Happy Lunar New Year 2021- Year of the Metal Ox!

Happy Lunar New Year  Xin Nian Kuai Le 新年快乐 ! Happy Chinese New Year everyone! I thought of writing a special newsletter for Chinese New Year in 2021, the year of the Metal Ox! Usually during this time, I would go with my Kung Fu school to perform the lion dances around NYC Chinatown. We
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October-Fest Newsletter 2020

Happy October 2020! Some pictures from Teddy’s Birthday on October 1st. It looks like he joined his own doggie rock band. How does the name “Ruff Riders” sound as a band name? October was certainly full of ups and down..especially with the weather. I actually cannot believe we are in the homestretch of October already.
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Wellness Guide to Coronaviruses

Welcome to your Wellness Guide to the Coronavirus! This post is meant to be used in conjunction with recommendations made by the CDC, your health care provider and other public health officials. There are many steps you can take to protect yourself from the coronavirus and other seasonal viruses. Use this information to keep you
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What is Cupping?

This is an image of Dr. Khanita doing Chinese fire cupping therapy on someone’s back (close-up view), a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses a flame to create suction within the cups. The text says “What is Cupping?”

I have received some questions about cupping over the past few weeks. Cupping is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that dates back more than 2,000 years. The vacuum that is created draws stagnant fluids up to the surface of the tissues, improving circulation, and delivering nutrients more quickly to the injured areas. When it
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Shoulder Injuries and TCM

This is an image of Dr. Khanita practicing kung fu in New York for Chinese New Year. The text includes the hashtag #HitMedicine and “Chinese Medicine for Trauma - TCM for Martial Arts and Sports Injuries” Then the hashtag #ArayaAcupuncture

TCM has a category of “Hit Medicine” that was specifically used for acute traumas, falls or any other injuries. Traditional Kung Fu schools would have their own secret herbal liniment called “die da jiu” translated to “hit-fall wine” that were used to treat strains and sprains. In my own Kung Fu training, I have used
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This image says “Tired of Those Headaches? Do you get them more frequently than you would like? How can TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) help?”

We have all experienced headaches in our lives. In fact, headaches are the most common form of pain and are a major reason cited for days missed at work or school. According to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, there are more than “150 types of primary and secondary headache disorders.” That number itself would
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Autoimmune Conditions and Acupuncture

This black and white image shows the torso of a woman wearing a plaid shirt, who is lying in bed with a hot water bottle placed against her abdomen.

According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 million Americans have autoimmune disease and is in the top ten leading causes of death in female children and women in all ages group up to 64 years old. Symptoms can affect all body organs and can be a nightmare to manage. There are several types of
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My Acupuncture Education

This is an image of Dr. Khanita placing acupuncture needles on a client’s back.

Dr. Khanita Suvarnasuddhi received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Fingerlakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in August of 2017. She also received her Doctor of Chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College in December 2016. It was a grueling 4 years of school because Dr. Khanita decided to pursue both programs
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When I was Young

This is an image of Dr. Khanita posing in a boxing ring in a white t-shirt and grey shorts. The t-shirt says “RockTape: Go stronger, longer” She is wearing white padded boxing gloves and is holding a black padded boxing helmet with the word Title across it. It appears as though she just finished sparring.

I had a knack of hurting myself..but I guess it didn’t help that I participated in several activities. I did Thai Boxing for two years from 8th grade until about sophomore year of high school and dislocated my shoulder several times. (The first time I did it was during traumatic incident while playing some street
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