Herbal Medicine

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Find Your Personal Stress Busters

You know it when you're stressed. You just don't feel like your best self. Stress is not what's going on in your life but how you respond to it, consciously or unconsciously. That's why we also call it the stress response. Hans Selye, a physician and professor at McGill University who was born in Vienna [...]

Adaptogens Can Make You More Resilient to Stress

Adaptogens are natural substances with a wide range of health benefits. What exactly are they and how can you use them? If you are experiencing stress, recovering from severe illness, frequently catching cold, or trying to stay healthy into old age (basically every one of us), then this story is for you. Adaptogenic herbs are [...]

Nonpharmaceutical Alternatives to Painkillers

Experiencing chronic pain is no laughing matter. It can profoundly impact your quality of life, your ability to function---both physically and mentally---and undermine your livelihood. Maybe the only thing that's worse than experiencing chronic pain is when you have to rely on pharmaceuticals to manage your pain. The causes of pain are complex and so [...]

Natural Relief for Anxiety and Depression

A wide spectrum of mood and anxiety disorders affects almost one in five adults in the United States every year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (some experts think the number might be much higher). About two thirds or more of them do not receive treatment. Anxiety and depression come in many [...]

Prepare Your Family for Cold and Flu Season

Tomorrow will be our first day of snow in New York City this fall, so this is a good time to share with you some of my favorite strategies to stay healthy during the cold and flu season. Colds and the flu are caused by a variety of viruses that we're constantly exposed to. When [...]

Shaolin Secrets for the Modern Warrior

Growing interest in the martial arts has been accompanied by curiosity about Chinese sports medicine, and the healing power of Shaolin treatments for traumatic injuries, both acute and chronic, is no longer a secret. In China, the official practice of Chinese medicine was reduced to internal medicine during the 20th century, mostly for political reasons [...]

What Is Functional Medicine and Why Does It Make Sense?

In recent years health care systems in the United States and other industrialized countries have been faced with unprecedented challenges caused by chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune conditions that are poorly addressed by the conventional model of heroic medicine, an approach that proved successful in the fight against infectious diseases [...]

Treating Endometriosis with Chinese Medicine

Women who experience pelvic pain are often diagnosed with endometriosis. Let's get a better understanding what endometriosis is, how it can affect your health and quality of life, what treatments are offered by mainstream medicine, and what other options exist to alleviate symptoms and restore well-being naturally. The endometrium is the inner lining of a [...]

Integrative Approaches to Chronic Lyme

If you live anywhere in the Northeast and have ever been outdoors, in the meadows, woods or just your backyard, you've probably been bitten by ticks, mosquitos or flies. You may not have noticed it. Many of these critters carry a range of microbes that they can transmit to animals, including humans. Some people develop [...]

Options for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Women with unusual hair growth, irregular or absent periods, and ovaries that appear large and shiny when viewed with ultrasound often have one thing in common: They are diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS. Acupuncturists frequently encounter patients with PCOS who seek our help with overweight, hirsutism, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, and [...]