Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Red Snapper

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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine advocate food as the first line of defense for illnesses and for health maintenance, and so do I in my NYC acupuncture practice.


Red Snapper in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
We got to eat anyway, so we may as well eat for energy, health and the well-being! One of the things that attracted me to acupuncture was creativity.


Almost no two acupuncture treatments would be identical as about 2,000 acupuncture points on the body, ear acupuncture and scalp acupuncture will never look the same in any acupuncturist's clinic.

Same is true for healthy cooking with a purpose. It is creative and nourishing to your Yin/ Yang internal organs, Qi - energy, and longevity as I often mention to my acupuncture clients in NYC.

In the picture above is a red snapper dish from a NYC restaurant about to enter my heart and lung acupuncture meridians.

Red Snapper Health Benefits:
Red snapper enters the heart and lung acupuncture meridian and benefits your health. An adult human needs 4,700 milligrams of potassium on a daily. Intake of adequate potassium helps to reduce high blood pressure and heart problems. It's essential for prevention of high blood pressure and strokes to consume food with proper potassium.

Individuals over 30 years old should concentrate on potassium-rich foods for prevention. Red snapper contains a lot of potassium. Red snapper also contains selenium which is also essential for the health of blood and bones and benefits rheumatoid arthritis.

Weight Loss:
Red snapper is one of the best low caloric seafood items because it's rich in protein and has several minerals that support proper growth of the white blood cells. If you have red snapper steamed or broiled instead of fried and instead of meat, you can reduce weight very faster. Red snapper is tastier than chicken!

Beautiful Skin:
Moisture and fat are essential for great looking skin. Omega 3 in red snapper is one of the best skin nutrients. Eat 100-200 grams of red snapper once or twice a week and your skin will get softner! Red snapper is one of the best fish to eat for healthy skin.

Despite the potential health benefits, red snapper may contain mercury levels that may make it unsafe for pregnant women and young children so do not eat more than a few times a month. Talk to your doctor about the potential risks and benefits.

Selenium:
100 grams serving of red snapper contains nearly 70 percent of the amount of selenium the USDA recommends daily for adult men and women for a 2,000 calorie diet. Selenium supports white blood cells function and is required for the thyroid gland to work properly.

Serve selenium-rich red snapper with high vitamin E foods such as asparagus, sweet potatoes or dark leafy greens like spinach, beet greens or kale and avocados.

Vitamin A:
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient and requires a source of dietary fat to be absorbed by the intestines. Serve red snapper with olive oil or topped with slices of avocados. A 3-ounce serving of cooked red snapper provides a good amount of the RDA of vitamin A. It is vital for the immune system, production, and maintenance of bones and the health of skin and eyes. Vitamin A also plays a role in cell reproduction and differentiation. Eating adequate amounts of vitamin A daily may decrease your risk of developing eye disorders like cataracts.

A diet that lacks adequate potassium levels may increase your chance of stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and kidney stones. Consult your doctor about ways to decrease your sodium intake and increase your potassium level safely.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
Red snapper contains 0.31 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per 100 grams serving.

The American Heart Association reports that eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids regularly may significantly decrease your risk of heart diseases, atherosclerosis, and high blood cholesterol. Pregnant women and children should avoid eating red snapper more than a few times a month to prevent mercury contamination.

Be well,
Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac. (NCCAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC and found of Tree of Life Acupuncture Clinic in New York.


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Monday, September 25, 2017

Patient and Acupuncturist (Dr.) - The Importance of Connection

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As an alternative medicine practitioner and a licensed acupuncturist in NYC of 24 years, I always strive to connect with my patients. However, it is a mutual process.

Acupuncturist in NYCI remember an old Chinese acupuncture book comparing the doctor of acupuncture having powers of a tiger, but requiring humility and actions of a cat (in order to be kind and compassionate towards the patient). Doctors and medical professionals consciously or unconsciously transmit better vibes to those they resonate with, and same goes for social settings. In Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, acupuncturists transmit his or her own healing energy (Qi) through acupuncture needle insertion. The quality of energy/ Qi depends on the mindset and intentions of the acupuncturist.Doctors and patients agree and disagree for many reasons. A polite form of communication is essential on both sides. There is nothing worse for me in my acupuncture practice than an unhappy patient, whether it is due to miscommunication or healing goals were not achieved as expected. The patient's dissatisfaction frustrates his medical condition and mental states and he or she will not return to my acupuncture practice.
In Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, we often emphasize on promoting the circulation of Qi and Blood in the body to achieve holistic health and healing. Certain accord and civil form of communication need to be reached to keep the mental and emotional energy flowing as well and for all parties to be on the same page.
Some connections in my NYC acupuncture practice are mutually rewarding based on good treatment results, some friendly and some business-like. It is about all parties being clear and on the same page.
Many New Yorkers are generally stressed and when they come to my office, little things could get some to "blow up" and that is a tough situation to deal with when there is a lack of mutual understanding.
I often avoid certain words that in the past triggered misunderstanding or disputes with my patients and try to use different approaches. I also put special notes in my acupuncture patient charts to indicate if a particular patient needs less or more treatment time, double pillow or they may like the lights on and or the door open or to not talk to them about certain topics.
There are times when I failed and wished I did better using more diplomacy and improve later. Not everyone is meant to be your patient and not everyone is meant to be your doctor, but we sure can try our best to connect.
Be well,
Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac. (NCCAOM) Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC and founder of Tree of Life Acupuncture Clinic in New York. www.NewYorkAcupunctureCenter.com

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Monday, July 24, 2017

HEART Season and Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine associates HEART with the season of the Summer.

acupuncture in the summer in NYC

Heart houses the Spirit and affects your mental faculties according to Chinese Medicine. 

When one cannot sleep, your spirit wanders around. Our mental states deeply affect our heart health.

Heart dominates blood, blood vessels, and facial complexion. If the face is pale then that person is more on a weak side (weak voice or deliberate slow moves) and needs a stronger blood supply to the heart. 

The Heart controls the mind and opens into the tongue. The color for the heart is Red.
Watermelon is my favorite fruit in the summer. It has cooling properties and cools the heart through the small intestine, which is the Yang organ of the (Yin) Heart organ. The color red benefits the Heart and it tastes good. It cools the body, reduces the heat and has a lot of minerals as well.

SOME of the HEART IMBALANCES: High blood pressure, Insomnia, Irritability, Chest tightness, and pain, etc. 

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs and Bioresonance Therapy (in our NYC Clinic on Union Square) can be of help to balance, prevent, treat and bring the body to health. 


FOOD for the Summer: Tomatoes, Watermelon, Cherries, Salmon and just about anything red in color would do.

Traditional Chinese Medicine tells us that mind is controlled mostly by the Heart. The process of thinking is accomplished by the Heart. Blood is the main foundation for mental activities, thus the function of heart dominates the blood and the vessels. If there is plenty of blood for the heart to pump, the mind is clear, thinking is nimble and one is full of vigor. If there is a deficiency in the blood in the body, it will lead to pathological changes of heart-mind manifested by heart palpitations, insomnia, dream disturbed by sleep, poor memory, restlessness, etc. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can treat these imbalances with success.

Food and Acupuncture in NYC

acupuncture New York

The energy of the Heart Channel directly connects with the tongue. So physically the tongue has a close relationship with the heart. The energy (Qi) and the heart and blood all flow to the tongue. If there is a pathological change in the heart, it will be reflected in the changes of the tongue. If the tip of the tongue is red, the person has stress.

The heart has a relationship with its Yang organ, Small Intestine. It also has a connection with the Kidneys and the Liver. The element of the Heart is Fire. So if you get too much emotional stress, it could "put the wood to the fire". Too much stress can raise blood pressure, cause insomnia and other numerous discomforts. So it is good to practice relaxation arts like Yoga, Meditation, walking in the park, etc. Acupuncture can also evenly distribute body's energy and restore balance in the body and not only treat but also prevent future problems.  

Tomatoes are great for the heart and the summer. They are cooling, full of antioxidants and benefits the heart and blood. Have some today! Exercise less on Hot Summer days. Your Heart works harder due to heat and moisture. Best time to exercise outdoors in Summer is before 11:30 am and after 4 pm. It is less humid and hot. So your system is under less stress. 

When I see joggers on NYC sidewalks in the summer at 1-3 pm, I wonder "what are they thinking?". Also, it is best to be on the beach at above hours. Other times, the Sun drains you and wipes you out of your energy. Season change and so should your habits.

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Be well, 
Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac. (NCCAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Intention in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Everyday Life

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I remember some of the old acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practitioners and books talk about intention during acupuncture treatment sessions.  


How important it was to direct the healing Qi (energy) from the acupuncture needle to the patient's problem or area of pain.


Acupuncture styles like Mr Tung's and the balance method of Dr Tan are best suited for an effective intention as both styles use few needles and in Mr Tung style a set of needles called Dao Ma, usually consisting of 3 consecutive needles is easier to concentrate your intention on.

The intention in Life on a daily basis or long term is most important, as it gives us the focus, drive and the reason to take steps to our destination and stay the course till we reach the final goal.

acupuncture and Chinese Medicine on Union Square, NYCI realized that after many years of my acupuncture practice in NYC, the intention is semi-automatic in many ways, but it is a lot better when whatever we do, we give it extra intension.  

When I was learning to dance The Tango, instructors often talked about the intention and so was the same in Yoga, Martial Arts, and Kettlebells training.

When I went for my acupuncture training, and it was mostly about absorbing the Asian Medicine material and acupuncture needling methods and point selection for best results and nobody talked about the intention on desired results. 

Recently I was doing acupuncture needling on a young female dancer with multiple pains and injuries, for some reason, I tried to mentally send the healing energy through my acupuncture needles to her injured areas of back pain, inner hip and clavicle regions.

After the patient got up from my treatment table she reported feeling much less pain in all of her complaint areas. After that experience and thinking that everything is energy including the thought process I decided to use more of a conscious intention in my acupuncture treatments and whatever I do in Life.

Use intention to get where you want to go faster !

In conclusion, I want to mention that many athletes, actors and metaphysical books and scholars of acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Yoga as well as great philosophers and Physics always talk about the power of thoughts to materialize and energy and its properties as well as the mind being a source of targeted energy.

"Be careful what you wish for", cause it may just happen, and it does.  Swami Satchidananda said: "As you think, so you become". 

So the lesson in Life is INTENTION is important and so are the reasons behind it. Wish for things that are good for you and others.

Be well,
Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac (NCCAOM) Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC and founder of
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Best Acupuncture Needling Depth - NYC Acupuncturist Point of View.

I recently saw a post on an acupuncture discussion board about needing depth in acupuncture sessions. 

Some practitioners were telling stories how gentle needling produced great results and other acupuncturists described their acupuncture needling depth as being adjusted to their patient's needs.


Here is my take on acupuncture needling depth, and I practice acupuncture in New York City for 24 years. You needle deep when you need to produce better therapeutic effects.
acupuncture NYC treatment
Deeper acupuncture needling produces better results, it is a scientific fact, however, some acupuncture styles like Japanese are very shallow and use many needles.

Chinese acupuncture styles like MastTung Acupuncture, or balance method of Dr. Tan, may use deeper needling.

There is an old acupuncture saying, "for a 3-year-old shoulder pain, use a 3-inch acupuncture needle". 

1. If the pathology is chronic, then your acupuncturist may needle deeply up to 3 inches and if there is enough tissue depth.

2. If the acupuncture distal pointed selected is far away from the original problem's location.
acupuncture needling depth in NYC

3. Deeper needling produces stronger tissue stimulation and better results and if the client can tolerate it then it's ok.

4. I personally needle according to patient's tolerance and/or maximum therapeutic effect, and if I use deep acupuncture needling, then I educate my acupuncture patients about the possibility of better results.

4.5 Also gradual deeper insertion is more comfortable for some acupuncture patients.



Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac (NCCAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC
www.NewYorkAcupunctureCenter.com


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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Acupuncture NOT Just for Pain. Acupuncture is a Longevity Medicine.

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32 Union Square E #804, New York, NY 10003
  (212) 533-1192

     

Some of my NYC pain acupuncture patients often think that if their pain stops, then they should not continue their treatments. 


I often tell them that nobody dies from back pain or sciatica or a migraine or a headache, it's the things that do not hurt us that often kill people or cause life-threatening conditions. Things like high blood pressure, blocked arteries, stroke, depression etc.

Acupuncture is a holistic tool that balances the human energy and distributes it evenly in the internal organs, Chinese acupuncture meridians, and balances the body, mind and spirit.

Each season in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is linked to the Yin/Yang organ, and as the seasons change, it's a good time to use acupuncture to balance those organs, especially if that organ is your weaker one. (for example, the Spring is associate in acupuncture with the Liver and Gall Bladder, allergies and anger etc) so possibly, the acupuncture treatment points will be different for that season.

I recommend acupuncture treatments for people who do not have any chronic or acute problems, for the purpose of longevity and prevention one or twice a month depending on the age and energy levels.

Acupuncture is a longevity tool that allows people to sleep better and deeper. Most importantly acupuncture is a preventative tool that if used regularly say once or twice a month as a maintenance tool to help the body prevent life-threatening illnesses and maintain higher energy levels.

Wishing everyone health, prosperity ad happiness,

Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac (NCCAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC
www.NewYorkAcupunctureCenter.com


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the Spring

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acupuncture, Chinese Medicine in New York CityThe human liver can regenerate itself from as little as 25% of tissue. 

In acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, the Liver is associated with the springtime. I also read that one of the acupuncture and Chinese Medicine scholars said; "Liver is the source of all evil".
NYC acupuncture in Spring
The reason for that is that anger is the emotion for the liver and an unbalanced liver can be a source of high blood pressure, heart problems, infertility especially in women,  headaches/migraines, body toxicity, allergies,  depression and anxiety  and so on. 

The liver element is wood and the heart is fire. So a lot of anger/wood causes fire/heart to overwork and creates organ stressors.

Liver opens into the eyes and often affects the eyesight, as well as nails. Brittle nails could be a sign of poor liver function just as pink nails and tongue indicate healthy liver and smooth flow of energy in the body.

The good news is that the liver can regenerate itself and acupuncture with Chinese Herbs and Homeopathy and proper diet as well as exercises (Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong) can help balance the organ to harmony.
Spring acupuncture in New York City
Spring in NYC, where I live, is the best season of the year and I noticed that some people are angrier in the Spring. Also in big industrial cities like New York, pollution can cause allergies and the pace of life put additional strain on the liver in terms or irritability and anger. 

The wood element of the liver in acupuncture is prominent in the spring as everything blooms and causes extra load on the liver to process airborne allergens. Watery red itchy eyes are also signs of the liver imbalance as liver opens into the eyes. 

THINGS BAD for the LIVER.
Alcohol, anger, stress, greasy, fried foods, drugs, toxins (food, environmental).

THINGS GOOD for the LIVER.
In Acupuncture green color is for the liver
Sour tasting or green foods, because the taste for the liver is sour and the color is green. So green apples, lemons or lime water, avocados, green peppers all work.

Stagnant energy makes us depressed so the Spring gives the liver a "kick" to go and "move it, move it". 
We feel rejuvenated and young when the energy is properly circulating in the body nourishing organs and the mind.

However, if the liver function is impaired, the person may be more irritable, angry, developed temple or top of head headaches and a host of other digestive and reproductive symptoms. 

Liver spreads the energy (Qi) in the body and that is why we are all so alive and well when the Springtime comes, we must be moving our energy around through sports or any other physical activities and keep our emotions positive. 

Be well,
Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac (NCCAOM) Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC and founder of
www.NewYorkAcupunctureCenter.com
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