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Jane, a young teacher in Ohio, wanted a different look to launch her new job, so she dyed her light brown hair red. Although she received many compliments, Jane had second thoughts about her decision when her scalp grew itchy and inflamed. Walter, a medical technologist in New York, enjoyed long stretches of time per-… Read more »

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Roberta Roberts Mittman, L.Ac. From birth to teenage years and beyond, allergies may play a significant role in a child’s physiological and emotional well-being. Defined as an abnormal reaction of the body to substances called allergens, an allergy is an overreaction of the immune system. Millions, however, may be in the groups who have an… Read more »

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Thomas Leo Orgen, M.S., Alternative Medicine Everything is in full bloom-including your allergies. But it doesn’t have to be that way. My wife had severe asthma and hay fever, and as a horticulturist, I naturally wanted to create an allergy-free garden to ease her suffering and still beautify the landscape. To my surprise, there was… Read more »

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Ellen W. Cutler, D.C. The Facts: Substances which cause allergic reactions are called allergens. An allergic reaction is your body’s response to a substance that many people can tolerate without difficulty. Your allergic threshold can be compared to the liquid in a glass which will overflow if filled past capacity. A small glass, or low… Read more »

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Home may be the ultimate Comfort zone for many of us. But for the millions of Americans with allergies, home is where the sneezing, wheezing and coughing begin. That’s because houses and apartments are the favorite resting places for house dust, molds and other allergens. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), the… Read more »

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Ellen Tien Acupuncture Is so popular these days that the current Journal of the American Medical Association contains studies taking it seriously. People are going under the needles for everything from arthritis to nicotine withdrawal. But what if your most nagging pain is a former spouse? The Sirene Spa at 1044 Madison Avenue (79th Street)… Read more »

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Fitness October 1996 Ten years ago, you used needles for stitching-not healing. These days, it’s a different story. Once on the fringe of alternative medicine, acupuncture-a 3,500-year-old Chinese medical procedure in which needles are inserted into points of the body to cure illness-has gone mainstream. Twelve million Americans now spend half-a-billion dollars a year on… Read more »

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New York Times August 15, 2000 Acupuncture appears to help some cocaine addicts escape their dependence on the drug, according to a report published today by researchers at Yale University. Experts on drug abuse say cocaine addiction is one of the most difficult forms of drug dependency to treat. And while many treatment centers have… Read more »