Points Newsletter - April 2013

The Fear of Needles - Why a Fear of Needles Shouldn’t Discourage you from Trying Acupuncture

The Fear of NeedlesBy Emma Suttie, D.Ac.

It is a terrible thing to admit, but I, an acupuncturist, hate needles.

Whenever I have to go to the doctor to have blood taken, I surprise even myself with the creative ways I manage to not make it down to the nurse to have my blood drawn. My doctor knows this about me, and I am always getting the sass.

The truth is, having blood taken hurts (it hurts me anyways). The needles they use are hollow point, and it usually takes them a few tries before they can get a vein. I am always left with bruises, and this is why I don’t like needles. More...  

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Jing JieJing Jie - Schizonepeta Tenuifolia – Japanese catnip

By Acupuncture.com staff writer

After months of cold weather, springtime is a usually welcomed with open arms. We have warmer weather and a little extra sunlight in the evenings. But it is also a time that many suffer with allergies. The sweet smell of blooming blossoms in the early morning is also indication that pollen is plentiful in the air. For centuries, Chinese medical practitioners have used a handful of helpful herbs to help balance the body and, thus, relieve the symptoms of springtime allergies. One such herb is Jing Jie. More...


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Ask Dr. MaoQ: I have eczema over most of my body. I have taken many antibiotics and steroids. How can I restore balance to my body and heal the eczema?

A: Skin conditions are often the result of internal clogging of toxins. Through diet, herbal protocols and lifestyle changes, you will be able to balance your body and improve your skin.

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