Chinese medicine and especially Chinese pharmacology on one side, and Chinese way of nutrition on the other, belong to the rich Chinese culture. According to Dr. Huang Shile from Specialist clinics ,,Kina Medika” in Podgorica, these two areas are often interfered in the development of pharmacology and principles of nutrition, so the ingredients that were used on daily basis in nutrition became medicines, and some plants that were being used for many years in medicinal purposes have become an important part of a healthy meal. There are many such examples, such as angelica, ginger…
– ,,Food pyramid” that is being used in Western medicine and nutrition overlooks that people in their diet should in certain proportions use different ingredients or groups of food, where some are healthier and more nutritious than the others, thus the pyramid practically represents equal rules for all people. In Chinese medicine, the patient is always approached individually, so that the diet is determined on the basis of each organism individually, our energies of yin and yang and other important parameters, so that is why the ,,food pyramid” only partially coincide with the principles of Chinese medicine – says Dr. Huang Shile.
Speaking about a holistic approach to treatment, our interviewee says that this approach is the embodiment of theory of materialism and dialectical thinking in Chinese medicine, and that it permeates all aspects of traditional Chinese medicine, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, detecting of causes of disease and treatment process.
Dr. Huang Shile indicates that healthy food is a very present theme in contemporary society, worldwide. He believes that bad eating habits threaten the health of the organism and the growth and development of children, and that the return to proper nutrition is often an important prerequisite for the recovery from a whole range of diseases. He reminds us that every organism is different, therefore there are no universal rules for nutrition in Chinese medicine. But there are some general tips that apply to most patients and Dr. Huang Shile sets aside a few of them: