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Home > Points Newsletter > March 2008

Points Newsletter - March 2008

Tea: The Elixir of Life
By Dr. Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

Delicious, low-calorie, and brimming with antioxidants, tea is quickly becoming the most commonly consumed beverage worldwide, after water. Even in the U.S., its popularity is rapidly growing. And why not? With the health benefits you stand to gain, you, too, will want to drink up.  More... 
The Pan African Acupuncture Project in Uganda
By Emilie Salomons, R.TCMP, R.Ac.

This December 2007, as part of a group of five acupuncturists from North America, I was privileged to spend three weeks in Uganda teaching local healthcare workers acupuncture. The response from all parties was incredibly positive. The Pan African Acupuncture Project (PAAP) training system is based on highly successful models such as the ‘Barefoot Doctors’ in China and ‘GUAMAP’ in Guatemala. PAAP is a very practical training system that is geared towards getting healthcare workers from training to treating patients with acupuncture as fast and as safely as possible.  More...

Research Shows Acupuncture Can Lower Blood Pressure

The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, dedicated to advancing patient care through education, evidence-based research and applied integrative medical therapies, today released findings that show acupuncture can help normalize blood pressure - lower pressure when it is elevated or raise pressure when it is too low - and complements treatments for cardiovascular patients. The Center found that acupuncture combined with low levels of electrical stimulation can lower elevations in blood pressure by as much as 40 percent.  More...


Dan Zhi Xiao Yao Wan and its Constituent Herbs on Antioxidant Activity and Inhibition of Nitric Oxide Production

Randomized and Controlled Clinical Study of Modified Prescriptions of Simiao Pill In the Treatment of Acute Gouty Arthritis

Acupuncture at Xuanzhong (GB 39) and Ashi Points for Treatment of Orthopedic Postoperative Pain


Q: I have had elevated lymphs in my yearly blood tests for a few years. At one time I had Epstein-Barr virus. Could this be the reason? Should I be concerned?

A: Generally speaking, lymphocytes help to destroy toxic metabolites. They originate from lymphoblasts in the spleen, lymph glands, tonsils, bone marrow, and thymus. They help to determine the stage of infection: acute/recovery/chronic. Generally, when lymphs are high, there is some systemic toxicity...

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This Month's Articles

March 2008
Volume 6, Number 3

Tea: The Elixir of Life

The Pan African Acupuncture Project in Uganda

Research Shows Acupuncture Can Lower Blood Pressure

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