The idea that food is medicine is deeply rooted in Chinese culture as well as many other cultures around the world. In fact, the practitioner will not only look at the nutritional components of the food itself, but also at its temperature, taste, color, shape, and texture to determine whether the food is correct for that individual’s constitution and condition. For example, if a patient has a cold constitution, then the patient would not be allowed to eat cold foods like ice cream or iced drinks, for it would make their condition and health worse.
Due to the increasing amount of toxins and exogenous hormones that are in the environment and our food sources today, there has been an increase in health problems and infertility related to nutritional deficiencies. Chinese medicine is able to look at these deficiencies on an individualized basis and prescribe a proper diet to reverse and help heal the individual and achieve increased reproductive health.
Your acupuncturist will be more than happy to go over different foods and give you a nutritional guideline handout when you are in the office for treatment. We carry only the highest quality nutritional supplements and organic food supplements.
General Nutritional Guidelines