Shoulders Are a Climber’s Achilles Heel

How come so many climbers develop shoulder problems? Almost all my friends, most of whom have been climbing for years if not decades, have been sidelined by acute or chronic shoulder injuries at times. I’m no stranger to this issue myself. Orthopedists primarily use imaging diagnostics such as x-rays and MRIs to look for structural [...]

Why Is It So Hard to Lose Weight?

Weight gain is a common concern among women approaching and passing into menopause. It can feel like the whole world is conspiring against you, and no diet seems to be making a dent. What’s going on? What we’re up against For decades, government agencies, medical associations and industry groups have perpetuated misconceptions, or outright lies, [...]

Caring For Your Lymphatic System

Most people have only a vague notion of what their lymphatic system is or does, so I decided to provide an overview of this marvel of your anatomy and physiology, along with a few tips to care for the health of your lymphatic system naturally. The lymphatic system lives a bit in the shadow of [...]

Supporting Insulin Resistance Naturally

I don’t know how many people I’ve heard from lately who gained weight during the pandemic. More than I can count! Weight gain mainly results from changes in your daily habits, especially reduced physical activity and increased consumption of calories like those types that rapidly increase your blood sugar and stress your insulin; in rarer [...]

What Covid Can Teach Us about Lyme Disease

We can finally see a silver lining, a subsiding of the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, in large part thanks to the widening availability and administration of vaccines, including two prominent mRNA vaccines which have demonstrated impressive safety and efficacy, both in large clinical trials and the real world. But this coronavirus and its emerging variants [...]

Sustainable Self-Care For Women

I recently had the opportunity to speak about women’s health with a lovely gathering of fellow alumnae of the University of Rochester, where I was a graduate student at the Eastman School of Music many years ago. Women’s health is one of my favorite subjects, and I’ve devoted the last 20 years of my professional [...]

Akupunktur in der Schwangerschaft

Hallo und willkommen! Dieser Artikel richtet sich an unsere deutschsprachigen Patientinnen und Patienten. Mein Name ist Christiane Siebert. Ich bin Doktor der chinesischen Medizin und in New York und New Jersey zugelassen. Außerdem bin ich Heilpraktikerin in Deutschland. Meine Praxis für Akupunktur, TCM und Naturheilverfahren befindet sich in Midtown Manhattan. Wir haben eine Zweigstelle in [...]

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 [...]

Staying Strong During the Pandemic

There’s a silver lining. More and more people are getting vaccinated. And most people are more committed to wearing masks, physical distancing, and hand-washing. Both are contributing to a slow-down of coronavirus spread. But the bugger isn’t done with us yet. We all need to continue being on our guard, at least until ‘Tony’ gives [...]

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