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Ginseng: Getting to the Root

If there’s one Asian herb that everyone has heard of, it’s ginseng – Panax ginseng to give it it’s full name. It’s often thought of as a stimulant, although Ginseng is actually more sophisticated than that. In traditional Chinese herbology, we use it to strengthen digestion, improve lung function, reduce anxiety, and increase energy.

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My Experience on the Dr. Oz Show

Recently Dr. Oz was put on the defensive after testifying before a US Senate subcommittee about weight-loss scams.  He was asked to appear to talk about companies who misuse his name to promote dubious weight-loss products and thus erroneously give the impression that he has endorsed these products. However, he ended up defending the way […]

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The Healing Power of Oregano

Here in New York one of our associations with oregano is the herb in the shakers at the pizza shop. It’s flavorful and goes well with with the garlic powder also offered in these establishments.

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Five Healing Herbs you can Grow on your Kitchen Windowsill

Growing a small herb garden on a sunny windowsill means you’ll be able to snip some herbs as you need them to cook. Many culinary herbs also have medicinal benefits, so you can make them into healing teas, tinctures, salves and washes. Thyme, sage and mint make an excellent cough syrup when mixed with ginger […]

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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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5 natural hangover helpers

New Year’s Eve is often a time when even the healthiest of us throw caution to the wind and break out the champagne. The best advice is, of course, to avoid a hangover in the first place. And how? Simply by limiting your alcohol, drinking plenty of water and making sure you eat enough, you […]

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Noah travels to Peru to learn about the natural pharmacy of the Amazon

I’m back after a two week trip to Iquitos, Peru where I had the opportunity to study herbal medicine with a group of Shipibo Shamen. The experience of working with these masters was nothing short of extraordinary. Shipibo traditions span milenia, and much of the culture is embodied in their medicine. As an herbalist myself, […]

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Live longer, live stronger: 10 of the best herbal adaptogens for anti-aging

Why do some people seem to age quicker than others?Is it just a matter of genetics or are there things we can do to slow down the aging process? How much does lifestyle and diet contribute to aging?Don’t we all age? Shouldn’t we just accept it? These are some of the questions my patients ask […]

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Soup for the end of the summer

This is barely a recipe. In fact I almost didn’t share it with you because it’s so simple. However it tasted good, looked pretty and is cheap and nutritious. It’s also an ideal soup to make as the season changes because it’s light enough to evoke the taste of summer and warming enough to serve […]

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Herbs and supplement safety

A recent article in the New York Times explored impurities in a few poor quality herbal supplements that supposedly aid in weight loss and low libido.  We are saddened that these products exist and are giving Chinese herbs a bad reputation.  We would like to reassure our patients that purchasing herbal products and supplements appropriately […]

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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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