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Home > Points Newsletter > April 2007

Points Newsletter - April 2007


Treating Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
By Andy Rosenfarb, MTOM, Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C.H.

Over the last 10 years, in my practice I have specialized in TCM Ophthalmology. I have made quite a few significant clinical observations through diagnostic testing, treatment and direct feedback from my patients. In my clinical practice, I incorporate TCM with nutrition and “functional medicine.” Functional medicine uses methods to measure how weak (yin) or stressed (yang) the body’s organs, glands, and systems may be. Among these include blood sugar, adrenals, thyroid, pituitary, oxidation, hydration, ATP-energy production, etc.  Both TCM and functional medicine look to uncover patterns of disharmony. The idea is to relate the patients symptoms (glaucoma in this case), to the underlying disease pattern.  More... 
Hay Fever

It is springtime! A time of growth in nature and a time of irritation is in store for many people. This irritation usually begins at our nose and can travel in eight directions (east, west, south, north, in, out, up and down) to cause itchy eyes, sinusitis, headaches, sore throat, ear congestion, dizziness and infections.

Hay fever is a hypersensitivity reaction of our immunity to air-borne substances such as pollens, dust, dust mites, fur, animal dandruff, feathers, spores, molds, plants and chemicals. More...


TCM and Smoking
By Wing-benn Deng, BS, MATCM, PhD, Dipl Ac & CH (NCCAOM), L.Ac.

Our bodies are what we can call a microcosm. Let's use the earth as an example of a macrocosm. As a comparison to the earth, smoking can be signified as the source of air pollution to an individual, such as "smoke" in the air from exhaust from cars, factories, etc. Trees are signified as the "Lungs" of the earth, which purify the air. Now, when someone is smoking, the internal body is occupied by the energy of the "smoke." Then the Lungs have to work harder to purify the body system. When someone is addicted to cigarettes, the body cells and internal organs are constantly living in a polluted environment.
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