Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) divides the year into five seasons – fall, winter, spring, summer and late summer. Summer and late summer offers a special time of abundance. The natural growth of green and growing things surrounds everything; fresh foods are readily available nearby everywhere.
During summer when the natural world bursts into full bloom the universal energy is at its highest point. A plant's highest Qi or vital energy occurs when it flowers, according to TCM principles.
TCM views all foods from an energy perspective. Behind the food … beyond nutrition, beyond vitamins, beyond calories – is energy. Each food vibrates at a specific energy frequency that corresponds to a specific organ or meridian. Foods grow in variable weather, at diverse locations within distinct energy fields. A fruit or vegetable carries energy patterns relating to these various influences. In other words, the energy or 'intelligence' of a plant or … Read More