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Home > Points Newsletter > December 2009

Points Newsletter - December 2009


Water Element Balances Fire, Inside and Out

In Chinese medicine we always seek balance, in nature as well as within the human body. As the Fire element was recently predominant in our environment, its complementary element, Water, was needed. If the Fire element in our body, represented by the Heart, is too strong (manifesting in insomnia, Anxiety or heart disease), the Water element, represented by the Kidney, needs to be strengthened. More...
TCM and Breast DisordersTreating Breast Disorders Using Chinese Medicine
By Sophia Tang, L.Ac.

When a woman visits a Chinese medicine practitioner, a question that must be asked is about her menstrual situation. The menstrual situation tells a Chinese medicine practitioner about the general health and condition of the woman. Most Chinese medicine practitioners know the importance of a normal menstrual situation for women’s health, but not all of them know exactly “why” unless the practitioner has a deep understanding about how the body mechanism works from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  More...
Du Ren Channel and Qi Gong Tai ChiDu Ren Channel and Qi Gong Tai Chi
By Feng Mei

It is well known that the Du channel starts from Du 1 and ends at Du 27, covering 27 points in total. The Ren channel starts from Ren 1 and ends at Ren 24, covering 24 points in total. The Du channel controls the Yang meridians of the whole body, which is the sea of the Yang meridian. The Ren channel controls the Yin meridian of the whole body, which is the sea of the Yin meridian. Since the DU channel is longer than the Ren channel does that mean the human body has Yang hyperactivity and Yin deficiency in the first place?
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ASK THE DOCTOR

Q: Are there any hazards to taking ginseng? Which variety is the best to use?  


A:
There are actually three different herbs commonly called ginseng: Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng), American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), and Siberian "ginseng" (Eleutherococcus senticosus). (The latter herb is actually not ginseng at all, but some herbalists believe that it functions identically.) More...
This Month's Articles

December 2009
Volume 7, Number 12

Water Element Balances Fire, Inside and Out

Treating Breast Disorders Using Chinese Medicine  

Du Ren Channel and Qi Gong Tai Chi

Recent Research

Ask The Doctor

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