Chinese medicine in general is a great detoxifying tool. Acupuncture and Chinese herbals can be very cleansing and purging while at the same time being balancing and gentle. There are many points that clear toxins and heat. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective heat and toxins cause a lot of illness; with a world loaded with toxins at every turn. It can be necessary to have a periodic preventative cleanse before the build up of toxins cause disease. Chinese herbals can also help reduce the toxic load. I have included a fun and cleansing mung bean soup recipe. Mung Beans are a great Chinese herb also called lou dou. It is used literally to reduce injury from poisoning. Along with being cleansing to the liver and kidneys it also facilitates weight loss. Mung beans can be found in most grocery stores or in health food stores. They are virtually fat free and a great source of fiber. They are also guilt free because, they really fill you up without packing on the calories. Mung beans are a good source of calcium, potassium and some B vitamins. Mung beans are not for people with very weak digestion.
Here is a great and tasty mung beandetox recipe:
1 cup dried whole mung beans 4-6 cups chicken broth or water 3 cloves garlic chopped 1 small onion sliced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger chopped 1 cup tomatoes chopped 1 pork chop, cut into small cubes Small amount of olive oil
Wash the mung beans, put in a pan and cover with water or broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer on medium-low flame until tender.2. In a non-stick pan, heat the oil and brown pork chop and onion for a couple of minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another 1-2 minutes, before adding the chopped tomato. Cook over low heat of a couple of minutes.3. Add the cooked beans and enough water to give a soup consistency. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Good eating and good health