Getting Healthier, One Step At a Time

A perennial question that keeps cropping up is how to get and stay healthy—whatever that means for you. Maybe you’ve gained unwanted weight, your digestion is giving you trouble, sleep and energy are not what you’d like them to be, or your doctor told you that your blood pressure, blood sugar, or cholesterol is too [...]

The Naturopathic Approach To Healing

When it comes to natural medicine, you have many different choices rooted in a variety of traditions from around the world: East Asian medicine, Ayurveda, Native American practices, Western naturopathic medicine, and numerous other regional systems. Here, I want to familiarize you with the foundations of naturopathic medicine since this is one of the pillars [...]

Electroacupuncture: Modern Pain Relief

If you have been struggling with chronic musculoskeletal pain for some time, the thought of acupuncture has probably crossed your mind since this treatment approach is well known for its potential to relieve pain and discomforts that don’t respond in a satisfactory manner to other approaches like pain medications, surgery, or physical therapy. Nowadays, acupuncture [...]

Picking a Bone With Arthritis

Does your body hurt, are your joints creaky, do you feel stiff like a board in the morning? You may have been diagnosed by your doctor (or yourself) with arthritis. Narrowly, the term arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Different forms of arthritis exist, such as osteoarthritis (the most common), autoimmune arthritis (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis), [...]

Your Body Gets Rid Of It

Do you ever wonder how your body is able to get rid of the things that aren’t good for you? Maybe you’re concerned that you’ve turned toxic and this could spell trouble for your health. Without your knowledge, or even awareness, your body has effective and efficient mechanisms to expel what’s not needed and could [...]

Recovering From Childbirth With Acupuncture

You made it. You gave birth! Is this your first baby, second, or third? Maybe you gave birth vaginally or delivered via C-section; at home or in a hospital. It is also possible that things didn’t go as expected; your baby may have come early, need medical care, or even be stillborn. You can be [...]

Preparing For Childbirth With Acupuncture

You’re nearing the end of your journey through pregnancy and may be wondering what you can do to encourage natural labor and childbirth to bring your baby into this world. Each phase of your pregnancy had its joys and challenges. Maybe you experienced nausea early on. Aches and pains are not uncommon as your body [...]

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 [...]

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