Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc

Bio

Specialties:

  • gerontology

Affiliation:

  • Yo San University and the Tao of Wellness

Location:

  • Santa Monica, CA

Activity

  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    Anorexia is medically defined as a lack of appetite for food or a hysterical avoidance of food. This condition is particularly prevalent among American young women obsessed with being thin. There is usually an extreme loss of weight, lack of menstruation, fatigue, depression, and hypoglycemic patterns. Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    When it comes to back pain, your lower back is an especially vulnerable area as it's prone to injury, particularly as we age. The wear and tear of living eventually weakens the skeletal structure, causing bone loss and disintegrated or displaced discs. And you’re not alone: eight out of 10 Americans...Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    Acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old Chinese medical system that treats people by inserting and manipulating needles in the body at certain energy points to produce intentional physiological responses and healing. Acupuncture continues to gain recognition as an effective way to manage pain and discomfort....Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    To nourish your eyes, follow Popeye’s lead. Spinach (like other green foods) is full of lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that protect your retina from the macular degeneration that comes with age. Lutein has also been found to help reduce risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. A good...Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    If the negative news headlines and natural disasters are throwing your equilibrium off balance and running you on the road to burnout, you are not alone! Take a pause and regain a sense of calm with these all-natural tips.
    • Schisandra soothes and rejuvenates: A prized berry that has been used
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  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    Around 48% of Americans suffer from insomnia (the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep) a few nights a week, while 22% have it every night. So you’re not the only one staring at the ceiling in the middle of the night.

    In Chinese medicine, nighttime is yin time -- or simply, when the body takes care,...Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    Some supplements may help you get your beauty rest and sleep well. These include calcium magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B complex and vitamin E. Consult with your doctor for the appropriate dosage.

    You may want to look into the amino acid compounds 5HTP and inositol, which act as pr...Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    It’s been shown that people with regular exercise routines have fewer bouts of insomnia. This could be because exercise promotes sleep and improves its quality by altering brain chemistry. Exercise moderately in the morning or afternoon 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week. Do not exercise before...Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    If you are having trouble sleeping, sip on valerian or passionflower tea before bedtime every night until your sleep improves. Herbs require patience; it may take up to a month to notice the benefits.

    Other traditional Chinese herbs used for peaceful sleep include oyster shell, chamomile flower,...Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    In Chinese medicine, the emphasis is always on treating the whole person -- mind, body and spirit -- rather than just the body part that isn’t functioning well. "Chinese doctors use a combination of natural techniques to maintain a healthy balance, including herbal medicine, diet, tai chi and acu...Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    Juicing has become associated with weight loss and detoxing, but that's misleading. Remember that our bodies are naturally equipped with mechanisms and organs that remove toxins naturally, such as our liver and kidneys. Juice fasts are often temporary and any weight loss that occurs will return once...Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    Pumpkins are rich in potassium, and the bright orange flesh is loaded with beta-carotene. Further, they contain many common nutrients, like iron, zinc and fiber. With their high content of lutein and zeaxanthin, which scavenge free radicals in the lens of the eye, pumpkins help prevent cataracts...Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    When juice is extracted from whole fruits and vegetables, the resulting liquid contains phytonutrients – plant chemicals – and most of the vitamins and minerals. Bear in mind that the juicing process eliminates most fiber, which is important for healthy digestion and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels....Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    There are many ways to include healthy carbohydrates in your diet. Choose minimally processed, whole-food carbohydrates such as whole grains, legumes, fresh or dried fruit, vegetables and low-fat dairy or dairy alternatives. Also aim for at least three grams (g) of fiber in your breads and cereals...Read More
  • Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc - Santa Monica, CA - Gerontology
    When you’re traveling, you never know when a hunger pang will strike or what type of food will be available. Some healthy snacks that you can pack include trail mix, along with fresh fruits and veggies that are easy to eat on the spot. Bring along fresh cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, an avocado...Read More