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Home > Points Newsletter > February 2008

Points Newsletter - February 2008

Happy New Year of the Rat, 4706 (or Mighty Mouse)
By Dr. Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

February 7th, 2008 in the Chinese calendar is the first day of the Year of the Rat. The Chinese calendar is an amazingly accurate system, which not only records the time, but is also a tool for forecasting. The energetic relationship between the Five Elements, an ancient symbolic system that expresses the energy transformation in nature, and the calendar system helps one foretell what is to come so that one can be better prepared to take advantage of the opportunities and guard against potential pitfalls and health problems. More... 
TCM Treatment of Bronchial Asthma In Clinical Practice
By William Morse, D.C., F.I.A.C.A.

From a TCM standpoint, asthma, called Chuan Xiao, is seen therapeutically in a similar manner to other respiratory ailments. That is, as a result of pernicious external pathogenic processes invading the lungs and effecting the Lung, Kidney and Spleen. Contributing factors include diet, chronic respiratory infections, improper care after illness, climactic change, emotional turbulence, and overstrain or “stress,” all of which leads to the retention of endogenous phlegm. More...

Acupuncture Styles
By Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD

Acupuncture originated in China, with its organization and description first found in the Nei Jing (Classic of Internal Medicine). The oldest existent copy of the Nei Jing dates back to 170 BC, but no one knows how old the art of acupuncture actually is. The Nei Jing describes the nature of qi (energy; pronounced chee in Chinese and ki in Japanese), its effects on the major organs, routes of the major acupuncture channels, the locations of points, techniques for stimulation, causes of disease and methods for treatment. More...


Acupuncture for Symptom Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Pilot Study

A Method of Selecting Acupoints for Acupuncture Treatment of Peripheral Facial Paralysis by Thermography

Potent Anti-Microbial Activity of TCM Herbs Against Candida Species


Q: I am approaching menopause and I have noticed changes in my body. I have added a few pounds and my menstruation is becoming irregular. I am dieting and began an exercise program, but I would like your opinion on any special approaches to general wellness related to aging and menopause.

A: As we age, our body slows down, metabolism, organ function, tissue regeneration all slow down. This necessitates different approaches to wellness. As our metabolism slows down, we should also reduce our caloric intake. The more calories we take in the more get stored since we do not burn as much. The nutrition requirements also change as you reach menopause...

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February 2008
Volume 6, Number 2

Happy New Year of the Rat, 4706 (or Mighty Mouse)

TCM Treatment of Bronchial Asthma In Clinical Practice

Acupuncture Styles

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