NUTRITIONAL & LIFESTYLE
Nutritional & Lifestyle Counseling
In Chinese Medical practice there is certain logic of therapy progression that we follow: “…the first and foremost measure [to cure disease] is appropriate diet. It is not until this measure bears no results that one should use medicines.” A break down of the character 氣 “Qi” is nothing more than a “steam coming from a cooked rice.” Many of Chinese Herbs are in fact food items that are part of Chinese regular diet. Chinese culture reflects an awareness of the healing qualities of food as a kind of folk wisdom. Both Eastern and Western Nutrition is a part of Chinese Medical Training. Western Nutrition is quantitative and is mainly looking at the amounts of different elements in certain foods. Eastern Nutrition focuses more on energetics, temperatures and properties of foods. Two combined together make for a very solid therapeutic strategy that we implement in our wellness center.