Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses several modalities including Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Tui-Na, Manipulation ands Food Therapy. Foods can be combined to assist in the treatment of many conditions. Different foods can be beneficial (or even harmful) to certain constitution types.
We would love to introduce you to Qi Balls, a really simple recipe you can make in no time and is a great energy rich snack for you and your pet. Qi Balls are good to tonify the kidneys, moisten the lungs and make the coat shiny.
Qi Ball Recipe
- 2oz (60g) Black sesame seeds
- 2oz (60g) Walnuts
- 3-4 Tbsp (45-60 ml) Honey **
Pan fry sesame seeds over med.high in a dry pan, 2-3 min., until nutty smell & seeds start to “jump”. Remove seeds immediately to stop cooking. If desired, pan fry walnuts, same way, until golden brown (2-3 min).
Put seeds & walnuts in food processor or use mortar & pestle to crush until powdered. Add honey & process to mix. Mixture should hold together without crumbling, but not be “wet”.
Form into 1/2″ (1cm) balls for small dogs; 3/4″(1.5cm) balls for larger dogs & humans. Place on wax paper or parchment paper. Can refrigerate in warm weather or leave on counter if cool.
Give 2-3 balls daily to tonify Kidney, moisten Lung, make shiny hair & soft skin, and to treat insomnia.
**Optional: leave out honey & feed as a powder; 1-11/2 tsp daily for small dogs, 2-3 tsp daily for larger dogs & humans.