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Home > Points Newsletter > November 2003

Points Newsletter - November 2003

Therapy Provides Menopausal Women With Alternative to Synthetic Hormones

Healthworx, a healthcare practice in Denver, has recently begun offering what they call Body Restoration Technique (BRT), a safe and effective therapy that brings a woman’s hormone system into balance naturally. BRT uses the body’s acupuncture points to rejuvenate and revitalize a woman’s hormones, which are secreted by the body’s endocrine system glands. Healthworx’ BRT patients report decreased menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and moodiness. More...

Herbal Product Websites May Be Misleading

With herbal product use growing by almost 400 percent in the 1990s, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) decided to take a closer look at how dietary supplements are marketed on the Internet -- an increasingly popular, but poorly regulated way for consumers to access medical information. The survey, outlined in the September 17, 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that more than half of all Internet marketers were in apparent violation of federal law. More...

Recent Research
  Complementary Treatments for Temporomandibular Disorders
  Evidence Does Not Clearly Support Acupuncture for Addiction

Q: Is there an acupuncture treatment for bloating of the stomach following the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?

A: Dede Barry writes: Absolutely. Acupuncture will be very helpful for abdominal distention (bloating) and other side effects of HRT, like nausea, breast soreness, mood swings and headaches. Every woman has a different reaction to HRT, and your acupuncturist will look at your own pattern and work with you to balance out your body...

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