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... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

The Water Element (part 1 of 2). Balancing Point 1.16.12

The Water Element. Five Element or Five Phase theory in the human experience, a conversation with Anastacia White. (Part 1 of 2). 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 and... Continue Reading →

Sleep problems, melatonin, tendons, weight Loss, and more. Balancing Point 1.12.12

Turning around pre-diabetic condition.  Sleep problems.   Asthma. Melatonin and magnesium. Grounding. Acupressure channels for spasticity. Balance method. Restless leg. Eye floaters and herbs for visual obstructions. Melatonin, ALS, sleep, weight loss, metabolic rate. Help for plugged ears.  Tendon rupture side effect of Cipro,  support for tendon health in Chinese medicine by supporting the liver and... Continue Reading →

Blood fats, heart health. Over 50. Hormones therapy. Bone health and more. Balancing Point 1.5.12

Nutrients and soil depletion.  Blood test VAP verticle auto profile and, lowering lowering blood fats. Plaque test for lipoprotein PLA2, blood test as a predictor of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Lowering oxidative stress. Hardening of the arteries and arterial elasticity. Understanding why the body changes around 50 years old. Families of herbs and herbal formulas... Continue Reading →

Hangovers. Womens health. Cancer. Balancing Point 1.2.12

Herbal formula for "Liquor damage" and hangovers. Two herbal formulas to have on hand. What TCM can offer for women's health, fertility, menopause, PCOS, estrogen dominance, painful menstruation, PMS. Qualifications for treating women's health. Second Spring, the time of menopause. Dispelling common healthcare myths. Using Traditional Chinese Medicine as an adjunctive therapy with cancer and... Continue Reading →

Supplement safety. Kidney stones. Osteopenia. Prediabetes and more. Balancing Point 12.29.11

Thank you for the feedback about the show.  Ending the year powerfully by listening to the "quiet voice." 2010 supplement safety results.  Kidney stones. Osteopenia. Calcium supplementation. Pre-diabetic A1C number. Clearing clutter. Chronic pain. Whiplash. N-Acetylcysteine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show... Continue Reading →

Winter solstice. Bladder prolapse. Eye health and more. Balancing Point 12.22.11

Honoring Winter Solstice: go slow, be patient.   Bladder prolapse considering surgery. Picking a surgeon. Large German acupuncture study. Side effects from acupuncture. Top four supplements for eye health. Girdjieff. Contrast agents in MRI's.  Vaccine research. Best cooking oils. Kidney support. GMO foods. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The... Continue Reading →

Winter Seasonal Advice: Utmost Yin. Balancing Point 12.19.11

Winter and seasonal change. Thrive in winter. Winter solstice and "utmost yin." Closing and storing. Protecting the kidneys. Salt. Clarity and purpose. 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 and... Continue Reading →

Stomach flu. Meditation. Qi gong massage and more. Balancing Point 12.15.11

Pleomorphism and monomorphism.  Surprising affect of acupuncture treatment. Notice how the world responds to you and slow down.  Gratitude for our community.  Herbal treatment for stomach virus. Acupressure points to help with stomach flu.  Starting a meditation practice.  BEC and BEC5 skin cancer. Alternative support during cancer treatments. Free meditation course.  Qi gong for upper... Continue Reading →

Styles of Chinese Medicine, herbal safety concerns, depression and more. Balancing Point 12.8.11

Heat-wind condition.  Different styles of Traditional Chinese Medicine: "External turn to Zhang, Internal turn to Li."  Science and magic. Concerns about Chinese herbal safety. Orthomolecular medicine article on evidence based medicine.  Calcium intake considerations. Help for dry eyes. Research design. Simple treatment for depression. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live... Continue Reading →

Allergies, arthritis, winter seasonal advice and more. Balancing Point 12.1.11

CEU course on diabetes this weekend with Dr. Nieters in Sacramento.  Cat allergy. igE and igG. Several protocols for allergy treament.  Foods and supplements that block the release of histamines. Arthritis and diabetes, three  week program to clear inflammation and primary method of treatment is herbal medicine and dietary change. Heberden's nodes (swollen joints). Intestinal... Continue Reading →

Essence-Spirit diseases or mental-emotional disorders. Balancing Point 11.28.11

Essence-Spirit diseases or mental-emotional disorders. Manual of psycology DSM4 may be revised.  Movement away from talk therapy towards drug therapy. Normal human experience now pathological. Political decisions affecting mental healthcare system.  Repercussions of diagnosis.  Cultural differences.  TCM perspective of yangming disorders from the Huang Di Nei Jing.  Distinguishing mania and withdrawal, manic depression and bipolar... Continue Reading →

Gratitude, bone health, electroacupuncture and more. Balancing Point 11.24.11

Giving thanks. Skin problem and Chinese herbals. Increasing blood flow after injury to promote healing. Supporting bone health after fracture or break. Different types of electroacupuncture.  Acupuncture to support eye health. Master Tung points. Incontinence and pelvic floor disorders treatment, using acupuncture to "pull up the central qi." With regards to Thanksgiving: "Nothing tastes as... Continue Reading →

Female Infertility, PCOS and endocrine disorders. Balancing Point 11.21.11

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Stein-Leventhal Syndrome,  female infertility, endocrine disorders. Erratic menstruation, lack of menstruation, facial hair, darker body hair, hair on nipples, change or increase in body fat, apple shaped body, acne, insulin resistance, low HDL, high LDL, cholesterol, irregular ovulation, no ovulation, androgen excess, FSH:LH, thyroid testing, regulating leptin and ghrelin.  Chlomid vs.... Continue Reading →

Gut-Brain connection, ADHD, herbs, GERD and more. Balancing Point 11.17.11

Brain "Gu." Schizophrenia, mental health and nutritional deficiencies. Gut-brain connection.  ADHD common diagnosis for children.  Reading laboratory testing for disease prevention.  Herb Jiaogulan,  gynostemma, adaptogenic herb. Misuse of herbs, herb safety and herb-drug interactions.  Popular acupuncture to avoid when people are on blood thinners.  Natural support for high blood pressure during pregnancy. GERD and proton... Continue Reading →

Chronic recalcitrant diseases: Gu Syndrome “when the oil has seeped into the flour.” Balancing Point 11.14.11

  Gu syndrome: "when the oil has seeped into the flour." A combination of recalcitrant chronic diseases, digestive disorders, mental-emotional disorders, parasitic diseases. depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, emotional overwhelm, exhaustion, Lyme disease, mycobacterial infection, gut inflammation, sarcoidosis.  Props to Fruehauf, Flaws, Klinghoffer, Mattman, Maciocia.   Understanding why certain common Western and TCM treatments can make the... Continue Reading →

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