Friday, July 24, 2009

Acupuncture for Cancer support and Mesothelioma.

Tree of Life Acupuncture in New York
Infertility, Pain and Immune System.
32 Union Square East #804, New York, NY 10003

Acupuncture treatments of respiratory diseases and Mesothelioma.
Everyone knows that Acupuncture can treat pains, like: sciatica, back pain or shoulder pains. But many people are not aware of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine being able to treat respiratory diseases and Cancer related symptoms.
The Benefits of Acupuncture for Cancer Patients:
Acupuncture can be used as an additional and complimentary treatment for the side effects that cancer patients experience, in post operative pains and nausea. Acupuncture has positive effects of cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation). NCI reports that clinical studies of acupuncture as a treatment for cancer show that acupuncture can reduce vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy. They also found that acupuncture may improve the immune system, helping cancer patients to fight their condition and its side effects.

Acupuncture through stimulation of needles balances body's energy by shifting it from accesses to dificient areas. It releases spastic mascles and induces deep relaxation inhancing good night sleep, reducing enexiety, stress and depression. The physical stimulation of the body through Acupuncture needle insertion, acupuncture stimulates the brain, the indocrine and nervous system which causes the body to release hormones, proteins and certain brain chemicals that positively affect a range of bodily functions. Acupuncture can affect blood pressure and body temperature, enhance immune system function, and prompts the body to release natural pain killers (such as endorphins and dopamines ).

Considered a natural and holistic form of treatment, acupuncture can help to treat side effects of cancers that are caused by exposure to natural, environmental forces, such as UV rays, radon or the toxic mineral asbestos. Clinical research currently suggests that a number of cancers are caused by exposure to environmental forces in those who happen to be genetically predisposed. A notable example includes skin cancer, but other lesser-known cancers, including the rare cancer mesothelioma, are also caused by exposure to environmental toxins. Asbestos exposure is one of the only causes of mesothelioma and it is even linked to ovarian and prostate cancer. Patients coping with the symptoms and side effects of these cancers have reported relief after receiving acupuncture.

Though the benefits of acupuncture are still questioned by some medical professionals, numerous cancer patients have attested to the healing effects of this age-old treatment.
Acupuncture, along with other forms of alternative medicine such as massage, Chinese herbs, Homeopathy, Meditation and Yoga, have certainly gained support from countless cancer patients, and clinical trials continue to provide scientific evidence of the benefits of this treatment.
I personally have seen benefits of Acupuncture on post-operative Cancer pains, Nausea, and Immune System in my New York baced clinic.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pregnancy / Delayed Labor Acupuncture

Tree of Life Acupuncture in New York
Infertility, Pain and Immune System.
32 Union Square East #804, New York, NY 10003


Acupuncture during Pregnancy Delayed Labor, Nausea, Miscarriage.

Acupuncture is very save when done properly. During any stage of pregnancy.
Initial Acupuncture treatments are aimed at fertility, if the patients was diagnosed with infertility. (Usually defined by Western Medicine as trying to conceive for at least a year. Most natural conception occurs within 6 months of treatments, however I had at least a dozen of cases of conception after as little as 3 to 10 Acupuncture visits. Not a  very common occurrence however).

In the first trimester:
we use acupuncture to prevent miscarriage and reduce nausea and vomiting. There are special points that allow put body to put a stronger hold on fetus. There are also points and treatments to reduce nausea and vomiting and of course stress !

Second Trimester:
Acupuncture can regulate and prevent cases of Delayed Labor, Breach Baby and just make the whole birthing experience smoother.

Third Trimester:
Is more a preparation for delivery and addressing, if present Breach Baby, Delayed Labor and any physical discomfort like sciatica, back pain (from gaining weight etc.)

After delivery and after months of nurturing the fetus, the woman's body is under strain and it needs to regain balance and restore energy to normal levels. And that is what we do after. Some
may suffer from depression or stress and sleepless nights etc.
Unfortunately less women come at this stage, though it is equally important, but understandably explainable by the fact that the new Mom is so preoccupied with the new addition.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Acupuncture for Low Back Pain, Neck Pain / Chest Pain, NYC, New York

Tree of Life Acupuncture in New York
Acupuncture Treatments for Low Back Pain, Neck Pain


Acupuncture Needle Pricking & Chronic Pain.

Sometimes if pain is chronic and deep seated, we Acupuncturists squeeze a few drops of blood from selected acupuncture points to relieve severe pain. Sometimes your body may bleed a few drops of blood on its own and this process removes stagnation and release the back pain, neck or sciatic pains in any part of the body.  

What it does, it lets "Stagnant Blood" exit and thus a blockage is removed and new blood can flow smoother. This procedure in many cases facilitates reduction of pain, skin disorders etc.

In my practice, I mostly use it for either severe acute or chronic pains. It can also be used for headaches, low back pains, skin problems, depression, chronic digestive problems, respiratory conditions and some reproductive issues like (PMS, Ovarian Pain, Endometriosis etc). Often a few drops of blood is enough. Some times a suction cup can be put on top of bleeding acupuncture point to get more "Bad Blood" out.

Today I used needle pricking on 2 people. One for Low Back Pain and the other for severe Neck and Shoulder Pain। In addition to Acupuncture both people improved additional 30-50% right after needles pricking was done.
Another case I want to mention is one of my clients suffered from chest pains, especially on inhalations for about 3-6 months. Traditional Medical Exam did not show anything. I bled one of the fingers and the next day the patient reported 90% improvement. Encouraged by the results and great reduction in pain, I started doing it more often for chronic and long standing difficult ailments.
Conclusion: Needle Pricking is very useful and effective method for difficult and chronic ailments. Do NOT be afraid it almost does NOT hurt.
Mark M., Licensed Acupuncturist in New York.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Acupuncture Treatment / Healthy Life Style

As I was talking to my returning patient, I explained to her that breathing exercise on my website could help with detox & constipation. She said, "Oh that does not work on me !"
I asked, how long the person was doing the breathing technique for. She said: "A few seconds".
(We are NOT that busy in New York ? Are we ?)

I though she was kidding.... She was not. "You mean I have to do it for a minute?!".

The look on my face explained silliness of the question. I told her that she needed to do it at least for a few minutes and preferably for a few days, to see results.

Of course it is too much to ask for of busy professionals?!

How much is good health worth ? The sicker we are the more we are willing to get it back. The thing is it is all said here:

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of medicine".

Especially if the "medicine" can make you addicted to powerful drugs and possibly make you into a legal junkie. Look at Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Nicole Smith etc. What about all those regular Joes and Janes who get addicted to pain, sleep, antidepressant medications ?

I had once a patient who was on 7 meds. One for each aspect of person's life not working properly or each function of the body out of balance. When I addressed the problem, the person said he was fine and meds worked for him. They do work, it is just sometimes they work right into problems or reduce once quality of life in a long run.

Medications have its place and play an important role in once health, but they are not replacements for good healthy habits and social short comings or stresses.

So a healthy life style must be practiced daily. Life style is a style not a trend that vanishes.
For instance: Acupuncture treatments should be done for maintenance 1 to 2 times a month. Vacations should be taken 1 or 2 times a year and little get aways monthly. A walk in Central Park is poor man's vacation. Calling friends and laughter or a good or funny movie is medicine too.
So give yourself a gift of health by practicing Yoga, (Tai Chi, Gym, Jogging, swimming etc.) on regular basis. Fine tune your relationships, with your friends and loved once.

What you get in return is life time recession proof dividends on your healthy investments !

*** If anyone has questions, please contact me at 212-533-1192 or e-mail @