“Some pain is physical… some is mental….. one which is both, is dental”, so goes the old adage.
Since a finalized definition of Functional Food is yet to evolve; for all practical purposes a functional food is one that is given an additional function (often one related to individual’s health-promotion or disease prevention) by either adding new ingredients or enhancing the existing ones.
TOI Sunday 29th June 2014, carried the headline…. “AIIMS doctors lead the way, wage war on unnecessary medical tests” The right comment, albeit somewhat late in the day.
Acupuncture is a form of complementary / alternative medicine; it is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. As per Chinese philosophy our body is governed by a constantly flowing energy called ‘Qi’. This Qi has two components Yin & Yang (like male and female partner of a family).