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Category: Acupuncture

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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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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Why Controlling Your Weight Can Help You To Conceive

Are you trying to get pregnant and struggling to conceive? The answer may be easier than you think.

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5 Facts That You Might Not Have Known About Chinese Medicine

Let’s start with some basics, shall we? Traditional Chinese medicine is a 3,500-year-old system of medicine. It’s used to address a huge variety of ailments from minor imbalances to chronic conditions and is based on the philosophy that the human body is in a dynamic state of balance- both internally and with the outside world. When […]

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Can Acupuncture Treat Infant Colic? New research says – Yes!

Sleepless nights that turn into days filled with exhaustion, on repeat: newborn babies who cry nonstop and can’t seemed to be soothed is a such a difficult and frustrating thing to endure, especially if your baby is otherwise healthy.

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How To Boost Your Sperm Count

When boosting your sperm count there may be a few things you might want to take into account.

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Using Chinese Medicine to Keep You Healthy While You Travel

The residents of New York City are no strangers to claustrophobic modes of transportation; on a daily basis, we endure wheezing pedestrians, sticky children and break dancers who love to smear residue from the subway floor onto every accessible railing. And unfortunately, most methods of escape from the germy, stressful cluster of boroughs require similarly […]

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Should Your Partner Be Coming in For Fertility Treatments As Well?

Recently a fertility patient of mine asked me if her husband should consider treatment.

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Sleep & Your Reproductive Clock

Believe it or not your sleep, or lack thereof, may be a contributing factor to some of the difficulties you may be having trying to conceive. The central circadian pacemakers in the SCN (suprachiasmatic nucleus), the body’s “internal clock”, set daily rhythms based on light information from the surrounding environment. New research published in the […]

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How to Vaccinate Your Child, Safely

Here at YinOva we work hand-in-hand with MDs every day and our aim is to help our patients get the best of both worlds by combining biomedical care with Chinese medicine in an effective way.  As a practitioner who treats lots of children, I’m only too aware that parents worry about making the right choice […]

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Could Insomnia Be Affecting Your Fertility?

You may already know that sleep is important to your health, and surely you’ve experienced how vital it is to your state of mind. As it turns out, it is also valuable for fertility; lack of sleep can play a role in infertility.

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