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Cancer: The Battle No One Chooses

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be scary and confusing. But with the right treatment and support, more and more cancer patients become survivors who enjoy a healthy long life. According to the National Institute of Health “the number of people living beyond a cancer diagnosis reached nearly 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected […]

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Identifying Potential Food Allergens in Your Diet

How can you tell if your eating something your body is allergic to? 

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How to Curb Your Sugar Cravings

Decreasing or avoiding sugar can be a big challenge for most of us. Sugar is everywhere, and not just in our desserts and treats. Sometimes we aren’t even aware of the hidden sugar we’re ingesting. Juices, condiments, cereal, salad dressings, sauces, and even “natural” things like some dried fruit and yogurt can all contain added […]

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Book Review: Your Best Pregnancy

We are happy to recommend a new book for pregnancy support! Our good friend Jill Hoefs and her colleague Denise Jagroo have written a very helpful book about all the aches and pains and other side effects during the stages of pregnancy.  Jill is a trusted physical therapist here in New York City and works […]

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What is Electro-Acupuncture?

While acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years, the use of electro-acupuncture is a fairly recent addition to the tools of an acupuncturist. Electro-acupuncture can produce wonderful results when it comes to certain conditions.

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Finding Your Seasonal Sleep Rhythm

As we approach winter and the sun sets earlier and rises later, our circadian rhythm naturally changes as well.  In our modernized world, many of us are unaware and continue on the same schedule of bedtime and waking as we have all Summer, but our bodies and brains are still tuned into the changing rhythm. […]

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A Cleanse for Lasting Weight Loss

In Chinese medicine, your digestion plays an absolute central role in optimal health. Having a weak digestive system (which for us encompasses functions of the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, liver, and immune system) can lead to countless other health problems. In fact, I often see patients coming in for problems in other areas […]

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Have you Used Acupuncture or Herbs for Fertility? We Need your Help!

We are thrilled to be taking part in a study that will provide more data about the benefits of combining acupuncture and other complimentary therapies with Western fertility treatments. Here at the YinOva Center, we have enjoyed building close relationships with doctors and many of the reproductive medical centers in our area.  One of these, Reproductive […]

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Cleanse more than just your body this spring

I like to think of a cleanse as a concentrated time to rethink our habits and let our bodies rest. The obvious habit to start with is usually our diet. Whether you are having only fresh juices for your cleanse or are just attempting to “clean up” your diet, a cleanse can provide the motivation to test out new ways of taking care of ourselves for a finite amount of time.

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Cleanse with the YinOva Center

Spring is a great time to throw away junk, de-clutter your life and your home, and open the windows to let the fresh air in. So why not practice the same when it comes to our bodies?

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Focus on Cancer: Xerostomia and mouth sores

Radiation to the chest, neck and head can affect the mouth and throat, creating dryness, changes in taste, difficult or painful swallowing and changes in speech.  Xerostomia (dryness of the mouth) occurs in over 80% of cancer patients receiving radiation to these areas within six weeks of first treatment.  Some chemotherapy agents can also cause […]

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Focus on Cancer: Hot flashes during cancer treatment

Some types of cancer cells are stimulated by naturally occurring hormones in the body like estrogen.  In these cases, drugs such as tamoxifen and letrozole are used to keep hormone levels stable and low.  These drugs are adjuvant therapies used in addition to other cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation and are used to manage […]

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