Points of Interest 2/12/2015

 

One example of empowerment through TCM is in the method of teaching patients about nutrition. Patients are encouraged to eat according to the seasons and incorporate whole, nutrient-dense foods, which are rich with qi, (pronounced “chee,” meaning “life force”).

A diet devoid of cold, damp foods (e.g., ice cream, iced drinks, or even salads in some cases), which inhibit the digestive process, is adopted. Patients are urged to incorporate warming and easily assimilated foods.

In TCM, it is said that digestion likes warmth, dryness, and regular meals at regular times. Emphasis is placed on eating at the same time each day, the same amounts of foods, chewing appropriately in a relaxed fashion, and allowing the food to digest before resuming activity.

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