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Acupuncture Beats Drug to Treat Hot Flashes

Acupuncture works as well as Effexor, a drug commonly used to combat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms that can accompany breast cancer treatment.

In fact, the benefits of acupuncture last longer than the effects of Effexor, and without any bad side effects. After 12 weeks of treatment, symptoms were reduced for 15 additional weeks for women who had undergone acupuncture, compared with just two weeks for those who had taken Effexor.



Lead In Children's Vitamins

One vitamin tha I had been recommending to some people and using in my own family has turned up positive for lead. I am so upset about this. I am double checking another one I often recommend and think that it continues to be safe--All One, it comes in adult strength and children's strength. I will post when I find out. In any case, here is the article, and if any of you that are on it and I forgot to notify you, please stop immediately and email me.

Cal-Oregon Unvaccinated Survey

Cal-Oregon Unvaccinated Survey

"We surveyed over 9,000 boys in California and Oregon and found that vaccinated boys had a 155% greater chance of having a neurological disorder like ADHD or autism than unvaccinated boys." - Generation Rescue

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World Health Organization

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions (it is a partial list) that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

low back pain.
neck pain.
tennis elbow.
knee pain.
facial pain .
(TMJ) dysfunction.
rheumatoid arthritis.
postoperative pain.
essential hypertension.
primary hypotension.
adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy.
allergic rhinitis, including hay fever.
biliary colic.
depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke).
primary dysmenorrhea.
acute epigastralgia.
peptic ulcer.

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

There are clear examples which come to mind, particularly in the fields of acupuncture and herbal medicine. While scientists try to learn more about how acupuncture works, increasingly robust evidence, drawn from a number of international studies, indicates that it does work !

"His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales address to the 59th World Health Assembly"


Asthma Statistics (California) Recent data from the California Department of Health Services In 2003, 14.8 percent of children and 12.3 percent of adults in California-an estimated 4.5 million individuals-had been diagnosed with asthma, About 40,000 Californians are hospitalized every year because of asthma.


Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history. The most recent evidence, linking it to leukaemia and lymphoma, has added substantial fuel to the ongoing protests of doctors, scientists and consumer groups who allege that this artificial sweetener should never have been released onto the market and that allowing it to remain in the food chain is killing us by degrees. PAT THOMAS REPORTS Once upon a time, aspartame was listed by the Pentagon as a biochemical warfare agent. Today it's an integral part of the modern diet. Sold commercially under names like NutraSweet and Canderel, aspartame can be found in more than 5,000 foods, including fizzy drinks, chewing gum, table-top sweeteners, diet and diabetic foods, breakfast cereals, jams, sweets, vitamins, prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine provides help for various medical conditions, by supporting all aspects of the human body--physical, mental and emotional.
Chinese medicine works through the concept of bringing the body back to a homeostatic state through a system which recognizes various states of imbalance.


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