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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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Boo! The 13 Ghost Acupuncture Points

The 13 ghost acupuncture points are part of an obscure and esoteric tradition in Chinese medicine. They were developed in the 6th Century by a doctor called Sun Si Miao to address disturbances that were attributed to demonic possession. Disorders such as seizures, mania, confusion and nightmares were thought to have a spiritual origin and therefore […]

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Have you Used Acupuncture or Herbs for Fertility? We Need your Help!

We are thrilled to be taking part in a study that will provide more data about the benefits of combining acupuncture and other complimentary therapies with Western fertility treatments. Here at the YinOva Center, we have enjoyed building close relationships with doctors and many of the reproductive medical centers in our area.  One of these, Reproductive […]

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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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Focus on Cancer: Pain and peripheral neuropathy

Using acupuncture to reduce pain has been documented in many scientific studies over the years.  It is also one of the best ways to manage the pain associated with peripheral neuropathy induced by chemotherapy.  Damage to the peripheral nerves in the fingers and toes, but also radiating up into the arms and legs can occur […]

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Autumn and the art of letting go

In traditional Chinese medicine, autumn is linked to the metal element which is characterized by the color white, the lungs, and its paired organ the large intestine. To us and to others who feel the effects of seasonal changes, autumn is also linked to the emotions of grief and nostalgia. Autumn is the time when leaves fall […]

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Send in the clowns: The cut-up key to better IVF

My patients often ask me what they can do to improve their success during an IVF, and my answer usually surprises them.  Laugh!   In addition to receiving acupuncture, after having an embryo transfer I tell my patients to go home, relax, and watch some funny movies.  A study published in the respected Fertility and Sterility medical journal last […]

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Acupuncture During Pregnancy

Susan was a long-term fertility patient who was overjoyed to find out that she was pregnant. “Should I still come and see you every week?”, she asked me. The answer is only if you want to. If you find acupuncture relaxing and useful, feel free to visit us here at the YinOva Center as much […]

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Endometriosis – A Chinese Medicine Approach

Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain we see here at the YinOva Center. It can seriously affect a woman’s ability to conceive and can also cause uncomfortable, heavy or irregular periods. Sometimes there are no symptoms associated with endometriosis and it is only discovered when a woman seeks treatment for infertility. […]

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8 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Circulation

Do your hands and feet ever get noticeably colder than the rest of you? Maybe you wake up before your extremities do? Perhaps you get pins and needles if you sit for too long? These are all signs of mild circulatory problems that many of my patients ignore or dismiss as a minor inconvenience. However […]

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Hair Loss – How Chinese Medicine Can Help

“It started with a few extra strands on my hair brush and before I knew it there were patches so thin you could see my scalp” Diana is a beautiful woman in her mid-thirties who was understandably devastated when her hair began to fall out. She had tried a variety of medicines before coming to […]

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Getting rid of PMS

Many women dread the last week of every cycle because of how irritable and miserable they feel. Chinese medicine has been treating premenstrual symptoms for thousands of years and here at the YinOva Center we have drawn on this traditional wisdom to help modern New Yorkers address their PMS simply and effectively. Many of our patients are surprised and thrilled to find out that PMS can be solved and that they don’t have to put up with feeling moody and uncomfortable every month.

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