Research: Moxibustion combined with acupuncture increases tight junction protein expression in Crohn’s disease patients
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The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life
Two new studies suggest that the idea dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many or us might expect. Click here to read more
Physicians in SF are prescribing park time to patients
Many of the prescriptions San Francisco physician Dr. Daphne Miller writes for her patients cannot be filled at a pharmacy. That’s because they look something like this... Click here to read more
Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss
Seniors who followed the Mediterranean diet for four years held steady on cognitive tests. But the test scores of people following a lower fat diet went down. Click here to read more
Veterans in Wisconsin Try Acupuncture as an Alternative to Narcotics During emotional hearings about the alleged overprescription of narcotics at the Tomah VA hospital, many who testified noted there are safer ways to treat pain.
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Why Leading Cancer Hospitals Are Turning to Acupuncture
"MD Anderson is one of the top ranking oncology centers in the United States. Excelling in cutting edge scientific research to find cures and answers for a wide range of cancers. Yet, MD Anderson's Integrative Medicine Center looks at a treatment method 3,000 years in the making... ACUPUNCTURE" Click here to listen to the podcast
Cleveland Clinic’s New Medicine: At one Ohio hospital, patients get herbs as well as drugs
"Though herbal therapy has been practiced in China for centuries, it is still an afterthought in the U.S., in part because pharmaceutical remedies are usually easier to obtain. Now that’s beginning to change: in January, the Cleveland Clinic opened a Chinese herbal-therapy ward." Click here to read more
The Most Powerful Food Combinations
"Who came up with the idea that we are supposed to drink orange juice at breakfast? And why, if oatmeal is so good for us, do we eat that only in the morning as well? Apologies to the Palinites, but nutritionists are starting to realize that you and I like our oatmeal and OJ before we start the day because we evolved to like it that way—because enjoying the two together is healthier than eating each of them alone." Click here to read more
Anglo-Saxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSA
"The medieval medics might have been on to something. A modern-day recreation of this remedy seems to alleviate infections caused by the bacteria that are usually responsible for styes. The work might ultimately help create drugs for hard-to-treat skin infections." Click here to read more
Christian Hoffert L.Ac.
Outside the world of Chinese Medicine, Christian enjoys hiking, trail running, reading, martial arts, and cooking.