Monday, January 15, 2018

White Wine Benefits in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine theory of five elements state that certain colors correspond to certain organs in acupuncture meridian energetic pathways.


Everyone knows that red wine is good for the heart. In acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the red color corresponds to the heart.


white wine and acupuncture
As I was sitting at the dinner table on my vacation in Vienna thinking of ordering the red wine, most of my friends were ordering white wine. As I gave in to drinking the white wine, I  felt I was not getting the medicinal benefits. 

The Austrian wine was absolutely amazing, but the acupuncture practitioner in me wanted the health benefits. Then I had an epiphany, the white color correspons to the Lungs and Large intestine in acupuncture and herbal medicine, so it's got to be good for the lungs.  I was convinced. 
 acupuncture and  Chinese Medicine White whine


After getting home to New York I googled "white wine for lungs" and I was absolutely amazed that sure enough there was tons of scientific research linking white wine varieties to improving the Lungs and those researchers are not even acupuncturists, great news or what?

* See the study link at the bottom

Reserchers at the University of Buffalo did the study. It was done on 1,555 people from New York. This reaearch was presented at the American Thoracic Society.

So Red or  White whine either way, when you drink in moderation your body benefits.
Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in wine

The big question is how did Ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalists and Acupuncturists know about it? A lot of Chinese Herbal Medicine is made with wine.


Now isn't it much better than 'the bitter pill' of Western Medicine? It was a joke and not  a  medical advice.  Please see your MD regarding your drinking choices and medical condition, cause I do not want to be sued, cheers!


Research on White Wine Benefits for the Lungs

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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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the Winter

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Winter season in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is associated with the Kidneys. In my acupuncture practice in NYC, I adjust my acupuncture and Chinese Herbal treatments according to the season. 

Winter in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 

Kidneys rule the Brains, Water Metabolism, and Reproduction.

Kidneys have a special relationship with the Heart/Bladder and the Lungs. You can think of Kidneys as your batteries (Positive + and Negative -). According to acupuncture and Chinese medicine, people with dark circles under the eys may have kidney imbalance. Weakness in the knes or lower extremities may also point to kidneys. 

Kidneys also rule lower back, so if you have some symptoms that are worse in the Winter (back pain, breathing problems, blood pressure issues (high and low). Low energy levels may also be attributed to the kidneys.  As well as infertility and low libido in men or women.  If legs are swollen you can be sure that Kidney energy is involved.

     
Kidneys have a close relationship with the Heart. The element of Kidneys is water and is responsible for water metabolism. The heart is fire, so you want a balance of water and fire in the body. Some people are either too hot or too cold. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can help regulate the body temperature.

Kidneys control low back and if someone has chronic back pain, kidneys or its Yang pair Bladder channel is often chosen to treat it. Just like water can freeze (we are about 70% water) so can the human body and muscles can get cold and contract and cause more pain especially in the Winter. Acupuncture can address seasonal changes.


Foods to Eat in the Winter
bone marrow Chinese Medicine soup NYCAny food black in color or in kidney-shaped is good in the winter. Black beans, kidney beans (most beans). 
Seeds: flax seeds, black sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, etc. 
Fruits: Blackberries and blueberries.
Seafood: fish, shrimp and seaweed.
Nuts: walnuts, chestnuts, etc.

   
Hot soups, especially made of root vegetables are great to keep you well nourished and warm. Soups are nutritious and prepare and warm up your digestive system for food consumption.


Animal Products: Pork, duck, lamb, eggs, cheese, etc. Small amounts of animal protein can be used therapeutically here. Too much meat, particularly without the balance of vegetables, will stagnate the Liver and create heat. 

Bone-Marrow Broths and Soups: This will nourish Marrow governed by Kidneys. Especially beneficial for people wanting to prevent or heal osteoporosis.

Grains: Barley, Millet. These are both mildly cooling and nourishing.

Emotional element of kidneys is "Fear", so if someone is exposed to a lot of fear may experience kidney imbalance (anxiety, restlessness insomnia, etc). Because Kidneys have a very special connection and relationship with the Heart, imbalance in one can and often affects the other. (season for the Heart is Summer)
acupuncture food in winter in NYC
Black Beans for Kidney Health
acupuncture winter food in NYC
Black Sesame Seeds

Foods Black in color are good for the Kidneys. Any beans, especially black once, black sesame seeds, walnuts etc.


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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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Food Therapy.

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In acupuncture and Chinese Medicine stresses postnatal energy cultivation. 


The postnatal energy that you have control over is mostly food we eat and the air we breathe.


As a licensed acupuncturist in NYC (which can be stressful) and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Dietary wisdom, I understand the importance of food acting as medicine.

Humans are energetic beings and food should be thought of as a fuel to power our bodies and minds.
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture food therapy
Each food color in Chinese Dietary Therapy influences a particular organ. 
Red is for the heart/small intestine and cardio, Yellow for stomach and spleen, Black for Kidneys and the Bladder, White for the lungs and large intestine and Green for the Liver and Gallbladder.

RECIPE: Pasta cooked separately, and sauteed vegetables: broccoli, shitake mushrooms, celery, carrots in olive oil with garlic, oregano, and parsley   For more recipes and dishes click

The more we are engaged in physical activities, the more the body and the mind seek energetic foods. 

Today I am just going to focus on many different food colors to benefit your health according to Chinese Medicine.  Here is a simple dish with many food colors to benefit your health.

People often say that they have no time to cook, then my answer to those, do you have time to be sick and stay in hospitals? I ask my NYC acupuncture patients where fast food is even "faster" to eat well and for energy.

Most of my dishes are cooked while I am away doing something else, exercising or just keeping an eye on the food. If I can do it, so can anyone.

Bon appetite!
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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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Minimalistic Nature of Acupuncture and Life. Less is More

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I’m a minimalist by nature, so less is more. A lot more.

I use few acupuncture needles per treatment In my acupuncture practice on Union Square in NYC.

Master Tung’s acupuncture is the style of acupuncture I practice is well known for few strategically placed needles for maximum energetic healing effect.

When my acupuncture patients ask me why I use few needles for their medical condition, I always answer that few tasks with lots of resources are better accomplished than many tasks with few resources.

Why spread your energy/Qi in so many places rather than just target most intention in few most important areas of interest?

I try few words to explain the situation and cook with minimal time and same is for working out.

I was riding an elevator in my building and saw my neighbor pull out about 20-30 keys. I thought how funny it is, I used to have about 8 and recently got rid of most of them and now have only 3 left.

The woman seemed not be able to find her apartment keys. I said: “that’s a lot of keys there” she agreed and I thought of throwing more stuff out of my closets to simplify my life.
Most successful people focus all their attention on singular thought or task or goal or object. Just like mediators.

When Michael Angelo was asked how he created the stature of David, he replied that he chipped away everything that was NOT David.

Uncluttering your Life in a physical, emotional and mental ways is always a good thing. Don't you agree?

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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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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     Mark Moshchinsky is a NYC licensed acupuncturist with over 20 years of experience and the founder of Tree of Life Acupuncture Clinic in Union Square, Manhattan. 

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