What are adaptogens and how do they work?
If you hang around wellness websites and social media, you have probably heard the buzzword of the year: adaptogens. For those who don’t know, adaptogens are plants that help the body combat stressors including physical, chemical, or biological (Ducharme, 2018). Many of these herbs have been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for...
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...
Moxibustion for Menstrual Pain
It is estimated that about 45% to 72% of women suffer from primary dysmenorrhea (Yang et al., 2017). The term primary dysmenorrhea refers to menstrual pain that typically begins before and is relieved soon after the onset of menstruation, and is thought not to be caused by any underlying diseases. Secondary dysmenorrhea, on the other...
Staying Healthy with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Winter
The winter season in New York has arrived, demonstrated by weeks of snow, rain, wind, and colder temperatures. Staying indoors and sleeping are more appealing as our bodies try to keep warm and conserve. Cravings for certain foods may also be at the forefront of our minds and bodies. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an organ and...
Treatment of the Cancer Patient Using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Chinese medicine addresses all aspects of the human being: physical, emotional and spiritual, which are all considered to be affected by the disease process and thus are included in the treatment. This all-inclusive approach leads to more comprehensive healing and a sense of well-being. It also encourages you, the patient, to be...
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