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Combat Osteoarthritis with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Combat Osteoarthritis with Acupuncture and Chinese MedicineBy Albert Vaca, L.Ac.

Did you know that arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States? It affects about one in every five adults. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of arthritis, and most often affects the hips, knees and lower back. OA is more common in older adults and affects more women than men. Fortunately, acupuncture and Chinese medicine offer good options for managing it. More...  

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Acupuncture for Dementia

Acupuncture for DementiaBy James Whittle M.S., L.Ac.

On July 20th, 2017, The Los Angeles Times reported on a recent Lancet study proving that one in three cases of dementia can be prevented. Nearly eight percent of dementia cases are preventable through early life education: which could start with understanding the role of proper nutrition and exercise to human health. At midlife, significant risk factors for dementia include hearing loss (if hearing loss was treated an astounding 9% of dementia cases could be prevented), hypertension and obesity. In late life significant risk factors include smoking (5% of cases prevented by stop smoking), depression, physical inactivity, social isolation and diabetes.  More...

 

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: I am sometimes very constipated. I donít like taking chemical laxatives nor do I like taking the fiber stuff. Is there any alternative?

A: Constipation has many forms. There may be fecal impaction, difficulty defecating, lack of fluids, or other origins and causes. It would be a good idea to consult a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctor to determine the proper diagnosis.

For proper digestion, it is of paramount importance to eliminate stress, tension, spicy foods, fried foods, and too much meat. Also, maintain a minimum of 60 ounces of water intake each day.

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