Ying Yang Xue

"If something is cold, heat it. If something is hot, cool it." –Huangdi Neijing

About this blog & TCM food therapy

When you hear “Chinese Medicine,” you might think of acupuncture, maybe even herbs.  But did you know that Nutrition Therapy is a giant component of this medicine?  In fact, that’s what “Ying Yang Xue” means–Nutrition Therapy.  Sun Simiao  (China’s “King of Medicine” circa 600 CE) went as far as to assert that, “When treating an illness, the first step should be dietary therapy.  Only when this is unsuccessful should one try drugs.”   WOW!   What a shift in thinking!  Truly, food is medicine you take 4 or 5 times a day (or more, in some cases!), so it is in our best interest to make informed, delicious choices.

This blog will chronicle the adventures of Nutrition & Dietary therapy classes at East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida.  Founded in 1994, East West College of Natural Medicine is the Southeast’s premier facility for AOM education.  Located in a beautiful 14,000 sq ft facility in picturesque Sarasota, EWCNM was named “School of the Year” by the American Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association in 2003.    This Nutrition & Dietary Therapy Class is just one of many required classes in a rigorous course of study that prepare our students to become effective and successful Acupuncture Physicians & Doctors of Oriental Medicine.

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