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A Prescription For Healing: Shinrin-Yoku

Those of you who know me personally are aware of my deep love for the great Outdoors. I dedicate as much time as possible to hiking and climbing in the mountains, often spending nights out in the woods. I especially enjoy the beautiful forests of the Northeast, from Harriman State Park, just north of New [...]

Does PCOS Go Away In Menopause?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects an estimated 10-20% of women in the United States, maybe even more since a high percentage of women never receive a proper diagnosis. This is partly due to the wide range of how this syndrome presents and also because providers lack knowledge and awareness to identify PCOS. The numbers also [...]

How Your Pelvic Floor Is Holding It All Together

Deep inside your body is a network of muscles, tendons, and ligaments attached to your pelvis, a group of bones at the bottom of your torso. Think of it as a flexible and adaptable system, similar to a trapeze, that helps hold your internal organs in place and yet is flexible enough to allow [...]

Ears to the Rescue

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can help people who are afraid of acupuncture needles. Are you one of them? Maybe you’re intrigued with the healing potential of this ancient form of medicine. You’ve heard good things about it from friends, colleagues, your family, or even your doctor. Some have experienced remarkable [...]

Is Acupuncture Still Safe?

Over the last couple of months, you refrained from leaving your home and seeking care as much of possible to comply with official stay-at-home orders aiming to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing COVID-19. Our communal efforts have made a big difference and helped save many lives, especially here in New York [...]

Why Immune Resilience Is Your Best Defense

Living in New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to not see any light at the end of the tunnel. Life won’t be what it used to be for a very long time—or maybe ever. Most New Yorkers know someone personally who lost their life to the virus and many [...]

What Supplements Should I Take?

If you live like a traditional hunter-gatherer, eat only what you forage or catch in an unspoiled wilderness devoid of pollution, are out in the sun and physically active most of the day, sleep 9-10 hours, and don’t experience any of the stresses of modern life, you may be one of the lucky few who [...]

Can Hormonal Birth Control Affect My Fertility?

The hormonal birth control pill became available in 1960 and helped create a revolution in industrialized countries by enabling women to control if and when they will have babies. Certainly, doctors, researchers and patients initially came under tremendous pressure (and some spent time in jail) for something that gave women more say over their fertility, [...]

Your Gut: The Center Of Your Universe

Most aches, pains, discomforts and dysfunctions in your body are connected to the gut. Even how you think or feel is affected by the health of your gut. We generally spend precious little time caring about or for our gut and expect it to work hard for us day in, day out without complaint. If [...]

Acupuncture Relieves Side-Effects Of Cancer Treatment

Tremendous progress has been achieved over the last few decades in the treatment of cancer. Malignancy results from the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells, leading to tumors or other dysfunction in the body often incompatible with life. It is an incredibly complex field of medicine and medical research, affecting the lives of millions of people [...]