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Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic SyndromeBy Dr. Daoshing Ni, D.O.M., L.Ac., Ph.D, Dipl.C.H.

Not a day goes by that at least one patient asks me if his or her metabolism has slowed and caused them to gain weight unexpectedly. Slowdown in our basal metabolism rate not only can cause us to gain weight, it can also create all sorts of problems for our health including cardiovascular conditions and diabetes. Therefore, it is important for us to understand what this syndrome is and what we can do about changing it.

Metabolism is a basic and vital process in our body in which food and drink are converted into nutrients and energy. More...

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Breath, the Bridge to Meditation

By Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine

What is breathing? Since it is impossible to stop breathing long enough to examine it closely, most people do not understand the proper way to breathe. In Oriental Medical theory, it is a common belief that the body follows the mind and the mind in turn follows the spirit. In reverse, breathing affects not only the body but also the mind and one's emotions as well. More...

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: I am tired most of the time. My work schedule is 7 AM to 4 PM and after work, I have no energy left. What can I do to increase my energy level?

A: I would like to suggest some basic tests first to check for the following, hypothyroid function, chronic fatigue syndrome or depression. Consult your primary physician to help in this matter. In the meantime, I would recommend the following:

1. Go to sleep before 9:00 PM. I know this is hard to do but try this for a week. You may simply not be getting ample sleep, and this will catch up with you. Also take a 30-minute walk 1 hour before bed. This is not an exercise, but it will help you sleep more soundly.


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