Change your health with Traditional Chinese Medicine (415) 431-TALK

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Herbal Medicine Qi Gong Tai Ji Functional Medicine Supplements Nutrition Lab Testing Educational and Fun Call-in radio show Fridays 7am-8am PST KEST 1450 AM San Francisco, CA Invitation to call With compassion and humor, Dr.  John Nieters, L.Ac. strives to answer our health questions. Sometimes poignant, sometimes irreverent, always an adventure. […]
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Book: Lyme Disease and Modern Chinese Medicine

Book discussed on the Balancing Point radio show today: Lyme Disease and Modern Chinese Medicine, by Dr. QingCai Zhang and Yale Zhang.

Balancing Point podcast in iTunes

To all of the listeners worldwide, thank you for your patience.  The Balancing Point is now available in iTunes. Shows will be uploaded weekly and announced on Facebook.  Thank you for your support. Looking forward to your phone calls and questions on Fridays 8-9am PST. Live in the San Francisco Bay area on KEST 1450 […]
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Depression, Tai Qi, Pharmaceuticals and more. Balancing Point 11.2.12

Prioritizing health. Depression. Types of depression: lack of interest in life vs. spiraling thought patterns and negative ideation. Qi, yang, or blood deficiency. Adrenal fatigue. Lack of free flow. Qi or blood stagnation. Phlegm damp stagnation. Chinese medicine coupled with antidepressants. Over-perscription of pharmaceuticals. Tai qi quan. Relaxation, surrender, and alignment. Aging well and preventing […]
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Empowerment, Frozen Shoulder, Self Care and more. Balancing Point 10.26.12

Finding purpose. Empowerment. “Know thyself.”  Becoming your values. Frozen shoulder. Gil Hedley “Fuzz Talk.” Tui na. Physical therapy. Electroacupuncture. Frank Butler. Oligo fructose. Self-healing. Self-care. Detoxification. Neurodegenerative diseases. Early detection. The time of hibernation. Moxa at ren 6 and stomach 36. Earlier and earlier puberty. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. […]
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Allergenic Foods, ALS, Depression and more. Balancing Point 10.19.12

Eliminating allergenic foods.  Detoxification. Supplements to pull out toxins. Chelation. Link between pesticides and neurological conditions. Herbs for DNA repair. ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Chlordane. Heavy metal testing. Depression. Qi stagnation. Individualized diagnosis. Statin use. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional […]
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Gut Health, Flu Shots, Colon Cancer and more. Balancing Point 10.12.12

Terminology: cleanse vs. detox vs. fast. Gut health is the core of overall health. Leaky gut. Gut’s impact on immune health. Five element/five phase theory. Flu shots. Vitamin D. Avoiding colon cancer and cancerous growth. Bowel flora. Probiotics. Fermented food. Gallbladder bile. Antacids. Importance of stomach acid. Internal organ massage. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western […]
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Pre- and Post-Operation Care, Imbalance, Breathing and more. Balancing Point 9.28.12

Chronic illness. Symptoms. Restoring health vs. relief medicine. Primary causes of imbalance. Adenomyosis of the uterus. Hysterectomy pre- and post-op care. Long-term effects of bodily trauma. Athletes who die early of blood stasis diseases. Supplements to move blood. Supplements to boost immunity. Antioxidants. Various hormone systems. Yin and Yang. Yin is more substantial: organs, blood, tissue, […]
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The Healing Process, Heat, Cholesterol, and more. Balancing Point 9.21.12

Diseases engendered by lifestyle. Simultaneous diagnoses. Environmental toxicity. Stress. Anxiety. Generalized inflammation. Types of heat. What is healing? Symptom relief vs. true health. Three stages of healing: relief, correction, maintenance. Cholesterol.  Advertising. Ever-worsening allergies. Facial tics. Acupuncture for babies and children. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing […]
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Caffeine, Cognitive Function, Antibiotics and more. Balancing Point 9.7.12

Caffeine. Cycle of sleeplessness. Pu-erh tea. Matching tea to needs. Coffee. Tea vs. coffee. Evidence-based medicine. Hair coloring. Boosting brain power with acupuncture. Treating ADD and ADHD with acupuncture. Immune-boosting herbs. Antibiotics and gut flora. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about […]
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Heat, Allergies, Immune Health and more. Balancing Point 7.6.12

Heat rash. Clearing summer heat. Trapped heat. Seasonal allergies. Antihistamines. Injection therapies. Micro acupuncture systems. Balancing the immune system. Shonishin technique. Pressure points for allergies. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional Chinese Medicine, supplements, nutrition, and more.  Host Dr. John […]
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Healthcare Costs, Fasting, Power and more. Balancing Point 6.28.12

Measuring magnesium. MMSE test for diagnosing and predicting dementia. The cost of healthcare. Preventative vs. curative care. “Effortless power.” Benefits of fasting. Vegetable vs. fruit fasts. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional Chinese Medicine, supplements, nutrition, and more.  Host Dr. […]
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Aging and Blood Stasis. Balancing Point 6.25.12

Bringing two worlds together: acupuncturists with hospital privileges. Yan De-xin’s work on blood stasis as the proximate cause of age related degeneration. Early signs of aging that will direct treatment plan: scaly dry skin. Varicose veins. Cough and wheezing. Daybreak diarrhea with sore low back and knees. Vertigo, dizziness, headache, poor memory, loss of sleep and […]
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ACL Injuries, Yeast Infections, Awareness and more. Balancing Point 6.21.12

ACL injuries. Situational awareness. Energy field therapy. Olfaction. Rotton odor and lung disorders. Probiotics and UT and yeast infections. Glucocorticoids and mental disorders. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional Chinese Medicine, supplements, nutrition, and more.  Host Dr. John Nieters, acupuncturist […]
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Cataracts, Weight Loss, Addiction and more. Balancing Point 6.14.12

The force of intention. The power and purpose of inquiry. Sprained ankle. Addictive nature of sugar and wheat. Cataracts. Macular degeneration. Antioxidants. Detoxing. Eye floaters. Bubbling spring point. Acupuncture for weight loss. Will power—“zhi” in the kidneys. Addiction recovery. Diabetes causes. PTSD. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The […]
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Gynecology and the Female Hormone System. Balancing Point 6.11.12

Chinese Medicine overview of gynecology and the female hormonal system. Pain during menstruation. Endometriosis. Fibroids. Uterine myomas. Headaches. Menstrual cramps. Missed periods. Excessive periods. Breast tenderness. Acne. Fertility and infertility. Breast cancer. Estrogen dominance. PCOS. Ovarian cysts. Menopause. Sun Si-miao: “I would rather treat ten men than one woman.” Nature’s cycles and hormone levels. Benefits of […]
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Hysterectomies, Abdominal Pain, Hives and more. Balancing Point 6.7.12

Intestinal dysbiosis and linked illnesses. Hysterectomies. Drusin. Macular degeneration. Green tea extract and astaxanthin for eye health. SOD. Latent heat. Chronic illness. Methylation pathways. Macro vs. micro systems. “Unexplained” abdominal pain. Post-surgery pain. Chi nei tsang. Thyroid conditions and heart attacks. Hives and autoimmune disease.  Hives indicate damp heat. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, […]
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Leaky Gut and Intestinal Integrity Part 2. Balancing Point 6.4.12

Li-Zhu medicine and treating diseases of lifestyle and internally engendered conditions: Metabolic Syndrome X, insulin resistance, leptin signaling dysfunction, sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, adrenal fatigue/exhaustion, neurotransmitter deficiencies, liver toxicity. PH balance and digestive fire. Benefits of healthy gut flora, beneficial bacteria, probiotics. Understanding why most treatments for food allergies and  yeast […]
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Building Cartilage, Being Present, Digestion and more. Balancing Point 5.31.12

Certainty vs. values systems vs. assumptions. Wrist pain. Arthritic pain. Bone fusion surgeries. Rebuilding cartilage. Vitamin B-12 side effects. Methylation pathways. The danger of objectification. Being present. Surrendering to the experience of “other.” Eating raw food with cooked food. Digestion vs fermentation. Vitamin D and development. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional […]
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Leaky Gut and Intestinal Integrity Part 1. Balancing Point 5.28.12

“When internal Qi is righteous, external evils cannot invade.” Gut health and supporting the internal. Immune support. Natural killer cells. “Forest bathing.” Double-edged “magic bullet” medicine. Causes of Leaky Gut and intestinal dysbiosis. Antibiotics. NSAIDs. Antacids. Hormone modulator. Birth control pills. Complications. Inflammation and immune responses. Permeable gut linings. Metabolic wastes, hormones, lectin dense foods, […]
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