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Emotional Detox

Emotional DetoxWe are all reeling from bad news about how the lives of millions of people have been altered since the beginning of the pandemic, so it is no surprise that we are anxious. Our worries are certainly justified but now may be a good time to revisit the ways we might be able to detoxify and calm our emotions and wean ourselves away from any unhealthy routines and habits that we have created since the crisis began.

In the Chinese horoscope, August/September is governed by the Metal Element, and we are just beginning the long march toward fall and winter. More...

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Herb Corner: Berberine

Herb Corner - BerberineBy Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, we have seen an increase incidence of weight gain caused by stress eating and "Zoombies" — those who sit all day participating in Zoom conferences, which has led to a surge in prediabetes, increased cholesterol and blood pressure, and in cases of SIBO—more on this to follow.

For this month’s herb corner, I have chosen to feature berberine, an extract of coptidis root, an herb used in Chinese medicine to support healthy weight; appropriate blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels; More...

 

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Effectiveness and Cerebral Responses of Multi-Points Acupuncture for Primary Insomnia

Outcome of Poststroke Cognitive Impairment after Cluster Needling of Scalp Acupuncture Therapy Based on Functional NearInfrared Spectroscopy

Qiju Dihuang Decoction for Hypertension

Ask Dr. MaoQ: What can I do to get beautiful skin and hair the natural way?

A: Glowing skin and luxuriant hair are a reflection of a nutritious well-rounded diet. Essential fatty acids, including omega-3s, play a key role in skin and hair health—look for them in fatty fish, flax and chia seeds, walnuts, almonds, spinach, and cruciform vegetables. Protein is also critical so aim for a daily serving of fish, chicken, eggs, or soy. Collagen and elastin are proteins that maintain skin integrity, keeping it firm and plump while Vitamins A, C, D, and E help combat dryness. Trace minerals like iron, magnesium, zinc, and biotin along with folic acid and Vitamins B6 and B12 are important for hair growth.

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