Personalized Nutrition Consultations
Tao of Wellness offers comprehensive nutritional consultations as part of our wellness and therapeutic treatment programs. Every nutritional plan is custom designed for each patient’s individual needs, which can range from skin and body rejuvenation and fertility enhancement to weight loss, diabetes, and pain conditions. Diet and nutrition have always been a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), used as a foundation along with acupuncture, herbs, exercise and bodywork to help any condition that you have.
Conditions that can benefit from nutritional guidance:
- Obesity/Weight management
- High Cholesterol
- Digestive disorders (IBS, constipation, diarrhea)
- Celiac disease/Gluten intolerance
- Cardiovascular health (high blood pressure, heart condition)
- Fertility health
- Prenatal/Postpartum nutrition
- Autoimmune/inflammatory conditions
- Cancer (pre- and post-chemo/radiation support)
- Cleansing and medical detox
- Anti-aging & rejuvenation
- And just about every other condition
After thoroughly evaluating your health history, diagnostics, and current diet and habits, a personalized nutritional plan will be developed for you.
Your personalized nutritional plan includes:
- Food selection
- Menu planning
- Local sources
- Tips for eating out and traveling
- Specific supplements
Focus on Healing with Food
A nutritional plan based on TCM and Functional Medicine, which focuses on using potent nutrients to restore healthy physiology, can be more effective than those based on other systems because it goes beyond general recommendations of which foods are best and which to avoid. Instead, the focus is on what foods and nutrients will be therapeutic for your current condition. Conventional nutritional science looks only at your diet in terms of calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals while in TCM, we look at food as medicine – taking into account the healing properties of foods in addition to their nutritional contents. Something that is therapeutic for one person may actually be harmful to another. Your nutrition plan is updated as your condition changes. Throughout the process we will help you become conscious of what you eat and how you feel as a result. Follow up sessions are designed to help you stay on your nutritional program and measure your progress.
Bioactive Nutritional Supplements
Most vitamin supplements don’t work! That’s the conclusion from several studies. The reasons are simple: most supplements don’t contain the stated active ingredients, aren’t readily digested and absorbed by the body, or the formulation isn’t targeted enough for specific conditions. As part of your Personalized Nutrition Plan our expert nutritionists will advise you with specific supplements that are formulated and targeted for your condition. Additionally, all of our supplement products are of highest quality and are highly bioactive—meaning high absorption rate and tested to contain stated ingredients. In fact our supplement products are taken by our doctors and staff.
Pioneering Efforts, Research and Successful Outcome
The Tao of Wellness Personalized Nutrition Program is based on extensive research by Drs. Mao Shing Ni and Jessica Chen and successfully implemented clinically for over 30 years with thousands of satisfied patients. Dr. Mao is a respected expert in TCM clinical nutrition and his bestselling book The Tao of Nutrition is used as a required text for Board Licensing in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. His TCM Clinical Nutrition Certificate Program for doctors is the first of its kind in the US. Dr. Chen is the author of Sitting Moon: A Guide to Natural Rejuvenation After Pregnancy that includes a four-week meal plan to help mothers restore health and vitality after childbirth.
Our Practitioners Are Certified in TCM Clinical Nutrition
Every Tao of Wellness practitioner is licensed in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as well as certified in TCM Clinical Nutrition. The certification involves extensive postgraduate study and examination in both biochemical nutrition, which analyzes the nutritional content of food, and bioenergetics nutrition, that focuses on healing properties of food, and the clinical application of the two systems. What’s unique about our Personalized Nutrition Program is that it takes into account your personal food preferences and lifestyle in addition to your specific health requirements. Whether you’re a working professional who struggles to catch a bite, or you’re a stay-at-home parent who wants to make sure your family eats well, we will customize a nutritional plan that is just right for you. We help you ease into better habits, allowing you to gently change towards a healthier style of eating in a manner that fits seamlessly into your life.
Get Your Personalized Nutritional Plan
Tao of Wellness was established in 1976 as a resource to address healthy eating. We strive to support you in mind and body, and invite you to make an appointment for your health and wellbeing. It would be our pleasure to serve you.