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May 10

What Side Effects Really Mean

  According to WebMD, the most common side effects of a multi-billion dollar, cholesterol lowering, statin medication are joint pain, diarrhea, indigestion, “pain,” throat irritability, and urinary tract infections. The list of “infrequent” and “rare” side effects seems to drone on to the bottom of the page’s infinity, ranging in everything from hives to Hepatitis, […]

May 02

How Acupuncture Helps Weight Loss

Patients often come into my clinic inquiring whether acupuncture can help weight loss, and the go-to response I’ve come to develop is: “Can water put out fire?” It isn’t to sound arrogant or offer some professionally irresponsible guarantee of results, but instead quite the opposite intention of shining a light on the disparity between theoretical […]

Feb 28

5 Reasons I Know Acupuncture Works

Since becoming an acupuncturist I’ve heard people allege, arguably via selective auditory attention, that acupuncture’s efficacy may be placebo, implying of course that I may be a fool, whether they realize said implication or not. If they do then this makes them quite rude – whereas if they don’t… well, who’s the fool now? Most […]

Jan 11

New Book Alert!

Revolution is now available in English! Dr. Longo of USC presents the Fasting Mimicking Diet. Decades of research in one book. So good. . . . #NYC #EvolveHealthNYC #BeWell #health #wellness #evidencebasedmedicine #sciencebasednutrition #foodismedicine #prolon #lnutra #longevity #research
Aug 30

Chinese Herbs for Osteoporosis and Preventing Bone Loss

“University of British Columbia scientists believe a compound found in red sage, which is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, could help prevent bone loss without causing severe side effects,” a study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research reports via Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News #traditionalchinesemedicine #osteoporosis #redsage #health #wellness #evolveyourlife A post shared […]

Jan 15

Research Supports Acupuncture in Cancer Survivorship

In a systematic review of surveys completed by cancer patients in the journal Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America, use of TCM therapies during treatment ranged from 2.6-100% in every one of the observed studies. Since many oncology centers do not have their own Chinese medicine departments, we can surmise from this information that cancer survivors […]

Jan 06

Anatomy for Acupuncture and Tui Na: Human Cadaver Lab

The return of the #cadaverlab! #traditionalchinesemedicine #acupuncture #tuina #health #education A post shared by Evolve Health + Wellness (@evolvehealthnyc) on Jan 6, 2017 at 8:11am PST

Jan 05

Cancer Survivorship: Treatment Strategies for the TCM Provider

#oncology #oncologyseminar #cancer #cancersurvivor #survivorship #traditionalchinesemedicine #health #wellness A post shared by Evolve Health + Wellness (@evolvehealthnyc) on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:51am PST

Jul 01

Opioid Addiction: Natural Pain Relief through Acupuncture

This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its guidelines for prescribing opioid pain relief. In the US, opioid addiction has resulted in hundreds of thousands of people overdosing on prescription medication. The CDC has reported that deaths from prescription opioids quadrupled since 1999, resulting in 78 American deaths due to […]

Jun 09

A Model for Integrating Acupuncture into Supportive Care in Oncology

Last month, we hosted – for the first time ever – a seminar in Chinese Medicine and Oncology at the Columbia Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital. This two-day course, led by the esteemed Drs. Katherine Taromina and Frank Butler, examined treatment strategies and the role of Chinese Medicine in supportive care for cancer patients. In […]

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