Food is not merely something we consume for enjoyment and to fill ourselves up with. It should be a fundamental consideration for any disease prevention and resolution, and is arguably the most important elixir for the body and its health.
Once you have been thoroughly questioned and examined, and all the necessary information is obtained for a pinpointed TCM diagnosis, specific food recommendations will be made to help facilitate healing and re-establish health within the body.
Chinese medicine places significant importance on the various flavours and temperature qualities of food. Temperatures include heating, cooling, warming, drying and moistening. Flavours include sweet, sour, pungent, salty and bitter. These flavours and temperatures have certain therapeutic or harmful effects on the various organ systems depending on the individual's constitutional makeup and differential diagnosis, and so correct Chinese medicine nutritional guidance is highly beneficial towards correcting underlying imbalances and alleviating disease processes. Large emphasis on correct nutrition should always be addressed on the journey towards health.