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Home > Points Newsletter > February 2009

Points Newsletter - February 2009

Good Loving for Healthy LivingGood Loving for Healthy Living
By Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

Did you know that love not only gives meaning to your life, it brings health benefits? Human touch, long recognized as a powerful technique, increases the production of endorphins, growth hormone, and DHEA, all of which lengthen your life span and lower the negative impact of stress. Studies have also found that patients who are regularly touched recover faster than those who are not touched. So give that special someone a hug or massage and feel both of your moods — and health — improve.
Menopause, Hormones & Chinese MedicineMenopause, Hormones and Chinese Medicine
By Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac., and Efram Korngold, L.Ac., OMD

Most gynecologists have a knee-jerk reaction: if it's menopause, it's time for Premarin. While this may be right for some women, some of the time, it is not for all women all of the time. Most women want to heed their doctors - some seek to be educated about alternative points of view. Although hormone supplementation may be useful and warranted, conventional pharmaceuticals (like Premarin, Provera, Estraderm, Estrace) are not the only or necessarily best choice. When combined, acupuncture, herbal formulas, and natural hormone creams can be of enormous benefit. More...

NCCAM Lecture: "Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and Acupuncture"

On Tuesday, March 10, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold the inaugural Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The lecture will feature Dr. Sherwin Nuland, Professor of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine discussing “Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and Acupuncture.” More...


Traditional Medicine in the Treatment of Drug Addiction

Auricular Acupuncture Effects on Postoperative Vomiting after Cholecystectomy

Licorice Flavonoids Inhibit Eotaxin-1 Secretion by Human Fetal Lung Fibroblasts in Vitro


Q: What do you offer for elevated blood pressure? I take all natural supplements for this, but I know there must be a Chinese remedy you would recommend.  

A: Hypertension is a complicated condition and may become dangerous. I suggest you not stop taking the medications prescribed by your primary care physician; instead, discuss with him/her the possibility of adjunctive treatment with acupuncture and Chinese herbal prescriptions. There are many treatment modalities for high blood pressure. More...

This Month's Articles

February 2009
Volume 7, Number 2

Good Loving for Healthy Living

Menopause, Hormones and Chinese Medicine

NCCAM Lecture: "Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and Acupuncture"

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