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"rhizome" by Crystal, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Common Cold Revisited and Fallacy Found in “1,000 Ways to Die”

So, the “Acupuncture for Breast Cancer” talk at Columbia Medical for the Women At Risk (WAR) support group, slated for this past Friday, February 25, 2011, ended up being rescheduled for Friday, April 8, 2011.  It was suggested that, due to inclement weather (yet another storm in NYC expected), it might be best to do […]

February 27, 2011 Acupuncture | 6 Comments

"Pink In Honor Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month", by Audrey, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Women At Risk With Breast Cancer: Can Acupuncture Help?

Actually, acupuncture can, and does, provide relief to those suffering with the after affects of chemotherapy and radiation from breast cancer.  Did you know that acupuncture, according to the National Cancer Society: Alleviates symptoms such as hot flashes (often a side effect of cancer treatment)? Increases the body’s immune system to assist in quicker healing […]

February 20, 2011 Acupuncture | 2 Comments

Of Hapa-Ness & The Unlikelihood of Pinhead

First of all, thanks to everyone who checked out my Chinese New Year Post last week.  It sure helps that it was Freshly Pressed!  Hopefully, everyone’s been able to take part in the festivities in town.  Here, in New York City, there have been a few events going on, especially in Chinatown. Now, for those […]

February 14, 2011 Acupuncture | 12 Comments

Reading an audience member's tongue with my mini flashlight!

Examining Tongues At My Presentation

Amidst the frigid cold that gripped New York City this past Sunday, I made it to beautiful ZoraSpace, a fertile art space located in the heart of Park Slope, and site of my “Creating Heart-Centered Wellness” presentation/talk.  The Founder & Director, Zohreh Shayesteh, who was wonderfully warm and accommodating, is herself an artist.  My friend, Zohra […]

January 26, 2011 Acupuncture, Reiki | 2 Comments

"40/365 " by Sarah Buckley, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

“Creating Heart-Centered Wellness”: Talk in Brooklyn 1/23/11

In Chinese Medicine, the Heart stores the Spirit, and connects us to ourselves and those around us.  When the Heart is healthy, that connection is strong, we interrelate with the world in positive, healthy, and appropriate ways, and we’re able to express warmth, communicate effectively, blood flow is regulated, and sleep is rejuvenating. When it […]

January 16, 2011 Acupuncture, Reiki | No Comments

"28/365 - Sick day" by Becky Worthington, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Tools For Overcoming the Common Cold

If you’re anywhere in the New York City area, you’ve probably been noticing that many folks have succumbed to the most recent wave of the common cold.  And as much as the hardened New Yorker mystique may intrigue, we are actually a very sociable and friendly people (wink)!   Hence, how quickly colds spread. I, […]

January 9, 2011 Acupuncture | 8 Comments

Alcantara Acupuncture Featured In Zinester’s Guide to NYC

Zinester’s Guide to NYC, hot off the presses, and published by Ayun Halliday (of East Village Inky zine fame) features Alcantara Acupuncture!  I used to publish the zine, Bamboo Girl, for 10 years.  (FYI, a zine is a self-published magazine usually focusing on a theme, music scene, social issues, or can be purely personal.  Mine […]

December 20, 2010 Acupuncture, New York City, Zines | One Comment

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Covering Colleague’s Practice for the Holidays at SACHR

Hi folks!  I’m looking forward to helping out my colleague at the Sanctuary of St. Anne’s Corner for Harm Reduction (SACHR) in the Bronx.  For 5 days this month, starting tomorrow, I’ll be covering his practice, while he’s in Puerto Rico.  I’ll be doing a lot of auricular (ear) acupuncture, and some full body treatments.  And […]

December 16, 2010 Acupuncture | No Comments

Checking Out Bust’s Craftacular

I just came back from attending Bust Magazine’s Craftacular, which had taken place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea earlier today.  Back in my other life, I was editor of Bamboo Girl Zine (a zine is an independently published magazine, this one I’d done for 10 years, exploring the intersections of sex, race, and gender, […]

December 13, 2010 Acupuncture, Reiki, Zines | No Comments

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Post-Trunk Show

I had a great time at Janet Jewelry’s trunk show last week!  Amidst the sushi, wine, and very popular Japanese chicken wings, I got to check out some gorgeous handmade earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, and chat with new folks about what I do.  I’d met some pretty interesting people who talked about what they would […]

December 12, 2010 Acupuncture, New York City | One Comment