• Hahnbee Choi, Cert. CN

What Are Energetics?

Updated: May 15

Energetics is an amazing thing to discover about food. But it also can be a bit confusing and hard to comprehend at first glance.

The core types of energetics are:

These energetics stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which has been used for over 3,000 years.

TCM practices most heavily in energetics and pairing the energy with the animal as well as ailment. TCM focuses on healing the root causes of disease in addition to treating symptoms. Chinese medicine encompasses nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, mind-body exercise, and Asian bodywork. Most researchers agree that the formation and development of TCM follows a different process from that of modern science.

Foods are classified according to their attributes and how it affects the balance of yin and yang energy in the body.

Yin has to do with coolness, the moon, night, darkness, rest, sleep, and femininity. While yang has is associated with warmth (inflammation), sun, day, movement, activity, and masculinity.

The relationship between yin and yang is rooted in each other and needed to have an optimal balance for healing and regular healthy function. If you're familiar with this sign: ☯️ you see that yin and yang are in perfect balance and also have aspects of the opposite within each other. Eating foods that compliment one's energetics helps the body find harmony and unity and allows the qi, the vital life source, to bind life balance to the universe.

Hippocrates once said, "it is more important to know the person with the disease than the disease itself.”

Conventional medication learns the diseases then throws medication at the symptoms without regard to the patient as a whole. These medications force the body into a reaction, therefore, showing immediate results. On the other hand, research approaches the human body that focuses only on the visible part and ignores the invisible part result in an incomplete model of the body that considers the parts to be the whole.