Can’t Poop?



September 12, 2018

Everyone poops!  A true statement, sort of.  For many, pooping is the source of much stress and discomfort. The thought of a daily bowel movement is inconceivable. When it comes to Traditional Chinese Medicine {TCM} there are many diagnosis’s for chronic constipation. The regular offenders like Liver Qi Stagnation, Dampness, and Heat are typical. However, when the typical offenders are addressed and pooping still doesn’t happen, it’s time to think outside the box and consider the emotions. What are you holding onto? Why can you {literally} not let shit go? The digestive system is a direct manifestation of how you digest life. How do you process life? Are you able to move through each experience with ease? Do you live…


We are dominated by a goal oriented and evidenced based society. When it comes to health and medicine, the general population tend to turn to scientific facts for solutions. Answers are found by blood-work, urinalysis, and other laboratory studies. But what happens when everything comes back normal? What happens when there is no scientific based evidence as to why you and your partner have not been able to conceive? Is it possible that your mind is getting in the way of conception? Perhaps it is time to consider your mind and body as a whole. Being a goal oriented society, when it comes to fertility, the way we go about conception is really no different then how we manage deadlines…


The 3rd Chakra / Manipura Chakra “The window into your identity” The Solar Plexus Chakra, the 3rd Chakra, or also known as the Manipura Chakra (in Sanskrit) is located between the diaphragm and the navel. The Solar Plexus Chakra is the center of our being, it is the window into our personal identity; how you see yourself as an individual in the universe. When balanced, there is a clear perception of who you are and what you contribute as an individual in the universe. A flowing Solar Plexus Chakra provides not only a vision of contributions and ideas you may have, but it also provides the will behind the ideas to be put into action. The will, ties directly to…


If you have visited my acupuncture practice in uptown Hoboken, then chances are you have experienced Reiki. When I tell my patients that all my acupuncture sessions include the use of Reiki healing, I almost always get a blank stare. I think half of them are concerned that I am about to cast a spell on them, and the other half, are looking around my office for a broomstick! No, Reiki is not a spell, and no I am not going to fly away on a broomstick. So, don’t worry my little pretties, you are all perfectly safe! So what is Reiki? The way I like to think of Reiki healing is the comfort of human touch. For instance, when…