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Home > Points Newsletter > September 2006

Points Newsletter - September 2006


Chinese Medicine for Pediatric Care
By Mary Hunter Ellegood, L.Ac.

Any of our patients have come to believe that Chinese medicine has a place in their health regimen. But not all realize that Chinese medicine can be a valuable asset when addressing the medical needs of children. The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modalities frequently used with children include tuina bodywork, cupping, and moxibustion, as well as nutritional and herbal therapies.   More...


Traditional Chinese Medicine For Diabetes Has Scientific Backing

Reports of a traditional Chinese medicine having beneficial effects for people suffering from type 2 diabetes now has some scientific evidence to back up the claims. A collaboration between Chinese, Korean, and Australian scientists at Sydney's Garvan Institute, has revealed that the natural plant product berberine could be a valuable new treatment.   More...


National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day Aims to Educate Consumers about Benefits of Using Certified Practitioners

Oct. 24 is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day, a designation recognized by leadership organizations in the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and spearheaded by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). The purpose of the designation is to raise awareness about the benefits of acupuncture -- a viable form of medicine with a 3,000-year history -- and how consumers can find certified professional practitioners to ensure better care, better treatment, and better outcomes.  More...

RECENT RESEARCH

Study on Angle and Depth of Needle Insertion at Zusanli (ST 36)

Effects of Scraping Therapy and Warming Acupuncture-Moxibustion on 50 Cases of Fasciitis of Back Muscles

An Infrared Radiation Study of the Biophysical Characteristics of Traditional Moxibustion

ASK THE DOCTOR

Q:  I have a tremor of the head when my head is downturned or turned to the left. This may be related to carotid surgery I had several years ago on the left side. Can acupuncture help relieve this symptom?

A: Acupuncture may help your condition. The greatest function of acupuncture is to promote the smooth flow or circulation of blood and energy. It is very common for surgery to create a blockage or change in circulation....

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This Month's Articles

September 2006
Volume 4, Number 9

Chinese Medicine for Pediatric Care

Traditional Chinese Medicine For Diabetes Has Scientific Backing

National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day Aims to Educate Consumers about Benefits of Using Certified Practitioners

Recent Research

Ask The Doctor

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