Points Newsletter - September 2023

The Five Elements in Health Diagnosis

The Five Elements in Health DiagnosisBy Albert Vaca, L.Ac.

Five Element Theory is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. It is a framework used to understand the patterns of imbalance within the body as shown by symptoms of the signs of each of the Five Elements related to an organ system. It also provides insights into the relationship between different aspects of the human body, nature, and the universe. Five Element Theory focuses on the relationship of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water - and their interconnecting and influence on various aspects of health and well-being. During the examination process, I always seek to determine the weak or aggravated organs to find balance and harmony. When everyone plays nice, the body can heal and be at its best. More...

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Balance Your Five Elements with Diet, Nutrition, and Herbs

Balance Your Five Elements with Diet, Nutrition, and HerbsBy Dr. Mao

According to Chinese medicine, the balance and harmony of the Five Elements are essential for maintaining good health. When any Elements are out of balance, it can lead to disharmony and health issues. In Chinese medicine, diet, nutrition, and herbs are considered crucial to restoring balance to the Five Elements and promoting overall health. Here are some general guidelines to support each Element: More...


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Ask Dr. MaoQ: Does Traditional Chinese Medicine help seasonal allergies? Autumn is fast approaching and I've noticed that my allergies pick up at this time.

A: Yes, TCM is effective in treating seasonal allergies. You may want to follow up with immune system strengthening tips as well.

For allergies, it is important first to harmonize your immune system and eliminate the allergens. If you have not already, please discontinue smoking; it will dramatically improve your condition. To help strengthen your immune system and reduce intolerance, I recommend you incorporate the following into your diet: ginger, green onions, garlic, bamboo shoots, cabbage, beets, beet top tea, carrots, leafy green vegetables, yams, organic chicken gizzards, cilantro, oregano, and astragulus.


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