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Home > Points Newsletter > July 2007

Points Newsletter - July 2007

Preventing Miscarriage with Chinese Medicine
By Jasmine Sufi HBSc, BHSc, D.Ac

Pregnancy is a time filled with many emotions. With the prospect of a new addition to the family, comes hope and anticipation for the incredible changes that are about to happen, Anxiety at the changes taking place within your own body, and of course concern for the health of your new baby. When a pregnancy results in miscarriage however, the family is often left completely devastated. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss. Studies have shown that 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. The most common causes of miscarriage include chromosomal errors, the improper implementation of the egg within the uterus, and/or structural deformities in an embryo that prevent its further development.   More... 
All Shook Up? It May Not Be Parkinsonís Disease
By Ban B. Wong, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. Hb.

When you have shakes and tremors, it may not always be Parkinsonís disease. It really depends on what factors are present. Typical symptoms associated with Parkinsonís are finger tremors, unsteadiness, facial muscle weakness, muscle stiffness, and slow movement. But there are many other conditions that can cause tremors such as: brain infection, injury, tumor, thyroid conditions, psychiatric disorders, Alzheimerís disease, hereditary, heavy metals, chronic alcohol abuse leading to liver disease.  More...

Aloe Barbadensis (Lu hui)
By Aram Akopyan

The word Aloe (meaning ďbitter and shiny substanceĒ) is derived from the Arabic word Alloeh. There are over 240 different species of Aloe, growing mainly in the dry regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Although Aloe Vera is a member of the Lily family, it is very cactus-like in its characteristics. This unique plant also belongs to a larger plant family called "Xeroids." Of the 240+ species of Aloe, only four are recognized as being of nutritional value to humans and animals. More...


Therapeutic Effect of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Post-Stroke Depression

The Regulatory Effect of Electro-Acupuncture on Hegu point (LI4) in Cerebral Response with Functional MRI

 Effects and Mechanisms of Extract from Paeonia lactiflora and Astragalus membranaceus on Liver Fibrosis Induced by Carbon Tetrachloride in Rats

Q: Could acupuncture help with the pain and tension that TMJ causes. It seems my jaw pain and the tension seem to be a vicious circle (one causing the other)

A: TMJ pain refers to the joint of the jaw located just in front of the ear canal. Acupuncture really likes TMJ. The needles inserted near the TM joint helps to loosen things up, but that is only a superficial symptom.. ....

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July 2007
Volume 5, Number 7

Preventing Miscarriage with Chinese Medicine

All Shook Up? It May Not Be Parkinsonís Disease

Aloe Barbadensis (Lu hui)

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