Allergic Rhinitis

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Ah, springtime! A time of growth in nature and a time of irritation for many people. This irritation usually begins at our nose and can travel in eight directions (east, west, south, north, in, out, up and down) to cause itchy eyes, sinusitis, headaches, sore throat, ear congestion, dizziness and infections. Hay fever is a hypersensitivity reaction of …

Alleviate Arthritis Pain with Acupuncture

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Arthritis isn’t just one disease, but a complex disorder comprised of more than 100 distinct conditions that can affect people at any stage of life. Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While these two forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors and effects on the body, they often …

Cost Effectiveness of Acupuncture

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Acupuncture Treatment Results in Avoidance of Surgery 29 patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knee, each awaiting arthroplasty surgery, were randomized to receive a course of acupuncture treatments or be placed on a waiting list to receive similar acupuncture treatment starting 9 weeks later. Of the 29 patients, 7 were able to cancel their scheduled surgeries. Cost …

Avoiding Environmental Toxins

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Many of us are concerned about the adverse health effects of environmental pollutants such as agricultural pesticides and industrial chemicals. In recent years, there have been bans on certain chemicals, as well as ongoing research into the effects of others. The federal government took a major step when they implemented national standards for organic produce …

GETTING ENOUGH CALCIUM THROUGH FOOD THE WAY NATURE INTENDED

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CALCIUM-RICH FOODS  (IN DESCENDING ORDER BY AVERAGE PORTION)   Seaweeds (more than 10 times the calcium as milk!) Wheat and barley grass Sardines Almonds Amaranth & quinoa Hazelnuts, filberts Parsley, alfalfa Turnip, collard, dandelion, mustard greens Black beans, pinto beans Dark, green leafy vegetables, esp. kale, watercress, Spirulina Dairy products (though poorly absorbed) Sesame seeds/tahini …

SOME RECENT ACUPUNCTURE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS

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SOME RECENT ACUPUNCTURE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS   Acupuncture for Allergies In a comparative study on Type I allergic diseases, between acupuncture treatment and desentitization shots, acupuncture was found to be significantly more effective than the desensitization group for allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and chronic urticaria (skin rash). Journal of Tradional Chinese Medicine, 1993 Dec, …