Points Newsletter - November 2010


Longevity for Your Joints

By Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

With autumn in full swing, many people complain that they can feel a twinge in their joints. Whatever your age, a small ache now could become arthritis--or worse--down the road, so start taking care of your joints today. You donít have to be one of the more than 40 million Americans who suffer from arthritis and joint pain. Take these tips to protect your joints well into the future. More...  

Tai Chi Helps Fibromyalgia Patients

By Thomas Boldt, L.Ac.

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in August, Fibromyalgia patients have a new hope: Tai Chi.

In the clinical study performed at Tufts University in Boston, MA, researchers randomly divided a group of 66 patients into two even groups of 33. The control group received 60 minutes of stretching and wellness information, while the other was taught Tai Chi. More...

Recent Research

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Comparative Effects of Acupressure at Local and Distal Acupuncture Points on Pain Conditions and Autonomic Function in Females with Chronic Neck Pain


The Effects of Acupuncture (PC6) on Chronic Mild Stress-Induced Memory Loss


Chinese Herbal Extracts as a Potential Candidate for the Therapy of Metabolic Syndrome

Ask Dr. MaoQ: Can you tell me a little more about ginkgo and its effectiveness with Alzheimerís?

A: The most well-established herbal treatment for Alzheimer's disease (and, indeed, one of the few herbs that probably deserves the description "proven effective") is the ancient herb Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo, the oldest surviving species of tree, has been traced back 300 million years.

In Europe, researchers focused on ginkgo leaf, using standardized extracts of it rather than the whole herb. By 1995, ginkgo leaf extract had become the most widely prescribed herb in Germany. Today, German family physicians generally favor it above all drug treatments for dementia. More...

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