Why Heat Causes Headaches?

heatheadacheSummer is finally here in New York.  Most people are happy about the hotter weather but for many with chronic migraine and tension headaches warmer weather will trigger a headache.

It’s not just you alone.  Many research studies on weather patterns causing headaches show an increase in temperature to be a significant factor in triggering headaches.  An increase in humidity was also a factor for most types of headaches.

Acupuncture doctors have observed this phenomena for centuries. Weather and climatic factors are one of the major causes of headaches in acupuncture.

 Acupuncture uses the weather patterns — wind, dampness, … Read More

Heat Illness: A Balance of Yin and Yang

In New York City we have already had a number of heat advisories this July.  It is important to stay cool and hydrated to avoid getting heat stroke or exhaustion.

Symptoms of chronic illness often flare up during heat waves.  This can occur due to the extra stress on the body from the weather, but also because the heat itself can lead to many illnesses.

Chinese medicine see illnesses developing from imbalances in the body as well as imbalances between the body and the environment. Heat imbalances are very common

A Balance of Heat and Cool

Heat and coolness are … Read More