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 […]


L’Shana Tova: Apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah and beyond

With Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes a customary heap of symbolic food offerings. Chief among these is the combination of apples dipped in honey.


Castor oil: The awesome and the not-so-hot

Castor oil is an incredible substance obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor plant, Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae). It is a clear, flavorless oil that has been used for medicinal use in ancient Egypt, China, Persia, Africa, Greece, Rome, and started to be used in Europe and the Americas in the 1600s. Centuries ago, the […]