In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is represented by one of the elements of nature (such as wind, cold, damp or heat). The element associated with summer is heat or FIRE! Fire energy is considered YANG Energy. Yang is big, yang is expansion yang is excess. As you know, summer is all … [Read more...] about Summer Fire and Healing Heart Energy
Over the years I’ve been in conversation with patients about “this or that” health condition. I’m always surprised when I hear people say, “but I’ve already seen my doctor for it.” Oftentimes people will follow this line up with something like, “There’s nothing else I can do.” I beg to … [Read more...] about The Many Promises of Alternative Medicine: How your acupuncturist differs from your primary care doctor
We are very excited to welcome Karen Siegel Propis, MPH, MS, RD, LD, LAc, to our practice! Karen will be filling in while Julie Shindler-Cohen is on maternity leave and will maintain a part-time schedule once Julie returns. Karen was founder and owner of the Acupuncture and Nutrition Clinic in … [Read more...] about Welcome Karen Siegel Propis – our newest Acupuncturist
Menopause and peri-menopause are natural occurring processes which take place when the secretion of estrogen and progesterone in our body diminishes. As a result, menstrual cycles become irregular and eventually stop. Menopause becomes “official” when a woman has not had a cycle for one year. … [Read more...] about Integrative Approach to Menopause!
I recently held a seminar with Dr. George Nicoloff, who is board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine. We were so excited to have over 60 people attend! We agreed to speak on the connection between the gut & immune system, as we know how deeply interwoven they are. We shared a lot of … [Read more...] about The Gut & Immune System Connection
As women, we are pressured to keep our figures intact and the world around us supports our desire to be thin and svelte. At the same time, we are watching our bodies change – most of which is beyond our control. Midlife hormonal changes take precedent to our old ways of eating what we want and … [Read more...] about The Magic of Midlife – Body Balance for women in their prime!