The role of food and medicine in traditional Chinese medicine overlap. Like goji berry, treated as food, tea, and herb, with health benefit. Individualize diet plans according to body constitution, energetics, and seasonality is essential for a healthy life.
A balanced TCM diet means eating foods of various flavors, energies and organic actions and selecting foods according to individual constitution. When the diet becomes imbalanced, the flavors become excess or deficient, which causes disharmony in associated organ systems. Diet therapy advocates counterbalancing flavors to restore balance.