Expression is not just for kids and artists -- it’s for everyone. And not only that -- it's essential for health and healing.Read More
Align Acupuncture Blog. Musings about healing, acupuncture, herbal medicine, breathwork, and more.
At my offices in Brooklyn (serving Gowanus, Park Slope) and Manhattan (Flatiron), I see patients who are dealing with chronic pain (back pain, neck and shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, and ankle pain), headaches + migraines, digestive issues (IBS, colitis), infertility, stress, insomnia, PMS, women's health, and autoimmune conditions (Lyme, Hashimoto's, thyroid conditions, and many more).
Fatigue is one of the most common concerns that inspires people to explore acupuncture and herbs. “I am exhausted all the time,” they tell me. “I think I’m doing a lot right, and I just feel like I should feel more energized.” What could be going on there?
It’s time to stop guessing and start testing for these 5 potential underlying issues.Read More
Is suffering optional?
(Spoiler: yes!)Read More
How does fear show up for my patients, in their bodies, health, and experience? What do I know, for sure, about fear, if anything? How does it show up for me? And what do we do with it?Read More
Ever notice that, sometimes, people aren’t in a conversation with you, per se, but more with a script running in their head that’s loosely based on you? (Also: ever notice that it's not "people," but you running that automated script?)
Noticing, making space for discomfort, staying curious : in my experience, this is how we heal, whether from physical pain, emotional pain, relationship patterns, or anything. And the way in is through groundedess.Read More
This is the time of year when we’re really getting into those circular lingering colds and respiratory infections, though the cold snap that’s upon us in NYC and much of the US has also done no one any immune-boosting favors. Do you tend to get every cold and flu that goes around your office or your kids’ school? Do you feel like it takes you weeks to recover from one cold, only to catch another one? If so, read on and learn what you can do to recover your immunity and break the cycle.Read More
This time of year, oh my god -- it can feel impossible to feel relaxed and rooted in healthy food and lifestyle habits when constant holiday parties, “treats” hanging around the office, and potentially stressful family holiday trips and meals are all happening.
But there is really always a way to fully support yourself, no matter the environment, and it doesn’t have to involve contraction, bracing yourself, or over-controlling every aspect of your experience. Here’s what I’ve learned, friends!Read More