Yin Yang & Four Types - Food as Medicine

Classical dietetics for modern patients

A system of regulating health with food rooted in classical Chinese medicine. Each time you eat, you medicate yourself. The question is whether you get the effect you want.

Peter Torssell
Peter Torssell

Course Overview

A system of regulating health with food rooted in classical Chinese medicine.

Each time you eat, you medicate yourself. The question is whether you get the effect you want. Any food, any diet and any individual could be included in the system to understand the effect of the food on health and diseases.


It could be argued that food is historically the worlds most important medicine, and therefore the most important contributor to chronic health problems and diseases. Let the modern meet the traditional, and the West meet the East in a rational system that could be applied to any culture. ”Yin yang & the Four Types” is the simplest way to understand what to eat, how much and how often for health.


”Any practitioner of medicine must first thoroughly understand the source of disease and know what has been violated, then, use food to treat it, and if food will not cure it, afterwards apply drugs” Sun Simiao (the god of medicinals)


It is time to popularize Chinese medicine. This system is a way of presenting the fundamental theories of the classical Chinese thinking and how to apply them in our daily lives. ”Yin yang & The Four types” is simple enough to understand for laypersons to make Chinese medicine mainstream knowledge. The diagnosis is based on observation and questions and will mainly be explained in terms of qi and yin yang.


  • Learn how to effectively prevent and treat patients with food and with simple and daily measures

  • Learn how to diagnose body types and which foods are suitable for regulation

  • Learn how we can integrate modern scientific nutrition with classical Chinese medicine for clinical use


  • 0 hrs - 30 min

    Introduction and definition of classical Chinese medicine

  • 30 min - 1 hrs

    Understanding Spleen/stomach from a modern perspective and the clinically relevant information

  • 1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Which information to trust, where research is one

  • 1.5 hrs - 2.25 hrs

    Taking animal foods, fats and salt as examples

  • 2.25 hrs - 3 hrs

    Methodology and responsibility; coffee, chocolate, tobacco etc

  • 3 hrs - 4 hrs

    Yinyang and Four types. Presentation of the system

  • 4 hrs - 5 hrs

    Principles of eating. Three basic plates of food proportions.

  • 5 hrs - 5.25 hrs

    The four body types - si xing .四型

  • 5.25 hrs - 5.75 hrs

    Metabolic syndrome and Chinese medicine

  • 5.75 hrs - 6 hrs

    Timeline of eating

  • 6 hrs - 6.5 hrs

    Patient cases and recipes


  • Ceda J. (Australia)

    Peter presents an approach to diet therapy that is easy to understand and apply to patients.


Peter presents an approach to diet therapy that is easy to understand and apply to patients.

Ceda J. (Australia)


Peter Torssell

Peter Torssell works clinically and teaches Food as medicine and classical Chinese medicine with the motto "Take as much as possible into consideration and make it as simple as possible, and from that use simple and daily measures to get good results for an individual and empower the patient"


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: NCCAOM (6.5), Standard Certificate (6.5)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 6.5 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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