Nutrition & Herbs
Proper nutrition is paramount to health and well-being. The old saying, "you are what you eat," couldn't be any truer, especially in today's world where we are bombarded by bad food choices and harmful food additives. Here at Chattanooga Holistic Medicine we explore the diet of all of our patients to ensure that it is serving their health goals. Sometimes, when making big life changes, you need someone to walk with you and help you find your way. We take a unique approach to diet counseling, combining the latest research on diet, nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals, with the wisdom of Chinese nutritional philosophy. Whether you are brand new to more natural ways of eating and cooking or a seasoned veteran (pun intended), we will meet you where you are to provide the most comprehensive plan for your nutritional success.
Chinese herbology is quite possibly the oldest form of medicine on the planet. It is rooted in an ancient and rich tradition of plant medicine that predates written history. Chinese herbology uses a similar system of diagnosis as acupuncture, treating the underlying causes of disease, and is most often paired with acupuncture to make a more powerful change in the patient's body. Herbs are combined together in formulas which vastly reduces any side-effects that could occur from individual herbs. This is counter to how Western medicine addresses diseases, often using a single drug to treat the symptoms of a disease but at the same time producing numerous unwanted side-effects. Chinese herbs can help correct many diseases and reduce our reliance on potent pharmaceuticals. In fact, Chinese herbology is so effective that the scientific community has started to extensively study certain herbs to analyze their efficacy and understand how they work. All of our herbs are produced by companies in the United States who source from the very best farms worldwide.