Chinese Nutrition Therapy: Dietetics in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

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Thieme, 2009 - Medical - 278 pages
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"Kastner's Chinese Nutrition Therapy is an excellent introduction to
Chinese dietetics for both students and practitioners of Chinese medicine ... I
whole-heartedly endorse his book." - Nigel Wiseman


For millennia, the Chinese
have taught that a healthy, appropriate diet is an integral part of maintaining
good health and healing various disorders. Here, the author demystifies Chinese
dietetics, one of the pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Joerg Kastner
provides an introduction to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and
the "energetics" of foods. Emphasizing a holistic approach throughout, Chinese
Nutrition Therapy provides readers with tools for integrating the principles of
Chinese dietetics into their daily lives. The book includes a comprehensive
classification of more than 300 readily available foods such as vegetables,
grains, herbs and spices, fruit, meat, seafood, dairy products, oils and fats,
and more. Numerous clinical examples and treatment suggestions artfully combine
Western medical conditions with Chinese diagnostic techniques.

For this second
edition the section on clinical examples has been expanded by detailed chapters
on the treatment of obesity and physical and / or emotional fatigue. The
explanation of causes of diseases according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the
different symptoms, and the lists of recommended foods and foods to avoid are
supplemented by advice on the adequate acupuncture treatment.


Highlights:



  • Descriptions of Chinese dietetics in practice and
    discussions of dietary factors, such as seasonal adaptations and differing
    requirements for children and seniors

  • Practical tips on how to adapt Chinese nutrition
    therapy to Western products and cooking methods

  • Clinical examples covering the major organ systems

  • A handy "A to Z" list of common foods and their healing
    characteristics


An essential reference for students and practitioners of
Traditional Chinese Medicine, this user-friendly book will also be valued by
nutritionists, dieticians, physicians, and anyone interested in living a long
and healthy life.


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Contents

Theory
1
Therapeutic Principles of
7
SpiritShen
13
Function of the Triple Burner Sanjiao
20
Sweet Flavor
26
Flavor Association with Organ Networks
29
Special Significance of the Earth Phase
42
Practical Application of Chinese Dietetics
51
Meat and Poultry
138
Carp
144
Nuts and Seeds
155
Clinical Examples
163
Cough
171
Bronchial Asthma
180
Constipation
187
ObesityLosing Weight
203

Liver Blood Vacuity
61
General Qi Vacuity 57 Nutrition and Organ Network
79
SpleenPancreas Pi Kidney Yin Vacuity Shen Yin Xu Heart
90
Food Classification
103
Lettuce
109
Corn
115
Cinnamon
121
Fruit
129
Peach
135
Physical andor Emotional
209
General Weakness Urogenital Disorders
217
Eye Disorders 223 Frequent Micturition Urination
224
Chinese Dietetics At a Glance
235
Wood
242
Glossary
265
Index
271
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About the author (2009)

General Practitioner in Private Practice in Munich; Founder and Medical Director of the Academy for Acupuncture and TCM (afat), Bochum, Germany

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