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Home > Points Newsletter > March 2009

Points Newsletter - March 2009

Cupping TherapyCupping Therapy
By Dr. Tamer Shaban, M.B.B.C.H, D.H.P., D.C.M.T, S.N.H.S Dip. (Nutrition), S.N.H.S Dip.(Herbalism)

Cupping is a method of relieving local congestion by applying a partial
vacuum that is created in a cup(s), either by heat or by suction. Cupping has been used for thousands of years. Although it is often
associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine, the entire world once knew
this of therapy and used it. The Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese used cupping therapy.
Healthy HeartThe Challenge of a Healthy Heart
By Edsel Tan, L.Ac.

The heart is the monarch of all organs. It pumps blood every moment of our lives, nourishing our living tissues with nutrients and oxygen. Pumping is caused by a flow of electricity through the heart that cyclically repeats itself. Nurturing the heart nurtures the body as a whole. This is a challenge in today's society as heart disease is one of the leading causes of illness. More...

Attention Deficit Disorder and TCMAttention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Case Study
By Shaolin Deng, OMD, MS, AP

A 10-year-old fourth grader was brought to the office because his parents were complaining that he wasn’t focusing on his studies and he is often easily distracted. According to them, this has been on-going for two to five years.

First Visit: March 6, 2008

The patient was adopted from Argentina when he was 8-years-old. His adopted parents were told that he doesn’t like reading and would rather be doing outside exercises.


Evidence Based Acupuncture Practice Recommendations for Peripheral Facial Paralysis

Acupuncture at 'Zusanli' (ST36) and 'Sanyinjiao' (SP6) Points on the Gastrointestinal Tract 

Stephania Tetrandra (han fang ji) Prevents and Regresses Liver Fibrosis Induced in Rats


Q: I have been diagnosed with a staph infection in my sinus cavity, and conventional medicine has not very helpful. Is there anything I can do to get my sinuses functioning normally again?

A: A staph infection is a serious condition that requires attention because Staphylococcus aureus, the most common virus residing on our skin, is often the most resistant and hardest to deal with. There are several traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbal products and prescriptions that have shown to be effective in inhibiting staph infections. More...

This Month's Articles

March 2009
Volume 7, Number 3

Cupping Therapy

The Challenge of a Healthy Heart

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Case Study

Recent Research

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