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Home > Points Newsletter > June 2005

Points Newsletter - June 2005

Pregnancy Care With Chinese Medicine
By Daoshing Ni

Pregnancy is both an exciting and Anxiety-provoking experience for a couple. Once pregnant, a woman goes through dramatic physical and emotional changes. By understanding and preparing her body for the changes and acquiring the know-how in maximizing her own health and that of the fetus, a woman can experience her pregnancy in a meaningful and enjoyable way. This article will address the needs of the expectant mother. Future articles will discuss the importance of prenatal care and what we call "fetal enhancement and education." More...


Avoiding Environmental Toxins

Many of us are concerned about the adverse health effects of environmental pollutants such as agricultural pesticides and industrial chemicals. In recent years, there have been bans on certain chemicals, as well as ongoing research into the effects of others. The federal government took a major step when they implemented national standards for organic produce in October 2002. More...


Understanding Chinese Herbs

Herbs have been used since the beginning of life form. Animals have instinctively learned early on to use different plants for their own healing and strengthening. The usage of herbs by humans has been documented in all major ancient civilizations. Earliest herbs were discovered by trial and error. There were bitter experiences that taught people which herbs are toxic and happier experiences that have shown herbs with therapeutic and strengthening properties. More...

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Q: Iím 5í4Ē and about 150lbs. Iím not obese but Iím not within my BMI range. I exercise everyday but still no weight loss. However, there is no weight gain either. Do you think acupuncture would be a good move for me to help boost the weight loss process?

A: Yes, acupuncture is very beneficial in the treatment of weight loss. Clinically, the universally accepted measure of obesity and overweight is by Body Mass Index (BMI) which is your weight in kg divided by the square of your height in meters. In 1997, the World Health Organization (WHO) made the following classifications...

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