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Home > Points Newsletter > October 2008

Points Newsletter - October 2008

Apples: The Liver Longer FruitApples: The Live Longer Fruit
By Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

The beginning of autumn means that we're entering apple season, which will be a time of cider, desserts, and the crisp, wholesome goodness of the fruit freshly picked from your local orchard. Apples have been a staple of healthy eating for many years, and the often-repeated line of an apple a day keeping the doctor away is far from a myth.
TCM and Multiple SclerosisChinese Medicine Mitigates the Pain, Swelling and Weakness of Multiple Sclerosis
Prepared by Craig M. Cormack, B.A., R.M.T.

Sara, a 41-year-old MS patient, was treated with a combination of pharmaceuticals, herbs, supplements, Chinese Massotherapy and Chi Kung over a 20-week period from January to May 2008. Results included a significant reduction of Sara’s pain and swelling, a dramatic lessening of RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and an increase in her leg stability, overall balance, stamina, energy, and social confidence.

The Biology of AcupunctureResearch on Biology of Acupuncture has Met the Gold Standard of Science
By Charles Shang, MD

The gold standard in testing scientific theory requires multiple independent prospective tests. This standard is applied to basic acupuncture research. This article reviews the key results of basic acupuncture research which meet the gold standards and discusses their implications. More...


Japanese-Style Acupuncture for Endometriosis-Related Pelvic Pain

Autonomic Nervous Activity of Night Shift Workers Treated with Laser Acupuncture

Toona Sinensis Roem Tender Leaf Extract Inhibits SARS Coronavirus Replication


Q: I notice that my hands and feet are usually much colder than the rest of my body. In which ways can I improve my circulation, perhaps even thin my blood?

A: Your situation may not be as directly related to the viscosity of your blood as the state of your vital Qi (Chi). You may also have blood deficiency, such as anemia. I would first check to ensure that you are not suffering from anemia.... More...

This Month's Articles

October 2008
Volume 6, Number 10

Apples: The Live Longer Fruit

Chinese Medicine Mitigates the Pain, Swelling and Weakness of Multiple Sclerosis

Research on Biology of Acupuncture has Met the Gold Standard of Science

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