23. November 2017 · Comments Off on Diet And Nutritional Evaluation In Chinese Nutritional Therapy · Categories: Acupuncture, chinese medicine

Diet is an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine that plays an important role in treating health conditions. Chinese herbs and other natural foods are made out of various healing attributes that can be utilized to address a wide range of diseases and medical conditions. Each food in Chinese nutritional therapy is made up of certain elements that include:

• Indications (illnesses it can resolve)
• Actions (its effects on the body)
• Flavor (neutral, pungent, salty, bitter, sour, or sweet)
• Thermal quality (hot, warm, neutral, cool, or cold)

Foods are recommended depending on the specific needs of the person and on Chinese diagnosis results based on the abovementioned elements. Meal planning, how food is combined, how food is prepared, and the quality of food that is eaten are the other essential elements comprising Chinese nutritional therapy.

What you will learn in your Nutritional Evaluation?

In Chinese nutritional therapy, a nutritional evaluation is usually done along with the therapy. During your first meeting with a Chinese nutritional therapist, you will be provided with a Six Day Food Diary that you need to complete. Your therapist will evaluate this diary and afterwards another appointment will be planned to go through the assessment. The assessment may take an hour after which all information will be provided to you. Some of the information you will be given include:

1. The proportion and foods that are eaten daily
2. Food combinations that improve digestion
3. Supplement recommendations
4. Sample menus
5. Food preparation
6. Foods to avoid
7. Foods to include in your diet
8. Healthy recipes

Maintaining Health through Diet

Once treatment is completed, Chinese Nutritional Therapy will be the bedrock that will help sustain the gains you achieved. Its aim is to empower and educate people to maintain their health in an enjoyable and natural way minus the need for over-the-counter medications and pharmaceuticals.

Chinese Nutritional Therapy Can Treat The Following Conditions:

• Weight gain
• Type 2 diabetes
• Pre-menstrual syndrome
• Migraines
• Menopause
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Irregular cycles
• Insomnia
• Infertility
• Hypoglycemia
• Hyperlipidemia
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Chronic pain conditions
• Auto-immune disorders
• Anemia
• Allergies

Ni Nan Gilbert is a licensed acupuncturist in Bellmore, NY with certification in Chinese Herbology and over 16 years experience in traditional Chinese medicine.