Eastern Herbal Medicine & Dietary Therapy

Eastern herbal medicine and dietary therapy are part of a larger healing system that includes acupuncture, Tuina and exercise. Eastern herbs and food are prescribed to balance excess or deficiency. 

Eastern herbal medicines are mainly plant based, but some preparations include minerals or animal products. They can be packaged as powders, pastes, lotions or tablets, depending on the herb and its intended use. Different herbs have different properties and can balance particular parts of the body. Prescribing a particular herb or concoction of herbs means the practitioner’s diagnosis has to take into account the state of the patient’s Yin and Yang, and the affected organs.

Eastern nutrition is based on the core tenets of Chinese medicine. It is one of the most individualized and customizable plans and can be suited for anyone. Eastern nutrition considers the natures of food and how these characteristics may benefit or trouble a person. The goal is always balance and harmony.