What is a TCM tool that anyone can apply for better health?
There are many guidelines for healthy living within the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. One of my personal favorites is eating right for the season and eating right for our body type.
In TCM each food has an energetic property that affects the body as a whole and a particular organ system. It is important to consider eating foods that support the season and our bodies! Some foods are warming (such as peppers, spicy foods) are better digested when it is cool outside. Other foods that are cooling (such as raw vegetables, ice water) are better assimilated when it is warm outside. Inherently, we find ourselves attracted to foods that support the season. In the winter we like to eat more warming foods such as soup, stews, sautés, etc. [Read more…]