Points Newsletter - February 2021

Building Immunity

Building ImmunityBy Dr. Mao, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D, Dipl. C.H., ABAAP

Our immune response comes to our rescue when we are confronted by dangerous pathogens. However, when we are dealing with a tsunami of stress, continuing exposure to environmental toxins, iffy nutrition, and lack of exercise, it is necessary for our immune system to remain on high alert. Stress weakens the immune system and makes us susceptible to illness which is why people who are under excessive stress are likely to get sick.

According to research, sleep deprivation has an effect on the body that is similar to stress. More...

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Boosting Nutrition

Boosting NutritionBy Dr. Mao, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D, Dipl. C.H., ABAAP

We can see that healthy eating helps support a robust immune response. As the old adage goes, “We are what we eat,” and that is why our food choices are an important part of living a long, healthy life.

For most of us, eating is a joyful human experience. We eat what we like, and we like what we eat …. but sometimes what and when we eat isn’t the best choice. More...


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Ask Dr. MaoQ: What kind of Chinese herb can help with my anxiousness?

A: Over countless years of clinical trial and error, the use of plants, seeds, and minerals in the study of herbology was developed and categorized by their use in the traditional Chinese Materia Medica. One of these categories is herbs that calm and balance the emotions, or the Shen—the spirit and the mind. The symptoms of Shen imbalance are restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia all of which are a perfect match for the events of 2020.

One such calming herb is Suan Zao Ren, or sour jujube seed which is prescribed for insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, irritability, and abnormal sweating.


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