When baseball fans saw a closeup of Joc Pederson’s neck at the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby last week, there was a collective confusion as he graciously gave Vlad Guerrero, Jr. a hug after losing to him in the longest hitting contest to date. Does he have scales? Is he a cyborg? A docking station to power [...]
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, this short video will give you hands-on instruction on a few acupressure techniques that can provide quick relief of your symptoms when they flare up.
Acupuncture and pain relief go hand in hand. Every month new research is published confirming that acupuncture can effectively relieve a variety of pain conditions from migraines to back pain. In fact, there has been so much research in support of its efficacy that in the battle to fight opioid dependency, some major medical organizations [...]
The use and abuse of prescription pain medications is now responsible for an astonishing 44 deaths per day in America, surpassing auto accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths in American adults. Despite this fact, sales of opioid medications keep rising as do the number of prescriptions each year. At the [...]
Q: My mother suffers from chronic pain after having back surgery in 2004. Two discs were fused and she has two screws in her lumbar area. She currently alternates between Topiramate (Topamax) 25 mg for low grade pain and Hydrocodone Acetaminophen (Vicodin) 5-300 mg for high grade pain. I have taken her to several spine [...]
Lyme disease is a tick-borne bacterial illness that can cause skin, heart, joint and nervous system problems. It can be difficult to make a quick and accurate diagnosis and some people may experience serious symptoms including muscle and joint pain, fatigue and cognitive weakness for years after the infection. But there are steps you [...]
Chronic sleep deprivation can impair the body's immune system, physical reflexes, emotional stability, and cognitive functions. Severe sleep deprivation may lead to weight gain, an increase in muscle, joint & nerve pain, and even depression. Rebecca Berkson, Licensed Acupuncturist & Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, explains how Traditional Chinese Medicine has been treating [...]
By Rebecca Berkson, L.Ac, Dip.OM Spring means warm weather, blooming flowers, and outdoor activities for most people but for those suffering from allergic rhinitis or "hay fever”, it means the return of familiar but unwelcome symptoms. One in five people in the United States has some type of allergy whether they are environmental allergies such [...]
A Different Body: The Organs According to Chinese Medicine, An Evening Lecture with Rebecca Berkson, L.Ac., Dipl.OM.
Have you ever wanted to know more about how your organs interrelate? Or, about the importance of internal balance and harmony in order to heal your Mind, Body, and Spirit? Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have a unique approach to the human body, health and wellness that is different from conventional medicine. On Thursday Feb 20, [...]
I am delighted to introduce myself as the newest member of the clinical team at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. I am a licensed acupuncturist and am board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Every year research studies are published showing the effectiveness of this unique medicine. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s own ability [...]