According to Chinese medicine food is considered to be medicinal, every food having a certain property that can either have a positive or negative influence on our health. For example, if you have pain in your body that gets worse during cold weather, it is not advisable for you to eat cold refrigerated food and drinks or uncooked foods. You would be better supported with warm cooked food enhanced further by adding ginger or cinnamon. The food that you eat is therefore viewed as part of the treatment and can aid the healing process.