Points Newsletter - January 2013

Five Ways to Age NaturallyFive Ways to Age Naturally

By Dr. Mao Shing Ni, Ph.D., D.O.M., L.Ac.

Although 50% of the population in the United States will be over 65 by the year 2025, aging does not have to mean lower productivity and quality of life. In order to stay healthier longer, many people are seeking out the time-tested wisdom of Chinese Longevity Medicine. AGING MAY BE INEVITABLE, BUT POOR HEALTH IS NOT! More...  

Acupuncture for Prenatal Care

By Stephanie Yong, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. Acupuncture for Prenatal Care

Pregnancy is an exciting and beautiful experience in a woman's life. It is also a period of vulnerability for the expectant mother because of the many changes. Many women tend to accept the discomfort and issues as a "normal" part of pregnancy. Fortunately, acupuncture is safe and effective for dealing with these problems. It is also excellent in addressing the emotional wellbeing of the expectant mother. More...

Weather and Emotions Affects the Flow of Chi

By Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine

The word chi literally means "breath" and "air," as well as "energy." And all forms of life in the universe are animated by this essential life force. According to the tenets of Oriental medicine, humans and all other living things stand between "heaven," the source of chi, and the earth, which gives life to all things on the planet. And the energy of weather, which is called "celestial energy" as it also springs from heaven, passes through the human body system like electricity moves through a conductor. More...


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Moxibustion Inhibits Interleukin-12 and Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha and Modulates Intestinal Flora in Rat with Ulcerative Colitis

Efficacy of Electro-Acupuncture in Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Observation of Pain-Sensitive Points along the Meridians in Patients with Gastric Ulcer or Gastritis

Ask Dr. MaoQ: How does physical activity figure into living a longer life? What are some of the best exercises to ensure a longer, healthier, more active life?

A: There are several aspects about physical activity that play a role in a longer and healthier life. Movement is essential for proper metabolism and energy circulation. Our cardiovascular and lymphatic circulatory systems rely on movement to help with circulation of blood and extra cellular waste transport.   More...

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