The Importance of Diet and Nutrition in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine considers diet to be the first line of defense against disease. A balanced diet should include all essential nutrients as well as a balanced lifestyle of work and rest. The absence of balance or neglect may lead to disease, deficiency, and a poor quality of life.  Poor diet may also begin symptoms brain fog, improper sleep habits, cardiovascular disease, or skin conditions. 

Diet therapy can encourage improvement, but is not limited to

  • Weight loss 
  • Diabetes 
  • Energy 
  • Improved immune system
  • Sleep
  • Hormonal Balance 

The main factors that contribute to the digestive disruption are mainly diet and lifestyle choices.  These characteristics can vary from not eating according to one’s constitution, which translates to not focusing on foods and cooking methods that promote prime digestion and nutritional reuptake that is right individually.  Dietary habits of inorganic and unhealthy fast-food options that are low in nutrition.  Over-eating in volume or not consuming enough food. While a lack of exercise and physical activity also contributes to slower metabolism and digestion.   The Nutrition Department at the Huatuo Clinic improves digestive health along with other health concerns through acupuncture, moxibustion, dietary advice and Chinese Herbal medicine. The emphasis is to heal and strengthen the body as a whole to increase metabolism, energy, brain function and rebalance lifestyle effects from stress to influence the body to be in a state of equilibrium


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