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Home > Points Newsletter > May 2010

Points Newsletter - May 2010

Tongue Inspection: How’s Your Health?
By Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

Wonder if you're coming down with a cold? Stick out your tongue and say "Ah!" Or at least give it a glance. Your tongue is one of the easiest ways to check in with your health status. I recently posted a blog about how to read your face to determine the condition of your health. The tongue is such an important diagnostic tool for Chinese medicine practitioners that it merits a full article. More...

Chi (Qi): Major Life Force in Our Bodies

The ancient oriental doctor perceived human beings as a microcosm of the universe that surrounded them. They imagined themselves as a part of an unbroken wholeness, called Tao, a singular relational continuum within and without.

Diabetes & Traditional Chinese Medicine
By Sophia Tang, L.Ac.

Diabetes is treatable! Chinese medicine has already provided a solution dated back 2000 years ago! Do you suspect that you could have diabetes? If you are having the following symptoms you may already have diabetes: some diabetes symptoms include frequent urination, excessive thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, increased fatigue, and irritability. More...

  Clinical Effects of Acupuncture for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Acupuncture-Mediated Inhibition of Inflammation Facilitates Significant Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
Antidiabetic Effect of Flavones From Cirsium Japonicum DC (Da Ji) in Dabetic Rats

Q: I am approaching menopause and I have noticed changes in my body. I have added a few pounds and my menstruation is becoming irregular. I am dieting and began an exercise program, but I would like your opinion on any special approaches to general wellness related to aging and menopause.  

A: As we age, our body slows down. Metabolism, organ function, tissue regeneration all slow down. This necessitates different approaches to wellness. As our metabolism slows down, we should also reduce our caloric intake. The more calories we take in the more get stored since we do not burn as much. The nutrition requirements also change as you reach menopause. A good general approach is to engage in a proactive health maintenance program with your natural practitioner. Here are some suggestions. More...

This Month's Articles

May 2010
Volume 8, Number 5

Tongue Inspection: How’s Your Health?

Chi (Qi): Major Life Force in Our Bodies 

Diabetes & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Recent Research

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