Talkin’ ‘Bout Turmeric- Part Two

Talkin’ ‘Bout Turmeric- Part Two
In the first installment of our series of blog posts about turmeric we learned that Curcuma aromatic helps treat the liver and cholesterol.  It should also not be used with cloves or with anti-coagulant drugs. Curcuma Longa- Turmeric [caption id="attachment_1416" align="alignleft" width="300"] Curcuma Longa- Turmeric[/caption] Yet another of the over the counter turmeric varieties, Curcuma

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Talkin’ ‘Bout Turmeric- Part One

Talkin’ ‘Bout Turmeric- Part One
[caption id="attachment_1408" align="alignleft" width="300"] Curcuma Aromatica- Turmeric[/caption] Over the past few months, we've had a number of questions from our patients about supplementing with turmeric.  They want to know: What is it good for?  What dosages should be used?  Who should or shouldn't use this herb?  Which drugs or herbs interact with it?  And, many, many other

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Use Acupuncture for Anxiety Relief

Use Acupuncture for Anxiety Relief
          The latest research shows that acupuncture is excellent at providing anxiety relief.  Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder were tested in 3 groups: electro-acupuncture, standardized acupuncture, and a control group who took Paxil. Generalized Anxiety Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a medical condition whose symptoms include: Inability to Relax Startling Easily

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Acupuncture Point for Migraines and Sore Throat

This is an excellent point for sore throat, throat spasms, and migraines. In western convention this acupuncture point for migraines is known as LU 11 because it’s the eleventh point on the “lung” channel.  In Chinese the characters are少商which is Romanized as Shǎo Shāng and pronounced as “Shau Shong”.  The name means “Lesser Merchant” or

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Acupuncture Point for Asthma and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

[caption id="attachment_486" align="alignright" width="506"] Acupuncture point for Asthma[/caption] This is an excellent acupuncture point for asthma, wrist pain, ankle pain, and foot pain In western convention this point is known as LU 9 because it’s the ninth point on the “lung” channel.  In Chinese the characters are太淵which is Romanized as Tài Yuān and pronounced as

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