Why Every Busy Woman Should try Acupuncture

Tweet   Image credit Shape.com I came across a great article posted on Shape Magazine’s website entitled, Why Every Busy Woman Should try Acupuncture. I knew I had to share this piece with all of you. Generally, we are the quintessential type-A women, running around New York City trying to accomplish a million tasks in one day.  As you will read, Renee Woodruff decided to try acupuncture without seeking treatment for a particular condition.... Read More

Acupuncture for PCOS

TweetI thought I’d pass along an interesting web page from Science Daily that featured an article last week entitled, “PCOS and the Benefits of Acupuncture and Exercise.” Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is caused by a hormonal imbalance of estrogen, progesterone and androgens in women of reproductive age. As a result of this imbalance, the menstrual cycle is often absent or irregular. PCOS can lead to other uncomfortable symptoms... Read More

Welcome, 2012!

TweetHappy New Year! The start of a new year is an exciting time, but for some of us, it’s the time of year when we roll out the welcome mat for our inner critic. “I hate my thighs…I need to lose 10 lbs…my hair is a mess…”.  This is the mantra that plays in our heads for many of us. And who can blame us? Every commercial seems to be for a gym membership, diet plan, or energy drink. It may not be the intention, but the message... Read More

Yoga’s Stress Relief: An Aid for Infertility

Tweet There is a great article in the New York Times about Yoga and Infertility: “KIMBERLY SORANNO, a 39-year-old Brooklynite undergoing an in vitro fertilization cycle as part of her quest to become pregnant, had gone to her share of yoga classes, but never one like that held on a recent Tuesday night in a reception area of the New York University Fertility Center. There were no deep twists or headstands; just easy “restorative” poses... Read More

Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation

TweetImage courtesy of FreeDigitalDownloads.net Acupuncture has been used to treat skin complaints and reduce signs of aging for centuries. In fact, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, also known as cosmetic acupuncture, has a recorded history going as far back as China’s Sung Dynasty (960AD – 1270AD), when the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines used it to engender beauty and good health. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture can improve muscle... Read More

Herb Teas to Soothe Menstrual Cramps

Tweet Sip herbal tea to soothe menstrual cramps Chamomile, fennel, ginger, and red raspberry leaf are delicious herbal teas that specifically support menstruation and ease cramps. Drink three cups a day of these warming teas to help you feel better. Painful menstrual period cramps can be a nuisance for some and debilitating for others. Painful menstruation, in fact, is the leading cause of lost time from work or school for females in their teens... Read More

More Natural Solutions to Soothe Menstrual Cramps

Tweet Load up on foods rich in magnesium. Magnesium relaxes muscles and decreases cramping which helps reduce menstrual pain. There’s nothing quite as comforting as a bowl of warm chicken soup! Bone broths are an excellent source of magnesium (as well as calcium and other minerals). Other great sources of magnesium include halibut, legumes and seeds such as navy beans and sunflower seeds, almonds, dark leafy greens, apples, figs, grapefruit, corn... Read More

Natural Solutions to Soothe Menstrual Cramps

Tweet If you suffer from menstrual cramps, here are some remedies to bring relief during your period: 1. Apply heat This is the most effective remedy for most women. Use a hot water bottle or heating pad on your belly for 20-30 minutes as needed to alleviate cramps. A hot bath is another great way to use heat to ease menstrual pain. Add in some bath salts, essential oils, and light some candles for extra pampering. 2. Stay away from cold iced foods... Read More

Acupuncture and Reproductive Health

Tweet Current statistics state that one in five couples over the age of 30 have difficulty conceiving after one year of trying. Many of these couples are turning to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for a safe, effective and natural solution to have a healthy baby. TCM has a long history when it comes to enhancing fertility for both men and women. In fact, evidence that acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used to aid fertility... Read More

The Silence of Infertility

TweetThere is a great article in Self Magazine this month about infertility. It describes why so many (one in eight couples) who experience infertility don’t talk about it with friends and family. Read the article here.  Read More