Lisa Lilienfield, MD

/Lisa Lilienfield, MD
Lisa Lilienfield, MD

About Lisa Lilienfield, MD

Lisa Lilienfield, M.D. is board-certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Lilienfield practices Acupuncture and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and has developed an expertise in both Women’s Health and Sports Medicine. Dr. Lilienfield also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Department of Community and Family Medicine. To read Dr. Lilienfield’s complete bio, click here

Dirgha Pranayama: 3-Part Breath for Meditation

Slow Pranayama (breath control) promotes relaxation by shifting the autonomic nervous system from the fight or flight sympathetic to the calming parasympathetic. This has been shown to positively affect immune function, hypertension, asthma, and stress induced psychological disorders. In the video above Dr. Lisa Lilienfield explains Dirgha breath, also known as the [...]

Identifying Your Risk of Breast Cancer

In 2013, Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery as a way of minimizing her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. She generously shared her story with the public, explaining that her mother had died of breast cancer at the age of 56; that she, Angelina, had [...]

Hormone Therapy: Myths & Current Research

Lisa Lilienfield, MD, discusses the need for hormonal balancing over the age of 40. Hormonal fluctuations are common as we age and affect both women and men. In women, common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats and sleep disturbances. Both men and women may experience irritability, decreased sex drive and chronic exhaustion. Dr. Lilienfield explores [...]

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Warning – Benefits, Risks and Options

A new study on hormone replacement published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported in The Washington Post, entitled "Study Issues Hormone-Therapy Warning” (5/29/2012) has sounded –again—the perennial alarm on hormone replacement therapy. The controversial U.S. Preventative Task Force determined that hormone replacement in postmenopausal women showed an increase risk of heart disease, stroke, [...]

Using Acupuncture to Boost Fertility

Dealing with infertility can be frustrating, financially draining, and in some cases, can lead to feelings of hopelessness. The problem of infertility is far from rare, however; according to an often-cited research study, fully 10-15% of couples in the US have difficulty conceiving. Fortunately, medical breakthroughs including new medications, and high technology treatments such as [...]