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Home > Points Newsletter > July 2006

Points Newsletter - July 2006

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Healthy Eating Under the Sun
By Jessica Chen, L.Ac., Dipl OM

The beach, sun bathing, surfing, pool parties, vacations and sun, sun, sun - summer has finally arrived! Thankfully, being a resident of Los Angeles, we are blessed with warm weather almost every season. Unfortunately, this blessing is also a curse. That means we Angelinos need to take extra precautions to protect ourselves all year round, especially during the radiant summer season. Summer may be a time for fun and games; however, it also holds risks such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke, skin cancer, food poisoning and even tetanus. Early signs of heat exhaustion can creep up on us if we do not stay well hydrated.   More...

Different Strokes in the East and the West
By Ban B. Wong, L.Ac.

There are people who are seldom sick most of their life, but then one stroke can leave them devastated both physically and mentally. The problem is that most people do not know the signs of an imminent stroke, especially when we are young and healthy. Unfortunately, stroke is an insidious disease. In the United States, more than 700,000 people suffer from a stroke each year.  More...

St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan and Chinese Medical Science Foundation Collaborate to Provide Acupuncture to Rehabilitation Patients

St. Vincentís Hospital Manhattan announced today that patients under the care of a physician in St. Vincentís Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, whether in the hospital or through ambulatory care, will now have the opportunity to receive acupuncture as an integral part of the care plan. More...


Observation on Therapeutic Effect of Blood-letting Therapy on Apoplectic Hemiplegia Numbness Syndrome

Acupuncture for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Uncaria rhynchophylla has Potent Antiaggregation Effects on Alzheimer's Beta-amyloid Proteins


Q:  I was diagnosed as having intestinal Candida. I have been suffering from allergies, specifically chest pain, shortness of breath, tiredness, muscle aches to name but a few. Everything I've read about Candida says it can't be cured without a strict sugar free diet and anti fungal drugs. Can acupuncture help me?

A: Yup. In fact, what you've described is practically a textbook case.
Firstly, there's a problem with the diagnosis of Candida. This diagnosis doesn't actually exist in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). What we usually treat in the case of Candida infection is what we call "dampness". All of the symptoms are the same, but we treat it as a problem that comes from a deficiency of the digestive system...

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This Month's Articles

July 2006
Volume 4, Number 7

Healthy Eating Under the Sun

Different Strokes in the East and the West

St. Vincent Hospital Provides Acupuncture to Rehab Patients

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