By Joerg Kastner

Kastner's chinese language meals remedy is a wonderful creation to chinese language dietetics for either scholars and practitioners of chinese language medication ... I whole-heartedly recommend his book. - Nigel Wiseman

For millennia, the chinese language have taught fit, acceptable nutrition is an essential component of keeping stable healthiness and therapeutic a number of problems. right here, the writer demystifies chinese language dietetics, one of many pillars of conventional chinese language Medicine.

Joerg Kastner presents an advent to the foundations of conventional chinese language drugs and the energetics of meals. Emphasizing a holistic technique all through, chinese language foodstuff remedy presents readers with instruments for integrating the rules of chinese language dietetics into their day-by-day lives. The publication contains a entire class of greater than three hundred available meals similar to greens, grains, herbs and spices, fruit, meat, seafood, dairy items, oils and fat, and extra. various medical examples and remedy feedback artfully mix Western health conditions with chinese language diagnostic techniques.

For this moment version the part on medical examples has been elevated by means of precise chapters at the therapy of weight problems and actual and / or emotional fatigue. the reason of reasons of illnesses based on conventional chinese language medication, the various indicators, and the lists of urged meals and meals to prevent are supplemented through suggestion at the enough acupuncture treatment.


  • Descriptions of chinese language dietetics in perform and discussions of nutritional components, resembling seasonal diversifications and differing necessities for kids and seniors
  • Practical the right way to adapt chinese language meals treatment to Western items and cooking tools
  • Clinical examples masking the foremost organ platforms
  • A convenient A to Z checklist of universal meals and their therapeutic characteristics

An crucial reference for college kids and practitioners of conventional chinese language drugs, this elementary ebook can also be valued by way of nutritionists, dieticians, physicians, and a person attracted to residing a protracted and fit life.

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TCM recommends the intake of only small amounts of liquid (yin) during meals. Excess liquid drowns the stomach’s digestive fire. The major share of the daily intake of liquids should be consumed between meals. Food Quality Fresh, unpolluted, naturally grown and produced foods are considered most valuable in TCM. Freshness is the highest priority, because fresh foods contain the most qi and optimally develop their specific thermal effect. Industrial processing methods and most preservatives denature qi, which degrades food quality.

Dryness (Zao) Dryness is a yang factor and often appears in combination with heat. Heat, however, plays a more significant role. Dryness damages the lung and harms yin and body fluids. Symptoms Dry, scaly skin; chapped lips, dry cough, little saliva, thirst, constipation and exsiccosis. Nutritional Therapy w Moisten and replenish body fluids with pear, banana, watermelon, tangerine, soy milk, tofu, wheat, peanut, honey, cow’s milk, butter, and yogurt. Internal Factors, “The Five Minds (Emotions)” (Wu Shi) The five minds are joy, anger, anxiety, thought, and fear.

Boiling/Simmering rs g rrs With boiling, the warming effect is determined by cooking time and temperature. Brief boiling adds little yang energy to foods. Prolonged boiling over several hours (up to 36 hours for the Master Soup) develops immense yang potential in foods. In TCM, this heightened energy potential is much more important than any potential loss of vitamins during prolonged cooking. Stews containing warming meats and simmered for long periods are an excellent foundation for restoring yang potential in a person with qi or yin vacuity.

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