The Chinese developed a system of dietary principles, advice and recipes to advance gut health and reduce diseases caused by poor eating habits, digestive weakness, parasites or infections. Today, orthodox medicine has reached new understandings by being able to identify clear links with what/how we eat and many of today’s modern illnesses.
Chinese dietary principles are mostly common sense. Eat appropriate foods in moderate amounts at regular times in a calm environment. Chew well. Eat a variety of foods. Walk after meals. Don’t
chill the digestive system with cold drinks. Eat in accordance with the seasons, meaning eat foods that are local and fresh when you can, organic or home grown is best. There are also specific indications for removing or including different foods based on the pattern of illness you are experiencing.
Chinese medicine can help ease the symptoms of common digestive patterns including:
Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis reflux, bloating, nausea, loss of appetite, abdominal, epigastric pain and distention, reflux, digestive weakness, nausea, loss of appetite,
loose stools or constipation and digestive phlegm.