Diet and Lifestyle

dietary and lifestyle habits can support lasting change

Yang Sheng meaning “Nourishing Life” is an integral part of health and wellbeing in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It forms an integral part of treatment providing support to the overall picture of health by refining dietary and lifestyle habits which may be limiting your health

During a consultation we discuss your current lifestyle and dietary habits in the broader picture of your current health along with specific ailments, including; sleep routine, exercise, food preferences and seasonal living.

Suffering with the early stages of menopausal symptoms, my life was on hold dealing with hot flushes, memory fog, extreme fatigue and the dark cloud of thought that this was my life now for god only knows how long.
A chat with a family member in Canada pushed me to look for acupuncture (I’m not an advocate of synthetic treatment if I can avoid it) and a bit of research later I found Phil.
I had an insanely positive reaction after my first visit and feel like I’m getting my life back as well as equalising a whole heap of other things I never had given second thought to.
Phil is warm, welcoming, calm, understanding and just a great energy to be around. I cannot recommend his practice or acupuncture enough.

JC, Greater Manchester

about yang sheng lifestyle design

Traditional Chinese Medicine theory formed around the reverence for the natural world and the wish to live in harmony with the natural rhythms of life. When we don’t act in harmony with nature we begin to experience ill health and disease.

Rather than a series of good vs bad choices to make to suit everyone, lifestyle and diet advice according to the principles of Yang Sheng aim to find the optimal habits for the individual person in the context of; age, state of wellbeing, the season of the year, the local climate and atmospheric conditions where you live.

Advice is given on the best habits to have according to season such as waking earlier and sleeping later in the summer where we can be more active and eat foods which are more cool in nature such as fruits, vegetables and salads. Conversely in winter it is advised to rest and sleep for longer, be less active and to eat warming foods such as soups and stews.