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Chinese Nutrition Therapy: Dietetics in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)



Chinese Nutrition Therapy: Dietetics in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

For millennia, the Chinese have taught that a healthy, appropriate diet is an integral part of maintaining good health, preventing disease, and healing various disorders. Here, the author demystifies Chinese dietetics, one of the pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Joerg Kastner provides an introduction to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the ‘energetics’ of foods. Emphasizing a holistic approach throughout, “Chinese Nutrition Therapy” provides readers with tools for integrating the principles of Chinese dietetics into their daily lives. The book includes a comprehensive classification of more than 300 readily available foods such as vegetables, grains, herbs and spices, fruit, meat, seafood, dairy products, oils and fats, and more. Numerous clinical examples and treatment suggestions artfully combine Western medical conditions with Chinese diagnostic techniques. For this second edition the section on clinical examples has been expanded by detailed chapters on the treatment of obesity and physical and/or emotional fatigue. The explanation of causes of diseases according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the different symptoms, and the lists of recommended foods and foods to avoid are supplemented by advice on the adequate acupuncture treatment.

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