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Five Cooling Foods to Relieve Summerheat

The heat and high humidity of summer can tax your body and make you feel sluggish. You may find it hard to concentrate or get anything done, unless you retreat to an air-conditioned hermitage. No worries! Chinese medicine has you covered. China is a huge country that covers a large variety of climates, ranging from [...]

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 [...]

Relieving Anxiety With Acupuncture and Herbs

These past few months have undermined our expectations and presumptions about living in New York City in profound ways most of us have never experienced before. This has affected the health of many people in a variety of ways. Not only are we living in fear of contracting or spreading coronavirus, but we had to [...]

What Can You Do During the Coronavirus Crisis?

I’m sure you’ve already come on board helping to slow the spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). You’re working remotely if and when you can, you’ve giving up most of your daily routines and pleasures, practicing social distancing—in fact you’ve become a hermit holed up at home. Whether willingly or reluctantly, you’re making your contribution [...]

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 [...]

Period Pain Is Not Normal

You had been looking forward to going on that bike ride, spending time at the family barbecue or watching a movie with your friend. Maybe you had just hoped to make it through your workday without distraction. But then you got your period and, along with it, pain that may range from dull & achy [...]

Give Your Immune System a Boost

Late summer, early fall is a season when most of us switch gears back to a busier schedule, the weather is getting chillier, and we start spending more time indoors. This is also a time when we need to boost our resilience to stress and ability to fend off cold viruses. Do you catch colds [...]

Hydration Keeps You Humming

Water is the life-giving element on our planet. The different phases of water help shape its surface. Its availability has enabled the evolution of living organisms, from single-celled bacteria to highly complex flora and fauna, including humans. Climate change and the careless use of fresh-water resources around the world also contribute to the decline of [...]