Category Archives: TCM Food Therapy

TCM Food therapies for healing and preventive health, Dr. Helen Hu is the main author of this column

Medicinal Herbs

[Chinese Wisdom 前人智慧] Medicinal Herbs Pacific Herbs   There is a long tradition in China of using medicinal herbs in cuisine. The Chinese Ministry of Health has a list which includes more than 80 foods that can be used both … Continue reading

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Effects of Common Foods by TCM

[TCM Food Therapy 中医食疗] Effects of Common Foods and Their Energetic Nature Compiled by Ellasara Kling  In Western diet, foods are evaluated for proteins, calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, and other nutritional contents. However in TCM diet, we can find not only … Continue reading

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TCM Food Therapy – Treatments of Eczema

TCM Food Therapy Traditional Chinese Medicine Views and Treatments of Eczema by Helen Hu, OMD The term eczema refers to a topic dermatitis which is inflammation of the upper layers of the skin, causing itching, blistering, redness, swelling, and sometimes … Continue reading

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TCM Views and Treatment of Hypothyroidism

[TCM Food Therapy] Traditional Chinese Medicine Views and Treatment of Hypothyroidism Helen H. Hu, OMD, L/Ac. Hypothyroidism is under activity of the thyroid gland that leads to inadequate production of thyroid hormones and a slowing of vital body functions. Facial expressions … Continue reading

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TCM Food Therapy – TCM Food Therapy For Dryness

[TCM Food Therapy] TCM Food Therapy For Dryness by Dr. Helen Hu Skin Dryness and mucosa Dryness may cause many physical and emotional discomforts.  The Dryness can be from using air conditioning and / or frequently using rubbing alcohol on … Continue reading

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How TCM Food Therapy Is Important Part of Yang Sheng

[TCM Food Therapy] How Traditional Chinese Food Therapy Is An Important Part of Yang Sheng by Helen Hu, OMD What is Yang Sheng? Yang sheng is a lifelong activity of various integrated practices both physical and nonphysical into one’s lifestyle … Continue reading

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TCM Food Therapy for Asthma

[TCM Food Therapy] By Helen H. Hu, OMD Asthma is a disease of diffused airway inflammation caused by a variety of triggering stimuli, resulting in partially or completely reversible bronchi constriction. Symptoms and signs include dyspepsia, chest tightness, coughing, and … Continue reading

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Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure

TCM Food Therapy Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure by Helen Hu, OMD Dilated (congestive) cardiomyopathy is a group of heart muscle disorders in which the ventricles enlarge but are not able to pump enough blood for the body’s needs, resulting … Continue reading

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TCM Food Therapy-Cancer Prevention

Traditional Chinese Medicine, Food Therapy and Cancer Prevention by Helen Hu, OMD When we discuss how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help prevent cancer, we might think we have to take something to kill the cancerous cells in order to … Continue reading

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TCM Food Therapy

Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure by Helen Hu, OMD Dilated (congestive) cardiomyopathy is a group of heart muscle disorders in which the ventricles enlarge but are not able to pump enough blood for the body’s needs, resulting in heart failure. … Continue reading

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