Monday Morning Acu-Minute

Every Monday morning at 6am, Karen sends out a little, informative blog called the Monday Morning Acu-Minute. To receive the “Minute,” please leave your name and email address.

Here are a few examples of earlier posts.

July 13, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Natural Means of Minimizing and Preventing Inflammation

Welcome back to our ongoing series on Inflammation. We have covered the physiological processes involved in inflammation, innate features of […]
July 6, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

NSAID Side Effects

Now the bad news about NSAIDs. We know about the good news already, including easy access and quick, effective pain […]
June 29, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

NSAIDs — Which Pain Reliever Should I Take?

One of the most common questions people ask is Which pain reliever should I take? Here are some tips on […]
June 22, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Comparing NSAIDs, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Acetaminophen for Treatment of Pain and Inflammation

So, we want a little pain or fever relief and we go to the pharmacy for something quick and easy […]
June 15, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

NSAIDS, Prostaglandins and Cyclooxygenase

I am back from Florida and continuing with our topic of anti-inflammatory medications and NSAIDS. NSAIDs, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, […]
June 8, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Qigong Meeting of 1000 Healthcare Providers Focuses on Inner Calm and Physical Strength

I am not exactly in Disney World, but there are moments when I do feel like I am in the […]
June 1, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

More Bad News about Steroids

I’m sorry to be a bearer of a little bad news about steroids, but as we mentioned last week, the […]
May 25, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Bad News about Steroids

As promised, here is the bad news about steroids. As I reported over the past few weeks, corticosteroids are a […]
May 18, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Corticosteroids are Useful in Reducing Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases

Welcome to a continuation of our Inflammation series, and the last piece on the uses of steroids. Several people have written […]
May 11, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Steroids Injected into Joints Offer Fast, Effective Pain Relief

As we have discussed in the last few installments, cortico-steroids (or steroids) are a powerful class of anti-inflammatory medications that […]
May 4, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

More on Inflammation and Topical Steroids

Good Morning! Welcome back to our inflammation series, and more on topical steroids. Different strengths and preparation of steroids may be […]
April 27, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Inflammation and Topical Steroids

Welcome back to our ongoing discussion on inflammation. Last week we started talking about steroids as a type of anti-inflammatory […]
April 20, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Some Reflections on Anti-Inflammatory Medicines

Our discussion of the immune system should include anti-inflammatory medicines.  When fevered or inflamed in a routine sort of way […]
April 13, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Managing Inflammation

We are on our Inflammation series and in the next few weeks we will be exploring approaches to managing inflammation, […]
April 6, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Vaccines are the Crux of Disease Prevention

Immunizations, or vaccines, are designed to intentionally introduce the immune system to a weakened version of a disease, in a […]
March 30, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Seasonal Allergies are a Hyper-Immune Response

Yes, spring is here with the sunshine and warmth many of us have been craving AND the allergies that many […]
March 23, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases

What do acupuncture and autoimmune diseases have to do with each other?  Read on… The Immune System, as complex and […]
March 16, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Memory Cells are the Key to Lifelong Immunity

Last week we talked about the genius of the immune system, specifically “acquired immunity,” which is the ability of certain […]
March 9, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Innate vs. Acquired or Adaptive Immunity

We’ve talked so far, in this series, about aspects of the immune system in a category called “Innate immunity.”  These […]
March 2, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

What You May Not Know About A Baby’s Immune System

We are not born with a fully formed immune system. A baby’s immune system takes about six months to develop. […]