Points Newsletter - January 2021

A Practical Guide to Aging WellA Practical Guide to Aging Well

In the 1930s, Harvard researchers began following 800 men and women from adolescence into old age and were surprised to find that the most predictive behaviors for living a long happy life were simple: not smoking, having good coping skills, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, having strong relationships, a stable marriage, and the pursuit of learning.

The wonderful thing about this list of predictors is that many of them are completely under our control. More...

Visit Tao of Wellness: Awarded Best of the Best Acupuncture Clinic on the Dr. Oz Show

Energy Busters and Booster

Energy Busters and BoosterDecember 21 is host to the winter solstice. The solstice occurs when the sun travels the shortest path through the sky, causing the least amount of daylight just at a time when we need all the inspiration, light, and energy we can muster.

When we need energy, we crave sweets because sugary snacks help our brains manufacture serotonin which elevates our mood and increases our sense of well-being. More...


Recent Research

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The Effect of Acupuncture in Breast Cancer-Related Lymphoedema (BCRL)

Mechanisms Underlying the Antidepressant Effect of Acupuncture via the CaMK Signaling Pathway

The Cholinesterase Inhibitory Properties of Stephaniae Tetrandrae Radix (Fang Ji)

Ask Dr. MaoQ: I never feel rested when I wake up in the morning, even when I get 8 or 9 hours of sleep. I only feel my usual energy return after I have dragged myself from the bed and into the shower. Do you know a way to wake up feeling ready for the day?

A: Quantity of sleep is as important as the quality of sleep. I suggest you review some of the basics:

1. Do not eat late. Your last meal should be no later than seven in the evening

2. Do not exercise just before bed. You should engage in no strenuous exercise for at least two hours before bed.


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