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May 16

How Acupuncture Treats Migraines

The first question I ask migraine sufferers when they come into my office is: “In which part of the head do you feel it?” Almost the entire differentiating philosophy of holistic medicine encompassed in one responding inquiry: There are many different diagnoses for one issue. Also, the same physiological pattern can express as many different […]

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, […]

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 31

The Alignment of Yoga with Chinese Medicine

In downward dog – the default “reset” yoga pose – we press “kidney 1,” the wood point on acupuncture’s water channel, and “heart 8,” the fire point on its fire channel – into the earth, concurrently using the former to tuck our heart into our lap and the latter to push our kidneys into the […]

Jan 27

Week 4: Back to Health 12 Week Yoga Series

Week 4 of our 12 week series, and we are floored by the response so far. Participants have reported a 40-60% reduction in pain since starting the class, and some have taken up a daily practice as a result. It’s not too late – Come join us today at 10am and see […]
Jan 20

Try Yoga Today

Have you been told by your doctor to try yoga but don’t know where to start? Our Back to Health series is for you! Learn how to strengthen, lengthen, and manage pain in a safe and supportive environment. ☀️ Today at 10am with Kristen Huffman @calmmesometime . . . #NYC #EvolveHealthNYC #BeWell […]
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
Jan 08

My First Patient

In Chinese Medical School one of the first things we’re taught is to not needle without the supervision of a licensed practitioner, and one of the first things we learn is almost everyone needles without the supervision of a licensed practitioner. First of all, it’s fun. Once you realize you can insert painless needles into […]

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 […]

Aug 25

Acupuncture to Reduce and Delay Opioid Use

“An analysis of drug-free interventions to reduce pain or opioid use after total knee replacement found modest but clinically significant evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy can potentially reduce and delay opioid use” via @sciencedaily #acupuncture #kneereplacement #healing #health #traditionalchinesemedicine #evolveyourlife #drugfree Image: Vascular bundle of a fern rhizome, artist unknown A post shared by Evolve […]

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