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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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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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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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How To Know When You Are Most Fertile (by Monitoring Your Fertile Cervical Mucus)

“How can I pinpoint when I’m ovulating?” Something that patients ask us all the time here at the YinOva Center.  And this is what we tell them….

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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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