In traditional Chinese medicine the prevention and treatment of diseases by taking common foodstuffs is called "diet therapy" or "medicinal foods." Diet therapy is a gem in the treasure house of Chinese medicine. For countless generations it has shown forth never waning.
Chinese diet therapy originated among the common people. Through the ages this wisdom has been distilled and improved by doctors, and handed down from ancient times. There are several distinct advantages to this method: The basic foods are easily acquirable; the food itself is easy to make; it is safe; and it often can effect a cure. Accordingly, diet therapy has been much appreciated by people in China, and with the increasing contacts between China and other lands, it is being more and more welcomed abroad. You can find the curing function from the following introductions: