Saturday, April 22, 2017

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

Tree of Life Acupuncture NYC Center
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

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the Spring

Tree of Life Acupuncture New York City Center
32 Union Square E #804, New York, NY 10003
  (212) 533-1192
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. 

Alcohol, anger, stress, greasy, fried foods, drugs, toxins (food, environmental).

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
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