Using the principals of dietary therapy and Chinese Medicine, I can help you manage internal or long term health problems through dietary guidance. Each food (fruit, grain, meat, vegetable, seasoning) has a unique therapeutic characteristic. Depending on your body's constitution and health history, I will create individualized meal plans to help you with: stress, improved digestion, menstruation, immunity, and detox of weight management. A diet that is rich in seasonal, whole foods, is important to maintain, restore, and nourish the body. Where needed, we can include an herbal and/or supplement regimen to better support your short-term or long-term health goals.
WHO: You, me, and Dr. Sun! Together we will work to identify how to adjust your body and eat foods to achieve balance. Medicinal herbs can also be of use, which Dr. Sun will prescribe and send to you (US only).
HOW: During our Initial Consultation, I will send send you instructions ahead of our call to provide additional information in regards to your personal profile.
You will be asked to complete a TCM-diagnosis-based 7-Day Food Diary ahead of our first call. I will identify patterns and signs of potential in-balances to present treatment plans to achieve long term and short term goals.
WHY: Then more we become aware of our bodies and listen to the little signals it is constantly sending us, the more proactive we can be about our health and well-being. And it starts with making conscious food choices, so we can feel good and live better!
My earliest memories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began in the living room of my childhood home, where my dad, Dr. Sun, held his first Acupuncture space. At a young age, I saw the myriad of herbs he would pull together for his patients. Our basement was an apothecary, our kitchen filled with my pieces from my Operator set, and the living room served patients. After immigrating to New York City from Shanghai in the 1970s, my parents, like many other immigrants of New York, left everything they ever knew, to build a brand new life from scratch.
As a first generation American-born-Chinese kid growing up in NYC, it was hard to understand why my parents didn't pack me Capri-suns and Fig Newtons in my lunchbox. Instead of letting me wear short-shorts and slurp Ralph's Italian ices all Summer long, I was taught to always drinking warm water no matter what, make sure my feet were never freezing cold, and to listen to my body and treat it well.
While having practiced Chinese Medicine for a lifetime with my dad, it wasn't until a few years ago that I truly started to feel like I wanted to step into this world and be a champion of this beautiful, complex, and deeply connected world of ancient healing and wisdom. My friends and family were all beginning to seek holistic and alternative forms of health, and they would come to me and I would send them to my dad.
My turning point came when I saw the wellness industry seem to explode with all sorts of Qi Balancing, Yin Boosting, He Shou Wu touting products for this-that-and the other. Appalled by the lack of direction consumers face today in navigating "what wellness products should I take and why", I felt the need to step up and bring clear and medically supported guidance in navigating the natural way to being well.
I am making a step towards building a lineage of Traditional Healers and continuing the legacy that my dad, Dr. Sun, has created. This is inspired by a life long learning of my own culture and heritage that came thousands of years before me. And together we will learn, appreciate, and share the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Welcome to a world of inspiration: here to teach you how to listen to your body, feed it what it needs, and give you the tools to understand how to rebalance the yin to your yang with everyday foods.
Modern Chinese Wellness, from my family to yours.
- Jennifer Sun