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Category: Giving Back

Ater Orlando: Supporting the LGBTQ Community

In the light of the recent mass shootings in Orlando, Jill sat down with members of the LGBTQ community to get their reactions and to discuss the rights and needs of their community.

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by Emma Thake

What We’re Thankful for at YinOva

This year we thought it would be nice to take a moment and think about what we are grateful for, and we wanted to share with you!

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Notes from Guatemala

Healer 2 Healer is an international healing exchange that reaches out to indigenous communities in Guatemala. I joined Healer2Healer a few months ago for my second trip with them; this was the 11th visit made by a small group of volunteer practitioners and students of Chinese medicine and Reiki. The intent is to support to the […]

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Supporting IVF with Dietary Therapy

Many patients pair IVF treatments with Traditional Chinese Medicine. For those people, it is important to know some general traditional principles to help facilitate the process and make things easier and clearer. If you are one of these patients, in addition to your regular acupuncture regimen I would also suggest dietary therapy. Dietary therapy, which […]

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Rockaway raffle

Over the past four weeks, since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the coastal regions of New York and New Jersey, we have all seen extraordinary outpourings of generosity and kindness in almost every conceivable form. From those with carpentry & construction skills, to food trucks to healthcare providers, it’s been a time of people being their best. […]

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Veteran’s Day

On a bright May morning I step outside with one of my patients to see how the spring weather is shaping up. He glances at another patient’s license plate and recognizing a fellow veteran blurts out “Oh, there’s an old tin can you don’t see too often”. I have just enough grasp of the lingo […]

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Thank you

Thank you to all who took part in our Help for Haiti Month. Mark is still tallying up the votes but a percentage of each treatment will be given to three great charities. Doctors without Borders Care Friends of the Orphans A special shout out goes to our YinOva patient Amelia. Amelia, who is 13, […]

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Kiva – Loans that change lives

We love Kiva! Praised by Oprah and endorsed by President Clinton in his book “Giving”, Kiva aims to encourage micro-financing by matching ordinary people, willing to provide small loans, with entrepreneurs in developing countries who will use the money to build a business and climb out of poverty. The loans, which can be as small […]

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Merry Christmas from All of Us at The YinOva Center

A very merry Christmas to you and yours from all of us. I am with my family in upstate New York. It’s early on Christmas morning and everyone else is asleep. I am puttering around the house wrapping presents and preparing vegetables. The turkey is brining outside in a big bin. We brine our turkey […]

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Happy Chanukah

We wish all our Jewish patients and staff a very Happy Chanukah. These healthy Chanukah recipes from the Dallas News caught my eye. They look great although to be honest in our house my husband insists on making potato latkes the old fashioned way. He may have a point. Although grilled latkes sound very healthy, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I have much to be thankful for. When I think about The YinOva Center, what I am most grateful for is the sense of community that we have been able to create. All of us – practitioners, administrators and patients feel connected. I love the fact that I can walk […]

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Giving Back – The Thailand Water Project

Hello Everyone! It’s Emma, Jill’s daughter here. I’ve hijacked my Mum’s blog to thank all of you who supported my trip to Thailand to take part in the Water Project. Without your generous donations none of it would have been possible. So…Thank you. As some of you know I was in Thailand as part of […]

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