Food is a form of medicine from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Similar to herbs, each type of food has their own special function to help balance the yin and yang of the body. I have highlighted Bok Choy in my latest video. Bok choy is translated from Chinese as white cabbage or white vegetable. It is cool in nature, meaning that it supports the yin (water) aspect of the body. For more information about yin and yang please check out my previous blog / video on Yin and Yang. Here is the link to Bok Choy, would happily answer any questions about this special vegetable.
Ever wonder how your acupuncturists arrive at her diagnosis or treatment? Understanding the yin and yang is the foundation for traditional chinese medicine. Check out this brief video on the relationship and transformation of yin and yang and how it relates to nature and health.
During these uncertain and potentially stressful times, it is even more important to have a strong foundation for immune health and resilience. Traditional Chinese Medicine recommends living within the rhythm of the day with increase activity (most productive time for mental and physical work) during daylight, and decreasing activity as the sun sets. In addition routine and consistency in eating, exercise and sleep will further create stability for your body to thrive. 3
Key simple things to do starting today:
1. Eating at regularly scheduled times: -Large breakfast in early morning -Medium Lunch mid-day -Light Dinner in early evening
2. Exercise during day light instead of evening when your body should be winding down to sleep.
3. Sleeping at night especially between 11pm-3am.