The Chinese Medicine Cleanse is a three-week program blending ancient Chinese wisdom with modern nutritional research to help you lose weight, feel better, and have more energy. Created in 2011 by Dr. Jen Yocum, the program includes three weekly manuals with over 100 pages of instruction and recipes, as well as 21 days of inspiration, yoga, and additional recipes. Jen additionally provides support and community via a growing private Facebook group for all cleanse participants, past and present.
Achieve balance in body, mind, and spirit
Why should I join The Chinese Medicine Cleanse?
The Chinese Medicine Cleanse is more than just a “diet,” and it’s not some cleanse where you do nothing but drink juice all day (in fact, we think you should limit juice!). There are no weird pills to swallow (feel free to go nuts with taking a multi-vitamin, omega-3s, or probiotics). It’s a complete 3 week program designed to address not only food, but also touch on the mind and spirit as well, so that you give yourself a jumpstart to living life fully in balance. Other programs focus only on one or two facets of the human experience. Chinese Medicine believes that in order for true healing to occur, we must address all three levels: body, mind, and spirit. The Chinese Medicine Cleanse uses ancient wisdom, supported by modern scientific studies, to help you become the best version of yourself that you can be.
Benefits of The Chinese Medicine Cleanse:
- Learn ways to eat healthier.
- Learn how to connect with your physical sensations while eating and the emotional reasons you eat, and never overeat again.
- Get tons of new recipes.
- Lose weight.
- Get rid of mental fog or fuzziness.
- Say goodbye to belly bloat.
- Improve your digestion.
- Increase your energy levels.
- Get clearer skin.
- Improve your joint function.
- Balance your hormones.
What is included in The Chinese Medicine Cleanse program?
What you get on the Cleanse
- Three weekly manuals, detailing the plan and totaling over 100 pages of content and recipes.
- 21 days of inspirational content, including a daily theme, recipes, and videos of yoga poses.
- Downloadable Shopping List, to make your life easier.
- Dozens of delicious and simple recipes, most of which can be made in under 30 minutes (or less).
- Lifetime access to our exclusive private Facebook group, where you can connect to fellow participants, past participants, advisory panel members, and Jen Yocum for support, inspiration, and community.
- Support from the Advisory Panel, including acupuncturists, nutritionists, psychologists and nurses.
"The cleanse was a great experience - because of the way Jen has decided to run it. Having a support network with other people helps, and with Jen, she is constantly there to help and motivate you along the way. I'm the type of person that is skeptical about just doing or eating what other people tell me, but Jen provides the nutritional and scientific evidence to back up everything. You always feel "in-the-loop" and you know what to expect from your body during the cleanse."
- Scott K., Maryland
How Does the Cleanse Work?
Every day we unlock new content to keep you focused and in the present moment. We guide you through the program step by step, and ease you over the three weeks into increasingly healthier foods. Don’t worry though, we make sure that you aren’t slammed with changes in what you can eat without getting a head’s up so that you can plan your grocery trips accordingly. We’re there to hold your hand and cheer you on!
Each week we will unlock a new manual. Every day you will have new content- items like a short meditation video, a short yoga video, recipes, and your daily inspiration- to focus on for that day.
As soon as you sign up, you will be able to request access to The Chinese Medicine Cleanse Facebook group, where fellow participants, Dr. Jen Yocum, and advisory panel members are waiting to answer your questions, provide you support, and hopefully get to know you better! It really is a great community, and we hope you will contribute and be an active part of it. After the three weeks are completed, you will continue to have access to the Facebook group, because this is not just 21 days and then done. The Chinese Medicine Cleanse is structured so that you can continue to practice eating and living with the skills you have learned, and even further refine your diet and lifestyle to be the perfect one for you.
What can I eat on the Cleanse?
Balance the body
Each week, you will get information about the Chinese Medicine nutritional concepts, and some recipes to support you along the way.
All recipes are:
- have limited sugar (if any).
Most recipes are:
- vegan or vegetarian-friendly or modifiable (we include suggested modifications as applicable)
- hearty and filling enough to satisfy your hunger (and we learn about hunger in the Cleanse as well!)
Do I have to throw out everything in my pantry?
No!! The Chinese Medicine Cleanse is about eating healthier, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw out what you’ve got. We believe in everything in moderation. During the three weeks, there will be foods and substances you will limit, but if you find your body reacts fine to them again after the three weeks are up, you have the choice as to whether or not to add them back in to your diet. If you discover during the Cleanse that you react to something, for example, bloating after eating dairy, and you have some items you prefer not to eat anymore, then check and see if a local food bank or shelter may want the donation, or perhaps a friend, or make a meal with it or give it to a local homeless person. I know some people say out of sight out of mind, and if you feel you need that to not be tempted to eat something that doesn’t make you feel good, then instead of tossing it, try to at least feed someone in need with it!
"I love this diet/cleanse!!!! I have more energy, and clearer thinking. I realized my joints were no longer hurting. In addition to all this, I lost weight and because most of this was in my stomach I now wear smaller sized clothing. I was never hungry and I had a lot of fun concocting new recipes that were quite tasty. Also the tingling in my fingers disappeared. I'm going to stay on a modified version of this diet. Thank you so much."
- Carol M., Delaware
Dr. Jen Yocum, L.Ac., RYT200 is a licensed acupuncturist, registered yoga teacher, Reiki Master, certified feng shui consultant, and instructor in these and related fields. She is a former neuroscientist and combined her background in research with her other areas of study to create The Chinese Medicine Cleanse, a dietary and lifestyle program. Jen loves to teach and develop programs and courses that help people achieve a state of dynamic balance in body, mind, and spirit.
Jen is additionally certified by the NCCAOM as a PDA provider for professional acupuncturists.
A note from Jen:
I love learning, and I love teaching and helping even more.
I can’t even deny it; I’m a life-long learner and I love it. I started out my career with a Master’s in Experimental Psychology and did behavioral neuroscience research for about 15 years. While a scientist, I studied many things on the side, becoming certified in Feng Shui in 2003, a registered yoga teacher in 2006, beginning my studies in acupuncture in 2007 and Reiki in 2008, and earning my second Master’s in Acupuncture in 2010. Along the way and since then, I have received additional certifications in there in various types of yoga, and finished my Reiki studies to become a Reiki Master in 2015. I’ve been teaching in various forms on University faculty since 2012, and in April 2018, I received a doctorate in Acupuncture.
Why am I telling you all of this? Because I have taken all the things I have learned over the last couple decades, and refined it into an amazing program in The Chinese Medicine Cleanse. I teach you how to change your relationship to food, how to integrate in lifestyle changes, and to finally come to a place of balance.
The terrible cleanse experience that inspired me to develop my own cleanse.
I have been a registered yoga teacher since 2006, and I always look for new and interesting yoga courses to take for continuing education. In the beginning of 2011, I signed up for a program to be trained in a particular style of yoga. As part of that training, I had to do the teacher’s 21 day cleanse. It was largely raw and vegan. I’d been a vegetarian for 10 years and figured the cleanse would be no big deal. WRONG. Over the course of just several days, I became a congested, zit-ridden, low-energy, shell version of who I used to be. My acupuncturist was furious with me and begged me to stop. She gave me a treatment that helped me feel a little better, but I kept doing the cleanse (I seriously hate quitting things). I got even worse. I stopped wanting to eat.I felt kind of dead inside. When I heard that the third week of the cleanse was switching to all juices, I literally broke down into tears. I couldn’t go on.
Going through that cleanse was the inspiration and kick in the butt I needed to step it up and actually eat well, in a way that would help me thrive. Forget just making it through the day. I wanted to treat my body like the temple it was (and is). I’m not here to live life in a puny way. No sir and mam, I am here to live life BOLDLY. After declaring this to God/The Universe/Spirit inspired me to create The Chinese Medicine Cleanse, and the content just flowed through me and onto the computer. That was in 2011. Since then, I’ve led tons of people through the cleanse and watched as they’ve truly transformed their health.
I feel blessed that I get to partner with people on their wellness journey on The Chinese Medicine Cleanse, as well as in my treatment room and classrooms. I’m proud to combine all of my experience and learning- Chinese Medicine, yoga, feng shui, energy work, meditation, behavioral neuroscience and more- into one amazing program. I look forward to working with you and being witness to your transformation.
"I just wanted to say thank you so much! This cleanse has helped me more than you know. My Crohn's was so under control throughout the cleanse and now I know how to continue with this healthy way of living. I feel free of symptoms for the most part and feel better about myself and am eternally grateful to you!!!"
- Allie K., Florida
Frequently Asked Questions
I hope that you'll join us. I love working with people to help them feel better, lose weight, and even improve joint health, digestion, and much more. If you purchase the Cleanse, you are showing a commitment to your health. Not only will you be doing something amazing for yourself, you'll be joining an incredibly supportive community, where you have access to me, the alums of the program, and all the others participating. I can't wait for you to join us!
Here's to your health,