Chinese Food Therapy
Modern living, with fast food, takeouts and microwave meals after a long day’s work enable you to find the fastest and easiest solution so that you can continue with your day and not let the food stop you from getting what you need to done.
One of the major causes of illness according to Chinese medicine is not eating a balanced and proper diet that can lead to a stop in the right energy flow in your body. This causes your body to not have the ability to process its nutritional needs correctly. Chinese food therapy suggests an alternative where there is a balance between the food that you eat and the nutrition that you get.
That everything must be balanced is the thinking behind Chinese food therapy, also known as Chinese Nutrition therapy. This begins by discovering the polar opposites of foods that are available and combining them for a middle ground. The philosophy Yin and yang are used for foods, giving the best combination of elements for health. Yang is known to increase body heat, which will raise the metabolism to process nutrients. Yin then combines with this to decrease the body heat, which will balance the nutrients that are being processed in the metabolism. As a separate categorization, some foods are considered to be especially restorative/healing to the body.
An understanding of how your body reacts to specific things allows Chinese food therapy to work properly. As a generalization, Yang foods tend to be dense in food energy, especially energy from fat, while Yin foods tend to have high water content. The Chinese ideal is to eat both types of food to keep the body in balance. A person eating too much Yang food might suffer from acne and bad breath while a person lacking Yang food might be lethargic or anemic. Everything that your body does, when using Chinese food therapy, will be communicating to you how to use your food and balance it out properly.
If your body is imbalanced, you can use some foods in order to use the Chinese food therapy correctly. For example, some foods may cause your energy to be lower. You can use roots of foods in order to increase this, which are directly linked to the Yang foods. Ginseng is one popular example that will help to increase circulation and the metabolism. This is one of several examples that can help you to heal and balance naturally.
Having both Yin and Yang in combination with each other next time you are ready to eat your mea you will notice, over time, that the balance of your energy, as well as the various effects of the food makes a difference in how you function. Using Chinese food therapy as a method of healthcare is one of the easiest ways to eating to good health.