Points Newsletter - April 2011


Just Fatigue or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

By Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.

If you are dragging yourself through the day or feel like you have a bad cold you just canít kick, you may be one of the estimated 1 to 4 million Americans who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Over half a million Americans may have this condition and not be aware of it. This article is specifically geared to help you become aware of your own susceptibility -- and give you strategies to regain your Vitality if you are extremely fatigued. More...  

Solving a Traditional Chinese Medicine Mystery: Discovery of Molecular Mechanism Reveals Antitumor Possibilities

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have discovered that a natural product isolated from a traditional Chinese medicinal plant commonly known as thunder god vine, or lei gong teng, and used for hundreds of years to treat many conditions including rheumatoid arthritis works by blocking gene control machinery in the cell. More...

Abdominal Massage Removes Toxins from Body and Soothes Pain

By Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine

One of the most effective treatments for a variety of pains and problems is the abdominal massage, according to Oriental Medicine. The following example illustrates just how effective it can be: A woman who suffered extreme pain in her neck, shoulders, arms and legs once came to see me. She said doctors at the hospitals she went to were unable to give her a clear diagnosis of what was causing her to have these great pains. After many examinations by a procession of doctors, she was told that there was nothing wrong with her that could produce such serious aches and pains. She had suffered this agony for over ten years. More...


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A New TCM Formula FTZ Lowers Serum Cholesterol by Regulating HMG-CoA Reductase and CYP7A1 in Hyperlipidemic Rats

A New TCM Formula FTZ Lowers Serum Cholesterol by Regulating HMG-CoA Reductase and CYP7A1 in Hyperlipidemic Rats

Shikonin Extracted from Medicinal Chinese Herbs (Zi Cao) Exerts Anti-Inflammatory Effect Via Proteasome Inhibition

Ask Dr. MaoQ: Iíve had chronic eczema on my hands for years, which I believe is stress-related. What can I do for relief?

A: Eczema has many etiologies including autoimmune conditions which, as you correctly indicated, are often aggravated with emotional and physical stresses or exposure to extremes. The first thing you should do is avoid the situations that exacerbate the condition: extreme weather conditions, extreme emotional conditions, excessive sunlight, chemicals, and soap.  More...

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