Category Archives: Topical Shows

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 […]
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Coughs, Colds and Flus. Balancing Point 12.5.11

  Traditional Chinese Medicine and coughs, colds and flus.  Herbal formulas for viral infections.    How to treat the different stages of the colds and flus.  When to seek help, when to self treat. Different types of coughs. Fever, chills, headache, stuffy nose, white tongue coating. Sore throat, yellow tongue coating. Itchy dry throat, red tongue […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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How to Prepare for Winter. Fall preparations. Balancing Point 10.24.11

Preparing your body for Winter. Sudden energy drops in October.  How to meet the seasonal changes and build and nourish the body for the coming winter.  Qigong exercises, specific foods, specific supplements and more to build and nourish the body and the immune system in the Fall. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and […]
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Heart Health 101. Balancing Point 10.10.11

  Today all about heart health, heart attacks, heart disease, cardiovascular.  Signs of heart-mind imbalances in TCM:  Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases, scattered thinking, difficulty concentrating, loss of joy, red  or ruddy complexion, very pale complexion, speech problems, confused speech, stuttering, mental illnesses and depression,  lassitude, weak spirit, profuse dreaming, mania, red tongue, fast […]
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Seasonal changes, immune support, headaches and more. Balancing Point 10.3.11

Harmonizing your body with the natural rhythms of seasonal changes from Long Summer to Fall. Developing immunity. Fall foods for health and warming the middle jiao for sustaining energy. Importance of tranquility, meaning, inspiration and companionship. Using acupuncture to tune-up the immune system. Honor the body’s natural sleep cycles, it’s time to sleep in. Vitamin […]
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Understanding Acupuncture. Balancing Point 9.12.11

  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): Focus on acupuncture, one of the five branches of Chinese medicine, a modern understanding. 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 health educator.  http://www.thebalancingpoint.net […%5D
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Weight loss, gain and obesity. Balancing Point 9.5.11

  Sustaining a healthy weight. Weight loss and weight gain. Obesity on the rise. Children and obesity. Regaining weight after weight loss and sustaining weight loss. Effects of restricting calories long term and short term. Mechanism of stress. Four keys to sustained weight loss. How acupuncture can support weight loss. New studies and 750 year […]
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Lyme disease, gu syndrome and knotty diseases. Balancing Point 8.29.11

“Knotty ” diseases and “Gu” syndromes: Pathogenic chronic diseases, caused by external organisms. Including Lyme disease, chronic viral infections, parasitic diseases, spirochetes, mycoplasmas, fungal infections, protazoan infections and cytokine storms. 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, […]
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Pain 101: Part 2. Orthopedic injury and pain. Balancing Point 8.15.11

Companion to previous episode on Pain.  Orthopedic Injuries, back pain, sports injuries. Techniques for treating injuries 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 health educator.  http://www.thebalancingpoint.net Inspired by this […]
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Adrenal Fatigue: Chronic Fatigue, Addisons and more. Balancing Point 6.20.11

This show is an in-depth look at adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue.  Addison’s disease and lack of adrenal hormones. Adrenal dysfunction on the rise. Chinese Medicine explained: the spleen and kidney systems. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional Chinese Medicine, […]
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Womens Health 101: Puberty to Menopause. Balancing Point 8.8.11

This show is an in-depth look at women’s health from puberty through menopause.  Menstrual disorders. PMS, painful periods, breast tenderness, cramps, mood swings. Reproductive cancers.  HPV. Concerns about too much estrogen for men and women, breast cancer and prostate cancer.  Estrogen dominance, xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens.  Traditional Chinese medical view of the menstrual cycle and fertility.  […]
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Leaky Gut and Intestinal Dysbiosis Part 2. Balancing Point 8.1.11

  Leaky gut Part 2. Includes: Intestinal dysbiosis.  Ulcerative colitis. Yeast infections. Migraines, hives, fibromyalgia, autism spectrum, gut-brain connection, PMS, fibroids and more. 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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Leaky Gut and Intestinal Dysbiosis Part 1. Balancing Point 7.25.11

Leaky gut Part 1. Includes: Intestinal dysbiosis.  Ulcerative colitis. Yeast infections. Migraines, hives, fibromyalgia, autism spectrum, gut-brain connection, PMS, fibroids and more. 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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Sleep Disorders 101: insomnia, apnea and more. Balancing Point 7.18.11

Sleep disorders 101. Insomnia, inability to fall asleep, restless sleep, sleep apnea, early waking, in depth. 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 health educator.  http://www.thebalancingpoint.net Inspired by this […]
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Pu-Erh tea with guest David Wright. Balancing Point 7.11.11

Interview with David Wright, tea aficionado, about Pu-Erh tea. This show originally aired in June 2008 while Dr. Nieters was in China. 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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Diabetes 101: Part 2 of 2. Balancing Point 6.27.11

Diabetes 101: Part 2 of 2.  This show is an in depth look at diabetes.  What you can do to avoid it and how to turn it around. Diabetes and adrenal dysfunction. Treatments, supplements, diet, exercise and sleep. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio […]
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Diabetes 101: Part 1 of 2. Balancing Point 6.20.11

This show is an in-depth look at diabetes.  Considering common and uncommon risk factors. Type 1, 2 and 3 diabetes.  Concerns for fertility, Male infertility and female infertility, in relationship to diabetes. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The Balancing Point health radio talk show about Traditional Chinese Medicine, […]
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