by Dr. Andy Rosenfarb
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is not just an disease of the eye, it's an effect of a larger systemic disease pattern. In holistic eye care, we realize that symptoms like central vision loss and low vision are always effects of systemic health issues. We need to understand and correct the underlying causes - treating symptoms has proven to be insufficient...
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: This is a great news segment on veterinary acupuncture. It describes its use for not only pain control, but for allergies, liver and kidney disease, and many other conditions. Over 1/3 of veterinarians either practice or recommend traditional Chinese medicine to their patients. Amazing!
Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This is a really sweet story of a dog who lost one of his legs to cancer. His owners turned to acupuncture when they saw he was experiencing a lot of pain. The treatments have helped him return to his normal, active lifestyle. So great!
by Andres Vergara, LAc, MAc & Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH
In Chinese medicine, the spleen and kidneys play an important role in metabolism. We are not referring to the literal and anatomical kidneys and spleens alone. These organs are actually the gross manifestations, two of five of the essential processes or functions our whole selves cycle through on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. The spleen represents the function of transformation and digestion and it, working in partnership with the pancreas and stomach, are responsible for converting food and water into fuel and energy that the body can use to sustain itself...
Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This is a great article that explains metabolism and weight gain from a Chinese Medicine perspective. The functions of different organ systems are discussed, along with herb and food recommendations to nourish and balance the body.
This video demonstrates how to perform the Lotus Exercise. This simple exercise has a therapeutic effect on all twelve acupuncture meridians. This exercise is excellent for relieving stress and anxiety, in addition to promoting overall health and well being, when practiced on a daily basis...
Editor's Note from Bess Coble: In just a little over 3 minutes, you can start your day feeling more centered, balanced and energetic.
Exercise & Fitness
by Shari Silverman, VMD
Jaimie, a well-groomed sable collie, had been an active dog. Now, in her older years, arthritis was definitely affecting her quality of life. Her regular veterinarian had prescribed some pain medication but she continued to be limited by pain and weakness in her limbs...
Editor's Note from Michael Salewski: Laser therapy is an often overlooked modality. Not only can it be an excellent first-choice therapy, it can be a wonderful alternative to acupuncture in patients who are extremely needle sensitive.
Animals & Pets
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