Why Coffee for Better Health?: Chinese Medicine Perspective

Chinese medicine offers great insight when it comes to different foods and their properties and how they affect the body.Chinese medicine has a very interesting perspective on our morning cup of coffee.I’ll just start off by saying that I personally love coffee!! Some people have been surprised in the past that me, a Chinese medicine doctor, drinks “that stuff”…and doesn’t only drink herbal teas and green smoothies! So just know that this post is not to shame you if you, like me, look forward to your morning cup of coffee!The thing is that a cup of coffee for some people could potentially be harmful…and for others may be helpful. It all depends on your body’s present condition. Generally, Chinese medicine doesn’t view foods/drinks as just good or bad. One particular food may be good for one person but not so good for another. In this post, I’ll explain why from a Chinese medicine perspective.Food and drinks are classified according to their properties – are they warming or cooling? Bitter? Pungent? Sour? Salty? Sweet? All of these properties have differing functions in the body. Coffee is Bitter, Pungent & Resolves the ExteriorCoffee is bitter, acrid (pungent) and exterior resolving.Exterior resolving basically means it’s a diaphoretic (makes you sweat).In Chinese medicine, diaphoretics transform kidney yin or essence into Qi which is then moved outwards and upwards through the body.When Qi (energy) is moved upwards and outwards, it floods the body’s layers with what we call ‘Yang Qi’ which is the warming energy.……

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