Nutrition and Food Therapy
Chinese medicine often uses food as the first line of therapy when the body is showing signs of imbalance. Food therapy is a pillar of Chinese medicine that utilizes the thermal and energetic properties of food and drink to promote healing. Food therapy recommendations are based on the unique needs of each individual. Chinese medicine pays special attention to changes in season and how the needs of our bodies change. For this reason, food recommendations may change with the seasons to promote optimal health during that time. Women's bodies, especially in the form of hormone secretion change often throughout their menstrual cycle each month. Food choices to support each phase of the menstrual cycle can allow for a balanced cycle absent of negative symptoms. High-quality supplements and nutrients are often prescribed in conjunction with food and nutritional recommendations to allow for optimal healing.