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Home > Points Newsletter > December 2003

Points Newsletter - December 2003

Studies Show Preventive Value of Food Supplements

Common spices and herbs contain ingredients that may prevent the formation of major tumors, such as intestinal and prostate cancers, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Second Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. In particular, recent studies are showing notable cancer prevention potential for the use of ginger extract and a traditional Chinese medicinal herb. More...

Dampness and the Circle of Wellness
By Aram Akopyan

The circle of wellness is a continual transformation and movement of various energetic and material components. Without this interwoven process, the circle is broken causing illness and death. The essential components are Qi, Blood and Jin/Ye (all of them being manifestations of QI in various stages). The intrinsic flow of the circle is powered by the polar relationships of Kidney and Heart (Fire and Water) and Liver and Lung (regulating and descending of QI). Physiologically the key mechanisms within the circle are the Triple Burner (San Jiao) and Spleen/Stomach. More...

Michigan Employers Have More Options for Alternative Health Care Benefits

Michigan employers can now directly purchase complementary health care benefits from a specialty benefits health insurance company, making popular health care options such as acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic and manual manipulation, and dietetic counseling available to their workforce as part of a total health benefits program. More...


Acupuncture Improves Anesthetic Response During Dental

Acupuncture May Not Be Contraindicated for Patients with Valvular Heart Disease


Q: Do you think acupuncture or acupressure would help with my knee that has degenerative joint disease? My orthopedist says I am a candidate for total knee replacement, but I am reluctant to do it now because of my age (44).

A: Dr. Juli Walls writes: Yes it will help! I like to recommend that a patient begin any treatment with the most conservative therapy first. Acupuncture is one of the most gentle, but powerful, treatments available for pain and arthritis. Treatment should reduce or eliminate your pain unless you aggravate the condition...

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