TCM: Best for Post-Surgery Recovery​

Why is TCM good for post-surgery recovery?

We always hear people saying that TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) helps heal our body after surgery, but many of them do not know how exactly TCM works to help in recovering. 


Many have found suffering from minor or major sequelae after a surgery, but continuously taking painkillers is not a long term solution. TCM is a good way to recuperate our body from the inside. It takes care of not only the body parts that pain us, but also the overall health issues that may be the root cause of the pain.

In TCM, “Qi” is the core. It represents a vital energy which means the Qi inside our body flows along the channels called “meridians”, and eventually helps the body to maintain health. There are several approaches in TCM, including acupuncture, tuina, guasha, cupping, and food therapy.


Among all those TCM approaches, acupuncture and food therapy works the best for post-surgery recovery.

How Acupuncture and Food Therapy works for post-surgery recovery?

Acupuncture focuses on your specific health issues and finds out the acupoints on the meridians which correspond to the body parts to cure the issues by mediating your meridians. 

It also helps in releasing or preventing scar adhesion after surgery. Scar adhesions sometimes may cause conditions such as headache, pain, or depression. Acupuncture is a good way to find out the adhesions and release them from the acupoints on your body that correspond to them.

Food therapy is necessary for post-surgery patients. Just like confinement after giving birth, it is important to recuperate your body when you are in the healing stage in order to maintain and maximize your health conditions. 

Having proper foods and appropriate nutrition after a surgery will speed up your recovery period and benefit your health for long term.

Best food for post-surgery recovery

Food therapy is said to be the best and simplest way to heal our body from surgery. This is because what we eat is closely related to our health. A good eating habit and sufficient nutrition consumed will definitely promote our health and speed up the healing period.

1. Vegetables

It is a must to have more vegetables after surgery. This is because vegetables contain rich vitamins and nutrients which is able to provide us with sufficient nutrition especially when the body is weak and requires more nutrients.

Common vegetables you can have easily include:

  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower

2. Meats

Protein is another important element that you must not miss out after surgery. Your muscles might have been damaged, moved and manipulated during the surgical procedure, and they need to be repaired. Protein helps to regenerate tissue and produce collagen that heals the wound.

You can obtain iron and protein from:

  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Seafood
  • Nuts
  • Eggs
  • Tofu

3. Fruits

Fruit is perfect for post-surgery recovery. The vitamin A, C, carbohydrates, fiber, and antioxidants from fruits are essentials to repair the body damage after surgery. Among all the fruits, berries are the best to heal your incision site in a faster way.

Fruits you shouldn’t miss after surgery include:

  • Berries (Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries…)
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Grapefruits
  • Peaches
  • Apricots

4. Grains

Grains contain rich carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and zinc which are very good for post-surgery in providing energy, repairing tissue, healing wounds, and enhancing the defense mechanisms.

Grains you can add into your meal include:

  • Grain rice,
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Barley

Preparing yourself a nutritious food everyday after your surgery could be a tough job. There is an easier way to have proper nutritious food without spending your time and effort to prepare it, which is a post-surgery recovery meal plan.

There are plenty of meal plans in the market for you to choose. You should look into their menu and ingredients carefully, and see whether or not it includes foods that your doctor advise you to avoid before you subscribe to the meal plan.

REJUVEN, best TCM post-surgery meal plan in town.

REJUVEN is a professional TCM meal plan provider. With the menus that are developed and designed by registered TCM physicians, the meal plan is trusted and valuable to people with different conditions, such as post-surgery. 

The team has come up with a menu specially for post-surgery recovery that includes herbs and food ingredients which are good for post-surgery patients, using the methods of TCM.

One meal comes with: Herbal Tonic Soup, Grain Rice, Main Meat Dish, Main Vege Dish, Dessert, and Daily Tea.

Post-Surgery Recovery Meal Plan

meal plan specially designed by registered TCM physicians

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