Three types of red berry fruits may provide beneficial vascular effects

Posted November 04, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Food & Nutrition, Uncategorized

Red berry fruits -- such as the elderberry, chokeberry and bilberry -- have been used in folk medicine in Europe and North America for centuries. Hippocrates referred to the elderberry tree as his “medicine chest” while less famous healers have used the fruit as anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, diuretic, and laxative agents, as well as for the treatment of dysentery, stomach ailments, scurvy, and urinary tract problems. The berries contain a unique and complex chemical composition and are all rich in flavonoids, polyphenols and anthocyanins. The anthocyanins are responsible for the red, purple and blue pigments of the berries and hold the most promising properties for health. Anthocyanins have been shown to be powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerative, anti-viral, and anti-cancer properties. … Read More

Scientists Develop New Cancer Cancer-Killing Compound From Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs

Posted November 03, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

Researchers at the University of Washington have updated a traditional Chinese medicine herb to create a compound that is more than 1,200 times more specific in killing certain kinds of cancer cells than currently available drugs, heralding the possibility of a more effective chemotherapy drug with minimal side effects. The new compound puts a novel twist on the traditional Chinese medicine herb artemisinin, which is derived from the sweet wormwood plant. Sweet wormwood has been used in herbal Chinese medicine for at least 2,000 years, and is eaten in salads in some Asian countries. … Read More

ACUPUNCTURE & MASSAGE COLLEGE’S VETERANS DAY FREE SERVICES

Posted October 28, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

Acupuncture & Massage College invites all veterans for FREE acupuncture and massage services at the AMC Community Clinic in commemoration of Veterans Day from Monday, November 10 through Saturday, November 15. For more information or to make an appointment, call (305) 595-9500. AMC is located at 10506 N. Kendall Drive, Miami. … Read More

CELEBRATE AOM DAY WITH ACUPUNCTURE & MASSAGE COLLEGE!

Posted October 08, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

Acupuncture & Massage College will be offering FREE mini-massages, FREE lectures and FREE lunch to celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day. The AOM open house will be held on Saturday, October 25 from 10 am to 2 pm and will include a raffle for a FREE acupuncture treatment at the AMC Community Clinic. Space is limited, so please call and RSVP today, (305) 595-9500. The college is located at 10506 N. Kendall Drive, Miami. … Read More

BARACK OBAMA’S UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE PLAN

Posted September 23, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

“We now face an opportunity — and an obligation — to turn the page on the failed politics of yesterday's health care debates… My plan begins by covering every American. If you already have health insurance, the only thing that will change for you under this plan is the amount of money you will spend on premiums. That will be less. If you are one of the 45 million Americans who don't have health insurance, you will have it after this plan becomes law. No one will be turned away because of a preexisting condition or illness.” — Barack Obama, Speech in Iowa City, IA, May 29, 2007. … Read More

ACUPUNCTURE FOR THE TREATMENT OF POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

Posted September 22, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

Women with the hormone disorder known as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may benefit from acupuncture, according to a new study at the University of Virginia Health System. … Read More

ACUPUNCTURE FOR ARTHRITIS PAIN

Posted September 18, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one out of every three Americans (an estimated 70 million people) is affected by arthritis. Most people over the age of 50 show some signs of arthritis. Joints naturally degenerate over time, resulting in loss of normal movement. … Read More

ACUPUNCTURE AND TCM FOR STRESS

Posted September 15, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Uncategorized

According to the American Institute of Stress, between 75 and 90 percent of visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related ailments and conditions, such as headaches, back and neck pain, fatigue, insomnia, digestive problems, depression, and chronic pain syndromes. … Read More

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