Points Newsletter - February 2011

 

How Cupping Can Help Your Pain

By Katherine MacKenzie, L.Ac.

Cupping is a simple method of pulling “stuck,” stagnant, and congealed blood and fluids out of the injured area. Plastic or glass cups are placed on the skin and then applied using suction. Cups are kept on from three to fifteen minutes, according to the judgment of the acupuncturist. Cupping releases tight, painful muscles and increases blood circulation. More...  

Hormone Therapy Linked to More Aggressive Cancer

By Thomas A. Boldt, L.Ac.

As women move into mid-life, their ovaries begin to lessen the production of female hormones like estrogen. Eventually, this reduction will cause their menstruation to cease. While for many, this is a welcome benefit, there may also be challenges that come with this time of life. Since the body no longer receives the levels of hormones it is used to, an imbalance occurs, resulting in symptoms like joint pain, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and poor memory among others. Treatment for these symptoms with western medicine has generally included hormone replacement therapy (HRT) More...

Help your Cold with Healthful Herbal Teas

By Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine

An increasing number of households are enjoying healthy teas prepared with herbal medicine ingredients in their homes. Thanks to this phenomenon, common household teas are being replaced by teas made from Solomon's seals, citrons, and orange peels. More...

 

Recent Research

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Acupuncture to Danzhong but not to Zhongting Increases the Cardiac Vagal Component of Heart Rate Variability

Psoralen (Bu Gu Zhi) Stimulates Osteoblast Differentiation Through Activation of BMP Signaling

Astragaloside IV Synergizes with Ferulic Acid to Inhibit Renal Tubulointerstitial Fibrosis in Rats with Obstructive Nephropathy

Ask Dr. MaoQ: I have consulted doctors that prescribe medication that suppresses but does not cure my flatulence problem. What can I do to alleviate flatulence?

A: Intestinal gas is primarily made up of the friendly bacteria in your intestine as it digests food. Here is what I suggest:

1. There are acupuncture and herbal remedies that can also help. Consult a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner to receive a specific formula for your condition. Also, the Chinese formula "Preserve Harmony Pill" is often used to treat digestive disturbances.  More...


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