Oriental Medicine places a great emphasis on diet and nutrition. The Chinese Balanced Diet takes into account individuality and the “you are what you eat” mentality. The diet is based on ones constitution, lifestyle, and the imbalance in a persons’ body that leads to symptoms. Unlike its western nutrition counterpart, Chinese Balanced Diet attempts to expand the choices of food and spices which are appropriate for specific conditions. According to Hippocrates, the Father of Western Medicine, “food IS medicine”. Therefore, a Chinese balanced diet addresses issues at hand while simultaneously making the body more resilient and strong.