Using Chinese Dietary Therapy in the Western Clinic

“When a person is sick the doctor should first regulate the person’s diet and lifestyle” – Most practitioners of Chinese Medicine will be familiar with this quote from Sun Si Miao, but how many of us actively work this way in practice?

Dietary therapy can improve the success of almost any treatment, and in some cases can be the missing element which is preventing a treatment from working. All cases of Spleen disharmony or any case that presents with digestive issues will benefit from this approach.

Almost everyone can benefit from the basic ‘Spleen friendly’ healthy eating advice, and for deficiency cases, this alone can make a huge difference to a person’s health. Explain the principles to people in a way they can understand, and gently encourage them to make some small changes. Give them something written down to take away with them to give them a point of reference.

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