Insomnia and Acupuncture Insomnia is when you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia side effects could include - fatigue, mental sluggishness, brain fog, irritability, depression, anxiety, excessive worry, difficulty focusing, and even accidents. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees insomnia as an imbalance of energies (or Qi) throughout the body. Insomnia can be from Qi Stagnation... Continue Reading →

Overall Health, Anemia, Mercury and more. Balancing Point 2.15.13

Fatigue. Overall health and wellbeing. Anemia. B-12 deficiency. Low Vitamin D levels. Cholesterol. Redefining “normal.” Symptoms are not normal.  Dangers of even minor surgeries. Hyper parathyroid. Magnesium deficiency. Dealing with root causes rather than symptoms. Purpose of pain. Mercury poisoning. Chronic pancreatitis. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective, Integrative and Functional Medicine. Live streaming. The... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

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. ... Continue Reading →

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. Inspired by this... Continue Reading →

Thank you listeners. Bubbling spring. Insomnia. Stress. Diabetes. PTSD and more. Balancing Point 4.28.11

  Creating change in our lives.  Thank you for the "Best Acupuncture" honor by Alameda Magazine and SF BayList.  Health benefits of walking. Acupuncture point on the bottom of the foot, kidney 1 "bubbling spring."  Insomnia.   Access to supplements. Swimming pools,  chlorine and bromine. Anxiety and air travel.  Hope for repetitive stress injuries. Stress and... Continue Reading →

Grief release. EFT and Emotion Code. Diet soda. Hip pain. Early onset puberty and more. Balancing Point 4.14.11

Are emotions stored in the body? Communication. Grief release. Changing sedentary lifestyle.  Building muscle after 40.   EFT and Emotion Code. New information on children and computer use.  Diet soda. Lack of sleep, connection to weight gain and diabetes. Staying healthy while traveling.  Severe hip pain. Fluoride. Early onset puberty. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Perspective,... Continue Reading →

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