The diet is a very elaborate and important system within TCM; through the food we eat on a daily basis we can get sick or recover the balance. Diets must be personalized depending on several factors (age, gender, geographical location, state of health). There is not a universal diet for all people.
Dietetics in TCM put emphasis on the effects each food produces in our body. By its flavor and by its nature, a food can generate an effect of cooling, heating or harmonization, an energetic movement which is ascendant, descendant, centrifugal and centripetal, etc.
The majority of Western diets (weight loss and others) are considered absurd, harmful and counterproductive from the point of view of TCM because they cause an imbalance in the body that in the medium and short-term leads to a worsening.
A typical example: a woman with overweight (cold) receives a dietary advice from a professional without knowledge of the dietary energy, and he advises her to eat daily salads (plants in raw state). This woman in the medium and long term will get the opposite effect: weight gain, retention of fluids in the body and weakening of the metabolism in general.
- I went to Helenka’s consultation because I had been suffering from insomnia for many years, which began after a time of stress. I used to feel exhausted by not resting well, and this was also reflected in my mood: irritability, bad mood, and sometimes even depression. I also lost a lot of weight and I felt very weak. I was beginning to rely on sleeping medications that caused me discomfort and nightmares. After diagnosing me, Helenka told me that in my case it was convenient to use medicinal plants (phytotherapy), as she calls it, to nourish the energy of my body. She also requested me to target what I eat daily and, after studying it, she commented that it was not an adequate food for me, and recommended me a meal plan. Now I sleep very well (I have given up medication), I went back to my weight and i feel great. When I visited Helenka for the first time I didn't have much confidence that this treatment would help me being accustomed to conventional medicine only, but she conveyed to me a lot of trust and professionalism. It was obvious that she knew what she was doing, and that was the reason why I decided to start the treatment with her. I am very grateful to her because my life has improved considerably.
- I gained a lot of weight after giving up smoking. That scared me so I went back to smoking again and saw no solution to my problem. I had heard about Chinese medicine, acupuncture, etc. could help to stop smoking and lose weight so be sure to find a site in my city. Helenka to visit that I was treated with acupuncture to calm my anxiety and i recommended taking a natural medicinal plants. I also recommended changing a little of my power after you know what i eat. Spent a lot of time in each session that we had to explain what effect had each food in my body, and thus was learning things I had never heard of before. I was always overweight. Before, to lose weight, always read that had to take lettuce, lots of salad, and similar things.Also i went to sites dedicated to discussing the overweight but i had to do some very restrictive diets that i caused more anxiety and in addition, after came the opposite effect, fattened up even more. Helenka taught me how to eat well (taking into account my constitution and my metabolism) and now neither smoked nor you gain weight and i feel very well. I am grateful not only for helping me so much but by as i was and everything he taught me, for hours and hours. We recommend to everyone!
- Almost always I used to have digestive problems, up and down. I even quit going to the doctor because, indeed, they didn’t give me a solution after different tests, medicines, etc. I went to visit Helenkaafter a relative had cured his problems with her. First we did a few sessions of Biomagnetism. Helenka told me that I had different pathogen bacteria in my digestive tract, even parasites! And these were removed just by putting some magnets in my body. It was incredible! Very soon I started to feel better. When she knew what and how I was eating, she told me that if I kept on eating the same, I would get sick again. She helped me to change my diet (she explained everything very well but it is too long to tell here). She also recommended me to take some plants for several months. Now I don’t feel swollen, tired and in bad mood.