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How Safe are NSAID’s(aspirin, ibuprofin, etc)?

Aspirin, Ibuprofin, Excedrin, and Tylenol are all household names for pain medicine. We all use these drugs to stop headaches, backaches ,or, well, any ache or pain. Here are some interesting facts about these drugs which are officially named non-steriodal anti-inflammitory drugs(NSAIDS).

Each Year, non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs) cause “up to 200,000 hospitalizations and 20,000 deaths.”

– Frank Hamilton, M.D. (July 27, 1998)

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Dan Tian Breathing

Dan Tian Breathing is an extremely beneficial variation of natural breathing. The Dan Tian is the energy center in the abdominal region, about three inches below the navel and midway into the center of the body. The precise location of the DAN Tian can vary slightly from person to person. Some students feel it behind the navel; others locate it closer to the pubic bone. The dan tian will be the point or region from which the expansion of the abdomen seems to originate.

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Acupuncture Provides Long-Term Relief of Low Back Pain

By Michael Devitt, Managing Editor

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a health care provider. It has been estimated that up to 80% of the world’s population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, with the lower back as the most common location of pain. Although most episodes of low back pain last less than two weeks, research has shown that recurrence rates for low back pain can reach as high as 50% in the first few months following an initial episode.1,2

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Acupuncture May Cure Gag Reflex in Dental Patients

For many people, a visit to the dentist’s office can be a frightening experience.In fact, some health experts estimate that up to half of all American adultswill not seek dental care for fear of going to the dentist. Some patients areparticularly sensitive to dental equipment, which can cause them to gag uncontrollablywhen an instrument such as a drill or mirror is placed in the mouth. Others areso terrified, either due to a bad prior experience or to stories they’ve heardabout bad dental experiences, that the mere thought of dental treatment may causethem to gag even before any work has begun.

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Clinical Practice Issues

Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl. Ac. An Acupuncture Approach to Improved Breast Health, Part II (Editor’s note: Part I of “An Acupuncture Approach to Improved Breast Health” appeared in the July issue.) Breast Disease and Aging According to Western medicine, breast…

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