Monthly Archives: April 2012

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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Spring and the Wood Element. Balancing Point 4.16.12

Spring and the Wood Element, another conversation with Anastacia White. Saturation of healthful eating into mass media. A very high-energy time. Cultivating the energy coming from the ground. Anger and frustration as a result of excess energy. Wood  element in relation to the cosmos:  Thunder, wind, fluctuating weather, the planet Jupiter. Expansiveness. Night-focus. Trees. Rigidity, […]
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Pain Management, Protein, Kawasaki Disease and more. Balancing Point 4.12.12

Corydalin/Yan Hu Suo. Pain management. Binaural beats. Qi stagnation. Liver depression. Kawasaki disease. Statins. Heart disease. Diabetes. Gluten intolerance. High-lectin foods. Pea protein. Rice proteins. Bowel micro-flora. Probiotics. Bowel disease. The master cleanse. Breaking fasts.  Curbing sweet tooth. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk […]
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Vitamin B, Cholesterol, Reproductive Health and more. Balancing Point 4.5.12

Xin: “the heart-mind.” Toxicity. B-12 deficiency, folate deficiency, and niacin deficiency.  Kidney function. Protein imbalance. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Detoxing from cigarettes and soda. Lung yin deficiency and lung heat.  Niacin and mental health. Cholesterol. Patient advocacy. Bodily polarity. Intention. Acupuncture and reproductive health. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. […]
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Autoimmune and Inflammation. Balancing Point 4.2.12

Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases on the rise. “Autogens”. Pathogenesis, toxic environmental factors. Diet and lifestyle. Behcet’s disease and cow’s milk proteins. Translating TCM terminology “wind, damp-heat & phlegm.”  Herbal medicine and classical formulas for autoimmune disorders and inflammation, i.e. systemic lupus, MS, ALS, collagen diseases, kidney damage, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, anti-baterial, anti-viral, respiratory tract support, […]
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