Nutrition

Most TCM practitioners recommend that people generally eat a cooked, warm diet in order to strengthen the spleen and stomach.

A healthy diet is considered a key part of maintaining qi and harmony in the body. Most TCM practitioners recommend that people generally eat a cooked, warm diet in order to strengthen the spleen and stomach. Other recommendations are based on the specific organ pattern diagnosis. For example, those suffering from chronic diarrhea may be advised to eat white rice (not brown) or barley daily, especially in the form of an easy-to-make rice porridge called congee or jook. A low-glycemic diet is also advised to control insulin resistance.