Category Archives: Topical Shows

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Detoxification: Lymph, Blood, Inflammation. Balancing Point 3.26.12

Guided detoxification program. Informed consent. A gentle approach to detoxification.  Thinning and the lymph and lymphatic massage.Far infrared. Heat. Dry brushing. Burning fat releases toxins into the bloodstream, cleansing the blood. Clearing inflammation. Balancing leptin and ghrelin and regulating food intake and satiation. Stress, cortisol and fat-burning. Chronic arthritis and inflammatory conditions. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), […]
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Making the Most of Spring. Balancing Point 3.19.12

Spring seasonal advice. How to maximize your energy for spring. Minimizing risk. Five element theory. Liver & gallbladder systems. Importance of having a high functioning liver and gallbladder. Holistic and Western points of view. Life vision. Keys to successfully creating your life. Vision -> goal -> plan -> action. Grounding. Earthing. Increasing exercise. Detoxing. Balancing […]
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Neurodegenerative diseases Part 2. Balancing Point 3.12.12

Prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. Dementia. Alzheimer’s. Parkinson’s. ALS. MS. Lifestyle, herbs, acupuncture. Legal pharmaceuticals and brain health. Overmedication. The health pyramid and moving away from dementia risk. Jing, preservation of the vital essence and aging. Stress reduction. Prioritizing a healthy lifestyle. Early warning sign and tests. Foods and supplements for prevention. Laboratory tests for dementia […]
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Neurodegenerative Diseases Part 1. The Balancing Point 2.20.12

Brain health and neurodegenerative disease. Dementia, Alzheimer’s. Parkinson’s. ALS, MS. Predictors, causes, signs and symptoms. The “kidney” system and aging and the brain in Chinese Medicine. Legal and illegal drug use and the affect on the brain. “Kidney deficiency.” “Spleen Qi” deficiency. Phlegm. Damp and blood stasis. Senior moments. Nominative aphasia. Not engaging in mental […]
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Men’s Health – Andropause. The Balancing Point 2.13.12

Men’s health: andropause, the male climacteric. Hormones. Depression. Aging. Prostate cancer.  The male brain and how it impacts “male reality.” Thriving through andropause. Low testosterone. Low energy. Loss of sex drive. Erectile dysfunction. Human growth hormone. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show […]
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Channel Palpation Diagnostics. Balancing Point 2.6.12

  Channel palpation as a system of diagnostics in Chinese Medicine in the style of Wang Ju-Yi, author of Applied Channel Theory.  Nei Jing “the channels are the determiners of life and death.”   Acupuncture and TCM education.  Andropause.  Moving points. “Transport opening.” Network vessels. Thick and thin body fluids. Opening channels.  Fluid Stagnation.  Five […]
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Traumatic injury: broken bones and fractures. The Balancing Point 1.30.12

  Traumatic injury. Sports injury. Broken bones and fractures. Qi gong. Nei gong. No free flow and pain. Free flow and no pain.  Bone setting. Getting the right diagnosis. Wu ling san. Proper qi and blood flow. Things that slow the healing process like wheat (inflammatory) and NSAIDS (which double the rate of non-union fractures). […]
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The Water Element (part 2 of 2). Balancing Point 1.23.12

Five Elements or Five Phase theory in the human experience, a conversation with Anastacia White. (Part 2 of 2). Water, winter, kidneys and aging. Liver. Nurturing Yin and Yang. Seasonal change. Meditation.  Caffeine. Fear and anxiety. Letting go. Cold weather stiffness. Dietetic medicine. Warming foods. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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