Points Newsletter - March 2013

Leptine, Weight Loss, and AcupunctureLeptin, Weight Loss, and Acupuncture

By Dr. Li Zheng

Leptin is derived from the Greek word 'leptos' meaning thin. Leptin is one of the key hormones involved in hunger, metabolism, and how fats and carbohydrates get stored and utilized. Leptin tells your hypothalamus that you have eaten enough and need to start burning fat. The hypothalamus is the control center of the brain for fullness and fat storage. The rate of production of leptin directly correlates with weight loss or weight gain. Women have significantly higher circulating leptin than men. More...  

Chronic Fatigue SyndromeChronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Dr. Mao Shing Ni, Ph.D., D.O.M., L.Ac.

There are many moments or days in our lives where we feel tired, fatigued, or even exhausted, and we go to bed early or sleep in a little later and feel better by the following day. What happens when this sense of exhaustion doesn’t get better by the following day, and is instead accompanied by headaches, a sore throat, muscle aches, and recurring colds? The person who experiences this perpetual state of exhaustion may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and because there are no definitive tests for diagnosis, over half a million people in America may have this condition and not know it. More...

Dogong Movements Unlock Your ChiDogong Movements Unlock Your Chi

By Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine

Moving meditation, one of the two major meditation methods, keeps the mind and body balanced and, along with silent meditation, works wonders in bringing about inner realization and transformation. As far as moving meditations are concerned, dogong, one of the most well known moving meditation systems in Korea, comes highly recommended. More...


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Electroacupuncture Acutely Improves Cerebral Blood Flow and Attenuates Moderate Ischemic Injury via an Endothelial Mechanism in Mice

Ganoderma Lucidum Ethanol Extract Inhibits the Inflammatory Response in Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-Stimulated Murine BV2 Microglia

In Vitro Anti-Proliferative Effects of Zuojinwan on Eight Kinds of Human Cancer Cell Lines

Ask Dr. MaoQ: What natural supplements can I take to refresh the lining in my stomach?

A: The lining of the intestines undergoes a complete regeneration almost every day. The best approach to a good intestinal health is a combined dietary and lifestyle program. I will outline the basics here and recommend you consult a licensed nutritionist for a more specific program.  More...

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