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Hungry?

Are you hungry all the time? Do you overeat? It’s a problem for lots of us so it may be good to hear that Chinese medicine has some unique solutions that take into account both the physical cravings and the emotional needs that prompt us to eat too much.

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Treating Constipation in Babies and Children Naturally

In Traditional Chinese medicine the Middle Jiao is the area generally below the heart to the pubic bone. All Middle Jiao issues revolve around the transformation and transportation of food and fluids. We can include the Stomach, the Intestines, the Spleen, the Liver, the Bladder and the Uterus in the Middle Jiao.

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What Does Your Acupuncturist Eat? A Look Inside Kymberly’s Refrigerator

Kymberly Kelly opens up her refrigerator doors and chats about being a former “junk-food junkie” gone clean-eating enthusiast.

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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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10 healing foods you may already have in your kitchen!

Whenever my stomach hurts I always look for some ginger (we’ll talk about ginger later on, don’t worry!) and so this got me thinking – what other foods around the house, or that are easy to get a hold of, are there that can help to heal me in times of need? I did some […]

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Take a walk down our wellness street!

The YinOva center, tucked away on a quieter street, is near all sorts of busy busy locations: five minutes one way is Union Square and five minutes the other way is Saint Marks Place. 

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Winter Nourishment: Warming foods to banish the chill

We are coming into the time of winter and today marks the change with the Winter Solstice. The days feel very short, and the darkness of night is arriving so soon. It’s a time of slowing down and going inward, in order to preserve energy and seek warmth. In Chinese medicine winter is associated with […]

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5 warming herbs to spice up your life

Chinese herbs have a reputation for being exotic, and it’s true that some of the ingredients in our medicinal herbal formulas are quite rare and specialized. However, throughout China and India, it’s also traditional to use common cooking spices for health and healing. As the weather gets cooler, it’s helpful to add some warming spices […]

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What Does Your Acupuncturist Eat? A Look Inside Amanda’s Refrigerator

Amanda Silver is nicknamed The YinOva “Rock Star” for a reason. Her ability to develop personal relationships with her patients, co-workers, family and self is a true testament to the “Ying-Yang” balance of her being. Her holistic approach to life translates to her diet, and is visually seen through her refrigerator.

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Eat to avoid migraines + a recipe!

Migraines can be a chronic condition which, for some sufferers, can interfere with daily activities. The cause of migraines varies in each individual, but a common trigger, and possible means of prevention, is diet. Tyramine, an amino acid formed by the breakdown of protein in aged foods, is known to trigger migraines in many individuals. […]

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What Does Your Acupuncturist Eat? A Look Inside Laura’s Refrigerator

As a Baby Boomer, raised in the 50’s and 60’s, Laura Scheurer witnessed a change in how families congregated for meals and the food they ate. “I grew up with TV dinners, Ring Dings, Twinkies, Captain Crunch, Fruit Loops, bologna, white bread, coke and chips,” Laura recounts. In contrast with the societal shift to processed foods, Laura’s […]

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Quinoa stir fry with chicken and veggies

Stir-fries have become a favorite dish of mine since they are not only quick and easy, which works well with a busy schedule, but provide a multitude of variations in ingredients. This recipe came together one day as a result of using leftover veggies found in my fridge and some additions I thought would be […]

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