Open Center Acupressure Class

acupressureThe introductory class for Acupressure for Self Healing at the New York Open Center is starting next week!

Monday November 5th 2012 at 6pm.

Interested in learning more about how you can use acupressure to relieve headaches, menstrual cramps, digestive problems, and improve overall health? Then you should come to my class at the New York Open Center in November 2012.

What is acupressure?

  • Acupressure is a traditional Chinese healing art in which physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the hand (rather than with needles as in acupuncture), so it can be practiced by everyone.

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Acupressure For Self Healing is Back at the Open Center

acupressureThe introductory class for Acupressure for Self Healing at the New York Open Center is on Monday November 5th 2012 at 6pm.  

Interested in learning more about how you can use acupressure to relieve headaches, menstrual cramps, digestive problems, and improve overall health? Then you should come to my class at the New York Open Center in November 2012.

What is acupressure?

  • Acupressure is a traditional Chinese healing art in which physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the hand (rather than with needles as in acupuncture), so it can be practiced by everyone.

How does acupressure work?

  • Acupressure
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New Research on Acupuncture for Pain

Acupuncture is famous for the treatment of chronic pain.  In the clinic we know acupuncture is effective for pain and recently research is supporting that acupuncture is effective for pain.

Recently, a very large analysis of research trials, called a meta-analysis, was published focusing on acupuncture for pain. The study shows that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of pain. This was across many pain conditions including back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, chronic headaches, and shoulder pain.

Andrew Vickers PhD, the head author, and his team painstakingly reviewed virtually all of the acupuncture research trials which have focused on … Read More

Acupressure Class Tonight

acupressureMy class Acupressure for Self Healing at the New York Open Center starts Tonight, Monday, June 6th.

Register here at the The New York Open Center.

What is acupressure?

  • Acupressure is a traditional Chinese healing art in which physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the hand (rather than with needles as in acupuncture), so it can be practiced by everyone.

How does acupressure work?

  • Acupressure can helps to circulate and balance our qi (energy) to improve our overall health and wellness or help address specific conditions

What will I learn in the class?

  • This course will introduce you
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Learn Acupressure for Headaches, Digestive Problems, Cramps, and More

acupressureInterested in learning more about how you can use acupressure to relieve headaches, menstrual cramps, digestive problems, and improve overall health? Then you should come to my acupressure class at the New York Open Center in June 2011.

What is Acupressure?

  • Acupressure is a traditional Chinese healing art in which physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the hand (rather than with needles as in acupuncture), so it can be practiced by everyone.

How does acupressure work?

  • Acupressure can helps to circulate and balance our qi (energy) to improve our overall health and wellness or help address specific conditions
Read More

Exercises for Opening the Shoulder, Neck, and Rotator Cuff

Stretching is an integral part of any healing for your pain.

Qi gong exercises are slow moving exercises and stretches that help to loosen up joints and get the circulation going in the area.

A Wooden Hinge Gets No Worms

There is a saying in Chinese medicine,  “A wooden hinge gets no worms.”  The idea is that a wooden door, cabinet, bench, or stump will get worms because it does not move.  It just sits there.  But a hinge moves all the time and prevents decay.  In other words, move it or loose it.

These are exercises which I have … Read More

10 Ways to Prevent Neck and Shoulder Pain

I treat many people with neck and shoulder pain.  Acupuncture is very effective for treating neck pain.

After the pain has been reduced, it is important for you to adopt healthy habits in order to prevent the pain from coming back.

Here are ten things I tell all my patients with shoulder pain.

1. Get a backpack with two straps. Bags with single straps are often not balanced.

2. Do breathing exercises to relax the auxiliary respiratory muscles of the neck.

3. Sleep!  If you can’t sleep, get acupuncture for insomnia.

4. Stretch your neck and shoulders.

5. … Read More

A Rainy Day Ginger Beef Soup

Herb pot with herbal decoctionYesterday was really April Showers here in New York City.  I was soaked to the bone when I got home from my office.  But, I was really excited to see that my wife had made ginger beef noodle soup for dinner, just the right thing to warm me up and fend off any colds from the storm.

Food is the best medicine

You’ve probably had this experience too.  Coming home in a chilly rain storm, you can feel the cold coming on.  It starts with an ache in your neck, the sniffles, and a slight fever and chills.  This delicious … Read More

What can Acupuncture Treat?

What can acupuncture treat?  This is one of the most common question I get as an acupuncturist.

Acupuncture can treat both physical and mental problems. Acupuncture, as a part of Chinese medicine, has been used as a comprehensive medical system and over one billion people still use Traditional East Asian Medicine as their primary means of health care.  That means that people use it to treat back pain, colds, PMS, infertility, asthma, strokes, migraine headaches, painful urination, acne, stomach aches, depression, anxiety, and all other types of diseases.

Generally speaking, people seek acupuncture for chronic conditions.  Here are some … Read More

Five Essential Stretches for Neck Pain

After sitting down at my computer for a few hours I often notice a nagging pain in my neck. More than the automatic updates, the random pop-ups, or the crashing of my computer, I attribute it to sitting for long periods of time without getting up to move and stretch.

An ancient Chinese medicine saying states, “When qi moves freely, there is no pain. When qi stops, pain occurs.” Qi, the body’s energy, must circulate for good health. When its flow is impeded, pain and disease occurs. (Here is a more detailed explanation of acupuncture and pain). The details … Read More