March E-newsletter Online
Posted by: cnyha on Apr 03, 2009 in news

In This Issue
Bring a Friend for FREE Yoga Month
Noon-time Meditation with Dr. Rob
The Green Spot
Laser Acupuncture
Tour of CNY Healing Arts Albany
Bacterial Vaginosis
Spring Toes
Laser Hair Removal
Upcoming Workshops & Classes

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CNY Healing Arts

CNY Fertility Center

Albany GYN

Mind Body Smile

March is
Bring a Friend to Yoga for FREE Month!
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Join us at yoga class and bring a friend for FREE during the month of March. This promotion is offered at CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse and Albany. Click here for our schedule. Space is limited so call to reserve both of your spots! Syracuse: 315.671.5755
Albany: 518.724.5750

Noon-time Meditation with Dr. Rob
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Beginning April 6th,
Take time out
with Dr. Rob:
Mondays, 12-1PM
Join Dr. Rob each Monday from 12-1PM, at the Syracuse CNY Healing Arts Center, to take time out for some yoga and meditation. Share this time of fitness, relaxation and mindfulness in the beautiful Yoga Room pictured above. All are welcome and no prior yoga or meditation experience is necessary. This class is offered at no charge as a gift from Dr. Rob and CNY Healing Arts Center.* Please register by calling CNY Healing Arts Center at 315.671.5755, space is limited.
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March E-Newsletter

We are excited to offer new services, workshops and programs at all three of our CNY Healing Arts locations in Syracuse, Rochester, and Albany. This month we invite you to join us on a photo tour of our Albany facility. We also discuss some exciting upcoming events and promotions, including our new laser acupuncture services. Donald Clarke, L.Ac, gives some tips on avoiding and treating bacterial vaginosis. March is bring a friend to yoga for FREE month – so be sure to take advantage of this limited time offer. As always, it is our pleasure to serve you! If you have any suggestions, email our editor by clicking here.

The Green Spot

cnyfc newsletter 5 ways to live a greener life

  • Only take one napkin when dining out, and use cloth napkins at home.
  • Let the sun in! Use the sun’s energy to warm your home by opening blinds and curtains on sunny days.
  • Purchase a re-useable bag like this one from CNY Healing Arts –Canvas Bag
  • Use the dual side (duplex) setting on your work copy machine, and encourage co-workers to do the same.
  • Save paper by telling the cashier you don’t need a receipt for purchases that you don’t plan to return.

Laser Acupuncture

A recent study published in Fertility and Sterility, and presented at the 2008 American Society for Reproductive Medicine, reported that laser acupuncture before and after embryo transfer significantly improved implantation rates. This study was performed by practitioners of RMA NJ.

The results were from a prospective randomized double blind placebo controlled five armed study of 1000 patients. Patients were randomly distributed into one of five groups (five armed). 1.) patients receiving needle acupuncture 2.) patients receiving laser acupuncture 3.) patients receiving sham laser acupuncture 4.) patients receiving relaxation treatments and 5.) patients receiving no treatment.

Results showed a statistically significant increase in implantation rates for patients who received laser acupuncture.

Laser acupuncture was first developed over 30 years ago in China as a way for practitioners to offer a non-needle option. Research soon spread to America, where acupuncturists found the value of the laser.

Laser acupuncture consists of a red beam “laser” that is between 600-1000 mill watts. The laser is directed at specific acupuncture points to stimulate the body’s energy. The duration and intensity of the beam depends on the condition that is being treated. Laser acupuncture is a nice, non-invasive substitution to acupuncture. Laser acupuncture shows results in treating for infertility, low back pain, carpal tunnel, and TMJ.

Call our Syracuse Center at 315.671.5755 for more information on laser acupuncture, or to schedule a treatment.

* Rates for Laser Acupuncture are $135 per hour


Tour of CNY Healing Arts Albany

cnyfc newsletterWelcome to CNY Healing Arts Albany, conveniently located at 38A Old Sparrowbush Road in Latham. CNY Healing Arts offers a relaxing and elegant atmosphere. Experienced practitioners provide excellent care to ensure that all clients leave feeling pampered and rejuvenated.

Click here to view the picture tour!


cnyfc newsletterBacterial Vaginosis

The initial onset of bacterial vaginosis is not yet fully understood in the medical community. Some speculation regarding the causes includes the use of high fragrance soaps, wearing non-cotton undergarments, douching with strong synthetic solutions and maintaining a poor diet.

Due to advancements in western medicine, there are some simple steps for self-treatment of the symptoms. The first step to recovery is to return the pH of the vagina to a neutral level. This can be done in several ways. Changes in diet and lifestyle seem to be the most effective prevention and treatment methods.

Diet changes include avoiding processed foods. Fresh, whole foods are always the best choice when dealing with bacterial vaginosis. When possible, prepare foods by lightly steaming or cooking them. Raw foods tend to require a lot of energy for digestion and create a “cold” environment in the body. Bacterial vaginosis is deemed a “damp” condition in Chinese Medicine. Therefore, it is important to “dry up” internal dampness through diet or herbal formulations. Avoid sugar, fried foods, dairy (with the exception of yogurt), high-fat foods, caffeine and alcohol during an episode of bacterial vaginosis. Try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cucumber and radish, which help reduce discharge. When shopping for fruits and veggies, go organic!

One important lifestyle change you can incorporate to treat bacterial vaginosis is to decrease stress. It is important to carve out 30-60 minutes each day to decompress. Yoga and meditation are great activities to help reduce stress. Organic soaps and hygiene products also help in eliminating some of the possible causes of bacterial vaginosis. Bathing daily in hot water and wearing cotton undergarments and loose fitting clothing aid in preventing and treating bacterial vaginosis.


cnyfc newsletterSpring Toes

The premier nail spa in the capital district is at CNY Healing Arts and Spa in Latham. There truly is nothing else like this in the area!

In the hustle and bustle of every day life, pampering and maintaining hands and feet may not be a top priority. For those who spend hours standing each day, treat tired feet with a Footlogix medical grade pedicure, or cool them with a mint mask exfoliating pedicure. Are cuticles and nails dry? Top off the pedicure or manicure with a soothing paraffin dip.

The ambiance at CNY Healing Arts allows for relaxation and pampering at a comfortable pedicure station and nail bar. Visit this trendy, yet elegant spa today, to be well cared for by a highly trained staff of manicurists and pedicurists.

Sandal season is quickly approaching! To get feet and hands that are summer-ready, call 518-724-5750 to schedule an appointment today.


Laser Hair Removal

cnyfc newsletter With swimsuit season quickly approaching, now is a great time to get rid of some hair in unwanted areas.

CNY Healing Arts in Syracuse offers laser hair removal for men and women. A special for the months of March and April includes: Buy one area for laser hair removal and get a second area (of equal or lesser value) for FREE!* That is a huge savings that will not be found elsewhere!

Hair removal is offered in these areas:

  • Leg
  • Bikini
  • Brazilian
  • Underarm
  • Chin & Lip
  • Beard
  • Back & Shoulders

A no-obligation, free initial consultation is required for pricing, as each person is unique in their hair removal needs.

Call Maura Blackler, Licensed Paramedical Esthetician, in Syracuse today at 315.671.5755, to schedule a free consultation to help get a summer-ready body!

*Offer expires 6/1/09.


Upcoming Workshops & Classes

Yoga for Fertility Workshop with Cynthia Powers-Broccoli

Honoring Loss Workshop with Elaine Wolf, LMFT, MSW

Girl’s Night Out presented by: Heather Smith & Erin McCollough

Dr. Rob’s Living a Positive Life Workshop – Create Your Vision Board

Yoga for Fertility with Erin McCollough, LMT, RYT

Women’s Prenatal Yoga

Dr. Rob’s Love & Infertility Workshop Part 3 of 3

Yoga for Fertility Class with Linda Hill Thursdays, 6:00-7:00PM

Kripalu Yoga for all levels with Linda Hill Thursdays, 7:15-8:15PM

Thank you for your continued patronage at CNY Healing Arts. We are always open to new suggestions for articles, services and workshops and we would love to hear from you! Click here to email your thoughts. In Wellness,
Dr. Rob and CNY Healing Arts Staff

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