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Dr. Aimée Derbes, LAC

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13 W 28th St, Suite 5R
New York, NY, 10001
United States


Not a totally boring blog about acupuncture, breathwork, energy medicine, and self-healing

At my office in Manhattan (Flatiron / Union Square / Chelsea), 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).

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Heal your stress response with adaptogenic herbs

Aimée Derbes

Why adaptogens are a missing puzzle piece for doulas, midwives, nurses, students, parents, shift workers, and any fatigued / brain fogged / overworked professional / superhero / athlete / New Yorker / human.

Learn how to support your body's stress response and heal from burn out in between acupuncture appointments with adaptogenic herbs!

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5 simple ways to get grounded anytime, anywhere

Aimée Derbes

Do you live most of your life in your head?....Yeah, I know how that goes. I used to spend all of my waking hours thinking -- no, *obsessively* thinking, worrying, planning, and anxiously ruminating -- about literally every aspect of my life, work, relationships, and the world around me. I was living in complete ignorance of my body, ungrounded. 

Acupuncture, herbal medicine, and breathwork are all exceptional methods that help you move more fully into a grounded and even state. If you’ve noticed that you have anxiety, headaches, anger, or constant worrying/obsessing/over-thinking, these modalities can all help you rebalance your energy as you find your true center through a grounded physical body. In the meantime, here are 5 simple practices that you can use to bring your energy down, redirecting some of that stuck mental energy, finding your center, and recharging your body!

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Treating your insomnia with Chinese medicine

Aimée Derbes

Insomnia has always been among the most common issues that brings people into my office. Recently, though, more and more of my patients have been reporting ongoing sleep disturbances that impact their energy levels, their immunity, and their ability to be fully engaged and effective in their lives. Sleep is the foundation upon which all of our health and potential in life is built, and while sleeping requirements are different for everyone, no one escapes the need for deep rest and renewal each night.

Read on for a breakdown of how the most common sleep disturbances are interpreted in Chinese medicine, plus more than a few things that you can try tonight!

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