WITHOUT ADDED SUGAR
RICH IN DIETARY FIBRE
RICH IN VITAMINS
What is TCM?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a science that is thousands of years old and has recently become more and more important as an alternative healing method and supplement to Western medicine. The great strength of TCM lies in its holistic approach. Body and mind are understood as an inseparable unit.
The 5-Element doctrine
The 5-element theory or "philosophy of the nourishing cycle" is a traditional nutritional philosophy, the basis of which is the alternating interaction of the 5 elements mentioned. They nourish, follow and condition each other. Wood feeds fire, which burns down to ash. Ash nourishes the earth, which yields metal, metal enriches water.
Taste and physical effect of the five elements
All foods are assigned to one of these elements based on their taste and effect on the body:
|Element||Taste||Part of body|
|Wood||Sour||Liver & gall bladder|
|Fire||Bitter||Heart & small intestine|
|Earth||Sweet||Spleen & stomach|
|Metal||Spicy||Lungs & large intestine|
|Water||Salty||Kidneys & bladder|