Points Newsletter - February 2017

Social Behaviour and Your HealthSocial Behaviour and Your Health

 By Emma Suttie, D.Ac, AP

Chinese medicine is not just a physical medicine. Although it does treat the physical body, the body is only one small part of a much larger picture. It is a holistic medicine, taking into account all parts of a person, including the environment in which that person lives. Everything that person experiences has an effect on their health, and so all must be examined when diagnosing and treating disease.

Because Chinese medicine takes so much information into account when diagnosing and treating a patient, it makes the task of the TCM practitioner more difficult, and requires more skill. It also makes the medical system extremely effective and is why it has survived for almost 5000 years. More...  

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What is an Adaptogenic Herb?

What is an Adaptogenic Herb?By Frances Lam, L.Ac.

I love adaptogenic herbs for their unique properties that help soothe the soul while also providing the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity when needed. Adaptogenic herbs work to improve the body’s ability to adapt to stress, giving you energy, yet also allowing for clarity and calmness. More...


Recent Research

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Extract of Polygala tenuifolia (Yuan Zhi) Alleviates Stress-Exacerbated Atopy-Like Skin Dermatitis through the Modulation of Protein Kinase A and p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Signaling Pathway

Clinical Effectiveness of Acupuncture on Parkinson Disease

Hypoglycemic Effects of Trichosanthes kirilowii and its Protein Constituent in Diabetic Mice: the Involvement of Insulin Receptor Pathway

Ask Dr. MaoQ: Is milk thistle effective for treating hepatitis?

A: Milk thistle may be useful as a supportive treatment for chronic hepatitis.

The most important ingredient of milk thistle appears to be silymarin (actually a set of four related substances), which appears to possess a wide variety of liver-protective benefits. It is one of the few herbs that have no real equivalent among standard medications.

In 1986 an oral extract of milk thistle standardized to 70% silymarin content was approved as a treatment for “toxic liver damage; also the supportive treatment of chronic inflammatory liver diseases and hepatic cirrhosis.”


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