Pain Medication vs Other Treatment Options

If you’re in pain, one of your immediate reactions may be to visit a doctor to get a prescription for painkillers, or perhaps even to self-medicate with over-the-counter pain medication. These drugs may be effective in dulling or relieving the pai...

What Is a Herniated Disc?

If you’re experiencing pain, numbness, or weakness in your thighs or shoulder, it could be from a herniated disc. This is a spinal problem whose symptoms vary with each patient, but without proper management and examination, this condition could c...

10 Facts About Thyroid Disease

Thyroid awareness is important anytime you have your annual physical or if you suspect you might have issues with your thyroid.  Thyroid disease is a treatable condition. Contact us at Manhattan Integrative Medicine to make sure the tests for thyr...

Advice for Men with an Underactive Thyroid

When it comes to hypothyroidism – an underactive thyroid – we usually think of women. Women, after all, are at least eight times more likely than men to develop thyroid problems. This explains why so much of the information, advocacy, websites, an...

5 Truths About Male Menopause Every Man Should Know

Did you know that men have hormonal changes in their 40s and beyond too? I was honored to be featured in this article by Huffington PostSenior Columnist Ann Brenof, talking about male menopause — “andropause” — and the reasons why there is less...

Antidepressants Associated with Increased Fracture Risk in Menopausal Women

A recent study suggests women prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) could be at higher risk for bone fractures—even years after they stop taking the drugs. Our Manhattan practice offers holistic options and skilled medical ...

New Help for Allergy Sufferers: How Does Sublingual Immunotherapy Work? – Part 2

Sublingual immunotherapy is an increasingly popular treatment for seasonal and other allergies. How does it work? Intended to prevent and treat disease or allergen-caused conditions, immunotherapy introduces material (like a germ or an allergen...

New Help for Allergy Sufferers: What is Sublingual Immunotherapy? – Part 1

If you suffer the misery of seasonal and other allergies, here is some good news you can use. A novel form of treatment may save you time—and the pain of allergy injections. In April of 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved...

Are You a Candidate for Prolotherapy for Pain?

Prolotherapy is a treatment that involves injections of a solution into trigger point areas to help with pain. Prolotherapy is short for “proliferation therapy,” and it’s sometimes also called regenerative injection therapy, or “non-surgical ligam...