Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive system that includes dietary/nutritional counseling. Chinese medicine nutrition is different from modern nutrition as it is based on concepts of the subtle energy known as qi instead of modern concepts of vitamins, minerals and so forth.
The goal in Chinese nutrition, as with all else in Chinese Medicine, is to balance yin and yang. For example, an important consideration in Chinese Medicine nutrition is the temperature various foods generate when being digested.
Foods are classified as either hot, warm, neutral, cool or cold. Someone who is too hot inside, for example, will benefit from eating more cooling foods. While this concept may sound strange as first, nutritionist all over the world hail the traditional Chinese diet as being highly nutritious and well balanced.