Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies are built on an understanding of health through balance. Nutrition and lifestyle are part of the bigger picture health picture considered within Chinese Medicine.
Your practitioner may recommend specific nutritional changes as part of your therapy. For more on what to expect, click here.
Nutrition is an extremely important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, used to both treat and prevent illness.
Dietary changes on their own can effectively correct many modern and avoidable illnesses; however, this requires constant discipline and dedication on the part of the patient. A simpler solution is to apply dietary changes in combination with other therapies to make the overall treatment more effective.
Chinese nutrition therapy looks at the therapeutic properties of foods and takes into consideration cooking methods, seasons, lifestyle, the patient’s constitution and current state of health. Poke practitioners will consider nutrition as part of your health assessment and recommendations.