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8.06.2019

CBD + CHILL: Cupping + Mindfulness Workshop on 8/10

Sweet friends! So thrilled to share my next event with you, happening this Saturday!

You’ve heard about the amazing health benefits of CBD. The tinctures, creams, oils, teas, etc. Now is your chance to try CBD for yourself!




CBD + Chill is a multi-sensorial experience with CBD extract. You will have the opportunity to get a mini Traditional Chinese Cupping massage, amplified with the pain-relieving anti-inflammatory properties of CBD cream.

Following your cupping massage, you are invited to delight your senses and take in the soothing medicine of CBD via an oil-based tincture. You will also be offered a high-vibrational medicinal herbal tea custom formulated for this event by yours truly.

Grab a seat in the cushion circle for a self-guided meditation where you will enjoy the sweet aromas filling the space, while taking in the ambiance and listening to soothing music.

The intention of this high value workshop is for you to really get acquainted with this powerful plant extract in several forms and to experience its beautiful health-enhancing properties.

The CBD is generously being provided by Ash Apothecary, who’s products I personally love and have been enjoying for quite some time! Can’t wait to share their amazing tincture and cream with you all. 

Can't make the event but still want to try to products? Well, I've got a special discount code for you, which gives you a whopping 20% of products. Just head to https://myashapothecary.com/, place your order, and use code "DRNAIKA20" at check out. This code is only valid from Aug 10- Sept 10!

Looking forward to vibing with you..


In health,
Dr. Naika

Schedule your session with me in Park Slope (Mondays and Thursdays) here:
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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!

7.19.2019

Community Acupuncture on 7.20 at Heal Haus!

The next round of my monthly community acupuncture workshop is happening on Saturday 7/19 from 2:30-4:30 at Heal Haus.

Community Acupuncture makes holistic healing much more affordable and accessible.
As a Workshop participant, you will share space in Heal Haus' community room, where you will listen to relaxing music, enjoy calming scents, and receive an Acupuncture treatment from yours truly.

Click HERE to reserve your spot!
In health,
Dr. Naika

Schedule your session with me in Park Slope (Mondays and Thursdays) here:
https://squ.re/2MBOEzR

Schedule with me in Clinton Hill (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) here:



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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!

6.21.2019

Happy Summer Solstice! 4 Herbal Tonics for Summer 2019

Happy first day of summer loves!

I’m back at it with my top 4 herbal tonics for this summer that will support your vitality and wellness. Think cooling, calming, vibrational, and gently moving~

🌼Kava: Kava kava kava. The herb that gets us all lit with a natural high. To me, Kava’s vibrational pattern matches with summer. It’s sunny, happy, and warm. It has a very specific acquired taste and can be quite numbing to the tongue. Kava is very popular as a mocktail ingredient, but there isn’t enough conversation in the wellness world around what happens when you have too much kava. The research is well-documented that excessive kava is toxic to the liver. So reach for this herb in moderation to enjoy it safely.

🌼Linden is just so sweet energetically. Soothing to the heart chakra, linden invites us to tap into our heart’s desires, while providing us with sweet comfort along the way. Linden has a nice light flavor and blends with other herbs beautifully.

🌼Lemongrass: Think light, refreshing, and cooling. At my “Healing with Haitian Herbs” workshop, I talk about how lemongrass is THE cooling herb that Haitians use (frequently combined with hibiscus, another cooling herb). As the name suggests, lemongrass has a lovely citrus zing to it and is just so light. I like to make a lemongrass tea x lemonade situation in the summer months. The best.

🌼Calendula: Think gentle lymphatic movement and vibrancy. I mean look at that beautiful yellow! It reminds me of the summer sun. Patients tell me all the time that they get swollen and puffy in the summer with all the heat and humidity in the atmosphere. This is where lymph movement comes in and calendula has got your back! It’s a little bitter in taste but is light enough to still be really pleasant.

Share this with your communities if you found it useful! 


I’m excited to play with these herbs and many more this summer. I’ve got a good feeling about Summer 2019. Stay bright.



In health,
Dr. Naika

Schedule your session with me in Park Slope (Mondays and Thursdays) here:
https://squ.re/2MBOEzR

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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!

6.20.2019

Dr. Naika at POPSUGAR Playground x Samsung Soul Space

I’ve got some fun news friends!

This weekend, I’ll be providing my healing services at the POPSUGAR Playground Samsung Soul Space.

I’ll be focusing my holistic healing sessions on Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine therapies to optimize sleep hygiene and wellness. I’ll be serving up some Aromatherapy, Chinese cupping therapy to ease muscle tension, and jade stone facial massage to help ease your mind and decrease stress. We’ll also be chatting about diet, lifestyle, and herbal medicine tips to improve sleep. My goal is to provide you with easy and applicable tools that you can implement into your new and improved customized night-time routine. Looking forward to sharing the beauty of this medicine with this weekend’s attendees!

I've partnered with Wellness Official, an online marketplace that connects wellness practitioners and clients to make wellness accessible. Through Wellness Official, you can book mini sessions with me and some other incredible NY-based wellness practitioners to get your vibe right at the POPSUGAR Playground Samsung Soul Space!

Definitely head to popsugarplayground.com for more information! Stop by the Soul Space to power up, connect, and get your healing on alllll weekend long! SO EXCITED!

In health,
Dr. Naika

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



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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!

6.13.2019

Favorite Nutritional Powder Supplements for Optimal Health

I’m frequently asked what my favorite dietary supplements are for smoothies. I always tell people that it’s preferable to get the majority of nutrients from actual whole foods, but supplements are great additions when we need an extra boost of specific nutrients. With that said, here are some of my favorites!

🌱Green powders: Love these to get more minerals, fiber, and plant-based protein in! Really helpful for folks wanting to transition into more of a plant-based lifestyle. It can be hard to just start eating a bunch of greens if that’s not something you’re accustomed to, so green powders help.
🌱Protein powders: This is what most folks are used to especially in the fitness realm. Really great for those wanting to build muscle mass or for those wanting to ensure they get enough dietary protein. There are a lot of thoughts about which types of proteins are best, and that varies on a case by case basis. While I personally prefer plant-based protein powders, there are benefits to non plant-based protein powders such as whey.
🌱Collagen powder: If you follow my IG stories, then you’ll know I’ve been having a huge collagen moment. Collagen is great for hair, skin, bone, joint, and nail health. Collagen goes pretty well in smoothies, but I like it best in my coffee, teas,&broths because it melts and blends uniformly. While there are a couple of plant-based collagen powders out there, I actually prefer the animal-based ones.
🌱Maca powder: Love maca for hormone balancing and overall female health.
🌱Turmeric powder: THE anti-inflammatory wonder of the world! Not the tastiest, but effective.
🌱Seeds: I’m a huge fan of hemp, flax, and chia seeds. Each one is a little different and offers different benefits. Love hemp for its diverse nutritional profile & taste. Love flax for hormone balancing. Love chia for its fiber + omega 3 content. Plus, it has this nice thickening effect when it sits in liquids for a period of time.

The list goes on! I have a TON more that I use regularly. But, hopefully these few shoutouts help! If you need guidance around brands, doses, or other powder options, schedule an appointment with me using the links below!


In health,
Dr. Naika

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



Schedule with me in Clinton Hill (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) here:



Connect with me!
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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!