Nutritional Therapy « My TCM Vet – new home

By: My Tcm Vet  09-12-2011

In traditional Chinese thought, herbs and foods are closely related, if not extensions of one another. Different foods have different energies, and affinities for different body systems. Some are warming, others cooling. Some have beneficial effects on the bowel, others on the heart. Besides the common adage “we are what we eat”, TCVM views food as a daily replenishing of qi. The appropriate foods for an individual pet will energize and harmonize; the wrong diet can not only deplete qi but cause continuing imbalance and disruption of its flow. By adding or eliminating certain foods in a pet’s diet, the body can be supported and healing achieved.

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