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Chinese Health Gem of the Month: Nutrition for the Face

Dec 31, 2016 04:55PM

 by Rene Ng, DOM, AP, L.Ac. 


In Chinese Medicine, lines, wrinkles, age spots, puffiness, rashes, pimples and other conditions that appear on the face are directly related to imbalances happening inside your body. In China, nutrition is the primary means for maintaining the balance in the body, and this practice helps keep the face looking healthy, lustrous and young. For example, foods that have been known to address dark spots and facial discoloration include the following: 

  • Tomatoes 

  • Mung Beans  

  • Eggplants 

  • Peas 

  • Cucumbers 

  • Chinese Cabbage 

  • Water Chestnuts 


In addition, the following foods can help brighten and energize the eyes:  

  • Yams 

  • Carrots 

  • Apricots 

  • Seaweed 

  • Walnuts 

  • Almonds 

  • Fish 


Rene Ng, AP, L.Ac., is a board-certified, licensed Acupuncture Physician and Chinese Herbalist in Sarasota. Depression, cancer care, Multiple Sclerosis, trauma, insomnia, thyroid issues and pain management are among the many health challenges he addresses at his clinic located near Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Ng is also a four-time winner of Sarasota’s “Favorite Acupuncture Physician award. For more information, call 941-773-5156, email [email protected] or visit 





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