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TCM Perspective on Autumn

Autumn has officially arrived. And as the colder weather starts to kick in, it’s time to talk about tips for a healthy fall.  This season is ruled by the element of metal, meaning that the fall season is marked by  organization, order, communication, the mind, setting limits, and protecting boundaries. Metal also represents the time […]

ORA @ Home

Hey Hamptons. Feel better without leaving the pool chair. You can now have our premium, personalized acupuncture treatments in the comfort and privacy of your own home. With everything going on, we want to make sure people who left the city to quarantine safely can keep their acupuncture practice going. At ORA, we want to […]

What is Libido?

How is libido connected to Eastern medicine? Meridians/channels of the body? Energy or chi? Libido refers to our natural feel-good state, the one that catapults us into remembering who we are and inspires us to live passionately. To feel your libido is to feel the wave that passes through you that reconnects you with your […]

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Acupuncture vs. Acupressure FAQs

What’s the difference between acupuncture and acupressure? Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into specific points in the body by a licensed acupuncturist. Acupressure uses firm pressure to massage those points, with similar effects.     Can you do acupressure at home? Yes.  While acupuncture generates stronger stimulation of strategic points in the body, acupressure is […]

Our Reopening Safety Protocol

Say hello to more mellow. Plus new protocols for sanitary safety.    Dear ORA Community, Balance is a benefit many of us need now more than ever, and we are thrilled to announce that ORA will reopen our doors on June 23rd. ORA has always prioritized your health, safety, and experience, but now more than […]

ORA With Friends

ORA With Friends

For your weekend plans: ORA With Friends Spend time disconnecting—by connecting with friends, family, or co-workers.   Choose from fun (and healing) session options: ORA in the Kitchen: Get TCM dietary recommendations curated to the specific season—and what your body needs now. Beauty Fix: All things acupressure and facial massage (Guasha) for relieving tension in the […]

#WFH Tips

Working from home is a different experience for most of us—and our bodies, just like us, are adjusting to our new environments.  Whether you’re emailing from your home office or taking Zoom calls from your child’s bedroom, it’s important to keep balance at the top of your daily priority list. We know what you’re thinking: […]

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Virtual Session FAQs

What’s the difference between a Virtual Consultation and a Virtual Session? A virtual consultation is a free 15 minute conversation with one of our acupuncturists to answer any questions you might have about our virtual sessions or eastern medicine. Our virtual session is a 30 minute deep dive into the heart of the matter — […]

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Let’s Get Virtual

Everything you need to know about a Virtual Session At ORA, we believe everyone deserves to feel their best. Which is why we’re extending our offerings to wherever you may be. Whether you need an immunity boost, suffer from migraines, or find yourself struggling to cope with the world at large, we’re here to help.  […]

Using Acupressure to Calm the Mind, Relieve Stress and Improve Sleep

Looking to feel calm, soothe the mind, treat a headache and improve sleep? Acupressure can be an effective way to get some of the benefits of acupuncture when you aren’t able to come in to ORA for a treatment.
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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Immunity

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are all about bringing balance between our physical body and emotions (yin and yang). When we are in balance our immune system can fend off illness. We can bring balance to ourselves by eating well, exercising, and feeling good. When we are out of balance, we are more susceptible to disease.

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Staying Grounded and Centered During Quarantine

Feeling stressed during quarantine? We’ve all heard about the negative effects of stress on our health. In times of crisis, it’s even more important to stay grounded and centered. It’s easier said than done. Luckily, there are simple things you can do to help your body cope. Be empowered by choosing to take action to […]

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Tonics to Boost Your Respiratory Health

Now that you know how important it is to improve your respiratory health to fight off viruses— we’re sharing a few recipes to help. See below for three easy (and delicious!) at-home concoctions that will help keep your lung function strong. Have your own happy hour and share your healthy tonic with us! We’d love to see […]

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Keeping Our Respiratory System Strong

How to Clear Phlegm and Mucus for a Healthy Respiratory System During concerns about COVID-19, we turn our attention to making our respiratory system strong and resistant to any external pathogens. There are many easy, at-home things we can do to build our immunity, clear away mucus/phlegm, and improve our respiratory system. Read on- at […]