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by Sara Calabro

Last week was the first day of spring. Yahoo! Except for that fact that many people don't feel so hot this time of year.

The flu is -- knock on wood -- mostly behind us. Allergies have not quite exploded yet. So, why do so many of us feel off in the early days of spring?...

 

Editor´s Note: This is the perfect article for this time of year. The transition between seasons is explained in Chinese medicine theory. The focus of the article is on the liver system, its symptoms of imbalance, and ways to restore that balance so you can enjoy a happy and healthy Spring!

 

Acupuncture/TCM


by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc

I learned a couple of herbal poison ivy remedies in a Kitchen Herbs class I took a few years back. I don't have any feedback as to efficacy, so please add comments with your experiences.

There are two easily accessible Chinese herbs that treat poison ivy. Both are weeds that are ubiquitous in the summer...

 

Editor's Note: Try these natural poison ivy remedies and please leave feedback as to efficacy.

 

Acupuncture/TCM


by Naomi Rabinowitz, MD

For better or for worse, New York is a 24-hour city and anything can be done at any time. Some of us just don't get to bed early enough and have to get up early the next day regardless. Others are so taxed physically, emotionally and spiritually that we have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep or both.
 
This article will explore sleep issues from both the Western and TCM perspectives and discuss treatments modalities...

 

Acupuncture/TCM


by Peter Games, LAc

Despite our disdain for pain, it actually serves a purpose, and a valuable one at that. Pain is part of our body's defense system and its purpose is to help us avoid harmful behavior. In other words, it's your body's way of telling you that it doesn't like what you are doing and it would prefer that you stop doing it. Sometimes we choose not to listen to that message and other times we have no choice but to hear it and comply...

 

 

Acupuncture/TCM


by Ion Doaga

You may be a fan of Swedish massage which is always relaxing, but what if you want something a little deeper to really get to the root of your pain.

You can’t really decide which treatment to go with deep tissue massage, shiatsu or thai massage.
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Massage & Bodywork


 

Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: What a great documentary. Very eye opening and - of course - I love, love, love that it showcases acupuncture, nutrition and meditation as brilliant adjuncts to classic western treatments because they work! These methodogies tap into our bodies' own will and desire to heal without medication, surgery, etc. And, as the movie states, they are also effective because 70% of medical issues are related to lifestyle! Yowza, what an incredible stat.

 

Meditation


 

See how easy and pain free getting acupuncture is. Weight loss can easily be treated through acupuncture, herbs, and proper nutrition. Obesity has become a serious issue in most Western countries... 

 

Acupuncture/TCM


by Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc

Standard western medicine diagnoses headaches according to type or physical causes: cluster headaches (headaches grouped together in the same day of over several weeks), tension headaches (due to tight muscles in the neck and base of the head), sinus headaches, headaches due to head trauma or migraine headaches (severe pain, often accompanied by nausea and seeing auras). These different types of headaches are all basically treated in the same manner, using weaker or stronger analgesic drugs to provide symptomatic relief of pain. The problem is that this symptomatic approach to treatment does not address the root cause of the disease. Many patients suffer for years, decades or even lifelong with pain, that may temporarily abate with medication, but never completely resolves...

 

Acupuncture/TCM


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