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Mom Posture: Balancing the Physical Side of Breastfeeding with Manual Therapy

I just could not let August breeze by without the recognition of Breastfeeding Awareness Month. As new moms, we’re under so much pressure to achieve Magna Cum Laude in the “best mother” sector of being human that we often neglect the most important aspect of the equation: ourselves and our bodies.

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A Fussy Newborn, Gas & Feedings: What Infant Abdominal Massage can do for you and your baby

Gas. We all get it, we all pass it, we all try to pretend we don’t have it. When your little one, however, starts to display clear signs of pain and discomfort from gas, it becomes an issue of more immediate importance. Not to mention, precious bonding moments as well as the very small amount […]

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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 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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Treating Constipation in Babies and Children Naturally

In Traditional Chinese medicine the Middle Jiao is the area generally below the heart to the pubic bone. All Middle Jiao issues revolve around the transformation and transportation of food and fluids. We can include the Stomach, the Intestines, the Spleen, the Liver, the Bladder and the Uterus in the Middle Jiao.

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L’Shana Tova: Apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah and beyond

With Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes a customary heap of symbolic food offerings. Chief among these is the combination of apples dipped in honey.

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by Emma Thake

7 ways to prep yourself and your family for back-to-school

Summer is winding down and fall is just around the corner. For so many people the beginning of the year feels like if falls around this time and that’s because school is almost back in session.  It’s a transitory season for many, whether you’re getting your kid ready for their first day being a third […]

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All in the Family: Pediatric Massage for you and your Child

Patients often ask about treatments for children – in addition to acupuncture, for a number of common or uncommon conditions. Shonishin pediatric message is a Japanese treatment that uses small tools to tap, rub, press, scratch and stroke the body’s skin. Shonishin translates to “children’s needle” and although primarily used for young ones, Shonishin massage […]

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Yoga for Toddlers

Today’s blog was written by Jensen Wheeler Wolfe, a certified yoga teacher in Manhattan.  She is the creator and owner of The Little Yoga Mat. As our babies grow and discover the world we live in, sometimes what accompanies this indoctrination is fear, stress and a feeling of over-stimulation. City children, in particular, are exposed […]

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Frugal Food Shopping the Healthy Way by Penelope

“We are proud to have film maker and activist Penelope Jagesser Chaffer joining us on the blog today.”  – Jill I’m so glad to be writing this post.  It’s probably the number one question I get asked: “How can you feed a family frugally if you are living an organic, non-toxic life?”  My lovely friends […]

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Back to School with some Healthy Habits.

It’s that time of year again! Our children are heading back to school. We Moms often have some mixed feelings around this. Most of our Yinova Moms tell me they feel a bit wistful that summer is over whilst at the same time breathing a giant sigh of relief as everyone gets back into routine. […]

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Honey – An alternative to cough medicine for children

Recently the FDA reiterated its warning that children under six shouldn’t be given cough syrup which begs the question what’s a Mom to do? Some of our patients have emailed us to ask if we have any suggestions for alternatives to cough syrup in light of FDA findings that they can have serious side effects […]

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