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Home > Points Newsletter > January 2007

Points Newsletter - January 2007

The Year of the Pig - 2007
By Dr. Maoshing Ni, L.Ac.

The Year of the Pig is symbolized by the elements of fire and water. These two energies are typically in conflict, thus making 2007 a year of continuing conflict, tension and strife. I expect there may be further global unrest, including revolts and regional wars. Despite the destructive tendencies, the water element does give rise to new beginnings and engenders movement, so there will be more opportunity for change and travel.   More...  

Japanese Pet Owners Turn to Acupuncture
By Hiroko Tabuchi

Andy has sprouted white whiskers, suffers from lower back pain and no longer bounds up the stairs like he used to. Still, the 11-year-old Siberian husky isn't lying idle: every week he meets his personal trainer for a run on an underwater treadmill, does laps in a doggy pool to strengthen his hind legs and unwinds with a hot spa and massage session.

The boom in pet ownership in Japan has led to a new phenomenon: legions of elderly animals that doting masters pamper with fortified food and vitamins, aromatherapy and even acupuncture.  

Rebuild Your Health by Discovering
Your Unique Metabolic Type

By Dr. Bruce Eichelberger, OMD

It may seem obvious, but how you feel is largely determined by what you eat. And your response to various foods is the result of complex interactions between your body’s many internal self-balancing processes. These self-balancing processes, called homeostatic mechanisms, are what keep your heart beating, your lungs breathing and your digestion working efficiently. At a deeper level they determine your waking and sleeping cycles, how efficiently you “burn” the foods you eat for fuel and your overall energy level.   More...


Acupuncture for Postmenopausal Hot Flashes

Study on Brain Response to Acupuncture by Functional MRI

Modern Biological Basis of TCM Theory that "Kidney Nourishes Marrow" and Brain is "Sea of Marrow"


Q: What can I do to prevent catching colds or flu in this upcoming flu season?

A: Protect the back of the neck when you go out in chilly or cold weather. You want to cover the nape - in Chinese Medicine, the point is called "The Pool of the Wind" (GB 20), an area where the wind easily attacks our body.....

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This Month's Articles

January 2007
Volume 5, Number 1

The Year of the Pig - 2007

Japanese Pet Owners Turn to Acupuncture

Rebuild Your Health by Discovering
Your Unique Metabolic Type

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