Yin and Yang foods chart

With thanks to the Greg Samples site for this great chart.

I’m now reading The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk, a beautiful, poetic and above all understandable read on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The basic idea is that a cause of the illness is not sought, only the way that the symptoms create disharmony within the healthy body’s patterns, and those imbalances are addressed. My friend Joe H said that “Nowadays, Western medicine is finding that TCM has a lot of benefit” and I said “It’s not surprising since it’s been around for nearly 4,000 years.”

The two main pillars of treatment of TCM are herbs and acupuncture. Sensibly, Mr. Kaptchuk doesn’t have a lot to say about the remedies, so I found the above chart online. There is no mention of chocolate, my daughter noticed.