I Refuse to Add to the Opioid Crisis!

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Are your back, neck, shoulders, and/or knees bothering you? Do you feel stiffer and slower—almost as if you never took that energizing vacation? Maybe you were over-exercising or participating in vacation activities that aren’t in your usual routine? Even regular strenuous or moderate exercise sessions can bring on pain or discomfort.   This was my… Read more »

Headaches: Getting to the “point”

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All morning, you’ve felt it coming on. You’ve tried to work around it, but gradually that hint of low-level discomfort has increased until you’ve got a splitting headache. Or do you? Maybe rather than “splitting,” you would describe your headache as “slight but persistent” or “like a band, squeezing.” Let’s look a little closer: Where… Read more »

Ooo, that hurts! 3 easy ways to soothe pain naturally

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Are your back, neck, shoulders, or knees bothering you? Are you feeling stiffer and slower, almost as if you never took that energizing vacation? It’s certainly possible that while you were out having terrific adventures over these past weeks, maybe you overdid it a bit. Injuries increase with vigorous exercise, especially when we’re participating in… Read more »

Ouch…that hurts!

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Ever wonder why sometimes it’s just more difficult to get out of bed in the morning, run up the steps, ride a bicycle, play with your kids, or simply move comfortably throughout your day? You’re not alone. Joint pain can result in a range of effects from annoyance at not being able to move quickly… Read more »

Just consider: Better thoughts, less pain

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Pain: It’s a complaint that runs through every work week for me as a wellness practitioner. As I meet with people face to face in my New York practice or talk on the phone with coaching clients all over the nation, I hear the same plea again and again: Please help me with this pain…. Read more »

Weekends, Sleep, Computers, and Other Recipes for Headache

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It’s time to get to work, but when the alarm rings, you feel that first telltale twinge of a headache in the making. You push through and start your day, enduring traffic, attacking the to-dos, working with clients, returning calls and emails—and all the while, the headache grows. Sound familiar? You’re probably not surprised to… Read more »

Relieve the pain in 1-2-3 steps

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Did you say you’re in pain? Have stiffness or numbness? Pain or tingling? Discomfort, particularly at the lower back? I’m sorry to tell you I’m not surprised. Time and again, patients and coaching clients have turned to me looking for relief from pain. And if back pain happens to be your particular trouble, you have… Read more »

7 everyday habits that can set your body on fire

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“Ouch! That pain is killing me.” I can’t tell you how often I hear those words in my New York holistic medicine practice and from coaching clients across the country. Yes, pain and inflammation typically surface as the body naturally heals itself following accidents and falls. But sometimes, the pain doesn’t follow any clear trauma. Those… Read more »

Let Pain Roll Off Your Back Using…Your Stomach?

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You’ve heard the wisdom a thousand times: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” There’s a lot of truth in that saying. Fuel your body with a balanced, nutritious diet, and you’re likely to avoid many a painful, inconvenient health concern. So it may come as no surprise that, as with so many other… Read more »

What? You Threw Out Your Back Again?!

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Fact: Approximately 8 out of 10 people experience uncomfortable to severe back pain at some point in their lives. And many of these have had the unfortunate experience…repeatedly. Wow. With that many sufferers among us, it’s no surprise that as an acupuncturist and alternative practitioner in my Park Avenue Center for Wellbeing I often hear… Read more »