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Home > Points Newsletter > May 2009

Points Newsletter - May 2009

6 Tips for Deep Sleep
By Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., ABAAHP, Ph.D.

Would you like to sleep like a baby without taking drugs? Americans spend upwards of 3 billion dollars a year on sleep medications, but to avoid the side effects, there are a number of natural remedies you can try first. Read on to learn some of the ways to get a good quality night's sleep.
Mississippi's First Acupuncture Practice ActMississippi’s First Acupuncture Practice Act Signed by Governor Haley Barbour

On March 26, 2009, Governor Haley Barbour signed into law HB 458, Mississippi’s initial licensure law for acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Mississippi is now the forty-fourth state to license and regulate the practice of acupuncture in the United States. This is the second year that the Mississippi Oriental Medicine Association (MOMA) has lobbied for licensure, and owes a great deal of gratitude to an amazing team of individuals and legislators that helped HB 458 bob and weave through the Capitol waters. Here is our story. More...

Pediatric Acupuncture Program Helps Children with Chronic Pain

The Pediatric Pain Management Clinic at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has announced its collaboration with Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in creating a pediatric acupuncture program to help children manage chronic pain. More...


Comparison of the Effectiveness of Six and Two Acupuncture Point Regimens in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Acupuncture in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

In Vivo Inhibition of S180 Tumors by the Synergistic Effect of the Chinese Medicinal Herbs Coptis Chinensis (Huang Lian) and Evodia Rutaecarpa (Wu Zhu Yu)


Q: Can you tell me what causes hypothyroidism and what I can do about it?

A: Hypothyroidism has many etiologies, including Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, treatment for Hyperthyroidism, thyroidectomy, or antiarrhythmic agents (such as amiodarone). I am assuming you have had the proper thyroid function tests, including serum TSH, and T4 index tests to confirm the diagnosis. More...

This Month's Articles

May 2009
Volume 7, Number 5

6 Tips for Deep Sleep

Mississippi’s First Acupuncture Practice Act Signed by Governor Haley Barbour

Pediatric Acupuncture Program Helps Children with Chronic Pain

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