||Why we are
In Chinese Medicine theory, we are sick because our body loses
the balance between "Yin" and "Yang". Four
basic factors determine health and well being, they are: lifestyle,
diet, exercise and mind. Diet is most important because diet
is considered the primary cause of sickness as well as the main
reason for longevity and healthy.
|We are sick because our
body is not in balance
Chinese food therapy is a practice
of healing using natural foods instead of medication. It is a modality
of Traditional Chinese Medicine, also known as Chinese Nutrition
Proper diet is a good medicine with
treatment effect. Food can be used to adjust the imbalance of Yin
and Yang. Learning dietetic therapy of Chinese Medicine is a good
way to treat and prevent diseases. Cooking not only meets the needs
to fill up the stomach, but also can become good medicine
Chinese food therapy dates back as
early as 2000 BC. Niejing, the "Yellow Emperor's Classic of
Internal Medicine", written around 300 BC, was the most important
in forming the basic theory of Chinese food therapy. It classified
food into four "food groups", and "five tastes"
by the natures and characteristics.
Food plays an important role in Chinese culture.
Cooking good food for family members is a pride and duty for most
women. Children are brought up with general knowledge of the nature
of their daily foods. Dietary restriction is commonly understood
and observed. Eating well and healthy is almost a national obsession
and definitely the most valued activity of family life.
and food are of the same source", the Neijing says.
In early days, Chinese people discovered the medicinal properties
of food. Since then, food has been studied and analyzed for
its medicinal effects on people. This knowledge enables us to
use food as the first line of defense against sicknesses and
diseases. It is only when food alone cannot solve the health
problem that people seek the help from medical practitioners.
|Different food have unique
properties and functions influencing our body
When treating sickness, Chinese medicine
practitioners use herbal remedies and acupuncture to control the problem.
Herbal formulas were prescribed to meet the patient's specific conditions.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs and food go hand in hand
in influencing the body's energy fields. It follows that a patient's
diet must align with medications taken for benefits to be realized.
Once the sickness is under control, food therapy is used to continue
the treatment in order to completely cure the problem. The food
therapy is also used to increase and enhance self-defense and immune
system and prevent future recurrence of disease.
is particularly important and useful for patients who suffer
from serious diseases such as cancer. During radiation
treatment and chemotherapy, the organs and the immune system
of the patient are seriously damaged along with the cancer cells.
Food therapy under supervision of a Chinese Medicine practitioner
can help the patient to minimize the side effects of the treatment.
After the treatment, food therapy is able to amend the damage
organs and enhance the patient's self-defense and immune system
to prevent recurrence of cancer.
For some chronic diseases, food therapy is also effective in
maintain good health and preventing the condition from getting
|Food therapy is most useful
method for supporting patients who received damaging cancer
Our practitioners are graduates from medical universities in China. Most
of them have doctorate degree and master degrees. They have excellent
experience in herbal medicine as well as food therapy. They are
able to give best advice to our patients in food therapy to help
them to enjoy a healthier life.
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