Five Things You Should Know About Postpartum Depression

August 13, 2014

On August 4th, Governor Cuomo signed the Maternal Depression Screening bill into law. What does that mean for you, as an expectant or new mother? Our staff is thrilled about this bill, as it moves the health care industry toward the awareness, training and the resources necessary to care for a struggle that has been largely overlooked. The Maternal Depression Screening bill will provide health care practitioners with the screening guidelines to help discern if you are at risk of postpartum depression, or …

Explaining Herbalism vs Homeopathy

Dani Mezo
December 29, 2013

There are a lot of terms flying around in the world natural medicine and not all of them are clearly defined to the casual observer. You hear holistic and herbal, homeopathic and natural. What does it all mean? Herbal and homeopathic treatments are actually quite different, but both can be a great alternative to pharmaceuticals or over the counter drugs. Herbal medicine is the easier of the two to understand so I say we start there. It is simply the …

Fertility: How Acupuncture Helps

Jaesun Yoo
December 28, 2013

The treatment of infertility with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back 2,000 years. These ancient, time-tested techniques improve fertility rates and support a woman’s whole body, unlocking unlimited potential for health, healing and childbearing. Studies reported by The American Pregnancy Association suggest that the most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and traditional medical interventions. However, conception does sometimes occur without traditional medical interventions when acupuncture and herbal medicines are used alone. Researchers from …

Dispelling midwifery myths, one blog post at a time…

Michelle Chiafulio
November 2, 2013

Don’t midwives just deliver babies? Often people look at me with surprise when I mention that I see non-pregnant women for gyn care and family planning. “I thought midwives just deliver babies,” they say. And I am thrilled to be able to dispel a midwifery myth by sharing my experiences with teens. The other day Jessica* came in for an appointment with me at the urging of her mother. I could tell she was slightly embarrassed, yet she summoned her …

Strength

Erin Cohen
September 26, 2013

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to think of having hope and instantly get it? Wouldn’t it be nice to dream about having courage and you suddenly feel brave and fearless? It would be great to rip off the word strength and suddenly feel like you can overcome anything. In my practice I have been trying to inspire others to have the courage to continue or the strength to know that the hard times will pass. However, clients often …

Optimal Energy Flow in the Body

Andy Steigmeier
September 20, 2013

Does stress cause you to overeat? Do you have low energy, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure? Do you find it hard to find time to eat healthy? Do you struggle with cravings? Have meal plans not worked? I am a Board Certified Health and Nutrition Counselor by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, looking at how all areas of your life and health are connected. I am also an NSCA …

The Trauma of Being Alive

Catherine Daniels
August 29, 2013

Balint Zsako[/caption] By MARK EPSTEIN The New York Times Published: August 3, 2013 Talking with my 88-year-old mother, four and a half years after my father died from a brain tumor, I was surprised to hear her questioning herself. “You’d think I would be over it by now,” she said, speaking of the pain of losing my father, her husband of almost 60 years. “It’s been more than four years, and I’m still upset.” I’m not sure if I became …