Saturday, August 11, 2018

Acupuncture Health Tips for the Summer

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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine associate the heart, yin organ and its paired yang organ, the small intestine, with the season of Summer.


Summer is the hottest season of the year and in New York City it gets humid. The heart is a muscle and it pumps blood and also stores the Spirit (Shen). When the person's eyes are shining, the Chinese Medicine Doctors believe the person's spirit is healthy.

If someone does not sleep well then it is said their spirit is restless. It could be due to too much thinking, life disturbances or just a big city like New York stress.

Conditions like high blood pressure, fatigue,  heart palpitations or tachycardia can be affected by hot summer weather and in acupuncture and Chinese medicine also by kidney and liver imbalance.


As a Chinese Medicine and licensed acupuncturist in of 25 years in NYC, I try to follow the health and longevity tips of ancient acupuncture physicians and scholars.


ACUPUNCTURE POINTS

Acupuncturists usually use points that support the heart this season. Acupuncture points of pericardium or gallbladder or even kidneys are often selected to adjust the body for the summer 

acupuncture and Chinese Medicine heart organ

EXERCISES

It is best to exercise less on hot days as the heart has to work harder in the heat and humidity.
If you are exercising outdoors, do so before 12 and after 4 pm when it's less hot and humid

FOOD as MEDICINE

Human bodies are about 70-80% water, so we do not want to get overheated in the summer. Eat less meat, as meat and even chicken have warm properties comparing to fish and vegetables. It would be good to substitute meat for fish or try going vegetarian for the summer. 

Or at least eat less meat and more fruits and vegetables and it is much easier to do it in the summer as the body wants to reduce digestive burden.

Red foods are especially beneficial for the heart, so eat tomatoes and watermelon and so on. If you can get your hands on goji berries, those are good raw or boiled as a tea. They supplement and strengthen the heart, kidneys, and blood.

Mint or Chrysanthemum tea has cooling properties and works well for the summer too.

If you are having health symptoms that are coming up during the summer or get worse in the summer, your acupuncturist or Chinese Medicine practitioner may look into the heart meridian or energy-related system.

Enjoy the summer in good health!

Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac (NCCAOM) Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC and the founder of Tree of Life Acupuncture clinic in NYC www.newyorkacupuncturecenter.com
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Monday, August 6, 2018

Acupuncture health benefits

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I remember using acupuncture on myself being a student in my acupuncture school in New York City at Tri-State College of Acupuncture.


I would open my acupuncture book with acupoint energetic prescriptions and treated myself for stress, headaches, and various medical conditions.

I fixed my heart palpitations with certain acupuncture protocols and to this day maintain several treatments a month depending on the stress or health.
acupuncture for health

Even now when I am a seasoned acupuncturist in NYC with 25 years of experience, I needle myself and greatly appreciate acupuncture health benefits and realize I would pay for the services if did not get them for free.

Acupuncture for Prevention and health maintenance.

Acupuncture balances the flow of energy (Qi) in the internal organs and the muscles.  One of the unique acupuncture properties is that it can restore the energetic balance in the body even if you do not know you have a problem.



Immune System and Acupuncture

Immune System is greatly stimulated and improved by acupuncture. As the body perceives inserted needles as a foreign invasion and therefore activates the immune system producing dopamine and endorphins as well as man other hormones that we do not know yet.

The symbols of Yin Yang represents the balance of positive Yin and negative Yang energies and that is what acupuncture does. Acupuncture treatments reduce accesses and deficiencies. 


Seasonal energy and organ balancing with acupuncture

Each season in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine belongs to a particular organ, summer, for example, influences the Heart and the Winter the Kidneys. Doing acupuncture in different seasons can adapt the body for better health. 


Acupuncture and Mental Health


Acupuncture and especially ear and scalp acupuncture can influence and balance the brain, reduce depression, anxiety and stress. Acupuncture can increase cognitive process if done on regular basis.


Spiritual Health and acupuncture 

There are acupuncture points along chakras, which are concentrated energy centers used in Indian system of healing. When the body is in harmony and health it becomes in harmony with the Universe.

The body is a microcosm and the Universe is the macrocosm. Different body parts have their own acupuncture microcosms that affect the body as in macrocosm vs microcosm.  

The ear acupuncture or scalp acupuncture is microcosm comparing to the body which is macrocosm and so on. 

Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac (NCCAOM) Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC and the founder of Tree of Life Acupuncture clinic in NYC
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

My Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Case Study

    
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One day I fell ill with what seemed to be like flu-like symptoms. 

As a licensed acupuncturist in NYC and a small business owner in New York's Manhattan dense population with flu outbreaks, I have always managed not to miss a day of work in my acupuncture clinic in the past.

Blood letting Acupuncture in NYC

I was so wiped out with no energy or Qi as Chinese Medicine practitioners would say, I could only go to the bathroom or lay on my couch. I was sick as a dog :(

I do have a lot of sick patients in my acupuncture clinic during the winter and flu outbreaks, but I never miss a day of work using acupuncture Chinese Herbs and Bioresonnace therapy to stay healthy.


This time it was different. I was riding trains a lot that day from Union Square, where my acupuncture practice is to Harlem and might have picked something up from coughing people on the train, It was Winter time. Time of flue and influenza.

I felt like my Lungs were filled with sand and some residue, it was difficult to breathe and even move
Acupuncture by Master Tung in New York

After not getting better for a few days, I finally went to my colleague to do bloodletting from acupuncture points BL13, and BL43. A technique used in Master Tung's acupuncture style. 
Sometimes it is called wet cupping.

Those acupuncture points are Lung related.  After just one bloodletting session, I felt a relief and had feeling things would finally get better. And they did. I had the bloodletting procedure done a few more times and my energy went to normal over a 7 day period and after bitter Chinese herbs and acupuncture my coughing stopped and flu went away.

Before that nothing helped and I missed 6 days of work. To this day after the incident, I have not missed a day of work.

Bloodletting is not often practiced by many acupuncturists for many reasons, however, in special cases, it produces quick pain and symptomatic relief and even cures, unlike many other therapies.


Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac. (NCCAOM) Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC and founder of Tree of Life Acupuncture Clinic in New York.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Dessert Time

    
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According to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine five element theory, each color represents a certain body organ.

berries and acupuncture New York

Look on the streets of big cities like New York City, people are wearing a lot of red. Red in acupuncture represents the heart and its paired yang organ small intestine and the season for it is summer.


So we all know sugar is bad for you and feeds parasites and diseases like cancer cells, so why not try some fruit ideas that are also sweet and packed with vitamins and nutrients good for your health and palate as well.
Red strawberries for the heart and black mulberries for the kidneys dipped in honey and ready to eat. 

 acupuncture in New York City and dessert
Watermelon is the best dessert for the summer, again red is for the heart and cooling us through the small intestine during hot summer nights.

Pineapple is yellow and sweet and helps digestion working with the spleen and stomach.

So combine the wisdom and acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with good tasting low calories fruit desserts for health and fun.

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

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the Summer

    

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Summertime in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

NYC acupuncture food

Summertime in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is associated with the Heart and its Yang paired organ Small Intestine.


As a licensed acupuncturist in NYC, I often do my treatments according to master Tungs acupuncture seasonal point selections. Each season in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine corresponds to the specific organ that is connected to special acupuncture points in the five element system.

According to the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine theory of 5 elements, the color associated with the heart is RED.

Eating red colored foods is good for the heart even drinking red wine in moderation could be good for blood and Qi (energy) circulation. Watermelon is one of the best summer fruits for heart health 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 reduces the heat and has a lot of minerals as well.


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

HEART IMBALANCES: High blood pressure, Insomnia, Irritability, Chest tightness, and pain, etc. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can be of help to balance, prevent, treat and bring the body to health. 

Summer foods in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine tells us that the 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, as well as homeopathy and Bioresonance Therapy, can treat these imbalances with success.

Summer is a great time to connect with nature as nature is the best healer. Chinese Acupuncture and Herbalists as well as Daoists always recommending getting in touch with nature and its laws.

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Be well, 
Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac. (NCCAOM)


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Nature, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in NYC

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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, as well as many other ancient philosophies, advocate getting in touch with nature. It's hard if you live in NYC.


I live in Brooklyn by the Ocean on Coney Island and traded a short Manhattan commute for before work ocean swims and picking mulberries from the trees in season. 


Nature and Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine in NYC
These were hand-picked in the park near me in Brooklyn, NYC
I remember one of my acupuncture patients saying how much better she feels in nature and telling me how lucky I was to live by the ocean, meanwhile this person lived next to Central Park. 

You may say the grass is always greener on the other side, but what was stopping my acupuncture client from walking in Central Park and enjoying the nature?

Nature harmonizes our body just like Chinese Medicine helps the flow of energy Qi in the body, depending on the 5 element acupuncture system we are in. 

Parks and forest balance the liver and the eyes. Oceans, rivers, and lakes the kidneys. 

Nature is all around us from looking at a beautiful nature picture on a computer screen to walking in the parks, walking on a river shore or even recalling the memories of a recent vacation trip.

Life is what you make of it. Life is how we react to things rather to what happens to us.

Find a little bit of nature in your environment and you be surprised how much good it will do for you!


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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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Heart and Acupuncture and the Joy of giving & receiving.

Tree of Life Acupuncture NYC Center
32 Union Square E #804, New York, NY 10003
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In Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Chinese Doctors often talk about the heart, however, it often refers to the Spirit and even generosity of giving and receiving.

heart in acupuncture and Chinese medicine
Just because your heart is open, does NOT mean anybody can just barge in. Instead, you can dish out love, compassion and random acts of kindness without expecting anything in return to everyday people in your path. 

Save deeper exchanges of love and affection for very few special deserving people in your life.

I remember one day I was walking in the rain with a few friends, everyone had an umbrella but me. We just went outside and one of my friends said how nice it was to walk in the rain. I did not have an umbrella that day. I replied, nice if you have an umbrella as raindrops were falling on face.

A minute later a young woman came up to me and said: "take it I'm almost home". She was sticking an open umbrella into my hand. I never met her, I kind of froze, first. I did not want to take her gift, but she repeated: "Take it I am a block away from home ! ". She quickly turned around and left me with her umbrella in total disbelieve and so happy at the same time.

I was ecstatic for days after that experience, I remember looking at the umbrella and thinking what would possess a total stranger in New York City to do that. 

Then I remembered a stranger who I thought was a car service driver. I told that mistaken for a car service guy that I was late to the airport. He said goodbye to his date and gave me a lift to the airport in Hawaii and did not take a dime from me and he just told me "pass on the favor".

I was totally shocked that a random stranger took me to the airport, I gave him my 2 free movie tickets, he would not take the money.

When I was walking with a hand truck on Park Avenue near my acupuncture office on Union Square in New York City, a stranger asked me if I needed help when my truck turned over. I automatically refused and when I looked up, I saw a beautiful model type like a woman standing over me. We exchange smiles and she started walking away as I was watching her walk away. I wanted to run after her saying "Yes, I need help ! " but did not for certain reasons. I still remember the experience and it makes me happy to this day.

What was common for these people is that they did something good without expecting a payback. The JOY of GIVING and the JOY of RECEIVING. These examples are of the joy of giving and receiving. 

By not expecting anything in return on your good deeds, you create unconditional love and prevent yourself from disappointments, frustration, and anger (not always easy to accomplish).

It is not an easy task to do good deeds and have an open heart in the World that wants a "piece of you", but if we find a way to do it without expectations, paybacks, and rewards, we all can perform random acts of kindness.


Often when I do my acupuncture treatments in my office on the busy Union Square area in NYC, I see stressed and burnt out people or individuals who sometimes are so closed in their own body and their World. Some people are skeptical, guarded and at times closed minded. 

On some occasions, I use acupuncture points related to the heart, mind, and spirit and at times I can see a major transformation, even after one acupuncture session, especially if the person enters a deep relaxing state of "meditative or trance-like sleep". 

They often ask what happened, they feel better or how it works. When that happens, these types of people are closer to opening themselves and their hearts to possibilities of giving and receiving and that my friends are a big part of our lives.

WOULDN'T YOU AGREE?  

Please leave a comment or share your thoughts on this or have your own acts of random kindness. Thank you for reading and happy giving and receiving.


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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