Nutritional Therapy or ‘Dietary Therapy’ is the cornerstone of Chinese Medicine. It is an ancient way of looking at food and nutrition through the lens of yin and yang, the 5 elements, and ‘food energetics’.
In Chinese medicine, every food has a type of energy in addition to its physical components: foods are warming or cooling, drying or moistening, and so on. This allows for a detailed understanding of exactly what a food does to you when you eat it. When combined with a Chinese Medicine diagnosis, it is a powerful tool for healing.
Chinese Nutrition is, therefore, a holistic system of diagnosis and therapy, where each patient’s individual characteristics are taken into account to provide a unique diagnosis and a personal treatment program.