Hippocrates said “Let food be the medicine and medicine be the food.”
Many people are familiar with this famous quote. Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) is based on this concept. A medicated diet is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Multiple pathological conditions can be cured by the food we eat. Eastern and Western medicine recognize the therapeutic or unhealthy properties of some foods. All foods can be classified by thermal, taste, color conditions, nutritional value and cooking type. Some good foods for one person can be bad for another. Using foods as medicine can increase circulation and energy, strengthen the immune system, decrease pain, improve the digestive process and metabolism, moisten and lubricate body joints, detoxify the blood, and prevent many diseases. We must eat foods that are appropriate for our body’s health.
We can help identify the needs of individual patients and recommend foods to eat and foods to be avoided and what cooking methods are best.