Points Newsletter - August 2012


Feng Shui Explained and Managing Your Time with this Ancient PracticeFeng Shui Explained and Managing Your Time with this Ancient Practice

By Marka Meyer

Feng shui observances began thousands of years ago when Chinese farmers discovered that their homes remained warmer during harsh winter months when the front openings were oriented to take advantage of solar heat gain. Maximum warmth occurred when buildings faced the winter solstice, so that over time it became customary for houses and temples to be oriented on this same axis. More...  

Living with the Seasons - SummerLiving with the Seasons - Summer

By Emma Suttie, D.Ac.

There are 5 seasons in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), corresponding to the 5 elements (Fire/Earth/Metal/Water/Wood). Winter, Spring, Summer, Late Summer and Fall.

Summer represents the outward expression of energy, expansiveness, movement, and activity. It is the most yang of the seasons and is ruled by fire. Life and energies are at their peak. Summer, according to TCM, is the season associated with the heart and the small intestine. More...

A Cure for PMSA Cure for PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the cyclic recurrence of a group of symptoms that peak 7 to 10 days before menstruation and disappear a few hours after the onset of the menstrual flow. This condition is characterized by multiple and diverse symptoms including, but not limited to: breast tenderness, transient weight gain, bloating, constipation, insomnia, acne, headache, pelvic pain, irritability, depression, mood swings, poor concentration, confusion, social withdrawal, impulsiveness and appetite changes. More...


Recent Research

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Commonality and Specificity of Acupuncture Action at Three Acupoints as Evidenced by FMRI


Eucommia Leaf Extract Prevents OVX-Induced Osteoporosis and Obesity in Rats


The Root Bark of Paeonia Moutan is a Potential Anticancer Agent in Human Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells

Ask Dr. MaoQ: What herbs can I take to ease stress?

A: The Chinese Medicine perspective is that the Liver is the center of your emotions. To ease stress and balance your emotions, take herbs that support the health of your liver.  More...

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