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Points Newsletter - May 2006
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Asthma and Chinese
By Qineng Tan, L.Ac.,
Ph.D., O.M.D (China)
August 8, 1995, China’s most popular singing star Den Lijun passed away
in Thailand. She was only 42 years old at the time. It shocked everybody
in China. How could such a beautiful and healthy looking star pass away
so suddenly? Even more surprising was the cause - asthma!
In the United States, asthma is the most common chronic
condition among children. It affects more than one child in twenty. An
estimated 20 million Americans suffer from asthma. Every day, 5000
patients visit the emergency room and 14 people die due to complications
of asthma in the United States.
Acupuncture, Tai Chi and
Bill Reddy, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
the early 1970’s when the bamboo curtain was lifted, a few jewels of
Chinese culture began to trickle into the west. One specific example of
China’s best-kept secrets is their use of acupuncture and tai chi to
combat stress. Stress can be defined as “What you feel when life’s
demands exceed your ability to meet those demands.” A vast majority of
people living in and around the beltway can identify with the feeling of
being overwhelmed. Job, school, family and social engagements are all
competing for their place on the schedule. Even though most people have
little control over the stressors in their lives, they can actively
change how they respond to them.
Dietary Guidelines for Rheumatoid Arthritis
By Dr. Xiaomei Cai,
L.Ac., Ph.D., O.M.D. (China)
arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease, mainly characterized by the
inflammation of the lining, or synovium, of the joints. It can lead to
long-term joint damage, resulting in chronic pain, loss of function and
RA progresses in three stages. The first stage is the
swelling of the synovial lining, causing pain, warmth, stiffness,
redness and joint swelling. The second stage is the rapid division and
growth of cells, which causes the synovium to thicken. In the third
stage, the inflamed cells release enzymes that may digest bone and
cartilage, often causing the involved joint to lose its shape and
alignment, eliciting more pain and loss of movement.
Electrophysiological Assessment of
Use of Acupuncture in the Treatment of
Water-Soluble Extract of Salvia
Miltiorrhiza Ameliorates Carbon
Tetrachloride-Mediated Hepatic Apoptosis
ASK THE DOCTOR
Q: I have dry eyes. Is there anything
that acupuncture can do for this condition?
Yes, acupuncture can help relieve dry eyes. Tears keep your eyes moist,
lubricating the surface of the eye
for eyelid closure and guard against
infection. They also wash away
allergens and protect your eye. Dry
eye syndrome is very common and is a
result of not producing enough
tears, or having poor quality tears.
More and more people suffering from
this disorder are now turning to
acupuncture and Chinese medicine to
help relieve their discomfort...