For thousands of years, Chinese nutritional therapy in Cleveland has been used as a way to improve health just as much as herbal medicine. To cure disease and prevent its occurrence, food was used by practitioners and healers for much of human history. This has resulted in the maintenance, preservation, and thriving of the human race.
The nutritional model of healing offers a holistic and qualitative concept of specifically recommended foods based on their energetic qualities, taste, and thermal nature. Chinese nutritional therapy works and will always work because it is a very practical healing art and the foods that are recommended are the ones that we usually eat anyway. It is also grounded in the fundamental principles of natural laws. The fundamental principle is simple: to cool the heat, to warm the cold, to add where there is too little, and to lessen where there is excess, energetically.
A Chinese nutritional therapist will come up with a plan of treatment that combines a dietary plan and food energetics based on the symptoms, past medical history, and personal constitution of the patient. The plan will include a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, how to prepare food, and how to mix various flavors. If the patient has any pre existing health issues that need to be resolved, the dietary plan will involve inclusion of foods that bring about a natural homeostatic balance and will specifically recommend the exclusion of drinks and foods that may aggravate the condition.
A diet should be comprised of:
5 percent raw foods such as fruits and salads (except in summer)
5 percent meat such as fish, chicken, game, beef, and lamb
30 to 40 percent cooked vegetables such as fennel, lentils, cabbage, beans, carrots, potatoes
50 to -80 percent grains: wheat, spelt, rice, oats, millet, barley, corn
Some Tips to Consider
Eat foods that are appropriate for the season
During a meal, drink small amounts of liquids – large amounts can weaken the digestive process and inhibit proper absorption, resulting in lack of vital energy and tiredness.
Avoid eating while you are preoccupied: do not eat in front of your personal computer, r while watching TV, etc.
Chew your food properly and do not hurry up meals
Do not eat while upset, angry or stressed
Choose organic foods, unprocessed or high quality foods as much as possible
Eat at least one cooked meal a day and east smaller food portions. If your digestion is weak, it is important to eat foods that are easily digestible and easily transported through tissues
For vegetarians, it’s important to include energetically warming foods that are especially prescribed by a qualified therapist in your diet
A significant part of formulating a treatment plan for patients is a proper dietary plan.
In Chinese nutritional therapy, there often a lot of changes that need to be made since there are fundamental differences in how foods are cooked and served in the West and in the Orient. This is especially true regarding raw foods versus cooked foods.
However, it is important to note that dietary changes should be made gradually and in small, attainable stages in order for the body to get used to the new ways. This approach never fails to bring about great results, as it is easy to adjust to the needs of the modern age and is created to satisfy a person’s unique constitutional requirement.