Pain management with acupuncture

Pain

As a doctor, one of my big concerns is the increased use of pain medication, in particular those opioid derivatives that are causing an epidemic problem of overuse in the United States of America, as mentioned in several publications and now more widely covered in the news. Acupuncture is a well-known technique used to treat pain in the US for …

Allergies and Alternative Medicine

Allergies are common in the spring season, so I would like to share our perspective on this topic.   What is it?   An allergy is described by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “1: altered bodily reactivity (such as hypersensitivity) to an antigen in response to a first exposure; 2: exaggerated or pathological immunological reaction (as by sneezing, difficulty breathing, itching, …

Sleeping disorders and acupuncture

Insomnia, a common issue in our society.   The most common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy. Insomnia, a common complaint at our office causing patients a number of problems, such as weight gain, bad mood, irritability and lack of concentration, among others. The problem. According to the NIH, at least 40 million Americans each …

Healthy cooking and meal preparation – Easy recipes for busy people

One of my main priorities is to ensure that I am properly nourished, which is a challenge when you have a busy schedule. I tend to share with patients and friends my recipes, so I decided to publish them here, along to my some sources of information. Some of my very last additions has been to prepare raw food, so …

Chili recipe – my vegan version

Vegan chili – Recipe for two My version of chili, a delicious dinner with lots of protein and vegetables. You can usually find the ingredients in your pantry and make it rather quickly. 2 cups of cooked beans or 1 can of cooked beans 1 cup of chopped mushrooms 3 roma tomatoes 2 Tablespoons of chopped onion 1 piece of …

Stress management – Alternative medicine

Overworking and staying super busy is important in our times. It seems that if you look relaxed it is because you are lazy or not doing your job. What is happening is that we are immersed in a culture of overachieving at a very high cost to our health, our family and our social life. I do not have the answer …

Dealing with Menopause with alternative methods.

Most women suffer menopause symptoms at the end of their reproductive lifespan between the ages of 40 and 55. Those hormonal changes cause imbalances in the hormonal interplay between the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus and the ovaries. The menopausal symptoms include: missed or irregular periods, hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, moodiness and depression, headaches, memory loss, insomnia, loss of libido, …

Regenerate Your Body, Mind and Soul !

2016-03-30 20.04.28

Launching the Regeneration Program part I This program is intended to help you manage stress, to learn how to enjoy meal preparation and implement techniques to support a healthier lifestyle aimed to prevent disease, sleep better, and maintain a healthy weight with lots of energy for life!   When May 14th 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Where Aqua Radisson Blu …

My nutrition journey

I have been interested in health my entire life, and that is why I chose to become a medical doctor. I believed I would be able to help people recover their health. Some teachers at medical school focused on being a good clinician, indicating that lab tests and others should be used to confirm diagnosis and not the basis for …

Depression?

Emotions are an important cause of disease. Depression is common and many patients are looking for non-pharmacological therapies. Acupuncture and Counseling have shown to be helpful to relieve depression in a recent randomized study in UK(1). So, if you feel somewhat melancholic or slightly depressed, give yourself the opportunity to see if Acupuncture makes you feel better.   Important:  If …