TCM Food Therapy-Cancer Prevention

•    Eating on the run or when you’re stressed creates dampness as digestive enzymes are low or not available at these times. Tight underwear and longtime sitting can induce sweating easily, and so should be avoided. Let’s put to rest the common misconception that Chinese herbs will not be taken by babies or children because of their foul taste. Acupuncture treatment for acne focuses on the lung meridian and large intestine meridian. heat SHI in the body (they are given in the text), weaken digestion. Liver qi stagnation: This pattern usually happens in the early stages of breast cancer, liver cancer and stomach cancer. If there is a mental emotional component with insomnia, anxiety and disquiet, calming herbs such as dried longan fruit are included.

Energy congestion manifests itself as less pain but much more distension of the abdomen and breasts. Drink 2 times a day (morning and evening). Since these hormonal changes are a necessary and natural part of pregnancy, some suggest that these “discomforts” are natural; however, all women have a unique experience of pregnancy and although all women undergo hormonal changes, not all women experience these symptoms. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, cholesterol and excess body fat are also considered expressions of Phlegm in the body. Although further treatment with acupuncture has many other benefits. These often clear up as the rosacea treatment is administered. This includes over the counter medicine like Advil.


Qi is believed to be everywhere on Earth; when you’re healthy, Qi is flowing freely through you, whereas when you’re unhealthy, you either have a blockage from Qi or your “Qi tank” is low. Difficulty falling asleep is often accompanied by palpitations, fatigue, poor appetite, poor memory, and dizziness. Excessive drinking and smoking: both can decrease the activity of NK (nature killer) cells and  impair the body’s anti-viral capabilities. There will be a general sense of heat which is worse in the late afternoon, easily sweat or a feeling of being clammy, diarrhea with pus and possible blood, frequent bowel movements, burning around anus, red face, feverish and possible skin problems such as rashes or acne. Be sure to tell them you are giving your pet herbs or they are undergoing chemotherapy. Specific acupuncture points are used to dilate and relax the ureter and the urethra to allow easier passage and to energetically encourage the body to expel the stones. Lastly, eating a diet of foods that are right for you (check with a holistic nutritionist and doctor of traditional Chinese medicine) allow the body to more easily digest and produce vital substances (such as blood) for the mother and growing embryo.

In terms of treatment, herbal medicine that is drunken as a tea is the primary method to treat psoriasis. Constipation which is directly related to diet. The flavor comes from the vegetables themselves and ingredients. Iodine is important because it is needed in the production of the T3 and T4 hormones. If you’re unfamiliar with the infamous Organic Olivia, she is an advocate for natural healing and a wealth of knowledge on how to heal the human body naturally through plant-based foods and natural remedies. Instead, in this instance, we need to circulate the energy and blood, disperse emotional depression, and restore proper flow in the meridians. Eye conditions such as visual disorders, red, sore, itchy or watery eyes, conjunctivitis, simple cataracts, myopia in children, and central retinitis.

Good TCM practitioners believe in education: We teach patients how to improve their lifestyle and look after themselves. Its functions are to tonify the kidneys, nourish the blood, warm the lungs and moisten the intestines. However, such patients have this dampness inside, and over time it tends to thicken and congeal to become Phlegm. Chinese medicine practitioners always look at the patient’s tongue; that is how we assess the body and organ imbalances. It is generally more acute but can become chronic after any meal which is difficult to digest. It is generally not a good idea to start hormone replacement therapy as a first line of defence, as the pills alter the natural hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian hormonal axis and weaken the body’s ability to regulate it’s hormones even more. The Jing is supported and expressed by the movement of Qi throughout the body via a system of channels (also called meridians).

2. Like conventional medicine, TCM believes that stress, a poor diet, and a sedentary lifestyle lead to hypertension. Yuen believes that nutrition is integral to good health. “Catkins” is an amusing reference to the Atkins Diet for humans, which you may remember as one of the first low-carbohydrate mass-marketed diets. Fat is excreted in the stools causing diarrhea. Both reveal a weakness in the Lung function, a lack of Wei Qi (Defensive Qi) and therefore a weakness of the immune system. The water is frozen and the earth breaks open.