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Home > Points Newsletter > October 2007

Points Newsletter - October 2007


Autumn: Time for Sour Flavors
By Dr. Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

Autumn marks the turning point between the heat of summer and the cold of winter. The cooling weather ushers in the harvest and heralds the dying cycle in nature. The seasonal change also causes the respiratory system to constrict, leading to cough, asthma, bronchitis, and even pneumonia. Chinese medicine has always associated autumn with the lungs and large intestine.   More... 
Lung Cancer Recommendations - Avoid Select Vitamins, Try Acupuncture

New evidenced-based guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommend against the use of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for the general screening of lung cancer. Published as a supplement to the September issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the ACCP, the guidelines cite there is little evidence to show lung cancer screening impacts mortality in patients, including those who are considered at high risk for the disease.  More...


Study: Acupuncture Works for Back Pain
By Carla K. Johnson

Fake acupuncture works nearly as well as the real thing for low back pain, and either kind performs much better than usual care, German researchers have found. Almost half the patients treated with acupuncture needles felt relief that lasted months. In contrast, only about a quarter of the patients receiving medications and other Western medical treatments felt better. More...

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ASK THE DOCTOR

Q: Does Goji juice have real merit?

A: Gou ji—actually, the proper name is Gou Qi Zi—is a well-known member of the traditional Chinese herbalist’s arsenal of herbs and has been for thousands of years. It is the berries from the lyceum tree. (Lycium barbarum is its botanical name.) And yes, it has been studied for its many wonderful properties that have been linked to tumor suppression, hematological effects, and diabetes.....

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This Month's Articles

October 2007
Volume 5, Number 10

Autumn: Time for Sour Flavors

Lung Cancer Recommendations - Avoid Select Vitamins, Try Acupuncture

Study: Acupuncture Works for Back Pain

Recent Research

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