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Home > Points Newsletter > May 2004

Points Newsletter - May 2004

Spring Allergies
By Carrie Tanenbaum, LAc

For many people spring and summer are seasons for allergies. Allergies, or allergic rhinitis, are due to an over-reactivity of the immune system to certain allergens. During spring and summer, allergies are generally induced by wind-born tree, grass or weed pollen, and can cause such symptoms as: sneezing; nasal congestion; runny nose; watery, itchy, or red eyes; headaches; fatigue; and sometimes coughing and wheezing. When allergens and antibodies react in individuals with allergic rhinitis, their nasal mucosa becomes swollen and may obstruct drainage from the sinuses causing sinusitis in many people. More...

Video Review: The Chinese Acupressure Facelift
Kelly Kim

If you’ve been somewhat displeased with the reflection looking back at you from the mirror, chances are you’ve been seeing the effects of gravity plus time, or for some of us, gravity plus time, plus the punitive consequences of a less than, shall we say, moderate lifestyle. You know -- the one that includes five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day, regular use of your gym membership, saying no to drugs, alcohol and meaningless sex, and alas, opting to flash a Dalai Lama-kindness smile at the middle finger of the commuter next to you…Hmm let‘s see, that makes almost all of us! More...

NOMAA Curriculum Posted for Comment

The National Oriental Medicine Accreditation Agency (NOMAA) posted its curriculum standards for the Doctor of Oriental Medicine program to its website for further public review.

NOMAA's programmatic criteria for a professional primary care Doctor of Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.) degree have been modeled on the clinical training programs of China and Korea and further refined in collaboration with the Oriental medical profession and potential candidate institutions. More...


Acupuncture Effective For Chronic Headaches

  Insured Cancer Patients May Turn to Alternative Medicine
  Acupuncture - Safe, Effective for Late Pregnancy Back Pain
   Nurse Practitioners Should Learn About Acupuncture for
 Chemotherapy Patients

Q: How does acupuncture work for emotional disorders?

A: John A. Amaro writes: The World Health Organization in its recently published report, listed four separate categories of disease and disorders which acupuncture may be considered effective. In its first and highest category "Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved through controlled trials to be an effective treatment", depression and depressive neurosis are included...

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