Points Newsletter - March 2011


Cancer, Fatigue, and Acupuncture Point Location

By Vladislav Korostyshevskiy, MS, L.Ac.

According to the majority of TCM practitioners, correct point location is essential for a successful acupuncture treatment. But what exactly does this mean? Is it better to follow textbook’s description of the point location to the letter or some deviation from it would bring better results? For a couple of years after my graduation from acupuncture school, I located acupuncture points the way I had been taught, no matter whether or not those points felt normal or unusual to me. I did it until one case about nine years ago made me reconsider this approach. More...  

Breath, the Bridge to Meditation

 By Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine

What is breathing? Since it is impossible to stop breathing long enough to examine it closely, most people do not understand the proper way to breathe. In Oriental Medical theory, it is a common belief that the body follows the mind and the mind in turn follows the spirit. In reverse, breathing affects not only the body but also the mind and one's emotions as well. More...

Treating Back Pain with Acupuncture & TCM

By John Lally, L.Ac.

Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. It has been estimated that up to 80% of the world's population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, with the lower back as the most common location of pain. Though most occurrences of back pain last less than two weeks, research has shown that recurrence rates for low back pain can reach as high as 50% in the first few months following the first episode. More...


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Auricular Electroacupuncture Reduces Frequency and Severity of Raynaud Attacks

Lipid-Lowering and Antioxidant Activities of Jiang-Zhi-Ning in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Huang-Lian-Jie-Du Decoction

Ask Dr. MaoQ: I suffer from sinus infections that are especially bad in the spring. What can I do to relieve the pressure in my head and sinuses? Up to now I just take a lot of medication to mask the symptoms. Isn’t there another way?

A: Recurrent sinus infection or sinusitis is commonly due to persistent allergies or if it is seasonal, hay fever. Treat the hay fever first and once the allergies subside, the sinus condition will get a reprieve from the incessant inflammation from the allergic reactions and should improve. You may want to follow up with immune system strengthening tips to prevent infections.  More...

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