Matrix Acupuncture Newsletter

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Specials for Acupuncture & Tuina (oriental massage) treatments.

Interesting articles about all things health related.

Recipes the Chinese Medicine way designed for Health and diet (weight loss)

Winter Newsletter 


“The forces of winter create cold in Heaven and Water on earth; they create the kidney organ and the bones within the body, and the emotion of fear.”
Winter is an extreme season. With the cold weather, hibernation of animals, decrease in plant life, and fewer daylight hours, winter was the toughest season to maintain health in the ancient world. As Huang Di (the yellow emperor) explains, “During the winter months all things in nature wither, hide, return home, and enter a resting period…. Therefore, one should refrain from overusing the yang energy. Retire early and get up with the sunrise, which is later in winter.
Certain foods should be consumed in winter. Chinese medicine strongly believes that it’s always best to eat seasonally—produce that is currently in season is often the food that best addresses seasonal complaints. In winter, vegetables such as Pumpkin, Cabbage and celery are ideal. The foods need to be cooked longer, at lower temperature and with less water; this is a great time for soups and stews.
Below are a list of foods that are in Season and other foods that should be added to the list during winter.

 

Vegetable’s

Leek
Potato
Pumpkin
Turnip
Celery
Beetroot
Silver beet
Cabbage
Lemon / Peel
Orange’s / Peel
Figs

 

Seasoning

Bay Leaf
Capers
Coriander
Dill
Nutmeg
Pine Nuts
Rosemary
Garlic
Ginger
Cinnamon

Grains/Nuts/Legumes

Wheat germ
Millet
Barley
Rye
Oats
Lentils
Beans
Walnuts
Peanut
Chestnuts

Meat

Lamb
Chicken
Pork
Beef
Oysters
Anchovies
Mussels
Prawns

Recipe Sources
The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine (the Neijing Suwen) ~240 B.C.
translated by Maoshing Ni, Shambala Publications ISBN 1-57062-080-6 © 1995 further edited by Paul Farago