Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Acupuncture Health Tips

Tree of Life Acupuncture in New York City
acupuncturist, Mark Moshchinsky in NYC

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Fall in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is associated with the 
Lungs and Large Intestine. Now is a good time to get your immune
 system in optimum condition to prepare for cold & flu season.

The Lungs control the 
skin and pores and are the first form of 
defense against exogenous and respiratory pathogens like wind 
and cold. which is the first line of defense for the immune system. 
The color for the lungs is white and emotion is sadness or sorrow


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Lungs are often referred to as a delicate organ because it is sensitive to weather changes. The Lungs are often associated with sadness or depression (at times when I insert Lung related acupuncture points, some people would cry, releasing sadness in this way) in Chinese Medicine. Energy of the Lungs has a close relationship with the Kidneys. Difficulties either in inhaling or exhaling can be linked to the 

Lungs or Kidneys depending on the symptoms. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs do a very good job treating respiratory disorders like Asthma, COPD, Shortness of Breath and Allergies, etc.

Fall in New York brings drastic and volatile weather changes. Our bodies and immune system are often subjected to respiratory problems like cold, flu and asthma in this season. So here are a few steps to prepare yourself for seasonal changes and strengthen the immune system.

Acupuncture and Immune System There are certain Acupuncture Points that stimulate your immune system. Acupuncture can adjust your energy to prepare the body for
a particular season, especially the one like Fall with constant changes of temperature. Acupuncture also reduces stress and
  optimizes your body's defenses.

Weather Best thing you can do is not to expose your body to the wind and extreme weather changes during Fall season. If you dress appropriately for the weather, you are less likely to catch a cold. So scarf, hat and appropriate shoes will all do when the temperature drops.

Food As it gets colder, you need to cut down on cold (energy) food like salads and eat warmer energetic food like chicken, hot soups an root vegetables potatoes, yam, beans etc etc. Cook with ginger (or scallions, garlic, cinnamon), seeds and nuts. I personally like walnuts best because they are also good for the Kidneys and the Brain which come into play in the Winter - Kidney Season.

Garlic has antibacterial and immune system properties and thins blood. It disperses stagnant energy by promoting circulation of energy in your body and the Lungs. It is also very useful for those flu seasons.
Drinks Drinking a warm glass of water or tea with a generous squeeze of lemon is a great way to detox your Liver and enhance intake of Vitamin C which may help your immune system as well. Consuming warmer liquids is your way of helping your body to maintain body temperature at cold temperature. Also warm drinks help circulation and sweating which in turns helps cool the body in warm climates. In some tropical climates, people drink hot tea even in extreme heat, believe it or not.

Be well,
Mark Moshchinsky, LAc (NCCAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SelfCare Taking Care of YOURSELF

acupuncturist, Mark Moshchinsky in NYC
  (212) 533-1192


                        THAT FEEDS YOU !

Yes, YOU, YOUR hand !!!
I  joked with my friend. While she was eating her own cooked meal, she told me how good it was. I visualized her getting a spoonful of pasta and putting it in her mouth. 

Then I said: "DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU !" she said it does not make sense.  You be the judge and please leave a comment, so I know how people feel.

We all know what the expression means, and we all assume its someone else who is taking care of us or doing something for us.
BUT, it is actually our self who feeds us and is taking care of our self.  Very little to nothing happens in our World, good or bad without our participation.

So we all made it so far, it's time to give thanks to yourself and

I see it as Being YOUR BEST FRIEND, the only one who will always be there for you till your last day. Do not take this person for granted. Make sure the "hand that feeds you" - yourself is always happy, healthy and is getting a fare share of good Life.

The point is we are masters of our Happiness or Misery, so taking care of Your Self is a WONDERFUL thing. 

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