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Boosting the Immune System: The Cold and Flu Season

Boosting the Immune System: The Cold and Flue SeasonBy Dr. Daoshing Ni, D.O.M., L.Ac., Ph.D, Dipl.C.H.

It is wintertime and we are in the height of the flu and cold season. The old adage that prevention is the best cure is true; therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you give your immune system a boost. A healthy immune system will ward off cancer, infections, and degenerative illness.

Here are some strategies for staying healthy and stimulating your immune system: More...

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The Biggest Benefits of Napping for Adults

The Biggest Benefits of Napping for AdultsBy Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

When youíre a toddler, napping is everything. Itís the key to a good mood, it improves the odds of sleeping through the night, AND it gives a boost of energy. How often have you heard a frazzled parent thatís desperate for their child to take a nap so they can be alert and ready for a playdate or family event? So, why do naps get a bad rap when it comes to adults adding them to their weekly routines? The perception is adult napping makes you look lazy, or it cuts into a time where you should be productive with work or other chores. More...

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: I am getting older and my knees are beginning to stiffen up. Is there a natural way to take care of this inflammation and arthritis?

A: As we age, our joints begin to manifest the wear and tear we have put them through over the years. I recommend you take up tai chi as a regular daily activity; it is a moderate but very energizing exercise. Tai chi comes in many forms, and a daily practice of 30 minutes can help retain the flexibility of the joints, lubricate them, and help strengthen the muscles and tendons surrounding the joints. There are also many herbal and acupuncture remedies in the traditional Chinese Materia Medica (Chinese herbal database), which can be adjunct to support your joints. I suggest consulting a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist to obtain a specific prescription. More...


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