Points Newsletter - November 2018

The Power of Medicinal Mushrooms

The Power of Medincinal MushroomsBy Frances Lam, L.Ac., Certified TCM Nutritionist

Medicinal mushrooms have been valued in the East for their health-promoting and therapeutic effects for thousands of years. Commonly used as an adjunct to conventional cancer care in Asia, there is an extensive body of research that shows their capacity for immunomodulation, stimulating the production of natural killer (NK) cells and T-cells, improving patient survival rates and quality of life, and mitigating adverse effects associated with radiation and chemotherapy. More...

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Optimizing the Immune System with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Integrative Cancer Care with Traditional Chinese MedicineBy Soeon Park, L.Ac., Certified TCM Nutritionist

The immune system defends the body against infection. Although it works effectively most of the time, sometimes our immune system fails and we become sick.

To optimize or boost the immune system means allowing the immune system cells to readily do their job. If the body is healthy and functioning well, this will be much easier. If the body is taxed by stress, illness or poor nutrition, it will be harder. In Chinese Medicine, the focus is not always on strengthening the immune system specifically, but rather on strengthening the whole body to allow the immune system to function optimally. More...

 

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: Does acupuncture help seasonal allergies?

A: Yes, acupuncture and Chinese medicine have effectiveness in treating seasonal allergies. You may want to follow up with immune system strengthening tips to prevent reoccurring infections. To help strengthen your immune system and reduce intolerance, I recommend you incorporate the following into your diet: ginger, green onions, garlic, bamboo shoots, cabbage, beets, beet top tea, carrots, leafy green vegetables, yams, organic chicken gizzards, and astragulus.

Avoid wheat, citrus fruits, chocolate, shellfish, dairy products, eggs, and the nightshade family of vegetables. Avoid pollen, polluted air, and always maintain a well-moving bowel (no constipation).

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