Points Newsletter - August 2013

Tai Chi for a New You

Tai Chi for a New YouBy Dr. Mao Shing Ni, Ph.D., D.O.M., L.Ac.

Anyone who has seen images from China of masses of people slowly moving in choreographed, dancelike routines is familiar with the beautiful, health-giving art of Tai Chi. The fact that more than 100 million people practice Tai Chi around the world is a testament to its widely acknowledged health benefits.

Studies have concluded that practicing Tai Chi for thirty minutes, three times a week, for at least three months can slow bone loss in osteoporosis, lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety, improve sleep, increase functional mobility and balance, enhance circulation, and improve one’s cholesterol profile. Tai Chi is a gentle exercise and can be performed by people of any age to help with your health and natural healing. More...  

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High Blood Pressure? Eat More Celery

High Blood Pressure? Eat More CeleryBy Emma Suttie, D.Ac.

Foods are an integral part of health and medicine in Chinese culture. Nutritional therapy is a vital part of the Chinese medical model, and each food is seen to have a temperature, specific organs that it affects and healing properties making the art of food therapy an important aspect of Chinese medicine. More...


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Ask Dr. MaoQ: What can I do to reduce my appetite to enable me to lose weight? I have to stay clear of estrogen because I have had DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ). Is there an herb I can take or regiment I can follow?

A: You are correct; you should avoid estrogen and estriol precursor products and foods to prevent reoccurrence of DCIS. I am assuming it is currently in remission.

As for the appetite, the best recommendation I can make is to contact a licensed acupuncturist who can assist with a NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol for appetite suppression. More...

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