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Top Five Reasons to Exercise

Top Five Reasons to ExerciseBy Dr. Jing Chen DAOM, L.Ac., Dilp.O.M, FABORM

If youíre looking for a New Yearís resolution, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to start an exercise program. Hereís five great reasons to get started!

Shed those excess holiday pounds
Donít neglect exercise as an essential part of any weight loss program. Do a combination of aerobic activity and strength training. Staying active will also help to prevent regaining weight. Studies show that people who get regular physical activity are more likely to lose weight and keep it off for the long term. More...

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Healing, One Mind and Forgiveness

Healing, One Mind and ForgivenessBy Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine

Healing, from the Taoist perspective, is all about "chi," the one life force which flows through everyone and everything. And this chi, Oriental medical doctors have come to realize, is owned and controlled by the mind. Because chi flows from "the source of life," people must not limit themselves in their concept of what healing is. Healing is not simply the process of curing someone who is sick. More...

 

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: I have edema in my feet and legs. I have taken every test possible, including dozens of blood tests for liver, heart, kidneys, lungs, gynecological, rheumatological, endocrinological, and so forth. Yet, no one is able to explain the cause of the edema. I drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet, take vitamins and get a moderate amount of exercise, although I do spend about ten hours a day sitting at a desk without a break. Isnít there any way to treat this alternatively without having to go for more tests?

A: I sympathize with your dilemma, but I would like to suggest one more test. The symptoms you describe are often the result of peripheral vascular occlusion or peripheral neuropathy. I would suggest you arrange for a Doppler check of the peripheral vascular and neurological systems of the legs. Oftentimes, obstruction in the leg veins can cause poor circulation of the extremities and cause edema and other neurological symptoms. Sitting at the same posture for long periods of time may have a direct impact on the crimping of the arteries, veins, and nerves that supply the lower extremities.

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