Dietary therapy is an important part of Chinese Medicine treatment and may assist in treating disease. According to the Chinese Medicine system, the appropriate dietary advice is based on several factors such as the person’s constitution, the Chinese Medicine disease pattern and the time of year.
Eating according to the seasons is an important concept in Chinese Medicine, as it is widely thought our bodies also change throughout the seasons and require the foods available during different times of the year to maintain good health. Dietary habits are also considered and these very basic concepts have often been forgotten. These include regular meal times, being relaxed while eating, not eating too late at night and thoroughly chewing food.