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By Kristen Porter, MS, MAc, LAc and Beth Sommers, PhD, MPH, LAc
The imperative to create the "Healthiest Generation by 2030," envisioned by the American Public Health Association (APHA), was in full force at the APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting held in New Orleans from November 15-19, 2014. More than 12,500 delegates attended, representing the U.S. as well as many countries from around the world.
 
 
 
By Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, LAc
In Part I of this article, we detailed the variety of environmental toxins assaulting our bodies. These include pesticides and herbicides (glyphosate); plastics (polychlorinated biphenyls, bisphenol A, phthalates, polyvinyl chloride); preservatives (parabens, formaldehyde, formic acid); cosmetics; gasoline additives, solvents and glues (benzene, toluene); and heavy metals (principally mercury and lead).
  
By Douglas R. Briggs, DC, Dipl. Ac. (IAMA), DAAPM
In today's healthcare system, diagnoses and treatment plans follow a western medical model - especially if you work with attorneys or insurance companies. It is expected that you show objective clinical findings – often pulse or meridian diagnoses are considered subjective and not sufficient. There must be objective clinical correlation of the patient's complaint to validate a care plan.
 
 
 
By Anisha Durve and Melanie Rubin, MEd
We are in the sleepy town of Izamal, located about an hour from the Merida airport where our group arrived last night. Later that morning, on a bus winding through the dusty roads of the Yucatan, fourteen acupuncturists, two facilitators from Acupuncturists without Borders (AWB) and two tour guides make their way to the small rustic town of Popola.
  
By Craig Williams, LAc, AHG
In the last several columns, I have discussed many clinical options for utilizing San Zhen or Three Needle Therapy. In this installment, I will continue this trend and discuss several foundational patterns which can be found in several very common clinical presentations.
 
 
 
By Nicholas Sieben, LAc
The Chinese medical classics are not just clinical guides. They give advice; ways we can awaken more fully into conscious awareness. Chapter 1 of the Su Wen speaks of the, "people of high antiquity" and their capacity to live healthy and peaceful lives for an extraordinary number of years. The text says these people were able "to keep physical appearance and spirit together, [allowing them] to exhaust the years allotted by heaven," in many cases more than 100 years.
 
 
 
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