by Andres VergaraLAc, MAc and Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH
The concept of sweet that we tend to think of in the west is very different from the way traditional systems, like Chinese medicine classify sweet foods. Sweet foods in any traditional system include nearly all vegetables, meats, as well as whole grains and legummes. These foods comprise the basis of a healthy diet...
Editor´s Note: This is a great article that explains the concept of 'sweet' foods according to Chinese medicine. It offers an explanation to the process of cravings, and a simple and convenient way to counteract a sweet tooth.
Editor's Note: With intravenous nutrient therapy becoming increasingly popular, JJ Dugoua, ND, PhD explains the process and how the therapy works. He additionally explains the idea behind cosmetic acupuncture, also increasing in popularity.
by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc
The FDA issued a strong warning that will go on labels for three widely used drugs that treat anemia for cancer and dialysis patients: Procrit, Aranesp and Epogen, saying the drugs cause stokes and cardiac problems and speed the growth of malignant tumors...
Editor's Note: Chinese medicine is becoming more accepted as adjunctive treatment for cancer patients. Sloan Kettering now has a certification program for acupuncturists. One of the problems cancer patients face is the detriment to their bodies from aggressive chemo and radiation treatment...
Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: I am so happy to share this video showing the use of acupuncture instead of medication to help our veterans with various conditions such as emotional stress and sleeping problems. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment with no side effects and countless benefits. So fantastic!
by Monica Robbins
Licensed for more than 20 years, Bower sees both children and adults with ADHD, and says for them acupuncture is a complimentary form of medicine.
It works well in addition to other treatments, such as behavioral therapy and nutritional plans. Acupuncture is based on the theory that the body's energy or "qi" flows freely when you are well. But, it can become blocked or weakened...
Editor's Note: This is a great article explaining ADHD, which is a very common condition affecting many children and adults. Acupuncture treatments are used to balance the person's organ systems and internal energy, which in turn alleviates the symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and anxiety among other things. A patient's own experience is highlighted as to how well the treatments have worked for her. Acupuncture is a great alternative or adjunct to medication and other therapies.
by Jennifer Dubowsky, LAc
These days, it feels like everybody is suffering from stress and anxiety. With the global economic concerns, we don't know when things will get better and the uncertainty of the future increases anxiety...
Lissa Coffey learns about the acupuncture, and a particular type of acupuncture called "Mei Zen" which is like a natural face lift!
Editor's Note: "When you feel good you look good." That's the basis for Mei Zen. It balances the energy of the face and body to relieve lines on the face giving a fresher more relaxed appearance. Definitely a viable alternative to plastic surgery, with no recuperation time. And as an added benefit, a Mei Zen procedure is very relaxing.
by Sara Calabro
Acupuncturists do more than just poke people with needles. They use non-needling techniques, such as moxibustion and cupping, and some prescribe herbs...
Editor´s Note: Sara posed a great question to acupuncturists around the country: 'What is the one thing you wish your patients did to be healthier?' Read on for the 12 great tips revealed!
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