Points Newsletter - June 2019

Weight Wellness Success StoryWeight Wellness Success Story

By Dr. Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D, Dipl. C.H., ABAAP

Gina had dealt with being overweight most of her life. She had tried numerous diets and programs, spending a lot of effort and money without sustained success. Following my initial evaluation with her, I shared with Gina the principles of Live Your Ultimate Life and the Infinichi program. I recommended that she take the Infinichi Quiz. The results of the quiz showed that she was an Earth Element Personality type. Earth Element is usually someone with a caring and nurturing personality. More...

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Herbs Promote Hair Restoration

Herbs Promote Hair RestorationBy Dr. Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D, Dipl. C.H., ABAAP

Every day, we normally shed up to 125 hairs. We are familiar, however, with the comic character who runs around and pulls out his hair while enduring a stressful situation. You may be amazed to learn there really is a connection between stress and hair loss. Stress restricts the flow of chi (energy) and blood to the scalp. The severe stress of major surgery or illness can cause hair to stop growing and shift into a resting phase. Two or three months later, the resting hairs suddenly begin to fall out. Stress can also trigger a type of hair loss in which white blood cells attack the hair follicles and halt hair growth. As we get older, both men and women experience some hair loss. It is a normal part of the aging process and often runs in families. More...


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Autonomically Mediated Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Electrical Stimulation at Acupoints in a Rodent Model of Colonic Inflammation

Electroacupuncture Decreases Netrin-1-Induced Myelinated Afferent Fiber Sprouting and Neuropathic Pain Through μ-Opioid Receptors

Stemona Alkaloids Suppress the Positive Fedback Loop Between M2 Polarization and Fibroblast Differentiation by Inhibiting JAK2/STAT3 Pathway in Fibroblasts and CXCR4/PI3K/AKT1 Pathway in Macrophages

Ask Dr. MaoQ: What are some habits that will help me release the stress and tension that builds up in my busy day?

A: Here are some healthy habits you can integrate into your daily grind to free yourself from stress forever:

1. Cut out caffeine because it stimulates the adrenaline release. Give up the cup of coffee and opt for the therapeutic benefits of caffeine-free herbal teas.

2. A daily meditation program is your number one method to release tension at the end of a busy day and. Also, yoga, tai chi, or similar activities can help to alleviate stress.

3. Lighten your schedule by cutting back on the commitments in your calendar. Try writing one day in your weekly schedule to spend alone and relax—and stick to it!


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