Archive for the ‘acupuncture’ Category

Twelve Year Stage 3 Breast Cancer Survivor, Susan Gonzalez.

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Susan Gonzalez is a nurse, Certified Professional Cancer Coach, certified in plant-based nutrition, and a 12 year stage III lobular breast cancer survivor. She is an advocate for health and wellness with a focus on cancer prevention and the use of holistic healing for cancer survival.  Her popular book, “100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It”, and her award winning blog, “The Savvy Sister: simple changes for healthy living”, provides valuable tools for those wishing to live a happy and healthy life after cancer.

As a warrior for cancer survivors, she hosts her own website, CancerSurvivorsForLife.com, where survivors can find information on healing the body, mind and spirit to reduce their risk of cancer recurrence.  Susan is also the creator of MOON Organics: a natural skin care company created for those who want to avoid cancer-causing chemicals. You can see all her products at MOON-Organics.com.

Susan lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters. I previously interviewed my colleague, Susan,  5 years ago.

Enjoy the Interview below:

 

Can Acupuncture Reduce Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors?

Friday, September 11th, 2015

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A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology concluded that acupunctuure may be a viable treatment for women experiencing hot flashes as a result of estrogen-targeted therapies to treat breast cancer. Hot flashes in breast cancer survivors may be severe and frequent but the FDA-approved remedies such as hormone replacement therapies are not appropriate for breast cancer survivors because they include estrogen. The researchers say that “though most people associate hot flashes with menopause, the episodes also affect many breast cancer survivors who have low estrogen levels and often undergo premature menopause, following treatment with chemotherapy or surgery. ”

In the study the researchers included 120 breast cancer survivors who reported experiencing multiple hot flashes daily. These were randomly placed into four different intervention groups in order to analyze the effectiveness of an acupuncture technique  (electroacupuncture) in  which embedded needles deliver weak electric current and comparing results of this group with a group receiving an epilepsy drug gabapentin to determine effectiveness in reducing hot flashes.  . Gabapentin was previously shown to be effective in reducing hot flashes for these patients. The study continued eight weeks and subjects received either gabapentin 900 mg daily, or gabapentin placebo daily, or electroacupuncture twice weekly for 2 weeks and then one time a week, or a sham electroacupuncture in which there was no actual needle penetration or electric current.

After the eight weeks treatments, subjects in the electroacupuncture group demonstrated the greatest improvement in a standard measure (hot flash composite score) of hot flash  frequency and severity. It actually was 25% more effective than the next group on the standardized test. The next most effective group was the sham electroacupuncture followed by the gabapentin medication group and the placebo pill group was last. In addition, the electroacupuincture groups reported less side effects than either pill group. At sixteen weeks follow up the subjects who were in the two electroacupuncture groups reported a sustained and slightly deficit of hot flashes. In addition, the placebo group reported a slight improvement in hot flashes but the gabapentin pill group reported worsening hot flashes. The researchers said “Acupuncture is an exotic therapy, elicits the patient’s active participation, and involves a greater patient-provider interaction, compared with taking a pill.” Importantly, the results of this trial show that even sham acupuncture–which is effectively a placebo–is more effective than medication. The placebo effect is often dismissed as noise, but these results suggest we should be taking a closer look at how we can best harness it.”

Interviews with Dr Joseph Cardillo (5th Season) and Dr Scott Denny (MLS Laser)

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Joseph Cardillo Author Press PhotoDenny_L_DSC_0412Interviews for the show yesterday were with Dr Joseph Cardillo (left) and Dr Scott Denny.

Dr Cardillo is a best selling author in the field of health, mind-body medicine and psychology. His books have been translated into 10 languages. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.josephcardillo.com

Dr Denny has lectured nationally and internationally and is developer of the painless acupuncture method.and focuses on acupuncture, pain management, and oriental medicine. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.multicareclinic.org

 

Saturday Radio Show with Dr Nathan Wei (stem cell), Dr Eric Love (Bach flower remedies) and Phyllis Kung (facial rejuvenation acupuncture) now available.

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Guest for the show yesterday were Dr Nathan Wei (left), Dr Eric Love (center), and Phyllis Kung.

Dr Wei is a board-certified rheumatologist and former clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and consultant to the National Institutes of Health. He has been called the number one arthritis expert in the country and is a specialist in regenerative medicine. More information is available at: http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com

Dr Eric Love has a PhD in religion and is considered one of the greatest living masters of the Bach flower remedies and has the oldest ongoing classes on the Back remedies in the world. More information is available at: http://www.drericlove.com

Phyllis Kung is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Texas and nationally certified, and is an adjunct professor in the Texas College of  Traditional Chinese Medicine where she earned her masters in acupuncture & oriental medicine. More information is available at: http://www.pkwellness.com

Enjoy the Interviews Below:

Dr Nathan Wei (Stem Cell), Dr Eric Love (Bach Flower Remedy), and Phyllis Kung (Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture) Next Guests on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, July 29th, 2012



Dr. Nathan Wei (pronounced “Way”), is a board-certified rheumatologist and former clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine  and consultant to the National Institutes of Health. He has been called the number one arthritis expert in the country and is a specialist in regenerative medicine.

Dr. Wei was born in New York City in 1949. He received his education and training at Swarthmore College, Jefferson Medical College, the University of Michigan Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Wei is board certified in internal medicine, rheumatology and clinical densitometry. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology and  is also a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, International Society for Clinical Densitometry and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. He is Clinical Director of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland and has helped provide relief for over 7,000 patients with arthritis.  Dr. Wei is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed literature, 500 published articles, has produced twelve videotape programs, presented more than 120 lectures worldwide and has taught advanced courses in rheumatology. More information is available at: http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com

Spoken of by many as one of the greatest living masters of the Bach Flower Remedies, Dr. Eric Love has the oldest ongoing classes in the Bach Remedies in the world, forty years, and has worked with over 100,000 people.

He has owned three schools of massage and in the 80’s  worked with the top people in film, presidential candidates, ambassadors and the most famous people in the music industry in the world and later moved to Montana. He has been a practicing Homeopath now for forty years, although he is no longer in private practice.  He has served as Founder and Director of the International Association of Homeopathy, based in Montana, for 18 years.  And he has been honored to train many thousands of individuals from Hong Kong to Israel, and around the United States. who now use his healing approach.

Dr. Love has developed a new level of Healing using the Homeopathic approach to the Bach Remedies.  His approach is much more effective, and helpful, and way more powerful, than the way the Flowers are currently being used.  In the Certification Program he personally guides a student through the gateways and doorways and hidden gates, of their own individual Healing Process and that of clients.

With a Ph.D. in Religion, Dr. Love approaches all healing from the Spiritual, because “the curative power is in the Soul.” Dr. Love was honored to be asked to speak for each of the last three years at the Naturopathic Medical School in Arizona.  He has  authored three books: The Art of Healing, Physician Heal Thyself. and Personality Profiles of the Bach Flower Remedies. More information is available at: http://www.drericlove.com

Phyllis Kung is a licensed acupuncturist  (AC01223) in the state of Texas and nationally certified by NCCAOM.  She is an adjunct professor at the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she earned her Master Degree of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.  She is certified in cosmetic acupuncture by Denise Ellinger, L.Ac., co-founder of the MeiZen protocol, and founder of the Center for Rejuvenation Acupuncture.  Phyllis also currently serves as Secretary of the Texas Association of Acupuncturists.

Following her passion to continue her studies, she enrolled in the Doctorate program at the Zheiiang Chinese Medicine University in Hangzhou, China, where her primary focus of study is Internal Medicine.

As an avid runner, Phyllis excels at using TCM to treat and prevent common sports injuries.  She also targets digestive disorders, skin disorders, infertility in men and women, and other forms of chronic pain. More information is available at: Http://www.PKWellness.com