Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) way to Beauty

The 6 common types of TCM treatment are (1) Herbs, (2) Medicinal diet, (3) Food treatment, (4) Acupuncture, (5) Massage, and (6) Qigong.  In this post, I will share about the type of food relating to the 5 elements of our body (http://www.tcmbasics.com/basics_5elements.htm)

  • Heart (colour : red)
Food: Tomato, carrot, watermelon, etc. (rich in vitamins, glucose)
Function: Improve appetite, brighten the skin & improve new cell growth
  • Lungs (colour: white)
Food: White fungus, egg white, lotus seed (boost immunity system)
Function: Supplementing the lungs, increasing breathing capacity, whitening effect
  • Liver (colour : green)
Food: Spinach, towel gourd & mast green vegetables & fruits like green apples, kiwi, etc. (reduce inflammation and infection)
Function: To rectify qi
  • Spleen (colour : yellow)
Food: Soya, peanuts, ginger, etc. (delay aging, recuperating the digestive system)
Function: Benefiting the qi & invigorate the spleen, nourishing the stomach
  • Kidney (colour : black)
Food: Seaweed, black fungus, black sesame (lower cholesterol, reduce hardening of blood vessels & delay aging)
Function: Nourish the kidney & darkening the hair, improving the blood circulation
The above notes are taken from TCM workshop conducted by Creative Body Studio.  If you are interested to learn more, you can email oliodome97@yahoo.com.
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