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4 Ways to Ease Your Aching Back

4 Ways to Ease Your Aching BackBy Dr. Mao Shing Ni, PhD, D.O.M., Dipl. ABAAHP

Your low back is a very vulnerable area prone to injury, particularly as we age. The wear and tear of living eventually weakens the skeletal structure, causing bone loss and disintegrated or displaced discs. And you’re not alone: eight out of 10 Americans experience back pain at some time, making it the fifth most common reason to visit the doctor.

According to Chinese medicine, bones, the skeletal structure and the low back in particular are all a part of the kidney - bladder network. As we age, kidney energy tends to diminish, especially with an unhealthy diet, excessive mental or physical strain, smoking, and overindulgence in drugs, alcohol, and sex. Weakness of the kidney - bladder network can result in low back pain, as well as other age-related ailments. More...  

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Better Breathing is Just a Scrub Away!

Better Breathing is Just a Scrub AwayBy Denise Neumark-Reimer, L.Ac.

The other day I went to the Olympic Spa in downtown L.A. and when I saw the skin of the Asian women as compared to the other women, I noticed something interesting. The Asian women had skin that was far more youthful and unblemished than their Western counterparts. Even the older women who were giving the scrubs had great skin!

This started me thinking about the Oriental Medicine point of view on the skin. The Lung organ and meridian in Oriental medicine governs some very important aspects of our health. Our skin, the functioning of our pores, our sinuses, our breathing, and water metabolism are all under the purview of the Lungs. More...

 

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: My mother has glaucoma. Does that mean I will have it too? Is there anything I can do to avoid glaucoma?

A: Glaucoma is not hereditary disease although high blood pressure does run in the family and it can predispose one to glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition due to increased pressure inside your eyeballs potentially causing long-term damage to the retina and the optic nerve.

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