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Where the best of Eastern medicine and Western science converge to form a comprehensive, cross-discipline approach. Listening, instead of dictating, allowing a deeper dialogue to manifest a more complete diagnosis. Revealing the true root causes behind symptoms and conditions and crafting unique health plans that empower you through education and inspiration to conquer bad habits and create better ones.

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Allergies Gettin’ You ‘Salty?’ Try Salt Therapy!

Salt therapy, also called halo-therapy, is all the rage these days. Spas across the country and throughout the city now offer this form of holistic healing, which aims to deliver the benefits of pure Himalayan salt in alleviating upper respiratory conditions such as sinus infections, allergies, hay fever, and asthmatic attacks. One of my daughter’s classmates perpetually has a snotty nose. It got to the point where, this past winter, she had a chronic ear infection that prevented her from attending school. Her parents took her to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist and learned that she has enlarged adenoids. The doctor recommended a surgery to “shave away” her adenoids. Nervous to give their young daughter surgery, the parents decided to get a second...

Acupuncture for Immunity

Every so often, I find that there is a shift in the collective subconscious and suddenly everyone is talking about the same thing. Maybe it has something to do with the change of season and the endless winter we’ve had to endure here in NYC, but it seems that everyone’s mind has been on their health and immunity and what can be done to improve it. Questions like “When did my health get out of control?” or “How can I improve myself overall?” have been cropping up again and again in my acupuncture sessions. Of course, the answer from acupuncturists and other medical professionals will typically involve something like “Come in for another session this week,” but that doesn’t necessarily explain the root cause of...

Acupuncture for Allergies – IT’S AMAZING!

Asthma and allergic diseases, such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever), food allergy, and eczema, are common for all age groups in the United States. They are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. Surprisingly, it is among the country’s most common, but overlooked, diseases. An allergy attack occurs when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance, called an allergen, which could be something you eat, inhale into your lungs, or touch. An allergen is any chemical substance of non-microbial origin that triggers an immune response in your body. An immune response is when your immune system, thinking the allergen is a foreign invader,...

How Your Diet May be Sabotaging Your Skin

Diet, herbs, and acupuncture are phenomenal in addressing skin issues. For many people, skin conditions are sourced in immune and gut health. Foods such as sugar, chocolate, dairy, and refined carbohydrates will more than likely cause issues. For others, it’s hormonal. But guess what? Hormones are also heavily affected by what we eat. ...

How to Strengthen Immunity Naturally to Prevent Cold, Flu, and Allergies

The fall season is a popular time to focus on strengthening the immune system to prevent cold and flu, and treat allergies. You may have seen signs at the pharmacy for the flu shot or advertisements of various antihistamines. However, by following simple health guidelines culled from Eastern medical wisdom, you can learn how to naturally transition through every season with better immunity. From an Eastern medicine perspective, each season concentrates on an organ system or pair of organs. Fall being the season of the lungs and colon, it makes sense that we see a myriad of respiratory and immune issues pop up. Another aspect of autumn is dryness. Perhaps you may notice a dry cough, dry lips, or dry sinuses? In some cases dry stool or...