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8.16.2018

Community Acupuncture at Heal Haus

Peace Naika in Balance family!
I'm so thrilled to announce that I will be offering accessible and affordable community acupuncture at Heal Haus every month.
This first round of healing will take place this Saturday, August 18th from 3-6 pm.
See you there!

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Schedule your session with me in Park Slope (Mondays) here:
https://squ.re/2MBOEzR
Schedule with me in Clinton Hill (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) here:

In health,
Dr. Naika

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Dr. Naika, the writer of this blog, has a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Acupuncture as of June 2017. Please do not take the information presented on this blog, as medical advice, without consulting your certified health care practitioner. Knowledge is power and your health is your wealth!




6.20.2018

Introducing Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Sessions

You’ve seen all the articles, tv shows, and social media videos of the newest skincare craze- “Cosmetic Acupuncture”. You’ve seen the fancy tools made of jade, the laser machines, & the pics of patients with needles all over there face. But what is Cosmetic Acupuncture really?
Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture (AKA Acu-Lift, Acupuncture Facial, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture) is a specialty form of acupuncture that centers around internal health and external radiance.

Cosmetic Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the face, as well as other techniques such as micro-current laser therapy, facial cupping & massage, jade-rolling, micro-dermabrasion, & more
Cosmetic acupuncture improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and puffy eyes, while decreasing the severity of a variety of skin conditions including acne and rosacea, while improving muscle tone in cases of muscle paralysis, just to name a few.

With a series of treatments, facial acupuncture is very rejuvenating to the face and leads to long lasting effects of improved skin tone and appearance, as well as improved muscle function and strength. It’s important to note that Cosmetic Acupuncture is as much about internal health as it is about external radiance. I work with you to balance your organs and address the root cause of your skin concerns. And the treatment goes beyond the fancy tools used in your session. I help you figure out the right foods to consume and the right herbs to supplement as well.

Your initial evaluation includes a Chinese Medicine evaluation of your face & overall Health, and a yummy beautifying & relaxing treatment.

Most patients notice instant changes in their skin's appearance immediately after treatment. But, Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture does require a series of treatments to maintain this improvement, like Full body Acupuncture sessions or any other Cosmetic service.

Schedule your session with me in Park Slope (Mondays) here:
https://squ.re/2MBOEzR
Schedule with me in Clinton Hill (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) here:

In health,
Dr. Naika

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Dr. Naika, the writer of this blog, has a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Acupuncture as of June 2017. Please do not take the information presented on this blog, as medical advice, without consulting your certified health care practitioner. Knowledge is power and your health is your wealth!

6.13.2018

Community Collaboration: Introducing a Holistic Wellness CSA Box!

Want fresh produce, recipes, herbal medicine, and more all in one affordable box, New York? Read more below and sign up for the Bundles of Liberation CSA box!


"Bundles of Liberation" is an initiative to bring food, plant medicine, and wellness right to your home, through a deluxe CSA (community supported agriculture) box. You'll get to enjoy quality produce from Rock Steady Farms, support community, and enjoy wellness all at once.

I'll be offering select herbal blends, created exclusively for this deluxe CSA box, as well as holistic health sessions. 


My crafted herbal blends include an uplifting blend and a grounding blend for the summer, followed by a detox blend and nourish blend for the fall. The uplift blend was crafted to help you elevate your vibe, energy, and mood. This blend features herbs that ease anxious feelings, create a sense of ease, and give you a nice gentle boost of energy. The ground blend re-connects you to your core self and the earth supporting you. Featuring mostly root herbs, this botanical blend literally grounds you down and helps you regain balance and perspective. More about the detox and nourish blends in the fall!

Now about the holistic health services. I'm pleased to offer a special for everyone who signs up for the CSA box before June 23rd. I’m offering 50% off a Acupuncture + Chinese Medicine session with me (a savings of $50!)! At this session, we’ll talk about diet and lifestyle, do a thorough Chinese medicine evaluation, then you’ll get a zen Acupuncture treatment AND a blood pressure check. Quite frankly, we deserve access to good food, good healthcare, and good herbal medicine.

You can learn more and sign up for this CSA by visiting www.liberationcuisine.com/meal-coop .

Please share with your friends, families, networks, and anyone passionate about living a healthy lifestyle!



In health,
Dr. Naika


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Dr. Naika, the writer of this blog, has a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Acupuncture as of June 2017. Please do not take the information presented on this blog, as medical advice, without consulting your certified health care practitioner. Knowledge is power and your health is your wealth!

5.24.2018

Five Health Benefits of Matcha

Green tea matcha is an incredibly healthy and nourishing drink, that not only boosts energy systemically, but also provides a boost of antioxidants and other important nutrients. Popularized in Japan centuries ago in tea ceremonies, matcha is now enjoyed all around the world, most commonly as a tea or a latte drink
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4.19.2018

Upcoming Event: Herbal Medicine Workshop

You are invited to an interactive experience where you will learn about herbs and then formulate your own medicinal mixture, under the guidance of Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, and Herbalist, Dr. Naika of blog, 'Naika in Balance".

This workshop is inspired by my "Haitian Treasures" blog series, where I share knowledge about the medicinal and socio-cultural elements of herbs commonly used by Haitians, the Haitian Diaspora, and the greater Afro-Caribbean community. 

In the first half of this 2 hour workshop, we'll go on an in depth exploration of the herbs we'll be using in the second half. We will discuss the medicinal, and socio-cultural properties of the herbs, in addition to the clinical scientific research behind them, what they are used for, and how to use them. The material will be presented in a way that everyone can understand and follow. The herbs selected for this workshop are helpful for overall health maintenance, including but not limited to, detoxification, mood support, digestive health, etc.

During the second half of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to connect with the herbs even deeper and formulate your own herbal concoctions based on your individual needs and desires.  I will guide you through the process of creating your own medicinal mix. All materials will be provided for you, so just show up ready and willing to learn and to explore. 

Recommended that you bring pen and paper to take notes!

Great music will be playing during the second half.
Incense will be burning to create a lovey aroma.
The space is colorful, bright, and inviting.

Come unwind.
Come vibe.
Come release.
Come as you are.

Event cost: $35
Space is limited to create an intimate experience, so kindly RSVP by April 28th.

Please note: The same material that was covered in the December Level 1 workshop will be covered in this workshop.

Warmly,
Dr. Naika

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The "Haitian Treasures" series explores the magnificent benefits and uses of Haiti's natural resources, which I call "Haitian Treasures" because they are truly national gems.  Naïka in Balance is the premiere source for information on healing herbs used by Haitians. In this series, I explore the tie between Haiti's natural resources and natural, traditional, and holistic healing.

Learn about other Haitian Treasures explored on this blog here!

The two most popular Haitian Treasures on this blog are:

Castor oil/l'huile palma christi
Wonder of the world plant/fey lougawou