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Home > Points Newsletter > April 2010

Points Newsletter - April 2010

Sleep Solutions from Chinese MastersSleep Solutions from Chinese Masters
By Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

Nearly two out of three Americans are affected by insomnia and other sleep disorders. With that many people resting poorly, it is a wonder anyone gets through the workweek—let alone their whole life! While there are many pharmaceuticals available to induce sleep, there are centuries-old traditional techniques that can get you your zzz’s naturally. More...

Long Yan RouLong Yan Rou - Longan Fruit
By Lisa M. Miller, L.Ac.

Many patients who prepare raw Chinese herbal decoctions can be somewhat turned off by the taste and smell of the cooked herbs. Usually this happens during the first few preparations because they’re not used to Chinese herbs and haven’t yet experienced their healing powers. However, there are a few herbs in the Chinese pharmacopeia that are actually sweet and delicious! My personal favorite is Long Yan Rou. More...

Acupuncture and Adrenal Gland FunctionsAcupuncture and Adrenal Gland Functions
By Li Zheng, Ph.D., Lic. Acu.

Coincident with the equilibrium theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, many studies have demonstrated that acupuncture treatments contribute to the maintenance of the balance of biological chemicals such as serotonin, endorphin, dopamine, cortisol, and many other hormones in the central nervous system. Endocrine glands secrete hormones directly into the lymph and the bloodstream. The endocrine system is an orchestra that requires all of its players to be fully engaged. More...

Current Evidence of Acupuncture on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Fo Shou San, an Ancient Herbal Decoction, Stimulates the Production of Hemoglobin and Erythropoietin in Cultured Cells
Comparison of the Immunoregulatory Function of Different Constituents in Radix Astragali and Radix Hedysari

Q: Three years ago I had a successful coronary artery bypass surgery. I want to keep my arteries healthy many years into the future. What should I do to avoid clogging? I stopped eating highly saturated fats and meat and became a vegetarian. Can you recommend anything additional that would be beneficial? 

A: I am glad that you have taken the necessary steps to increase your potential for a long and prosperous life. I will give you some additional recommendations. First, an all-vegetarian diet often strips the individual of many essential amino acids found only in animal products. I suggest you either find a proper supplementation for these essential elements or you incorporate some organic animal products into your diet. You can consult a nutritionist for the proper course of action. More...

This Month's Articles

April 2010
Volume 8, Number 4

Sleep Solutions from Chinese Masters

Long Yan Rou - Longan Fruit 

Acupuncture and Adrenal Gland Functions

Recent Research

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