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Tips for Living Healthier

When I meet with new clients in my practice at YinOva, I always provide a handful of practical ideas they can put to use immediately to shift their state of health.  These are always tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. In celebration of National Eat Healthy Day, here are seven tips that […]

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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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A Cleanse for Lasting Weight Loss

In Chinese medicine, your digestion plays an absolute central role in optimal health. Having a weak digestive system (which for us encompasses functions of the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, liver, and immune system) can lead to countless other health problems. In fact, I often see patients coming in for problems in other areas […]

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A Thanksgiving Digestive Survival Guide

We all know that Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends. But it’s no secret that the real focus of the last Thursday in November’s festivities is food. Though overdoing it may be easy to achieve this holiday season, some may be dreading dinnertime in fear of a digestive nightmare. 

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Caring for summer’s minor mishaps: food poisoning (Part III)

For lots of my patients (and me!), summertime is about having fun with food. Whether we are traveling abroad or tailgating at the stadium, coming together around meals is a big part of what we do when the weather gets warm.

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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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Constipation solutions

“It’s a little slow”, “It could be better”, “It comes and goes” “Uhh,…” These are just some of the euphemisms I regularly hear from patients when we discuss their digestion, and they almost always refer to constipation. In my practice and across the nation, constipation is one of the most common digestive complaints people have. […]

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Hiatal Hernia

Kathy was a patient I hadn’t seen for many years. She’d originally come to me to manage her back pain and once she was better we had lost touch. However a new set of symptoms had brought her back to the YinOva Center in the hope that Chinese medicine could help. A month prior she’d […]

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