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Home > Points Newsletter > October 2003

Points Newsletter - October 2003

Preventing Breast Cancer
By Dr. Daoshing Ni

Each year in the United States, approximately 180,000 women will be told they have breast cancer. While there is ample information in the public about the medical aspects of treatment, by comparison, information on prevention is still lacking. This article will provide some current information on how Chinese women prevent breast cancer. While this article addresses women, breast cancer does occur in men (less than 2% of the cases each year). More...

Philippine Church Turns To Traditional Cures
By Maurice Malanes

Trained health volunteers from the Episcopal Church in the Philippines are using herbal medicines, acupuncture and Chinese massage to treat and heal ailing parishioners. More...

Acupuncture Students Receive Complementary Health Scholarships

In August American Specialty Health Incorporated announced the winners of its second annual acupuncture scholarship program: Karina Beleno from the Academy of Oriental Medicine of Austin, Texas and Ryan Milley from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. More...


Treatments for Hot Flashes

   Adverse Reactions to Acupuncture
  Auricular Acupuncture Effective in Treating Postoperative

Q: Can acupuncture be used for birth control? A friend of mine cannot take birth control pills or any type of hormone treatment for preventing pregnancy because she gets severe migraines.

A: Rick Woodward writes: The desired effect of acupuncture is to harmonize the body and bring the body and its systems to an optimal state of wellness. Using acupuncture as birth control would run counter to those desired effects...

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