Chinese Medicine

This module will look at the basics of Chinese food energetics from a TCM perspective and also from a 5 element perspective. The Chinese five element philosophy and organ clock will be covered to provide the student with a backdrop to learning this insightful approach to diet. Included in this module is the little known work of John Garvy ND D.Ac in which the five Chinese elements are related to diet. This complements the TCM approach and adds another dimension to understanding how our food preferences affect us. The following is a brief overview of what will be covered in this module:

  • The five elements of Chinese medicine
  • The Sheng and Ko cycles
  • The Chinese organ clock
  • The importance of digestion
  • Damp foods and production of phlegm
  • The five temperatures of Chinese food energetics
  • Organs associated with different foods
  • The five flavours
  • Seasonal eating
  • The five elements and food energetics (according to John Garvy’s work)

Course Modules

About Mary

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Mary Sharma

I have been in clinical practice for almost 30 years and have devoted the last few years to passing on the information that I have collated over the many years of working as a practitioner via public talks, training events, webinars and the courses that I have written. I am passionate about empowering students to achieve their full potential and also to imparting the valuable insights into health and disease that I have gained over the years. Finally, in this latest course, I am covering topics that are not considered relevant in mainstream complementary medicine but which I have found invaluable in my clinical practice over the years.

This course in Eastern Nutrition will be available direct from Mary Sharma. Please email her to register your interest -