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Traditional Chinese medicine food therapy with food layed out on brown background

Food Therapy

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), it is believed that a large majority of our postnatal Qi comes from the food we eat, which brings up the importance of our diet and lifestyle in relation to our health.

It is important to note that TCM recommendations may vary slightly from Western diet recommendations due to the fact that each place importance on different aspects of food. While Western diet therapies often focus on nutrients and calories, TCM food therapy heavily focuses on the seasonality, thermal nature, flavor, and energetic components that each food has.


TCM food therapy encourages you to eat according to your specific body constitution and health conditions. Within TCM theory, there are nine body constitutions and each requires a slightly different approach to diet and lifestyle. 

Sarah Johnson Acupuncture food therapy with raw ingredients layed out
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