Podcast: Making Babies: A Chinese medicine approach – Jill Blakeway, L.Ac.

Fertility: An integrative and Chinese medicine approach to making babies Join Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. as she speaks with Jill Blakeway, L. Ac., CEO of the Yin Ova Center in New York City and author of Making Babies: A proven 3-month program for maximum fertility,  co-authored Dr. Sami David, a reproductive endocrinologist. This book  offers women and men a guide to fertility using the wisdom of Chinese medicine in conjunction with Western medicine. Fertility medicine today is all about aggressive surgical, chemical, and technological intervention, in Making Babies, acupuncturist Jill Blakeway and Dr. David draw on the best of both Eastern and Western medicine. By identifying your “fertility type,” inspired by the classical patterns of Chinese Medicine, you can focus in on the strategies most helpful in your particular situation, and avoid the things that may be causing you problems. Those strategies include: choosing fertility-promoting foods; properly predicting

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Podcast: Put Anxiety Behind You with Dr. Peter Bongiorno

Put Anxiety Behind You: The Complete Drug Free Program with Peter Bongirono, Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist Today, Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. speaks with Dr. Peter Bongiorno, director of Inner Source Health in New York City and author of a number of books on the naturopathic approach to treating depression and anxiety. According to National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affects over 40 million adult Americans and it is not uncommon for those people to also suffer from depression. Naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist Peter Bongiorno has been researching natural approaches to anxiety for over 20 years and treating patients for a dozen. In his new book, Put Anxiety Behind You, Dr. Bongiorno offers his holistic approach to healing anxiety and avoiding relapse with a toolkit that includes: foods and plant-based medicines, anxiety reducing yoga poses, mind body modalities that you can learn and work with to reduce

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Blog: Onto A Healthier You in 2015!

Blog: Onto A Healthier You in 2015!

Are you looking to a healthier you in 2015? Here we are at the beginning of another year, caught up in the flurry of activity and new beginnings. Health and happiness do not magically appear, they are cultivated day in and day out. You know the drill – eat more vegetables, stress less, EXERCISE, sleep more, eat regularly, meditate………..Oh my dear, the list can drag on and on with you getting the feeling that you are overwhelmed and, dare I say feeling inadequate and guilty for what you are NOT doing. So, how about we start with a little mercy and a deep breath?!  I am trained in the principles of Chinese medicine, a holistic form of medicine based on the observations of nature. Many of you are most familiar with acupuncture and the prescription of herbal remedies. But, let’s get back to nature and the natural

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Podcast: Acupuncture: A Chinese Art for the Modern Person

Podcast: Acupuncture: A Chinese Art for the Modern Person

Acupuncture, recognized by the World Health Organization as beneficial for over 40 health conditions, is most widely known in the West for its effective treatment of pain conditions. What if you knew that acupuncture could also help you in revitalizing your health, and help you feel more balanced and connected to yourself? If you go through life trying to plow through your list of “have to” and feel somewhat out of synch with who you are, out of balance, stressed, tense consider acupuncture treatments. What happens during an acupuncture treatment? Upon the placement of acupuncture needles on points along meridians or acupuncture channels, your body begins to respond. Often times people will talk of a feeling profound rest and feeling of energy. After an acupuncture treatment, one can feel, well, different. Your body is working to re-balance itself, your nervous system is getting a rest, your immune

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Can Acupuncture help my aching back and other pain?

Can Acupuncture help my aching back and other pain?

     Can Acupuncture help my aching back and other pain? A national survey found that one in four Americans suffer some sort of pain almost daily. Pain medications have increased to a record 131 million prescriptions in 2012 according to a national survey done by the consulting firm IMS Health. 90% of the people who come to our clinic for acupuncture are suffering some sort of physical or mental/emotional pain which is not responding to medication. Let’s face it pain gets in the way of life, especially if you are high performing person. It causes frustration and fatigue. Relief is what is wanted. So, we have a nation of people purchasing over the counter pain relief medication and others are addicted to pain killers. Yet, has the pain problem diminished? I would say, judging from the people I work with, the answer is most definitely no! 

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