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Home > Points Newsletter > February 2010

Points Newsletter - February 2010

Year of the TigerThe Year of the Tiger - 2010
By Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

Welcome to the Chinese Year of the Tiger, which begins on February 14, 2010! Every year for almost twenty years, Iíve written forecasts based on the ancient Taoist system of Five Elements Phase Energetics that predict global trends that affect us personally. By attuning yourself to these forecasts, you can side-step or minimize negative tendencies, whether in health, relationships or finance, and make the most of positive trends. More...

Health Indexes in Chinese MedicineThe Health Indexes in Chinese Medicine System
By Sophia Tang, L.Ac.

Chinese medicine sees our body as a reflection of this universe and sees the material world as consisting of the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. In the human body, each organ is attributed to one of these five elements. Each of the five elements has a supporting and controlling relationship with each other. Chinese medicine also treats the human body as a network system. This network system is constructed of 12 major meridians or channels that connect directly to 365 major acupuncture points. More...

5 Secrets to Winter Health and Energy5 Secrets to Winter Health and Energy
By Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

When the weather gets colder, it is a wise choice to take some time for yourself to restore your energy. Don't resist the urge to nestle into your snug home. It turns out that the law of nature requires you to slow down in the winter. Here are five secrets that will preserve your energy, bringing you health, and tranquility. More...

Acupuncture Suppresses Morphine Self-Administration Through the GABA Receptors
Inhibitory Effects of Kampo Medicine on Human UGT2B7 Activity
Gene Expression Profile of Patients with Phadiatop-Positive and -Negative Allergic Rhinitis Treated with Acupuncture

Q: Why do I dark circles under my eyes? What can I do about them?  

Because the skin around our eyes is the thinnest skin in the body, dark circles are actually blood vessels that can be seen through the skin, producing a bluish tint. Dark circles are often hereditary. Allergies are another common cause of dark circles; when you rub and scratch your itchy eyes, you can break the tiny capillaries beneath the skin, causing puffiness and discoloration. More...
This Month's Articles

February 2010
Volume 8, Number 2

The Year of the Tiger - 2010

The Health Indexes in Chinese Medicine System  

5 Secrets to Winter Health and Energy

Recent Research

Ask The Doctor

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