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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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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Muscle Cramping, Meditation, Breast Milk and more. Balancing Point 5.24.12

Muscle cramping. Electrolyte imbalance. Unexplained illnesses. The chong channel. Release of trauma. Breast milk toxicity. Florence Williams—Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History. Meditation. Vipassana. Sleep apnea. Natural pain relief. Persistent low blood sugar. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional Chinese […]
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An Ounce of Prevention. Balancing Point 5.21.12

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Healthcare versus illness care. Basics: sleep, meditation, exercise and food. Factors that lower cancer risk. Breast cancer prevention and screening tools. Maximizing health care dollar: catastrophic health insurance and preventive care. Beyond the lab test. The eight aspects of John’s “web of wellness.” What to […]
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Iron, Eye Health, Blood Cancers and more. Balancing Point 5.17.12

Minerals. Excess Iron. Iron chelators. Aluminum and copper. Eye disease. Macular degeneration. Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy. Spleen qi deficiency not holding blood in vessels. Describing disorders in Chinese Medicine. Blood-building formulas. Anemia. Lack of dietary fiber. Fructose. High platelet count. Blood cancers. Er xian tang. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live […]
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Seasonal sleep, Arginine, Bell’s Palsy and more. Balancing Point 5.10.12

Finding our source assumptions. Whole health. Mental health. Nature of reality. Seasonal sleep adjustment. Konjac mannan. Arginine. Causes of Multiple sclerosis. Phytic acid. IP-6. Chelation. Nose tickle. Liver discomfort. Bell’s Palsy. Trigeminal nerve. Blood pressure. Beet roots, celery, cucumber. Iron. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point […]
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Aging & Longevity (Chinese Medicine’s Kidney System). Balancing Point 5.7.12

Aging and longevity and the “Kidney System” and “blood stasis” in Chinese medicine and translation to Western biomedicine. Endocrine system. Chinese medicine statements of fact explained. Kidneys store essence. Kidneys govern fluids and water. Kidneys govern the absorption of qi. Kidneys govern the bones. Kidneys govern agility. Fear is the orientation of the kidneys. The […]
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Water, Fatty Liver, Menopause and more. Balancing Point 5.3.12

Spinach. Raw vs. cooked vegetables. Water purification. High-oxalate foods. Reducing oxalate production. Fatty liver. Danger of fructose. Caffeine. Green tea extract. Chlorella and spirulina. Coconut products. Soy. Turmeric. Perimenopausal symptoms. Menopause. Progesterone deficiency. Estrogen balance. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about […]
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Kidney Stones and Gout. Balancing Point 4.30.12

Kidney health: overworked, undernourished, low grade infections, alkaline urine, stones, flushing,  lithotripsy. Occult infections. Gout, high uric acid levels and cardiovascular disease. Simple kidney cleanse protocol to flush stones and deposits. How to support kidney function and prevent kidney stone formation. Children, obesity and type 2 diabetes in the news. Calories are not created equal. […]
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Curcumin, Lactose Intolerance, Iron and more. Balancing Point 4.26.12

Lactose intolerance. Anxiety. Kaptchuk, T.J. et al. 2008 study. Lowering iron. Antioxidants. Vitamin D. Curcumin. Alzheimer’s. Macrophages. Liver and gallbladder spasms. Castor oil. Eyelid inflammation. Detoxification side effects. 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.  […]
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Article: Can Needles Soothe Wounded Warriors?

Wall Street Journal article discussed on the Balancing Point radio show April 23, 2012: Can Needles Soothe Wounded Warriors? – “Military doctors in Afghanistan are using acupuncture to treat brain injuries, with promising results”

Anxiety, Insomnia and Stress. Balancing Point 4.23.12

Using Chinese medicine to transform the quality of life. Exploring the unnaturally high levels of stress imposed by the modern American lifestyle. Increasing workplace stress. Sympathetic vs. parasympathetic nervous system responses. Chai hu long gu mu li tang. Post-traumatic stress disorder. “Interior vacuity”. Yin depletion. Stomach heat. Xin: heart-mind. Breathing techniques. Melatonin. Types of insomnia. […]
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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Supplement Quality, Thyroid Treatments and more. Balancing Point 4.19.12.

  “Knotty diseases”. Hives. Fluid buildup. Qi mechanism disorder. Cellulitis. San jiao channel. Spleen channel. Supplement quality. Antioxidants. Multiple chemical sensitivity. Overwhelmed liver. Lung yin deficiency. Residual lung heat. Volatile organic compounds. Invisible illness. Chronic disease. High blood pressure. Thyroid treatments. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point […]
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