Dietary therapy is another major component of Chinese medicine. There is a
saying, when recovering from an illness, 30% can be achieved by medical treatments, and 70%
is by proper nutrition and the guided exercise. The knowledge of
nutrition goes way back and accords with the principles of Chinese medicine, balance and harmony, as well as the understanding of the nature of foods.
In less than 10 years, the amount of money Americans have spent on
health related therapies other than their primary care physicians, has risen
from 4 billion dollars to 40 billion dollars