AnnaFoodTherapy Studio provides practical Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) related education, consultation, and products. Training programs include TCM fundamental and Food Therapy, Guasha/cupping/moxibustion, Acupuncture.
Our mission is to help people learn and take TCM as a nature treatment tool to improve and preserve health for themselves and their families for whole life.
TCM Training Program
TCM Nutrition and Food Therapy Training Program* trains people how to use real whole foods and by healthy lifestyle to prevent disease and cure illnesses at an early stage.
Acupuncture, GuaSha, Moxibustion, and cupping are TCM external treatment techniques. In clinic practice they are often used in combination.
We provide Acupuncture Training Program and GuaSha/Cupping/Moxibustion Training Program
Acupuncture helps to dredge the channels and collateral, regulate yin yang,promote healthy qi and remove pathogenic qi. It’s effective in treating many health problems.
GuaSha is very effective to treat headache, stiff neck and shoulder pain, back pain, toothache, constipation, etc.
Moxibustion helps to remove cold and dampness, and promote yang qi.
Cupping promotes blood circulation, used to treat cold, cough, neck and back related problems.
Nutrition& Food Therapy consultation
The main force behind AnnaFoodTherapy is a deep desire to help individuals achieve their long-term diet and nutrition goals. Whether you’re seeking help with weight loss, disease prevention,or a diet assisting your health condition, each client is individually evaluated by a professional Nutrition Coach and provided with a well-researched and comprehensive plan they can follow for the rest of their lives.Follow us by AnnaFoodTherapy at Facebook, instagram, twitter, linkedin
*Before the existence of the modern medicine, human beings depends solely on foods, herbal medicines, and other natural methods to treat diseases and preserve health. Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) established under such practices and formed a unique theory rooted in Chinese culture. Our ancestors found herbal medicine during searching foods. So some materials are both foods and medicines. Till today some herbal medicines often appear in everyday’s plates while some foods are often seen in doctor’s prescriptions.
TCM is called preventive medicine. The treatment philosophy of TCM is to prevent, treating before a disease happens. The priority of treatment is to use food. Medicine is used only after food is failed to cure.
Chinese food therapy, or Chinese dietary therapy, or Chinese nutrition diet, has a long history. It’s under the guidance of TCM(Traditional Chinese Medicine) theory, by making use of food properties, and taking appropriate cooking method to make into curative foods to regulate bodily function and get to health status or cure illnesses at early stage.
Some curative foods are made of pure foods, called food therapy(食疗).
Some curative foods are the combination of foods and medicinal herbs, called medicinal food(药膳).
However, foods and herbal medicine are from the same origin. Some materials are both foods and medicine such as ginger, coix seed, Chinese date, Chinese yam, etc.
By Following Chinese Food Therapy rules, we can avoid many diseases. In case we get an illness we can cure at an early stage by using foods. This is especially useful to keep children’s health.
Because food and herbal medicine are from the same origin, there is a principle in ancient Chinese medicine. That is , applying food first when treating a patient; medicine is used only after food cannot cure. This means that we may avoid medicine, chronic or serious diseases by using whole foods and some natural herbs at the early stage of illnesses. The condition is that you have to know TCM theory and philosophy first. Based on this, Anna developed TCM based Nutrition and Food Therapy Training Program(Both English and Chinese version). The purpose of the program is to help people to say goodbye to medicine, serious or chronic diseases. This program is practical and becomes one of the popular health related training programs in Shanghai. The learners are from the USA, Germany, Australia, and France, etc.