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Points Newsletter - December 2010

 

9 Spices for Health, Energy and Longevity

By Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

The colder weather is beckoning us back to our kitchens. Break out the spices to bring warmth, robust flavor, and a bounty of health benefits, including higher energy, increased immunity, and other life-enhancing surprises.

Considered to be dried seeds, fruit, roots or bark, spices have been valued for centuries by ancient cultures for their culinary and medicinal properties. More...  

Improve Strength & Endurance Naturally - at Work and at Play

By Edsel Tan, L.Ac.

Active people of all kinds are continually seeking methods and supplements to increase their performance. It seems that every month there is something new and/or improved on the market. However, one need not look to the future for results. Chinese Olympians have long utilized Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to naturally enhance strength and endurance, as well as heal physical injuries. The TCM modalities of acupuncture, tuina bodywork, Chinese herbs and chi gong help to optimize internal physiology. More...

Sticky Rice - the Glue for Your Digestion

By Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine 

About a month ago during the lunar New Year's,  holiday families gathered and exchanged well-wishes for the coming year. Various kinds of cake made from sticky rice are 'regulars' on party tables for holidays or festivals when we tend to over drink or overeat. These chewy rice cakes are made from glutinous rice. Sticky rice is a favorite of Koreans not so much for its chewy consistency and sweet taste, but rather for its excellent protective effects on our digestive system. More...

 

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Acupuncture in Critically Ill Patients Improves Delayed Gastric Emptying

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Spatholobus Suberectus (Ji Xue Teng) Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth

Ask Dr. MaoQ: Are there herbs that can help lower my cholesterol levels?

A: Below are some herbs that can help:

White willow bark, the natural origin of aspirin, shares similar properties of keeping blood platelets from clumping and clotting abnormally. More...


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