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Category: Self Care

How to Have a Healthy Postpartum after a Cesarian

The weeks following a birth can be both a difficult and delicate time for any new parent. On top of adjusting to looking after a new member of the family, there is also so much healing to be done as a new parent.

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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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Eat Your Way to Happiness!

Washing down a bacon cheeseburger with a chocolate milkshake can be fun sometimes, don’t get us wrong. But what happens when you feed your body unhealthy things all the time? It responds, and we’re not just talking about a little weight gain here or there (some people are immune to that with their hollow thighs […]

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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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How to Keep your Work Stations Ergonomic

Does this sound familiar: Someone tells you that “sitting is the worst thing for your body!” You then smile and nod as you make a conscious effort to not sit as much until eventually you slip back into the same routine.

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Finding Health During Loss

My mom passed away on January 23rd, 2016; it was a day before her fortieth wedding anniversary and five days before her sixtieth birthday.

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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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Everything You Need To Know About The V-Steam

The Vaginal Steam, also known as The V-Steam, has been used for centuries as a traditional home remedy for good health care. They have been in talked about more and in the press lately thanks to celebs like Gwenyth Paltrow singing it’s praises. So, without further ado, here is your go-to guide with everything you want to know about […]

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Cauliflower Rice Party!

I came late to the cauliflower rice party, but I’ve been enjoying it since I arrived.

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Yoga and Repetitive Stress Injuries

“Does anyone have any injuries?” I cannot think of one class I’ve been in where no one raises a hand, or as the teacher walks around there isn’t a whispered admission of pain. However, the most unfortunate part is that the pains we feel are often a result of our own yoga practice, and we don’t […]

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DIY Treatments For An Itchy Scalp

Whether you have scalp psoriasis, or just irritation caused by a dry, flaky scalp, here are several natural and affordable do it yourself DIY treatments to help soothe your symptoms.

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