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Archives: October 2008

Daily Doses of Ancient Chinese Herb Protects the Brain if You Have a Stroke

This Article is taken from the British Paper the Daily MailBy Daily Mail Reporter10th October 2008Scientists have found that ginkgo reduces risk of brain damage after a stroke Daily doses of an ancient Chinese remedy could help minimise the damage caused by strokes, say researchers. The scientists said ginkgo could eventually be routinely prescribed as: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!


Posted By: tcm007 on October 31, 2008

The Candidates’ Policies on Alternative Medicine

I was interested to learn that both Presidential candidates have taken a stand on the inclusion of alternative medicine in health care insurance. In their health care proposals, Obama and McCain have the following differences. Senator Obama supports preventative medical care and, under his plan, it is far more likely that insurance plans will cover: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 30, 2008

Acupuncture Provides More Relief for Back Pain than Conventional Treatments

In fall of 2007, The New York Times and other national newspapers reported on a new study that found six months of acupuncture provides more relief for back pain than conventional treatments. The large German study of nearly 1,200 patients, published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, is the largest and most rigorous: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 28, 2008

Chinese medicine may benefit eczema

This article is from Marie Claire MagazineUK edition March 2008 A traditional combination of five Chinese herbs may alleviate eczema, new research suggests. After a study in Hong Kong, determining the effect of ‘pentaherbs formulation’ on patients aged five to 21, scientists found that the quality of life improved by a third for those taking: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 28, 2008

Acupuncture can Help Treating Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a condition of pregnancy where women experience pain in their buttocks and/or shooting down their legs. About 20% of pregnant women report this problem which can prevent them from doing simple tasks that require standing, sitting or turning in bed. The BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reports: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 27, 2008

Green Tea, Cholesterol and Heart Health

Some Heart Healthy news about Green Tea from Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOMThere have been some intriguing studies indicating that green tea can be extremely effective in the fight against high cholesterol. Specifically, the beverage reduces “bad” cholesterol and boosts “good” cholesterol, improving an individuals overall cholesterol profile. In addition, green tea appears to lower overall: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 26, 2008

British Medical Journal Reports that Acupuncture increased the chances of Pregnancy with IVF by 65%

In the February 2008 issue of the British Medical Journal, it was reported that acupuncture increased the chances of pregnancy in IVF treatments by 65%. The remarkable success rate occurred across seven acupuncture trials involving 1,366 women in a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acupuncture was delivered either just before or just after embryo transfer –: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 25, 2008

How to have a Happy and Healthy Halloween

I love Halloween! Here are some suggestions from MSNBC Nutritionist Joy Bauer. She has some smart ideas for managing the sugar overdose that comes with mixing kids, candy, and Halloween. *Choose smaller sized candy, often labeled as “fun size” or “mini” and select candy that take a while to eat like lollipops or sucking candies.: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 23, 2008

More News on Breast Cancer and Acupuncture

Fighting Cancer On All FrontsThis Story was reported byMIAMI (CBS4) ―Sep 8, 2008 For many patients the diagnosis of cancer can be physically devastating with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. But for some, the disease takes even a larger toll. The psychological stress can put a strain on families and friends, even finances. But, one local: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 22, 2008
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