Points Newsletter - June 2013

Why Acupuncture Works for SeniorsWhy Acupuncture Works for Seniors

 By Emma Suttie, D.Ac.

For more than two years I worked at a pain clinic that happened to be attached to a long term care facility inhabited by elderly patients. Many of them were my patients, and although their treatments at the clinic were multidisciplinary (seeing many types of doctors and receiving different types of treatments depending on their issues), I found that acupuncture really worked wonders on the eldery patients from next door.  More...  

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Natural Solutions for PMSNatural Solutions for PMS

By Stephanie Yong, L.Ac., Dipl.OM

It is normal to have mild breast tenderness, slight bloating or achiness a few days before your period, but what if these become more severe or are accompanied by a myriad of other physically uncomfortable and emotionally disruptive symptoms? This cyclical occurrence of symptoms is referred to as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Some examples of PMS symptoms are depression, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, diarrhea or constipation, acne, food cravings, headaches, low back pain, and cramps. PMS can have a dramatic effect on your quality of life, force you to make abrupt changes in your schedule and can even undermine your confidence. More...

 

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Effects of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (Zhi Mu 14) on Hot Flushes and Quality of Life in Postmenopausal Women

A Comparison of the Clinical Effectiveness of Various Acupuncture Points in Reducing Anxiety to Facilitate Hypnotic Induction

Genoprotective Effect of the Chinese Herbal Decoction Xiao Jian Zhong Tang

Ask Dr. MaoQ: Are there any new things we can do to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's? It runs in my family and my Dad is in stage 4 now.

A: There are quite a few things that can help you improve your memory and possibly even prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that a substance called Huperzine A may help improve memory and thinking skills. Huperzine A comes from a Chinese moss and can improve function of the neurotransmitters in your brain that are essential for memory and cognitive function. Speak with your doctor first to make sure that it doesn’t interfere with other medications that you or your father may be taking.  More...


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