Points Newsletter - December 2011


Soup Therapy: Detoxify, Lose Weight, and Boost Immunity

Soup TherapyBy Maoshing Ni, Ph.D., D.O.M., ABAAHp, L.Ac.

The healing power of soup: something that both scientists and grandmothers can agree on. From helping you lose weight to warming you up from the inside out to boosting your immunity, soup is a winter staple that you shouldn’t be without. Maybe that is one reason that it is celebrated this month with its very own National Soup Month. Here's a closer look at what you can do to benefit from soup's amazing healing powers. More...  

Cures for Cold Weather Shoulder Pain

Cures for Cold Weather Shoulder Pain By Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine

Weather changes have a great influence on health. And at this time of year, the number of people who suffer from shoulder pain because of cold weather is on the rise. Excessive exposure to cold causes not only pain and damage to the skin, but also aches and pains in muscles, especially around the shoulders. People also complain of headaches, fever, dizziness, and other symptoms after coming in contact with the cold. More...

Chinese Medicine for Pediatric Care

Chinese Medicine for Pediatric CareChinese medicine can be a valuable asset when addressing the medical needs of children. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modalities for children include tuina bodywork, cupping, and moxibustion, as well as nutritional and herbal therapies. Many common children’s conditions benefit from Chinese medicine: teething pain, colic, headaches, ear infections, childhood asthma, digestive disorders, allergies, sleep disorders, eczema, common cold and flu. More...


Recent Research

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Wild Ginseng Attenuates Anxiety and Depression-Like Behaviors during Morphine Withdrawal

Chemopreventive Effect of a Mixture of Chinese Herbs (Antitumor B) on Chemically Induced Oral Carcinogenesis

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Transcriptional Profiling of Human Skin Fibroblast Cell Line Hs27 Induced by Herbal Formula Astragali Radix and Rehmanniae Radix

Ask Dr. MaoQ: I don’t currently have liver disease, but could an imbalance with the liver affect fertility?

A: Yes; in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) we call the liver "The General." It is not only responsible for storing the blood—essential in ovulation, conception, and fertility—but it is also responsible for the proper circulation of vital qi energy. Even if the physiological tests do not show elevated liver enzymes, there could be imbalances, which can affect the storage of blood or smooth flow of qi.  More...

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