Food as medicine

When Hippocrates said “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” he echoed the ancient Chinese medical classics, which described food as our first defence against illness.


Chinese dietary therapy is not about generic healthy eating advice. Rather, it is about eating foods that act on the body in particular ways in order to treat illness and restore health.

Nutritional advice

The dietary advice you receive will be specific to your Chinese medical diagnosis. What is right for someone else may not be right for you. For example, you may be advised to eat hot and spicy foods while a bland diet is recommended for your friend.


You may also be advised to change your diet in response to changes in your body as your treatment progresses, or as the seasons change.

Supplements and herbal remedies

Based on your Chinese medical diagnosis, your practitioner may recommend certain Chinese dietary supplements and herbal remedies, or other supplements more familiar to us in the UK.

About our Chinese supplements

The Chinese dietary supplements and herbs we recommend are vegetarian, licensed for sale in the EU, and only available through practitioners fully trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. You will be able to collect them in our clinic when you come for treatment.


Other supplements

The other supplements we recommend may be purchased over-the-counter from local health food shops and pharmacies.