Like most acupuncturists, I see a good number of chronic cases: people with diseases lasting three months or more. Pain that won’t go away, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and a host of other diseases can inspire people to turn to acupuncture. […]

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How can we blend our bodies, hearts, and minds into building a life that lifts our spirits, soothes negative emotions, and improves physical health? Today, as I am homebound in this coastal blizzard that is fiercely striking at my windows […]

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The holidays are over and perhaps the New Year’s resolutions have faded. It is ‘ordinary time’—perfect for falling into healthier routines in our diet, exercise, and lifestyle. Here are three suggestions. Start small so it will stick. Here we go: […]

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House Rules
10.05.16

“Honoring daily life” is one of the eight guiding principles that Deborah Burke, the newly appointed dean of the Yale School of Architecture, uses when creating homes where people feel their hearts can dwell with ease. I recently went to […]

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Summer Peace
07.11.16

One small way to help engender peace in our world that so desperately needs it right now is by creating a peaceful environment at home. Easier said than done, at least for me, as my recent experience made me realize. […]

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Do you find that a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at night are good for you? Are a brisk walk and some gardening better for you than going to the gym? Does a good […]

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Some women are strongly opposed to ingesting food with added hormones but at the same time fill their bodies with hormones from birth control regimens for long periods of time, sometime years. According to the principles of Chinese Medicine, any […]

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It is with great pleasure, I kid you not, that I welcome the whirlwind of the holiday season. The last month of the year becomes a frenzy of seeing people who are not part of my daily life, having food […]

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A friend of mind called last week blindsided by the fact the she needed surgery. Her anxiety level was 13 on a scale of 1-10. “What should I do?” she asked. Most of you whom I have treated can probably […]

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Staying emotionally ‘clean’ is important for disease prevention. That means letting emotions come and go while giving them expression in the appropriate time and place. It means not ignoring them until they become suppressed or letting one ‘hang around’ too […]

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I’m not sure how I missed Neil Simon’s hit comedy, the semi-autobiographical coming of age movie Brighton Beach Memoirs when it came out in the late eighties, but I watched it the other night. Although it was set in a […]

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  A “restorative lifestyle” is the secret to staying calm and maintaining a youthful vigor. Winter is a good time to cultivate it. Nature tells us to slow down to allow our bodies to build up energy for the spring. […]

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