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Chinese Medicine is Energy Medicine

Did you know that acupuncture is one of the most ancient forms of energy medicine?

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GCH: Natural Skincare, Bone Broth, How To Heal Injuries

The second episode of Jill Blakeway’s new podcast GCH (Grow.Cook.Heal.) is now available, along with program notes and recipes on her website!  Jill reflects on why it can feel good to hold on to resentment, but even better to learn how to forgive and also chats with three guests.

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Fatigued, Lowered Immunity, and Swollen Glands?

People who catch colds easily and who find it difficult to battle said colds, people who often say that “they need their sleep” preferring 9-10 hours of sleep per night and often more on the weekends, and people who time and time again find inflammation manifesting as either chronic sinusitis, enlarged tonsils, swollen lymph nodes and/or […]

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Can the Lotus Plant Give you Beautiful Skin?

It looks a bit like a water lily and is the national flower of India. It’s a symbol of purity in both the Buddhist and Hindu traditions. It’s prized for it’s healing properties throughout Asia. It’s the lotus plant!

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How to Forgive (and Why You Should)

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” – Gandhi 

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Anxiety and Depression

Almost everyone has experienced depression at some point in their lives. It is an appropriate response when life has become too burdensome and those burdens feel overwhelming. Likewise most of us have been anxious. We’ve felt fear around a new situation or second-guessed our ability to meet a challenge.  It is normal to have transient […]

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Is your Immune System Preventing a Pregnancy?

I’ve been in practice for many years. Long enough to notice trends, and one of the things that I have noticed is a rise in autoimmune problems (allergies, lupus, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue and some kinds of thyroid disorders). What concerns me about this rise in immune system dysfunction is the effect it […]

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How Chinese Medicine Treats Amenorrhea

If a woman misses three periods she’s considered to have amenorrhea. It’s a condition we commonly see at YinOva where women often come to our center so seek help in reestablishing their menstrual cycle. Often these patients have not been too concerned about missing their period until they decide to try to conceive. However, amenorrhea […]

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Treating Allergies with Chinese Medicine

Here at the YinOva Center in New York City we can tell spring is in the air when our patients come in with red eyes and stuffy noses. Seasonal allergies affect one third of Americans and according to a study published in the September 2004 issue of Allergy Magazine, a combination of Chinese herbs and […]

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What do I Look for in an Acupuncturist?

One of the most common questions Jill gets asked in interviews about the general benefits of acupuncture is “How does someone find a good acupuncturist?” And due to the popularity of her two books Making Babies and Sex Again women who read either title from across the country contact the YinOva Center looking for the […]

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Give alternatives to the Flu Shot

My brother likes to say that if a massive pandemic were to hit the United States – another plague of sorts – that I would be the first one down. Not a fair assessment, I say, since I actually went a few years without a major cold or flu, but I do get his point. […]

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Hydrate naturally!

It isn’t news to anyone that it is super hot out there. This summer has been more forgiving than last year, but there have still been a fair amount of sweateringly hot days. We wanted to give you some advice on how to hydrate and cool down, naturally! I went around the office and got […]

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