Garden Acupuncture Nutrition Video

Understanding how Garden Acupuncture uses nutrition to ease allergies and other health concerns.

At our office we use the combination of modern Western medicine research with ancient methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to advise our patients on their nutritional choices.

Take for example a typical day: You may forget to take you morning vitamins, you may get tied-up at the office and have to cancel your doctors appointment, but I'm guessing you won't forget to eat your lunch. And if you do, you will make up for it at dinner.

Lets take for example the properties of food based on TCM:

1. Nature: Cold, Cool, Neutral, Warm, Hot

2. Flavor: Sour, Bitter, Sweet, Salty, Pungent

Imagine their is someone sitting next to you at your office who has been coughing, sneezing, and have been complaining of a sore throat for the past few days while eating Ricola for lunch.

From an acupuncture perspective this person would be diagnosed as having "Heat" in their body. They should avoid hot and pungent foods like garlic, onion, ginger, and lamb. Instead, they should eat cooling foods like watermelon, mint tea, and rhubarb.

So what are we saying? Simple, that food is the first medicine and when viewed in this way it can prevent and treat disease.

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