Hue Are You?

TweetEver feel blue? Or been so enraged you actually saw red? There’s a reason for the abundance of color cliches in our language. Color and emotions are closely tied together, and one has a very powerful influence over the other. However, you can opt to be less passive in your connection, and take a stronger stance in how color influences your life just by learning what a shade can do to your mental state. From a very young age, children express... Read More

Signs and Symptoms of Liver Qi Stagnation

TweetHere are some of the symptoms commonly associated with liver qi stagnation: * Pain or discomfort anywhere along the sides of the body * Depression * Mood swings * Sighing * Hiccups * Frustration * Inappropriate anger * Sensation of a lump in throat * Difficulty swallowing * Bitter taste in mouth * Constipation or diarrhea * Abdominal distention and discomfort * Stomachache that improves after massage * Stomachache that worsens with anger * PMS... Read More

More Thyroid Tips: Track Your Basal Body Temp

Tweet How to Monitor Your Basal Body Temperature   Blood tests may not be sensitive enough to detect milder forms of hypo- thyroidism. Monitoring your body’s basal (resting) temperature is often used to identify a thyroid hormone deficiency.   Here is how to track your basal temperature accurately: Get a Basal Body Thermometer and place it where you can reach it without getting out of bed. In the morning, before you get out of bed,... Read More

Thyroid Issues

Tweet Thyroid issues have become very prevalent in my practice. Many of my patients suffer from mildly low functioning or elevated thyroid levels. The next few posts will explore Thyroid issues and some lifestyle tips to help. First, we begin with what the Thyroid is… What is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that sits in the front of the neck. It is responsible for energy, metabolism, hormone regulation, body weight and... Read More

Seven Essential Nutrients for Eye Health

Tweet Support your eye health by incorporating these seven essential nutrients into your diet: Lutein and Zeaxanthin – carotenoid compounds found in the lens and retina of the eyes. These antioxidants protect eyes from free radicals and A diet high in these compounds may protect the eyes from macular degeneration and cataracts. Carotenoid compounds are found in yellow and orange fruits & vegetables, dark green, leafy vegetables and egg yolks. Vitamin... Read More

Holistic Stress Reduction Workshop employing Acupuncture, Yoga and Talk Therapy

Tweet Dear all, I am pleased to announce an upcoming workshop I will be giving twice in May. Over the course of my years in practice, I have seen how much stress plays a role in creating ailments in the body, regardless of what symptoms or conditions patients are coming in with. In recent times, as my own Buddhist practice has deepened, I have become particularly interested in more effectively getting at the root of many of the imbalances that... Read More

More Thoughts About Improving Sleep

Tweet Poor sleep has been linked with high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart failure, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, and obesity. Researchers have shown that getting at least eight hours of sleep is needed for good heart health and getting less than eight hours of sleep can put you at a greater risk for developing heart disease. Acupuncture has shown great success treating a wide array of sleep problems without any of the side effects of... Read More

Sleep and Hormones

Tweet Did you know our hormonal balance is affected by light? And hormonal balance is key for a healthy reproductive system and fertility. An important aspect of hormonal health has to do with being connected to night and day. Our bodies respond to a natural contrast in light and dark and we produce hormones accordingly. A common, yet little known, issue for my patients who live in New York City, is exposure to light at night. Exposure to light while... Read More

Acupuncture Improves Memory and Learning Capacity

TweetAcupuncture can significantly improve learning and memory capacity that has been impaired by hyperglycemia and cerebral ischemia, according to a new study. A study published in the journal, Neuroscience Letters, reported on whether electroacupuncture (acupuncture needles stimulated with a mild electrical current) could improve learning and memory in rats whose memory and cognitive functions were impaired by the decreased circulatory effects of... Read More

Healthy Brain Habits

TweetHere are some steps you can take to help optimize brain health and sharpen your memory: Eat More Produce: Studies that focus on food and memory show that the more produce you eat, the better. One 25-year Harvard Medical School study of more than 13,000 women showed that the participants who ate relatively high amounts of vegetables over the years had less age-related decline in memory. Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage)... Read More