Chinese Dietary Therapy

Chinese Dietary Therapy

Optimising health through diet is a branch of Chinese medicine that plays a large part in overall maintenance of health as well as being applied to help resolve all sorts of ongoing health issues.

Foods and herbs are classified according to their energetics, which may include the thermal nature of a food (heating, cooling or neutral), the flavour and whether the food is tonifying to qi or blood, dispersing or draining. The way food is prepared (cooked or raw, for example) is important to consider as this changes the overall energetics and therapeutic action of the meal.  Also taken into account is the environment in which we eat – ideally it should be relaxed (no screen time during meals!).

Emma Brinkmann Chinese Medicine acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.

I pay my respect to Elders past and present, and recognise their vital role in custodianship of land, skies, waterways, plants and animals. I honour the deep relationship between traditional health practices and care for country.

I support their sovereignty and recognise that it was never ceded.

Emma Brinkmann Chinese Medicine is committed to social justice for all.

I aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of ability, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation or faith.