21 Dec

Too Much of Processed Meat May Worsen Your Asthma

Too Much of Processed Meat May Worsen Your Asthma Here is finding in today’s google health section: “Cured and processed meat is rich in nitrites, which may have a role in airway inflammation — a typical feature of asthma, the study said. The findings showed that individuals who consumed four or more weekly servings of […]

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23 Mar

Acupuncture can relieve pain, nausea after chemotherapy

The effect of acupuncture on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting has been studied over the past 20 years, and clinical evidence gathered to date has been favorable. CNN: When Titi Ariyo was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, her doctors put her on a treatment that caused her to have some serious side effects. “I had […]

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06 Sep

Rhinitis of pregnancy

Rhinitis of pregnancy The significant nasal congestion that accompanies some women’s pregnancy is a hormonal effect. In fact, some women on birth control pills also have this reaction. Since most decongestant medications are contraindicated in pregnancy, this is another condition for which acupuncture is applicable.

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17 Jul

Hay fever/allergies/sinusitis

Acupuncture shall combine with herbal medicine to increase the benefit of treating hay fever. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/11/really-acupuncture-can-reduce-symptoms-of-hay-fever/?_r=0 In the study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, scientists recruited 422 people with allergies to grass and pollen and randomly assigned them to one of three groups. One group received 12 acupuncture treatments over eight weeks. Another was given […]

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29 Apr

acupuncture treats Asthma

In Chinese medicine, asthma is called “xiao chuan, ” which means wheezing and dyspnea, respectively. Chinese medicine classifies xiao and chuan as two separate illnesses with different treatments. Xiao (wheezing) is characterized by a whistling sound during breathing, increased respiration rate, dyspnea and inability to rest in a horizontal position. Chuan (shortness of breath) is […]

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22 Jan

Allergies, allergic rhinitis

From a Chinese point of view, allergic rhinitis is due to a deficiency of the Lung and Kidney’s Defensive-Qi systems, combined with retention of chronic “Wind” in the nose.   Allergic rhinitis often starts in early childhood, with a constitutional weakness, but it may also start later in life, with a progressive decline of Kidney-Qi. […]

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08 Sep


Sinusitis and hay fever are very common conditions that people visit acupuncture clinic. Both acupuncture and herbs are quite effective in helping patient allieviate the condition and improve the body ability to cope with the allergical agents. 一、体针 取穴 主穴:迎香、印堂、百会、合谷 配穴:风池、上星、尺泽、列缺、通天、攒竹 二、艾灸 1、取穴 主穴分2组:1阳白攒竹鱼腰;2四白迎香 配穴:足三里、阳陵泉;头顶痛加百会、太冲;额痛加内庭、行间;枕痛加玉枕、后溪、昆仑、风池。>>>【治疗慢性鼻炎的中药方】 2、治法 主穴每次取一组,两组交替运用,用隔蒜灸法。配穴据症酌取用,常规针刺之法。灸法操作为:选独头大蒜,切成厚度为0.7厘米,将蒜片置于穴区,将艾绒搓成如花生豆大的锥形艾柱放蒜片上,用线香点燃施灸。灸不宜太热,患者感舒适耐受为度,并嘱患者闭上双眼。病属急性者每穴灸3~5壮;慢性者灸5~7壮。每日灸1次,7~10次为一疗程。>>>【中医针灸治疗之配穴方法】

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05 Mar

Shingles: Asthma can be a prelude

Shingles can be treated with Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Herbs). It is considered as Liver Blood and Lung Wei Deficiency with external Wind Invasion. Following is the recent study finding on some relationship of Asthma and Shingles. —————— (HealthDay News) Children with asthma have a higher risk for developing shingles — a painful skin rash — […]

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06 Feb

Eczema: case study

Eczema What is Eczema? Eczema is a term that describes an inflammatory skin condition with itchy, red and inflamed skin that can ooze fluid and develop crusting of the skin. Eczema and atopic dermatitis are terms that are often interchanged.  Eczema is most often seen in people with a family history of “atopic conditions” including […]

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24 Oct

Eczema / Rosacea treated with Chinese Medicine herbs and acupuncture

Eczema: The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear and are sometimes […]

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