by Joerg, M.D. Kastner
"Kastner's Chinese Nutrition Therapy is an excellent introduction to Chinese dietetics for both, students and practitioners of Chinese medicine. - I wholeheartedly endorse his book." Nigel Wiseman
For millennia, the Chinese have taught that a healthy, appropriate diet is an integral part of maintaining good health and healing myriad disorders, from the common cold and morning sickness to heart disease and diabetes. Here, Joerg Kastner demystifies Chinese Dietetics, one of the pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and an ancient method for achieving well being.
Joerg Kastner provides an introduction to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the "energetics" of foods. Emphasizing a holistic approach throughout, Chinese Nutrition Therapy provides readers with tools for integrating the principles of Chinese dietetics into their daily lives. The book includes a comprehensive classification of more than 300 readily available foods such as vegetables, grains, spices and herbs, fruit, meat, seafood, dairy products, oils and fats, and more. Numerous clinical examples and treatment suggestions artfully combine Western medical conditions with Chinese diagnostic techniques.
An essential reference for students and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this user-friendly book will also be valued by nutritionists, dieticians, physicians, and anyone interested in living a long and healthy life.
- A useful overview of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Dietetics
- Descriptions of Chinese Dietetics in practice and discussions of dietary factors, such as seasonal adaptations and differing requirements for children and seniors
- Practical tips on how to adapt Chinese nutritional therapy to Western products and cooking methods
- Clinical examples covering the major organ systems
- A handy "A to Z" list of common foods and their healing characteristics.
Joerg Kastner, M.D., L.Ac., is Head of Acupuncture Education at the Academy for Continuing Medical Education of the State Medical Board of Registration of Westfalen-Lippe, Germany, and is the visiting lecturer of Guangxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
He is also the founder and medical director of the Academy for Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Table of Contents
A. Introduction to the Basic Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Dietetics
B Methodology of Nutritional Therapy
2 Chinese Nutritional Theory in Practice
3 Chinese Dietetics in Practice
A General Use of Chinese Dietetics
B Specific Use of Chinese Dietetics
4 Food Classification
5 Clinical Examples
6 For the Time-Pressed Reader
Foods Classified According to Phase/Organ Network
Earth Phase - Spleen, Pancreas, Stomach
Metal Phase - Lung - Large Intestine
Water Phase - Kidney - Bladder
Wood Phase - Liver-Gallbladder
Fire Phase - Heart - Small Intestine
Foods from A - Z