According to Chinese medicine, all things in the world are divided according to the elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal. In our body, these 5 elements represent the 5 major organs – kidneys, liver, heart, stomach and lungs – all of which are essential for survival. Usually, one of these organs is stronger than the others. This is reflected in the personality, behavior and habits of each one of us. Usually when you are strong in one element, you need to build or support the other elements in order to find the balance. One of the best ways to create balance in the body is to eat foods that match all five food tastes – salty, sour, bitter, sweet or spicy.
Your nutritional routine (daily food intake, cravings, allergies, etc.) will be reviewed in your initial consultation. Alterations and modifications of your diet will be suggested. This will include food recommendations and dietary/nutritional education designed to improve your health.
Nutritional counseling is provided free of charge as part of your acupuncture treatment.