Points Newsletter - August 2019

Healthy Lactation for Your Baby

Healthy Lactation for Your BabyBy Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Itís common for a mother with a newborn baby to worry about whether sheís producing sufficient breastmilk.

Healthy lactation is the result of a combination of hormones. Among these, prolactin is a crucial hormone which stimulates the milk-producing cells in the breasts to make milk. Oxytocin is another hormone produced when the baby latches on the nipple, thereby expressing the milk. Both hormones are necessary for milk production and expression.  More...

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Drink to Stay Cool

Drink to Stay CoolBy Dr. Mao Shing Ni

High temperatures are a sure indicator that summer is in full swing. Running for air-conditioned cover will surely cool you off, but it won't protect you from dehydration. Try these simple tips and recipes to quench your thirst and stay cool as a cucumber all summer long!

Hello to H2O!

The easiest and best way to replenish lost fluid is to drink water; nothing will refresh you and hydrate more. If water sounds boring, try adding some fresh mint, a splash of unsweetened juice or some citrus or cucumber slices to your pitcher. More...


Recent Research

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Effects of Acupuncture on Chronic Stress-Induced Depression-Like Behavior and Its Central Neural Mechanism

Soshiho-Tang, a Traditional Herbal Medicine (Xiao Chai Hu Tang), Alleviates Atopic Dermatitis Symptoms via Regulation of Inflammatory Mediators

Neuroprotective Effect of Schisandra Chinensis on Methyl-4-Phenyl-1,2,3,6-Tetrahydropyridine-Induced Parkinsonian Syndrome in C57BL/6 Mice

Ask Dr. MaoQ: What can I do for my chronic eczema?

A: Acupuncture has been found to modulate immune function within the human body. If an immune system has been hyperactive, as in the case of autoimmunity, acupuncture will down-regulate it to normal. But if the immunity is low, as in a weakened or suppressed immune system, it will up-regulate it to normal.

Certain herbs help to nourish and moisten skin that is dry, flaky, and itchy in conditions like eczema. Chinese herbs for this condition can be ingested orally as a tea or pills, applied as an external ointment, or used as an external wash.


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