Welcome to October!
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Welcome to October!

Welcome to October!

September came and went so quickly….. the month just flew by!  So much goes on in the month of September and it was gone in a flash, before I even had time to write about it.

Ovarian cancer awareness month happens is September.  I am a 10 year survivor of Stage 3c ovarian cancer. I have been so blessed with a great medical team, unbelievable support of friends and family, a willingness to change my lifestyle and diet along with the blessings of G-d to get me through the ordeal.  Many women are not as fortunate as I have been and my heart goes out to all of my sisters and their families dealing with this horrible disease.  

We must continue to spread awareness of the seemingly benign symptoms of ovarian cancer that could lead to earlier detection and better outcomes with swift treatment. 

A few symptoms are:

Abdominal bloating

Vaginal Bleeding

Nausea

Weight Loss or Weight Gain

Fatigue

Urinary Incontinence

Constipation

If you have any of these symptoms, please see your Doctor as soon as possible and ask for a transvaginal ultrasound.  Remember that ovarian cancer isn’t just a disease of older women; young women are affected too.  

On a positive note……

I just returned from a weekend seminar in Boulder, Colorado.  The subject was facial rejuvenation and I left inspired to share the techniques with all of you.  After my marriage failed in 1999, I took a leave of absence from practice to be with my children. When I returned to acupuncture, my segue back was with facial acupuncture.  It’s been on the back burner for a while and now I am happy to reintroduce it back to my practice.

Facial acupuncture is a multi faceted process.  It involves not only the external physical aspect of the face, internal health plays a huge role in our facial beauty. Eating well, adding specific supplements and herbs, exercise and home care are all part of facial rejuvenation.  

In my facial acupuncture rejuvenation program, I will evaluate your skin and facial structure and make recommendations to help soften lines, lift sagging skin, diminish dark spots and give your face a healthy glow.  Acupuncture helps to achieve this by sending blood and qi (energy) to the area and by increasing collagen and elastin production. It’s never too early to start as acupuncture will help to slow down the visible aging process if properly maintained.

For people who have had face lifts, this technique can maintain the effects of previous facial surgery.  It is also a great alternative to injectables.

Please feel free to email me or to call the office for more information.  Also,watch for a new section on the website on facial acupuncture!

In October, may your life be filled with autumn’s bounty!  Stay warm, eat soup, drink hot tea, cozy up with loved ones and enjoy this beautiful, crisp season!

Wishing you all the best, always… Deborah