The element corresponding to the Winter is Water – winter is a yin season; in nature there is activity deep beneath the surface, as animals hibernate and live on stores of food saved over the year. Traditionally this is a time of hibernation, reserved physical and mental energy, and introspection. Winter is a time to […]
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Many people know that Acupuncture can treat physical pain, but few people are aware of it’s potential to foster dynamic creativity and healthy expression. As a Five Element practitioner, my goal is to engender the proper movement of the elements as they show up in each individual. In my initial series of treatments I address […]
Moving to New York has its challenges. Amongst them is a the scarcity of time that seems to be an inevitable characteristic in the lives of all New Yorkers. I never thought it would happen to me, but it did! I know I’ve stayed away from my blog for too long, but I have been working […]
This is useful information on incorporating Acupuncture and other wellness modalities into your flex spending account, from Whole Living Magazine (http://wholeliving.com): “November is open enrollment season, when many employers invite staffers to pick a health plan and decide how much of next year’s salary they’ll set aside-tax free-to cover eligible medical expenses. Think big this […]
Greetings and happy autumn! In this post I’m going to focus on why my practice is unique. I was trained as a Classical Five Element Acupuncturist, and there are not too many of us to be found in our city. The majority of practitioners here are trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Below are questions […]
I know that the benefits of meditation in my life are many. For one, it creates an inner stillness from which to act-but I often find myself resistant to my regular meditation practice. I just came across this wonderful quote from the enlightened spiritual teacher, Paramahansa Yogananda, that gets right to the heart of the […]
“If you consider most modalities of Chinese Medicine, the one where it relies just on yourself, that’s qi gong…each time you do it is therapeutic. That’s why sometimes the most intractable diseases are cured by not by any other modality except qi gong.” Consider a 20-30 minute regiment once or twice a day. These are […]
This recent interview with Krista Tippett and chef Dan Barber is inspirational, educational, and humorous… My favorite part of the interview is Dan’s explanation of how a plant’s physiology actually changes (i.e. tastes better, and is likely more nutrient dense) when it is grown sustainably and locally – particularly plants indigenous to us in the […]
Recently, there has been a shift in thinking around health and healthcare. Suddenly, it seems, the focus is on wellness; a word that has already become commonplace in conversation, it implies active patient engagement and less reliance on late-stage interventions. Wellness medicine is not only preventive medicine, although this is indeed a part, it is […]
http://being.publicradio.org/programs/2011/opening-to-our-lives/poem_walcott-loveafterlove.shtml#loveafterlove Take a moment to listen to Jon Kabat-Zinn as he recites “Love after Love”, a poem by Derek Walcott. Jon Kabat-Zinn is an author and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.