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by Emma Thake

4 Things You’re Better Off Without in 2018

Raise your hand if you have ever made a New Year’s Resolution, genuinely wanted to commit to it, failed a few months later, and then felt super guilty afterwards…

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Recovering from a Traumatic Loss in Fertility: How to Use Chinese Medicine to Treat Stress and Anxiety

We often talk about how to use acupuncture for assisting women and their partners in the pursuit of fertility but what about when trauma occurs and there is stress in trying to conceive again?

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How Acupuncture Can Assist You Through The Egg Freezing Process

Facebook, Apple, and Google are leading the way to a new era of family planning. With an uptick in progressive health insurance plans that cover elective egg freezing, an increasing number of millennials are now considering taking advantage of this new option.

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Post Surgical Recovery Using Acupuncture

There is a total of 100,000 miles worth of blood vessels in our adult bodies. Let’s just let that sink in for a moment; 100,000 is long enough to lap around the earth’s equator… 4 times. In other words: it’s a lot.

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How to Have a Healthy Postpartum after a Cesarian

The weeks following a birth can be both a difficult and delicate time for any new parent. On top of adjusting to looking after a new member of the family, there is also so much healing to be done as a new parent.

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Pride, Pain, and Healing: Using Chinese Medicine to Treat Trauma Within the LGBTQ Community

In my years of experience working in the field of LGBTQ health, I’ve seen many positive changes in the health of our community. It has felt triumphant and inspiring to watch HIV become a largely manageable long-term illness rather than an inevitable death sentence. Marriage equality has been perhaps the most palpable hurdle in the […]

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Handling Stress for the Busy Man, in a New York Minute

June is National Men’s Health Month—which aims to increase awareness of preventable health problems and diseases in men and boys. We as practitioners would like to recognize all the hardworking guys around us, and call to attention the importance of their self-care. For the New York man, stress is an inherent part of life, and […]

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An Immune Boosting Soup

In Asia the line between food and medicine is more blurred than we in the west are used to. Chinese medicine is full of recipes that combine food and herbs to make meals that both nourish and cure. With cold and flu season still in full swing I thought I’d share a healing recipe for […]

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Eat Your Way to Happiness!

Washing down a bacon cheeseburger with a chocolate milkshake can be fun sometimes, don’t get us wrong. But what happens when you feed your body unhealthy things all the time? It responds, and we’re not just talking about a little weight gain here or there (some people are immune to that with their hollow thighs […]

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Treating the Sexual Side Effects of Medication with Chinese medicine

Sexual desire and function are common concerns for our patients at the YinOva Center. In our experience, the causes of sexual dysfunction for both men and women can be caused by biological factors (age, constitution, etc.) or can be the result of prescription medication use. Thankfully, the latter can be very treatable.

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