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Home > Points Newsletter > November 2005

Points Newsletter - November 2005

Erectile Dysfunction
By Jasmine Sufi, HBSc, BHSc, D.Ac

Erectile Dysfunction, formerly called impotence, is a topic that is not commonly discussed and for a long time was considered taboo. The inability of performing sexually can interfere with a manís self esteem and confidence leading to frustration, dissatisfaction and resentment. More...


Prostate Health and TCM
By Ban Wong, L.Ac.

The American Cancer Society classifies prostate cancer as the most common form of cancer among U.S. men. According to recent projections, of the 232,090 new cases to be diagnosed, about 30,350 men will die from prostate cancer. If you are a man over the age of 40 and prostate cancer runs in your family, it is extremely advisable to monitor your Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) levels. A PSA blood test measures the level of a protein released by prostate cells. Recent experts state that if a PSA level is 2.5 or higher, it reveals the possibility of prostate growth (hyperplasia), but it does not always mean that cancer is present.
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Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders
By Dr. John K. Chen and Dr. Hua Long Zhang

Editor's note: November marks National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 
a month set aside to promote awareness and education on this debilitating disease.

"The silent epidemic" is regarded by many as the disease of the 90's. The silent epidemic is a term which refers to neurodegenerative disorders (such as Alzheimer's disease, sequelaes of stroke & Parkinson's disease) which plagues the majority of the geriatric population but is poorly recognized by the society due to their low public visibility and their social isolation. Though neurodegenerative disorders include a vast number of illnesses, this article will attempt to focus its discussion on Alzheimer's disease, stroke sequelaes, and Parkinson's disease. More...

RECENT RESEARCH

Electroacupuncture at ST-36 Stimulates Colonic Motility and Transit in Conscious Rats

Patients With Mental Disorders Often Seek Complementary Treatment

Acupuncture for Managing Myofascial Pain and Headache

ASK THE DOCTOR

Q:  How can acupuncture help in treating infertility?

A: Traditional Chinese Medicine can be very helpful in treating fertility problems. First, acupuncture enhances endocrine function. It helps the body become more sensitive to its own hormone secretions. Second, it helps reduce inflammatory activities and promotes self-healing...

See more here.

This Month's Articles

November, 2005
Volume 3, Number 11

Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Erectile Dysfunction

Prostate Health and TCM

Recent Research

Ask The Doctor

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