You’ve probably heard the quote from Sun Si Miao that the ‘superior’ doctor treats with diet and lifestyle, so why is it that here in the UK most practitioners practically ignore the diet, or just pay it lip-service?
In fact, Chinese Nutritional therapy is one of the 5 Branches Of Chinese medicine, and is of crucial importance in modern practice – For instance, severe or long-term Blood Deficiency just can’t be treated by without addressing the diet. No amount of acupuncture, shiatsu, or tui na will work on their own if the building blocks of Blood are missing in the diet
Dampness and Phlegm are implicated in a huge range of illnesses, especially chronic and complex conditions, and as we know, Dampness and Phlegm are generated by the Spleen. Once again, correct nutrition is the key.
People are confused about what they should eat, and are looking for help. And most people have some level of digestive upset – bloating, indigestion, hearburn, constipation, diarrhoea etc. In all these cases Chinese nutritional therapy can help.
In fact, adding Chinese Nutritional Therapy to your ‘toolbox’ of therapies will give you better and faster results in almost ALL your treatments.
But you have to know how to use it!
This is a powerful therapy in its own right, and there’s a lot more to it than just getting people with Dampness to cut down on dairy!
Once you truly understand the temperatures, flavours, routes and actions of different foods, you can determine exactly which foods are good or bad for any individual.
As always with Chinese medicine, this is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach but a tailored, person-centred approach unique to each individual.
On this course you will learn the full TCM approach to using food to treat illness.
You’ll be able to answer diet and nutrition related questions from your pateints, and give detailed dietary advice, even creating full diet plans if you choose to. We’ll also look at how to get patients on board, and the best ways to discuss dietary changes with people.
You’ll also understand the influence of different cooking methods, seasonal changes, food processing and all the other factors that influence digestion.
This is the only course of its kind in the UK, and it’ll take you through everything you need to know to fully implement Chinese nutritional therapy in your practice.
You’ll even be able to advertise and work as a Chinese nutritional therapist, if that’s something you’d like to do.
I’m an acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and tui na practitioner and the author of the best-selling book “A User’s Guide To Chinese Medicine”. I’ve been in practice for over 12 years, and I’ve always worked with nutrition and diet.
In that time I’ve helped a huge number of people with their diet, and seen some amazing results. I teach acupuncture for the College Of Naturopathic Medicine in Bristol, and I’ve also taught Chinese Nutritional Therapy to acupuncturists, Western trained nutritionists and other health professionals for the past 5 years.