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Detoxification

In our society today, the majority of disease is blamed on stress, poor diet, genetics, physical, and chemical agents, biological organisms, degeneration, inflammation, auto-immunity, lack of exercise, and abnormal growths. While these factors do indeed cause disease, there is one common underlying factor that contributes to all health problems: toxicity. Both exposure to toxins and subsequent toxic accumulation cause untold health problems,...

Dads get postnatal depression, too - and it can hurt kids' behaviour: study

It's well-known that new mothers can get the baby blues, but fathers can also suffer from postnatal depression and having a despondent dad early in life can leave long-lasting psychological marks on children, a study suggests. Children whose dads experienced depression after bringing home what is usually a new bundle of joy were found to have an increased risk for emotional and behavioural problems, at least through early childhood, the study...

Cod Liver Oil and Vitamin A: Notes on the Manufacture of Our Most Important Dietary Supplement

When I began my quest to market cod liver oil, the biggest hurdle I had to overcome involved the myths and inaccuracies that are discussed in the market place. After 18 months of research, I was comfortable placing my first order. Eighteen months after making that first order it became apparent that to do justice to my efforts and to my customers, I needed to do a close-up, first hand study of the industry, including the harvesting and...

CHINESE MEDICINE IN CRISIS: SCIENCE, POLITICS, AND THE MAKING OF "TCM"

The latter half of the 19th century and through the end of the 20th century has been a time of great political, economic, cultural, and scientific transformation in China. Chinese medicine, the shining gem of traditional science, has had to endure many assaults in this process, sinking the field into a quagmire where it had to fight bitterly for its own survival. This course of events can be called "The Century When Traditional Chinese...

CDC ANNOUNCES NEW EPIDEMIC: male reproductive health

That's right, the CDC (Center for Disease Control), the US government's personal watchdogs for the nation's health, has announced a nationwide epidemic: male reproductive health!  Shocking?  Not to me, as I have seen countless semen analysis come through my clinic (usually without the men attached to them, but the wife toting the sad document) that display the very sad state of our male reproductive health, in particular, male factor infertility...

Can Coenzyme (Co Q10) Turn Back Your Biological Clock?

Until now western reproductive medicine has maintained that aging and egg quality is an irreversible process.  A new study from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto on Co Q 10 and egg quality, presented at the Canadian Fertility and Andrology 2011 conference, suggests that it may be possible to improve egg quality and slow down the aging process. At this point, the study has just been done on mice but researchers feel the work looks promising and are...

Blending the Science of Reproductive Technology with the Art of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Treating Infertility with Chinese medicine has been recorded in our ancient texts and on the backs of turtle shells for thousands of years. Western medicine has been treating disease for a couple hundred years. Reproductive medicine is one of our newest sciences. The first test tube baby was born less than thirty years ago. Over the recent five years, some conclusions have been made regarding the utility of acupuncture in conjunction with...

Acupuncture with hypnosis looks promising

QUESTION: Do you know what would happen if you combined acupuncture with hypnosis? Would using both at the same time work better than either one alone?
DR. WEIL: You raise an interesting question -- one that my colleague Steven Gurgevich, PhD., has been investigating. Steve teaches mind/body medicine at the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at the University of Arizona, and he is a faculty member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis...

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Relieving Hot Flashes

Early results of a new study also show acupuncture may improve quality of life
PORTLAND, Ore. - Prostate cancer patients who have hot flashes caused by hormone therapy may benefit from acupuncture, according to an ongoing Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute study. Acupuncture significantly decreased the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in 60% of study participants who have completed treatment.
"We expect 25% of men to...

Acupuncture Relief Project -Nepal 2010

I arrived in Chapagong, Nepal, with two large bags overflowing with medical supplies. Appointed as the sole available doctor for the monsoon season in the ongoing rotation of health care practitioners organized by the Acupuncture Relief Project, which provides services at the Vajra Varahi Health Centre.
The Vajra Varahi Health Center has been open for two years now and offers a myriad of health services. These services are available for an...

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