Points Newsletter - July 2015

Acupuncturists: Looking at Different Acupuncture Systems and Finding Our Own Way

Acupuncturists: Looking at Different Acupuncture Systems and Finding Our Own WayBy John Dixon

As practitioners of the Traditional Art of Acupuncture, each of us will have different strengths and weaknesses, different approaches and favor certain aspects of practice over others. We may all share a common base in that we may have trained in the Chinese TCM System or Worsley's 5 Elements, Kiiko Matsumoto or in Toyohari or Meridian Therapy but unless we are trained in a fixed and relatively rigid clinic setting like a TCM hospital in China or had a long apprenticeship under a particular teacher, it is possible we will evolve to practice acupuncture in our own unique and distinctive way. More...  

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Combat Aging With Exercise: Here’s Why and How

Combat Aging with Exercise: Here's Why and HowBy Mao Shing Ni, PhD, D.O.M., Dipl. ABAAHP

Here’s a great reason to put our hibernating days behind us: Research shows that exercise just might be one of the most effective ways to combat aging. Not to mention it helps you lose weight, sleep better, look better and so much more. Here’s what the research says and some ways to get inspired to spring into shape! More...


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Ask Dr. MaoQ: I have received many acupuncture treatments over the past few months. However, after my last treatment, my hand swelled into the shape of a bubble at one of the locations of the needle between my thumb and forefinger; it feels sore, tight, and is a little painful. Eight hours and an anti-inflammatory later, the swelling has not gone down. Is this common? Should I seek medical treatment?

A: I would suggest seeking medical treatment if the pain and swelling does not subside within 24 hours. Also, seek medical attention if the bubble increases in size, changes color, or begins to bleed or ooze. More...

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