In Chinese Medicine, we do not talk in terms of calories, carbohydrates, proteins, or fats. Rather, we refer to energetics of food and their benefit to organ systems. We seek to forge a relationship with the seasons, environment, and the patient's qi, blood, and vital substances; the pathology is diagnosed and the synergies are aligned. This is true holistic medicine.
Not all dietary formulas are suited for everyone. Dependent on pathology and or season, we may prescribe certain food combinations or caution an avoidance of foods to eliminate toxicity, decrease the manifestation of illness, and/or restore symbiotic relationships among organ systems.
TLC Acupuncture practices and prescribes in accordance with The Five Phases of Food, which provides a framework for food choices and encourages us to find the balance in flavor, temperature, time of year, patient's constitution, pathology, environment, and lifestyle.