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Prevent Those Nagging HeadachesPrevent Those Nagging Headaches

By Albert Vaca, L.Ac.

Not all headaches are created equal. They present themselves in different areas of your head such as the temples, base of your neck, or even right behind the eyes, to mention just a few. And they can come with varying degrees of pain, some intense—like being poked with a sharp stick, others more subtle, like a dull or even throbbing pain that can last for hours or even days.

It would be hard to find someone who has not had a headache at some point in their life. About half of women experience them and about one-third of men. More...  

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Quick Tips to Stay Healthy this Fall

Quick Tips to Stay Healthy this FallBy Dr. Jing Chen, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M, FABORM

Stay Organized and "Let Go"

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), autumn is associated with the Metal element and the Lung organ. Metal corresponds to order, organization and setting boundaries. Fall is a good time to finish up spring and summer projects and begin to get organized for the coming winter months. Lungs support the energy of "letting go," so it’s important to let go of unneeded items that are cluttering the home and the mind, in order make room for new ones. More...


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Electroacupuncture Alleviates Chemotherapy-Induced Pain Through Inhibiting Phosphorylation of Spinal CaMKII in Rats

Acupuncture Alters Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in the Plasma of Maternally Separated Rat Pups

An Herbal Formula Consisting of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill, Lycium chinense Mill and Eucommia ulmoides Oliv Alleviates Disuse Muscle Atrophy in Rats

Ask Dr. MaoQ: My toenails have fine white lines running in a horizontal direction, although my fingernails are fine. Do you know what could be the cause of this condition?

A: White lines running in a horizontal direction could be Muehrcke’s lines, which are indicative of lowered amounts of protein in the blood.

Mees’ lines, horizontal lines of discoloration, can indicate arsenic poisoning, Hodgkin’s disease, congestive heart failure, leprosy, malaria, chemotherapy, carbon monoxide poisoning, or other systemic traumas.


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