Oriental Diet Therapy
Nutrition and dietary therapy is an essential pillar of Oriental Medicine. Practitioners of acupuncture have known for thousands of years the direct correlation between what we eat and our health. Even before the development of acupuncture and formal herbal medicine, foods were used by traditional peoples to heal diseases and build immunity. Food can be considered the medicinal herbs that we take three times a day! Being aware of what we eat can help to maintain internal balance and prevent disease on a daily basis. Oriental Diet (Nutritional) Therapy shows how a daily diet in tune with the seasons and the body’s requirements can maintain health and help heal medical problems.
The East Asian medicine model of Oriental Diet Therapy—or using foods as medicine—is sophisticated, and there are many factors that contribute to determining what to eat when trying to heal from certain diseases or imbalances. Integral to Oriental Diet Therapy is the ability to provide a global framework that is flexible enough to be uniquely suited to an individual based on their state of health; while also allowing room for an individual’s preferences, allergies and intolerances.
We work with your specific medical and dietary needs to formulate an Oriental Diet Therapy prescription to help you reach your optimal state of well-being.
We also offer small group and individual cooking classes to help you enjoy the selection and preparation of tasty, wholesome, and nutritious meals.