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Home > Points Newsletter > August 2007

Points Newsletter - August 2007


Sage Summer Advice
By Dr. Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

Play it Cool in Summertime

During the hot season, keep a cool head: choose exercise activities that won’t overheat your body. In summer your exercise routine should consist of swimming, ice-skating, working out in air-conditioned gyms, and practicing yoga and tai chi. Studies show that the risk of stroke is three times higher on warmer days than on colder ones. 
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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
By Dr. Qineng Tan, L.Ac., Ph.D., O.M.D (China)

Not too long ago, a patient visited my office with lower back pain along with a tingling sensation in his left leg. He had seen several doctors and had a number of X-rays and MRIs to reveal a moderate bulging of the disk between lumbar vertebrae 4 and 5. When I first saw him he had been taking different pain medications, while undergoing physical therapy. However, he was feeling depressed and frustrated as nothing seemed to be helping. In fact, his condition had gradually worsened as he began to experience numbness and weakness in his left leg. I noticed he had a tendency to roll his eyes and was unstable on his feet, especially when walking. Upon further questioning, I discovered that he had been experiencing periodic bouts of blurry vision and I noticed that he tended to lean towards his left side while walking. These symptoms, along with a hyperactive reflex response, made me almost certain his condition was something much more serious. My hunch was that it was Multiple Sclerosis (MS) -  More...


Effective Chinese Herbal Asthma Treatment - Without the Side Effects

A study conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weifang School of Medicine in China has shown that a combination of three Chinese herbs is effective in treating asthma symptoms without the side effects that can occur with the use of corticosteroid and prednisone therapy. More...

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Q: What is the Chinese medical view of cellulite, and how can I remedy the cellulite on my legs?

A: Traditional Chinese medicine works to maintain a healthy and balanced body system. A healthy weight can be maintained when the body is working optimally, stress is low, and spirits are peaceful and content. When the body becomes out of balance and digestive weaknesses arise, your metabolism shifts and adipose tissue (fat cells) and weight accumulate....

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This Month's Articles

August 2007
Volume 5, Number 8

Sage Summer Advice

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Effective Chinese Herbal Asthma Treatment - Without the Side Effects

Recent Research

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