you the most and to the greatest extent. An increase in moistness and dryness will also affect you, but to a lesser extent, whereas an increase in the quality of coldness will have the least negative effect on you. An increase in heat can be as a result of: 

  • summer very hot weather
  • humid environment/weather hot and moist to hot and dry food and drink
  • anger strenuous exercises
  • not enough sleep

The illnesses you are inclined to are those of the Sanguinous Temperament:

  • Congestive headache High blood pressure
  • Diabetes Urinary tract infection
  • Rheumatoid arthritis Pre-menstrual tension.

To a lesser extent you may also be inclined to illnesses of the Bilious Temperament:

  • Migraine Stress
  • Bronchitis Over active thyroid
  • Hay fever Endometriosis
  • Nausea

Health Maintenance through the Lifestyle Factors of Tibb Good health is achieved by maintaining your ideal temperament. An excess of heat in each of the lifestyle factors will negatively affect you (more than changes in other conditions). Be aware of this at all times and control the level of heat in your body. Food and Drink Ideally this combination should eat mostly cold and dry foods, more cold and moist foods, less hot and dry foods and the least amount of hot and moist foods. Alternatively for easy reference use the diet chart below. QUICK REFERENCE diet sheet – SANGUINOUS bilious AVOID FOODS THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTED t1

  • Stick to this diet especially in summer, spring and in coastal areas.
  • Drink at least 2 litres (8 glasses) of water per day.
  • Avoid refined foods.
  • Eat simply, and avoid eating a lot of different types of foods in the same meal.
  • Avoid foods and drinks containing salt as well as fried and processed meats.
  • If you are emotional or upset, sit down, take a few deep breaths or drink a glass of water.

Environmental Air & Breathing

  • Keep cool in hot weather and warm in wet weather.
  • Weather, environment, work and leisure activities that increase heat and moistness – especially in humid weather will negatively affect you.
  • In addition to the Deep Rhythmic Breathing exercise and the Tibb Mental/Emotional Breathing exercise, the Tibb Slow and Deep Breathing

Exercise is advised:

  • Sit either on the floor squatting with hands on thighs or in the ‘lotus’ position, keeping a straight back in both cases. If either position is not possible due to a disability, then lie on the floor, on your back. Select a protected time and space, free from interruptions. This exercise is best outdoors if quiet and warm, in the early morning.
  • Close eyes, focus on breathing.
  • Take slow and deep breaths, breathing in and out through the nose, distending and filling the stomach.
  • Continue breathing this way for 5 minutes.

Physical Exercise

  • Inadequate rest and strenuous exercise will negatively affect you
  • Gardening and aerobic exercise is beneficial
  • Yoga is advisable
  • Include In your choice of physical exercises, the Tibb Walking Exercise:
  • 1) Warm up by walking normally, swinging the arms gently Do this for about 2 minutes initially.
  • 2) Then walk briskly, raising the legs and swinging the arms firmly. Do this for about 5 minutes.
  • 3) Cool down by walking normally, as in the warm up. Do this for about 2 minutes.
  • 4) Do these exercises daily, but each week increase the amount of time you spend doing them until you reach a maximum of 25 minutes per session.

And, the Tibb Jogging Exercise

  • 1) Jog on the spot, lifting the knees as high as possible, putting the weight only on the balls of the feet – (prancing). At the same time swing arms in a full circular motion.
  • 2) Start by doing this for 30 seconds building up to 5 minutes.
  • 3) Increase gradually by 30 seconds, to a maximum of 10 minutes per session.

Sleep 

  • Six to seven hours sound sleep is essential. Early to bed and early to rise is best for everyone but especially for the dominant Sanguinous temperament.
  • Sleeping more than 8 hours or less than 5 hours a night will negatively affect you.

Emotions & Feelings

  • Extreme emotions of worry, anger and excessive excitement are the emotional excesses of this temperamental type and should be managed with breathing exercises and meditation.
  • A 5 -10 minute relaxation break after lunch is beneficial
  • Colour therapy: use violet, blue or green.
  • Aromatherapy: ylang-ylang, grapefruit, bergamot, rose oil.
  • The following meditation exercises are advised together with the Tibb Slow and Deep Breathing exercise.

The Tibb Heart Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit on the floor or chair, with a straight spine.
  • 2) Put your head down, close your eyes, concentrate on the heart and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while then breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Continue this exercise every day and at night before going to bed, for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Pineal Body Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit in a relaxed state, in a calm environment, with eyes closed.
  • 2) Concentrate on the area between the eyebrows, and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while and breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Visualising Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Lie in a relaxed position in bed. Make sure the room is quiet and close your eyes.
  • 2) Visualise an appropriate colour gently surrounding you.
  • 3) If you are emotionally stressed visualise a blue or violet colour, alternately choose the colour that is most appropriate for your temperament.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes

Elimination 

  • A regular high-fibre diet should be adopted to keep the colon clear.
  • Laxatives should be considered

CLICK HERE for the dominant Sanguinous sub-dominant Phlegmatic Healthy Living Programme

Overview As moistness is the dominant quality associated with your temperament, an increase in moistness from the Six Lifestyle Factors will negatively affect you the most and to the greatest extent. An increase in heat and coldness will also affect you, but to a lesser extent, whereas an increase in the quality of dryness will have the least negative effect on you. An increase in moistness can be as a result of:

  • early winter cold environment
  • rainy season humid environment and weather
  • cold and moist food and drink depression and fear
  • excessive sleep and rest lack of exercise

The illnesses you are inclined to are those of the Phlegmatic Temperament:

  • Asthma
  • Tonsillitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Anaemia
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Anorexia

To a lesser extent you may also be inclined to illnesses of the Sanguinous Temperament: 

  • Congestive headache
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Diabetes
  • Pre-menstrual tension
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Health Maintenance through the Lifestyle Factors of Tibb  Good health is achieved by maintaining your ideal temperament. An excess of moistness in each of the lifestyle factors will most negatively affect you, and affect you quicker than any of the other factors. You need to be aware of this at all times and control the level of moistness in your body. Food and Drink Ideally this combination should eat mostly hot and dry foods, more cold and dry foods, less hot and moist foods and the least amount of cold and moist foods. Alternatively for easy reference the diet chart below can be used. QUICK REFERENCE diet sheet – PHLEGMATIC sanguinous AVOID FOODS THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTED
2 Additional Dietary Advice

    Stick to this diet especially in autumn, rainy weather, winter and in coastal areas.

  • Avoid drinking water, cool drinks or juices during meals. If you have to, drink very little. Preferably drink liquids half an hour before meals OR 1 hour after meals.
  • Drink at least 2 litres (8 glasses) of water a day.
  • Avoid refined foods.
  • Eat simply, and avoid eating lots of different types of foods in the same meal.
  • A 20-30 minute brisk walk every day is very beneficial.
  • Avoid foods and drinks containing salt as well as fried and processed meats.
  • If you are emotional or upset, sit down, take a few deep breaths or drink a glass of water.

Environmental Air & Breathing

  • Weather, environment, work and leisure activities that increase Cold and Moistness will negatively affect you.
  • Because of the low heat, phlegmatic people are particularly vulnerable to a cold environment as well as cold and rainy weather.
  • Heat management by wearing appropriate clothing and seeking a warm environment during cold and rainy times is of utmost importance.
  • The bedroom may be heated electrically, with an electric blanket when needed

In addition to the Deep Rhythmic Breathing exercise and the Tibb Mental/Emotional Breathing exercise, the Tibb Fast and Deep Breathing Exercise is advised.

  • 1) Sit either on the floor squatting with hands on thighs or in the ‘lotus’ position, keeping a straight back in both cases. If either position is not possible due to a disability, then lie on the floor or sit on a comfortable chair. Select a protected time and space, free from interruptions.
  • 2) This exercise is best done outdoors in the early morning if quiet and warm.
  • 3) Close eyes, focus on breathing.
  • 4) Take slow and deep breaths, breathing in and out of the nose, distending and filling the stomach.
  • 5) Then breathe deeper and faster for 3 minutes. This time can be extended to 5 minutes as you become more experienced with the exercise.
  • 6) Thereafter, take slow deep breaths, again for 1 minute.

Physical Exercise

  • Exercise on a daily basis will positively affect you.
  • At night a brisk walk after supper is very beneficial
  • Include in your choice of physical exercises, the Tibb Jogging Exercise.
  • 1) Jog on the spot, lifting the knees as high as possible, putting the weight only on the balls of the feet (prancing). At the same time swing arms in a full circular motion.
  • 2) Start by doing this for 30 seconds building up to 5 minutes.
  • 3) Increase gradually by 30 seconds, to a maximum of 10 minutes per session.

Sleep 

  • Retiring early for 8 hours of sleep and rising before sunrise is advisable to avoid an excess of phlegm.
  • Sleeping during the daytime should be avoided especially 1 hour before sunset as this aggravates the phlegm and leads to heaviness of the head and sinus congestion.

Emotions and Feelings 

  • Fear, shyness and depression are the emotional excesses of phlegmatic people and should be managed through breathing exercises and meditation.
  • Actively try and be in an atmosphere free from stress, fear and worries.
  • Colour therapy: use yellow, orange or violet.
  • Aromatherapy: eucalyptus, rosemary, anise, cinnamon oil
  • The following meditation exercises are advised together with the Tibb Slow and Deep Breathing exercise

The Tibb Heart Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit on the floor or chair, with a straight spine.
  • 2) Put your head down, close your eyes, concentrate on the heart and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while then breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Continue this exercise every day and at night before going to bed, for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Pineal Body Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit in a relaxed state, in a calm environment, with eyes closed.
  • 2) Concentrate on the area between the eyebrows, and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while and breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Visualising Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Lie in a relaxed position in bed. Make sure the room is quiet and close your eyes.
  • 2) Visualise an appropriate colour gently surrounding you.
  • 3) If you are emotionally stressed visualise a blue or violet colour, alternately choose the colour that is most appropriate for your temperament.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes

Elimination 

  • Laxatives should be taken to keep the bowels clear.
  • Massage is also advised.

CLICK HERE for the dominant Phlegmatic sub-dominant Sanguinous Healthy Living Programme

Overview

As moistness is the dominant quality associated with your temperament, an increase in moistness from the Six Lifestyle Factors will negatively affect you the most and to the greatest extent. An increase in heat and coldness will also affect you, but to a lesser extent, whereas an increase in the quality of dryness will have the least negative effect on you. An increase in moistness can be as a result of:

  • early winter cold environment
  • rainy season humid environment and weather
  • cold and moist food and drink depression and fear
  • excessive sleep and rest lack of exercise

The illnesses you are inclined to are those of the Phlegmatic Temperament:

  • Asthma
  • Tonsillitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Anaemia
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Anorexia

To a lesser extent you may also be inclined to illnesses of the Sanguinous Temperament: 

  • Congestive headache
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Diabetes
  • Pre-menstrual tension
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Health Maintenance through the Lifestyle Factors of Tibb  Good health is achieved by maintaining your ideal temperament. An excess of moistness in each of the lifestyle factors will most negatively affect you, and affect you quicker than any of the other factors. You need to be aware of this at all times and control the level of moistness in your body. Food and Drink Ideally this combination should eat mostly hot and dry foods, more cold and dry foods, less hot and moist foods and the least amount of cold and moist foods. Alternatively for easy reference the diet chart below can be used. QUICK REFERENCE diet sheet – PHLEGMATIC sanguinous AVOID FOODS THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTED 2    Additional dietary advice

    Stick to this diet especially in autumn, rainy weather, winter and in coastal areas.

  • Avoid drinking water, cool drinks or juices during meals. If you have to, drink very little. Preferably drink liquids half an hour before meals OR 1 hour after meals.
  • Drink at least 2 litres (8 glasses) of water a day.
  • Avoid refined foods.
  • Eat simply, and avoid eating lots of different types of foods in the same meal.
  • A 20-30 minute brisk walk every day is very beneficial.
  • Avoid foods and drinks containing salt as well as fried and processed meats.
  • If you are emotional or upset, sit down, take a few deep breaths or drink a glass of water.

Environmental Air & Breathing

  • Weather, environment, work and leisure activities that increase Cold and Moistness will negatively affect you.
  • Because of the low heat, phlegmatic people are particularly vulnerable to a cold environment as well as cold and rainy weather.
  • Heat management by wearing appropriate clothing and seeking a warm environment during cold and rainy times is of utmost importance.
  • The bedroom may be heated electrically, with an electric blanket when needed

In addition to the Deep Rhythmic Breathing exercise and the Tibb Mental/Emotional Breathing exercise, the Tibb Fast and Deep Breathing Exercise is advised.

  • 1) Sit either on the floor squatting with hands on thighs or in the ‘lotus’ position, keeping a straight back in both cases. If either position is not possible due to a disability, then lie on the floor or sit on a comfortable chair. Select a protected time and space, free from interruptions.
  • 2) This exercise is best done outdoors in the early morning if quiet and warm.
  • 3) Close eyes, focus on breathing.
  • 4) Take slow and deep breaths, breathing in and out of the nose, distending and filling the stomach.
  • 5) Then breathe deeper and faster for 3 minutes. This time can be extended to 5 minutes as you become more experienced with the exercise.
  • 6) Thereafter, take slow deep breaths, again for 1 minute.

Physical Exercise

  • Exercise on a daily basis will positively affect you.
  • At night a brisk walk after supper is very beneficial
  • Include in your choice of physical exercises, the Tibb Jogging Exercise.
  • 1) Jog on the spot, lifting the knees as high as possible, putting the weight only on the balls of the feet (prancing). At the same time swing arms in a full circular motion.
  • 2) Start by doing this for 30 seconds building up to 5 minutes.
  • 3) Increase gradually by 30 seconds, to a maximum of 10 minutes per session.

Sleep 

  • Retiring early for 8 hours of sleep and rising before sunrise is advisable to avoid an excess of phlegm.
  • Sleeping during the daytime should be avoided especially 1 hour before sunset as this aggravates the phlegm and leads to heaviness of the head and sinus congestion.

Emotions and Feelings 

  • Fear, shyness and depression are the emotional excesses of phlegmatic people and should be managed through breathing exercises and meditation.
  • Actively try and be in an atmosphere free from stress, fear and worries.
  • Colour therapy: use yellow, orange or violet.
  • Aromatherapy: eucalyptus, rosemary, anise, cinnamon oil
  • The following meditation exercises are advised together with the Tibb Slow and Deep Breathing exercise

The Tibb Heart Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit on the floor or chair, with a straight spine.
  • 2) Put your head down, close your eyes, concentrate on the heart and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while then breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Continue this exercise every day and at night before going to bed, for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Pineal Body Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit in a relaxed state, in a calm environment, with eyes closed.
  • 2) Concentrate on the area between the eyebrows, and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while and breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Visualising Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Lie in a relaxed position in bed. Make sure the room is quiet and close your eyes.
  • 2) Visualise an appropriate colour gently surrounding you.
  • 3) If you are emotionally stressed visualise a blue or violet colour, alternately choose the colour that is most appropriate for your temperament.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes

Elimination 

  • Laxatives should be taken to keep the bowels clear.
  • Massage is also advised.

CLICK HERE for the dominant Phlegmatic sub-dominant Melancholic Healthy Living Programme

As coldness is the dominant quality associated with your temperament, an increase in coldness from the Six Lifestyle Factors will negatively affect you the most and to the greatest extent. An increase in moistness and dryness will also affect you, but to a lesser extent, whereas an increase in the quality of heat will have the least negative effect on you.

An increase in coldness can be as a result of:

early/late winter cold environment
rainy season cold & moist food and drink
depression and fear excessive sleep or rest
grief irregular elimination of waste
lack of exercise irregular eating and sleeping habits
The illnesses you are inclined to are those of the Phlegmatic Temperament:

Asthma
Tonsillitis
Sinusitis
Anaemia
Low Blood Pressure
Anorexia
To a lesser extent you may also be inclined to illnesses of the Melancholic Temperament:

Insomnia
Osteo- arthritis
Hyperacidity
Constipation
Piles
Flatulence
Colic pain
Gout
Health Maintenance through the Lifestyle Factors of Tibb

Good health is achieved by maintaining your ideal temperament. An excess of coldness in each of the lifestyle factors will most negatively affect you, and affect you faster than any of the other factors. Be aware of this at all times and control the level of coldness in your body.

Food and Drink

Ideally this combination should eat mostly hot and dry foods, more hot and moist foods, less cold and dry foods and the least amount of cold and moist foods. Alternatively for easy reference use the diet chart below.

QUICK REFERENCE diet sheet – PHLEGMATIC melancholic AVOID FOODS THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTED

Stick to this diet especially in cold weather and during winter and autumn.
Avoid drinking water, cool drinks and juices during meals. If you have to, drink very little. Preferably drink liquids half an hour before meals OR 1 hour after meals.
Drink at least 1-2 litres (4-8 glasses) of lukewarm water per day.
Avoid refined foods.
Eat simply, and avoid eating lots of different types of foods in the same meal.
A 15-20 minute brisk walk every day is very beneficial.
Avoid cold things, sour things, products containing dairy products, tin foods, processed meats and salads.
Fruits must be washed with warm water before eaten.
Environmental Air & Breathing

1) Managing heat levels by wearing appropriate clothing and seeking a warm environment is of utmost importance.
2) If necessary heat the bedroom with an electric blanket when needed.
3) In addition to the Deep Rhythmic Breathing exercise and the Tibb Mental/Emotional Breathing exercise, the Tibb Fast and Deep Breathing Exercise is advised.
1) Sit either on the floor squatting with hands on thighs or in the ‘lotus’ position, keeping a straight back in both cases. If either position is not possible due to a disability, then lie on the floor or sit on a comfortable chair. Select a protected time and space, free from interruptions. This exercise is best done outdoors in the early morning if quiet and warm.
2) Close eyes, focus on breathing.
3) Take slow and deep breaths, breathing in and out of the nose, distending and filling the stomach, for 1 minute.
4) Then breathe deeper and faster for 3 minutes. This time can be extended to 5 minutes as you become more experienced with the exercise.
5) Thereafter, take slow deep breaths, again for 1 minute.
Physical Exercise

Exercise on a daily basis will positively affect you.
At night a brisk walk after supper is very beneficial
Include in your choice of physical exercises, the Tibb Jogging Exercise
1) Jog on the spot, lifting the knees as high as possible, putting the weight only on the balls of the feet (prancing). At the same time swing arms in a full circular motion.
2) Start by doing this for 30 seconds building up to 5 minutes
3) Increase gradually by 30 seconds, to a maximum of 10 minutes per session.
Sleep
Retiring early for 8 hours of sleep and rising before sunrise is advisable to avoid an excess of phlegm.
Sleeping during the daytime should be avoided.
Emotions and Feelings
Fear, shyness and depression are the emotional excesses of phlegmatic people and should be managed through breathing exercises and meditation.
Try actively for an atmosphere which is free from stress, fear and worry.
Colour therapy: use yellow, orange or red.
Aromatherapy: eucalyptus, rosemary, anise, cajuput oil.
The following meditation exercises are advised together with the Tibb Slow and Deep Breathing exercise
The Tibb Heart Meditation Exercise

1) Sit on the floor or chair, with a straight spine.
2) Put your head down, close your eyes, concentrate on the heart and breathe in deeply.
3) Hold the breath for a while then breathe out slowly in the same manner.
4) Continue this exercise every day and at night before going to bed, for 10 -15 minutes.
The Tibb Pineal Body Meditation Exercise

1) Sit in a relaxed state, in a calm environment, with eyes closed.
2) Concentrate on the area between the eyebrows, and breathe in deeply.
3) Hold the breath for a while and breathe out slowly in the same manner.
4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes.
The Tibb Visualising Meditation Exercise

1) Lie in a relaxed position in bed. Make sure the room is quiet and close your eyes.
2) Visualise an appropriate colour gently surrounding you.
3) If you are emotionally stressed visualise a blue or violet colour, alternately choose the colour that is most appropriate for your temperament.
4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes
Elimination

Laxatives should be taken to keep the bowels clear.
Massage is also advised.


CLICK HERE for the dominant Melancholic sub-dominant Phlegmatic Healthy Living Programme

As coldness is the dominant quality associated with your temperament, an increase in coldness from the Six Lifestyle Factors will negatively affect you the most and to the greatest extent. An increase in moistness and dryness will also affect you, but to a lesser extent, whereas an increase in the quality of heat will have the least negative effect on you.

An increase in coldness can be as a result of: 

  • early to late winter cold environment
  • rainy season cold & moist food and drink
  • depression and fear excessive sleep and rest
  • grief irregular elimination of wastes
  • lack of exercise irregular eating and sleeping habits

The illnesses you are inclined to are those of the Melancholic Temperament:

  • Insomnia
  • Osteo- arthritis
  • Hyperacidity
  • Constipation
  • Piles
  • Flatulence
  • Colic pain
  • Gout

To a lesser extent you may also be inclined to illnesses of the Phlegmatic Temperament: 

  • Asthma
  • Tonsillitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Anaemia
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Anorexia

Health Maintenance through the Lifestyle Factors of Tibb 

Good health is achieved by maintaining your ideal temperament. An excess of coldness in each of the lifestyle factors will most negatively affect you, and affect you faster than changes in other conditions. Be aware of this at all times and control the level of coldness in your body.

Food and Drink

Ideally this combination should eat mostly hot and moist foods, more hot and dry foods, less cold and moist foods and the least amount of cold and dry foods. Alternatively for easy reference use the diet chart below.

QUICK REFERENCE diet sheet – MELANCHOLIC phlegmatic AVOID FOODS THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTED
Stick to this diet especially in cold weather and during winter and autumn.

 

  • Avoid drinking water, cool drinks or juices during meals. If you have to, drink very little. Preferably drink liquids half an hour before meals OR 1 hour after meals.
  • Drink at least 1-2 litres (4-8 glasses) of lukewarm water per day.
  • Avoid refined foods.
  • Eat simply, and do not eat lots of different types of foods in the same meal.
  • A 15-20 minute brisk walk every day is very beneficial.
  • Avoid cold things, sour things, products containing dairy products, tin foods, processed meats and salads.
  • Fruits must be washed with warm water before eaten.

Environmental Air & Breathing

  • Weather, environment, work and leisure activities that increase coldness and dryness will negatively affect you.
  • In autumn keep away from the cold of night and the midday heat.
  • Dewy conditions during autumn, late winter and between midnight and 6:00am also aggravates this temperamental combination.
  • Outings or change of environment (picnics, etc) during times other than those mentioned every 2-3 months is beneficial.
  • Protect yourself in dry weather by applying a moisturizer, cream or oil (olive oil) to the skin.
  • In addition to the Deep Rhythmic Breathing exercise and the Tibb Mental/Emotional Breathing exercise, the Tibb Fast and Deep Breathing exercise is advised.
  • 1) Sit either on the floor squatting with hands on thighs or in the ‘lotus’ position, keeping a straight back in both cases. If either position is not possible due to a disability, then lie on the floor or sit on a comfortable chair. Select a protected time and space, free from interruptions. This exercise is best done outdoors in the early morning if quiet and warm.
  • 2) Close eyes, focus on breathing
  • 3) Take slow and deep breaths, breathing in and out of the nose, distending and filling the stomach, for 1 minute.
  • 4) Then breathe deeper and faster for 3 minutes. This time can be extended to 5 minutes as you become more experienced with the exercise.
  • 5) Thereafter, take slow deep breaths, again for 1 minute.

Physical Exercise

  • A 10-15 minute walk after supper is beneficial.
  • Yoga is advisable.
  • Include in your choice of physical exercises, the Tibb Jogging Exercise.
  • 1) Jog on the spot, lifting the knees as high as possible, putting the weight only on the balls of the feet (prancing). At the same time swing arms in a full circular motion.
  • 2) Start by doing this for 30 seconds building up to 5 minutes.
  • 3) Increase gradually by 30 seconds, to a maximum of 10 minutes per session.

Sleep

  • Get to bed early, around 22:00 for 6-8 hours sleep.
  • Excessive waking during the night will negatively affect you

Emotions and Feelings 

  • Extreme emotions – excessive worries, sadness, loneliness and overly philosophical thoughts are the emotional excesses of this temperamental type and should be managed with breathing exercises and meditation.
  • A 5 -10 minute relaxation break after lunch is beneficial
  • Colour therapy: use red, green or yellow.
  • Aromatherapy: rosemary, cinnamon, chamomile, lavender oil.
  • The following meditation exercises are advised together with the Tibb Slow and Deep Breathing exercise.

The Tibb Heart Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit on the floor or chair, with a straight spine.
  • 2) Put your head down, close your eyes, concentrate on the heart and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while then breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Continue this exercise every day and at night before going to bed, for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Pineal Body Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit in a relaxed state, in a calm environment, with eyes closed.
  • 2) Concentrate on the area between the eyebrows, and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while and breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Visualising Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Lie in a relaxed position in bed. Make sure the room is quiet and close your eyes.
  • 2) Visualise an appropriate colour gently surrounding you.
  • 3) If you are emotionally stressed visualise a blue or violet colour, alternately choose the colour that is most appropriate for your temperament.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes
  • Colour therapy: use green, yellow or orange.
  • Aromatherapy: rosemary, cinnamon, chamomile, lavender oil.
  • A 5 -10 minute relaxation break after lunch is beneficial.

Elimination

  • Laxatives should be considered to keep the bowels clear.
  • Be aware of unnecessary suppression of stools and urine.


CLICK HERE for the dominant Melancholic sub-dominant Bilious Healthy Living Programme

As dryness is the dominant quality associated with your temperament, an increase in dryness from the Six Lifestyle Factors will negatively affect you the most and to the greatest extent. An increase in heat and coldness will also affect you, but to a lesser extent, whereas an increase in the quality of moistness will have the least negative effect on you.

An increase in dryness can be as a result of: 

  • late winter very hot weather and environment
  • anger dry food & drink
  • strenuous exercise grief
  • irregular eating and sleeping habits excessive wakening
  • irregular elimination of wastes

The illnesses you are inclined to are those of the Melancholic Temperament: 

  • Insomnia
  • Osteo- arthritis
  • Hyperacidity
  • Constipation
  • Piles
  • Flatulence
  • Colic pain
  • Gout

To a lesser extent you may also be inclined to illnesses of the Bilious Temperament: 

  • Migraine
  • Stress
  • Bronchitis
  • Over active Thyroid
  • Hay fever
  • Endometriosis
  • Nausea

Health Maintenance through the Lifestyle Factors of Tibb

Good health is achieved by maintaining your ideal temperament. An excess of dryness in each of the lifestyle factors will most negatively affect you, and affect you faster than the other factors. Be aware of this at all times and control the level of dryness in your body.

Food and Drink 

Ideally this combination should eat mostly hot and moist foods, more hot and dry foods, less cold and moist foods and the least amount of cold and dry foods. Alternately for easy reference use the diet chart below.

QUICK REFERENCE diet sheet – MELANCHOLIC bilious AVOID FOODS THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTEDStick to this diet especially in cold weather and during winter and autumn.

 

  • Avoid drinking water, cool drinks or juices during meals. If you have to, drink very little. Preferably drink liquids half an hour before meals OR 1 hour after meals.
  • Drink at least 2 litres (8 glasses) of water per day.
  • Avoid refined foods.
  • Eat simply, and avoid eating a lot of different types of foods in the same meal.
  • A 15-20 minute brisk walk every day is very beneficial.
  • Avoid cold things, sour things, products containing dairy products, tin foods, processed meats and salads.
  • Fruits must be washed with warm water before eaten.

Environmental Air & Breathing

  • Weather, environment, work and leisure activities that increase coldness and dryness will negatively affect you.
  • In autumn keep away from the cold of night and the midday heat.
  • Dewy conditions during autumn, late winter and between midnight and 06:00am also aggravates this temperamental combination.
  • Outings or change of environment (picnics, etc) during times other than those mentioned every 2-3 months is beneficial.
  • Protect yourself in dry weather by applying a moisturizer, cream or oil (olive oil) to the skin.
  • Breathing exercises in the early morning and late afternoon.
  • In addition to the ‘Deep Rhythmic’ Breathing exercise and the Tibb ‘Mental/Emotional’ Breathing exercise, the Tibb Fast and Deep Breathing Exercise is advised.
  • 1) Assume the same squatting position of breathing exercises described previously.
  • 2) Take slow and deep breaths, breathing in and out of the nose, distending and filling the stomach for 1 minute.
  • 3) Then breathe deeper and faster for 3 minutes. This time can be extended to 5 minutes as you become more experienced with the exercise.
  • 4) Thereafter, take slow deep breaths, again for 1 minute.

Physical Exercise 

    • A 10-15 minute walk after supper is beneficial.
    • Yoga is advisable.

Include in your choice of physical exercises, the Tibb Jogging Exercise:

  • 1) Jog on the spot, lifting the knees as high as possible, putting the weight only on the balls of the feet (prancing). At the same time swing arms in a full circular motion.
  • 2) Start by doing this for 30 seconds building up to 5 minutes.
  • 3) Increase gradually by 30 seconds, to a maximum of 10 minutes per session.

Sleep 

  • Get to bed early, around 22:00 to get 6-8 hours sleep.
  • Excessive waking during the night will negatively affect you

Emotions & Feelings

  • Extreme emotions of excessive worries, sadness, loneliness, and overly philosophical thinking are the emotional excesses of this temperamental type and should be managed with breathing exercises and meditation.
  • A 5 -10 minute relaxation break after lunch is beneficial
  • Colour therapy: use green or red.
  • Aromatherapy: clarysage, peppermint, chamomile, lavender oil.
  • The following meditation exercise is advisable together with the Tibb Slow and Deep Breathing exercise

The Tibb Heart Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit on the floor or chair, with a straight spine.
  • 2) Put your head down, close your eyes, concentrate on the heart and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while then breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Continue this exercise every day and at night before going to bed, for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Pineal Body Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit in a relaxed state, in a calm environment, with eyes closed.
  • 2) Concentrate on the area between the eyebrows, and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while and breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Visualising Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Lie in a relaxed position in bed. Make sure the room is quiet and close your eyes.
  • 2) Visualise an appropriate colour gently surrounding you.
  • 3) If you are emotionally stressed visualise a blue or violet colour, alternately choose the colour that is most appropriate for your temperament.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes

Elimination

  • Laxatives should be considered to keep the bowels clear.
  • Be aware of unnecessary suppression of stools and urine.


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As dryness is the dominant quality associated with your temperament, an increase in dryness from the Six Lifestyle Factors will negatively affect you the most and to the greatest extent. An increase in heat and coldness will also affect you, but to a lesser extent, whereas an increase in the quality of moistness will have the least negative effect on you.

An increase in dryness can be as a result of:

  • summer very hot weather and environment
  • late winter dry food and drink
  • anger strenuous exercise
  • grief irregular elimination of wastes
  • not enough sleep

The illnesses you are inclined to are those of the Bilious Temperament:

  • Migraine
  • Stress
  • Bronchitis
  • Over active thyroid
  • Hay fever
  • Endometriosis
  • Nausea

To a lesser extent you may also be inclined to illnesses of the Melancholic Temperament:

  • Insomnia
  • Osteo-arthritis
  • Hyperacidity
  • Constipation
  • Piles
  • Flatulence
  • Colic
  • Gout

Health Maintenance through the Lifestyle Factors of Tibb 

Good health is achieved by maintaining your ideal temperament. An excess of dryness in each of the lifestyle factors will affect you in a negative way, more than other factors. You need to be aware of this at all times and control the level of dryness in your body.

Food and Drink 

Ideally this combination should eat mostly cold and moist foods with more hot and moist foodsless cold and dry foods and the least amount of hot and dry foods. Alternatively for easy reference the diet chart below can be used.

QUICK REFERENCE diet sheet –  BILIOUS melancholic AVOID FOODS THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTED

 

Additional dietary advice:

  • Stick to this diet especially in summer and spring.
  • Drink at least 2-3 litres (8-12 glasses) of water per day.
  • Avoid refined foods.
  • Eat simply and avoid eating lots of different types of foods at the same meal.
  • If you are emotional or upset, sit down, take a few deep breaths or drink a glass of water.

Environmental Air & Breathing

  • Fresh air and a cool, properly ventilated environment are most ideal.

In addition to the ‘Deep Rhythmic’ Breathing exercise and the Tibb ‘Mental/Emotional’ Breathing exercise, the Tibb Slow and Deep Breathing Exercise is advised:

  • 1) Sit either on the floor squatting with hands on thighs or in the ‘lotus’ position, keeping a straight back in both cases. If either position is not possible due to a disability, then lie on the floor on your back. Select a protected time and space, free from interruptions. This exercise is best outdoors if quiet and warm, in the early morning.
  • 2) Close eyes, focus on breathing.
  • 3) Take slow and deep breaths, breathing in and out through the nose, distending and filling the stomach.
  • 4) Continue breathing this way for 5 minutes.

Physical Exercise

  • Excessive movement and strenuous exercise is not advisable
  • Exercise in the early morning and late afternoon
  • Yoga is advisable

Include in your choice of physical exercises, The Tibb Walking Exercise

  • 1) Warm up by walking normally, swinging the arms gently. Do this for about 2 minutes initially.
  • 2) Then walk briskly, raising the legs and swinging the arms firmly. Do this for about 5 minutes.
  • 3) Then cool down by walking normally, as in the warm up. Do this for about 2 minutes.
  • 4) Do these exercises daily, but each week increase the amount of time you spend doing them until you reach a maximum of 25 minutes

Sleep

  • A good nights sleep of 6-8 hours is advisable
  • Lack of sleep (less than five hours on a continuous basis) and late nights will negatively affect you.

Emotions & Feelings 

  • Extreme emotions of anger, excitability, irritability, excessive speech and suppression of anger are the emotional excesses of this temperamental type and should be managed with breathing exercises and meditation.
  • A 5 -10 minute relaxation break after lunch is beneficial
  • Colour therapy: use blue or green.
  • Aromatherapy: ylang-ylang, jasmine, fennel seeds or coriander oil
  • The following meditation exercises are advised together with the Tibb Slow and Deep Breathing exercise.

The Tibb Heart Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit on the floor or chair, with a straight spine.
  • 2) Put the head down, close your eyes, concentrate on the heart and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while, then, breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Continue this exercise every day and at night before going to bed, for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Pineal Body Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit in a relaxed state, in a calm environment, with eyes closed.
  • 2) Concentrate on the area between the eyebrows, and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while and breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Visualising Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Lie in a relaxed position in bed. Make sure the room is quiet and close your eyes.
  • 2) Visualise an appropriate colour gently surrounding you.
  • 3) If you are emotionally stressed visualise a blue or violet colour, alternately choose the colour most appropriate for your temperament.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes

Elimination

  • Laxatives should be considered
  • A regular high-fibre diet should be adopted to keep the colon clear


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As heat is the dominant quality associated with your temperament, an increase in heat from the Six Lifestyle Factors will negatively affect you the most and to the greatest extent. An increase in moistness and dryness will also affect you, but to a lesser extent, whereas an increase in the quality of coldness will have the least negative effect on you.

An increase in heat could be due to: 

  • summer very hot weather and environment
  • hot food and drink anger
  • strenuous exercise not enough sleep

Illnesses you will be inclined to are those of the Bilious Temperament:

  • Migraine
  • Stress
  • Bronchitis
  • Over active thyroid
  • Hay feve
  • Endometriosis
  • Nausea

To a lesser extent you may also be inclined to illnesses of the Sanguinous Temperament:

  • Congestive headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pre-menstrual tension.

Health Maintenance through the Lifestyle Factors of Tibb

Good health is achieved by maintaining your ideal temperament. An excess of heat
in each of the lifestyle factors will most negatively affect you, faster than changes in the other qualities. You need to be aware of this at all times and control the level of heat in your body.

Food and Drink

Ideally this combination should eat mostly cold and moist foods, more cold and dry foods, less hot and moist foods and the least amount of hot and dry foods. Alternatively use the diet chart below for easy reference.

QUICK REFERENCE diet sheet – BILIOUS sanguinous AVOID FOODS THAT ARE HIGHLIGHTEDStick to this diet especially in summer and spring.

 

  • Drink at least 2-3 litres (8-12 glasses) of water per day.
  • Avoid refined foods.
  • Eat simply, and do not eat a lot of different types of foods at the same meal.
  • If you are upset, sit down, take a few deep breaths or drink a glass of water.

Environmental Air & Breathing

    • Fresh air and a cool, properly ventilated environment are most ideal.
    • Avoid exposure to the sun, or hot climates.
    • During summer especially it is important to keep cool at all times.
    • Air-conditioners are acceptable.

In addition to the Deep Rhythmic Breathing exercise and the Tibb Mental/Emotional Breathing exercise, The Tibb Slow and Deep Breathing Exercise is advised:

  • 1) Sit or squat on the floor or in a lotus position with hands placed on the thighs, keeping a straight back. If either position is not possible due to a disability, then lie on your back on the floor. Select a protected time and space free from interruptions. This exercise is best done outdoors if quiet and warm, in the early morning.
  • 2) Close eyes, focus on breathing.
  • 3) Take slow and deep breaths, breathing in and out through the nose, distending and filling the stomach.
  • 4) Continue breathing this way for 5 minutes.

Physical Exercise

  • Excessive movement and strenuous exercise is not advisable
  • Exercise in the early morning and late afternoon
  • Yoga is advisable
  • Include in your choice of physical exercises, The Tibb Walking Exercise
  • 1) Warm up by walking normally and swinging the arms gently. Do this for about 2 minutes initially.
  • 2) Then walk briskly, raising the legs and swinging the arms firmly. Do this for about 5 minutes.
  • 3) Cool down by walking normally for about 2 minutes, as in the warm up.
  • 4) Do these exercises daily, increasing the time after each week until you reach a maximum of 25 minutes per session.

Sleep

  • A good night’s sleep for 6-8 hours is advisable
  • Lack of sleep (less than five hours on a continuous basis) and late nights will negatively affect you.

Emotions & Feelings 

  • Extreme emotions of anger, excitability, irritability, excessive speech and suppression of anger are the emotional excesses of this temperamental type and should be managed with breathing exercises and meditation.
  • A 5 -10 minute relaxation break after lunch is beneficial
  • Colour therapy: use blue or violet.
  • Aromatherapy: ylang-ylang, jasmine, fennel seeds or rose oil.
  • The following meditation exercises are advised together with the Tibb Slow and Deep Breathing exercise.

The Tibb Heart Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit straight up on the floor or chair, with a straight spine.
  • 2) Put the head down, close the eyes, concentrate on the heart and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while then breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Continue this exercise every day and at night before going to bed, for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Pineal Body Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Sit in a relaxed state, in a calm environment, with eyes closed.
  • 2) Concentrate on the area between the eyebrows, and breathe in deeply.
  • 3) Hold the breath for a while and breathe out slowly in the same manner.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes.

The Tibb Visualising Meditation Exercise

  • 1) Lie in a relaxed position in bed. Make sure the room is quiet and close your eyes.
  • 2) Visualise an appropriate colour gently surrounding you.
  • 3) If you are emotionally stressed visualise a blue or violet colour, alternately choose the colour that is most appropriate for your temperament.
  • 4) Repeat this exercise for 10 -15 minutes

Elimination 

  • Laxatives should be considered
  • A regular high-fibre diet should be followed to keep the colon clear