The Five Element Way To Healthy Eating

There are five basic classifications of taste in the Five Element Nutrition & Diet: spicy, sweet, bitter, sour, and salty. What a specific food tastes like determines what organ(s) are going to benefit from the nourishment being provided; on the other hand, when one has a strong desire for a specific taste, that’s a sign that the organ associated with that taste is weak and needs to be balanced.

The Five Flavors/Tastes of a balanced diet includes foods that combine the five tastes: Spicy/Sweet/Bitter/Sour/Salty

Learning and Balancing Tastes

When a meal combines as many of the Fives tastes as possible, the person eating it is well on his way developing good digestion, which is a sign of good health.

All five tastes need to be included to ensure that each meal you eat is “balanced.” Be conscious of your craving for sweet foods in the morning. “Sweet” is the flavor affiliated with your digestive organs, and eating excessive amounts of sweet food during breakfast can adversely impact your digestion.

The craving for sweet is a sign that your digestive system is in need of help. Cravings for the other tastes may suggest the need to strengthen and rebalance the organ systems associated with those tastes.

When you have an empty stomach, don’t eat anything sweet. This may include naturally “sweet” foods such as fruit and bread not to mention foods loaded with refined sugar. Be sure to eat first a more complex food when you do want to eat something sweet.

If you have an ongoing craving for sweets, eat more protein. Help bring the pancreas back into balance by eating complex foods that prevent the sugar lows and highs that can result in hypoglycemia and eventually diabetes.

Balanced and healthy food choices, Chinese herbal medicine, acupressure, and Winter Park acupuncture can help strengthen and restore balance to your organs, and bolster your overall experience of wellbeing.

The Healing Potential Of Chua Ka Massage Therapy

Chua-Ka is a Mongolian massage that’s very similar to Chinese massage (Tui Na massage). A deep-tissue massage technique, Chua-Ka is used to release trapped tension and pain in the body and to liberate the psyche of its own unique preoccupations and fears thus working on the physical along with the psychology problem.

In Chua-ka philosophy, all people are born as supple and smooth human beings. As we age, we build up deposits of painful memories and metabolic waste products which can be spiritual, mental, or physical as well as lose the elasticity in our bodies. The mind and body form a unit. Everything occurring in the body is mirrored in the mind and vice versa.

Chua-ka works by freeing the mind and body of these accumulated memories or deposits, resulting in the betterment of health and an increased sense of realization. On your initial visit, the first thing the practitioner does is to take a medical history of his client’s lifestyle, diet, and health in order to customize a treatment protocol that suits the individual needs of the client.

A typical Chua ka session will involve the practitioner applying specific thumb techniques to work at the deep tissue. Additionally, he will roll in smooth long strokes the skin of the client to allow the skin to get back some of its original elasticity and to stimulate his circulatory system. The treatment is deep, yet gentle, facilitating an overall sense of health and well-being.

Towels are utilized for warmth and comfort. Chua-ka is suited for people seeking to improve their health and self-consciousness.

Chua-ka is ideally used to treat:

 Stress related symptoms
 Pre-menstrual Tension
 Muscle pain
 Headaches and migraines
 Insomnia
 Digestive disorders
 Cellulite
 Back pain

Ling’s Acupuncture, Inc.
120 Gatlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32806-6908
(407) 851-2533