Oriental Medicine has a long history of using nutrition, nourishment and diet as a therapy to help people have less pain and inflammation, stronger immune systems, balanced hormones, and less stress and anxiety. I make dietary suggestions to my patients as part of their overall therapeutic treatment plan.
One of the many things I love about Oriental medicine and it’s perspective on dietary therapy, is it’s deep understanding of food substances on the body, not just in measurable calories and nutrients, but it’s energetic effects on the body. How different foods and the way they are prepared can help restore and energize someone in the right way for what they need then. Either because they are recovering from an illness, or because certain foods help tone up the systems of our bodies in different seasons or during different ages of our lives.
Another thing about Oriental medicine dietary therapy is that everything is about moderation and really enjoying food. Food is the most social, habitual activity we do throughout our lives. Not only learning about how to better nourish ourselves with good food choices, but also having a good relationship with food where we take time to enjoy our food and make sure to enjoy it with other people.
You can find recipes on my blog here.