‘He who takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of his doctors’ – Chinese Proverb
Nutrition is vital for good health. Chinese Medicine focuses on what you eat and importantly on how and when you eat. The most nutritious food may be poorly absorbed if eaten late at night or in a stressful situation. Food is viewed for its content, including vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fats and also for its thermal and energetic effects on the body’s physiology. Certain foods have a warming effect and may be recommended to promote blood circulation while others have a cooling effect and reduce inflammation. Diet suggestions are therefore made with the individual’s constitution and needs in mind.
During our consultation we may discuss lifestyle factors that affect your health and wellbeing. This may include aspects of your life such as work, exercise, stress levels, relationships and living conditions. A small change to your lifestyle may have a significant benefit to your long-term health outcome.