As a part of our treatments we often provide Chinese dietary advice.  We find that the Chinese dietary therapy is often a  crucial element in the treatments.  Many patients are quite surprised to learn that the types of foods and drink that are usually considered to be healthful in the Western world are generally not advised in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) model.  For example, we often advise patients to drink warm or at least room-temperature water several times per day instead of cold water.  Most people find that with just this switch, their digestion and energy improves.  Depending upon the patient’s main complaint and interest, we may incorporate more or less Chinese dietary advice into our treatment.