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Breast Cancer: What Everyone Needs to Know

Monday, May 19, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The statistics for women developing breast cancer in their lifetime are staggering. These days, more and more research is showing that there are ways to reduce the risk and recurrence of this emotionally- and environmentally-charged disease - and possibly even help prevent it.

Dr. Bongiorno will discuss the BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutations and explain why breast cancer is not simply genetic. In a clear and understandable way, he will present solid research about how breast cancers can develop and grow and which foods, nutrients and lifestyle factors can help with prevention. treatment and recurrence.

WHERE: Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City

Monday, May 19, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm



Past Events

Wrist Pain? What Is It? How Can I Heal It? - with Dr. Victoria Liotta


Is it carpal tunnel? Can it be a shoulder issue? Wrist pain can be caused by many different issues and factors. It can be a wrist, arm, shoulder and even neck issue. It might be carpal tunnel, a tendonitis, or something different. Often times healing can be a simpler solution than you think. Learn with Dr. Victoria Liotta the different causes of wrist pain, and how you can take natural control to fix the problem. Dr. Victoria Liotta will answer your questions and give you concrete advice about what natural choices are available to heal.



Oh, My Aching Neck!

Thursday, Sept. 24th - 7pm

A reprise of a loved lecture from the recent past, Dr. Liotta will explain how acupuncture and acupressure are especially effective in relieving both acute and chronic pain. This webinar focuses on common causes, prevention and advice on treating neck pain, including helpful acupressure points that can you can do yourself at home.

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Women’s Health: From PMS to Menopause

Free Webinar - Tuesday April 20, 2020 at 12:30PM

Naturopathic & Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches for Hormonal Harmony

Although women’s health is a broad category of medicine, gynecology is its centerpiece. Conditions such as premenstrual syndrome, painful periods, irregular menses and hot flashes are common chief complaints that can benefit through the use of Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Both Naturopathic Doctors (ND) and TCM practitioners evaluate patients through questioning and examining to determine the cause of conditions and develop a treatment plan.
Many symptoms are due to hormonal imbalances, most frequently “out of range” levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and/or cortisol. Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are experienced in evaluating specific blood work that measures hormone levels. The ND will encourage lifestyle changes, modifications of diet and prescribe botanicals and supplements to alleviate symptoms and heal the body naturally.
Acupuncture is based on the principles of TCM, an ancient system dating back before the discovery of hormones and their functions. In gynecology, an acupuncturist’s treatment plan does not balance hormones per se, but focuses primarily on blood and energy known as qi. Aspects of the blood in particular help determine the cause and provide information to alleviate symptoms. Acupuncturists use very fine needles to improve the quality of blood and flow of qi to achieve harmony and balance in the body.
If you suffer from any issues pertaining to women’s health, naturopathic medicine and acupuncture can lessen symptoms naturally and without troublesome side effects.



Webinar with Dr. Dawn: Lung Health & Reversing Inflammation Naturally

Thursday April 9 at 12:30 pm

Grab a cup of tea & learn lots of helpful tips you can use to optimize your respiratory health in the comfort of your home. Dr. Dawn will be sharing tips including home remedies that you can do right away. Learn about specific foods that support your lungs, including the #1 food you must be avoiding. Take notes of healthy habits you can start incorporating into your daily routine for optimal health. When it comes to supplements, less is more. Understand which supplements may help your respiratory health and why.

Registration required.




March Madness to Keep Your Sleep Serene

Insomnia? Trouble sleeping? Not feeling refreshed when you wake up?

Then this is the program for you!
New program designed specifically to help you get the maximum benefit from your acupuncture session for a restful night's sleep.

Take advantage of the March specials when you sign up today!
30% off - over $100 in savings with our 3 session package
PLUS - FREE Microsystem Auricular evaluation

We do accept some insurance so please inquire if this may apply to you

Contact the office for more details: 631.421.1848 or email


Healing Hour at Inner Source Huntington

The Power of the Drum!

Thursday, March 5th @ 7:00 PM

Discussion on the benefits of rhythm and guided meditation. Community acupuncture offered. Refreshments and healthful snacks served. This is a free event. All ages welcome! Please call 631-421-1848 for more information.

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Mental Health Update - Dr. Peter Speaks at the CAND in Palm Springs, CA

03-01-2020 - Palm Springs, California

Mental Health Update - What is New in Natural Medicine for Mental Health?

Anxiety and depression are major reasons patients visit their medical doctors. Way too often, patients are given drugs which not only do not address the underlying concerns, but also contribute to further worsening of these conditions. While some remedies are well known for these conditions, a few supplements are relatively unheard of, yet quite effective. In this talk, Dr. Bongiorno will review the overall naturopathic view and treatment for these mental health conditions. In this context, he will focus on the newer supplemental choices: lithium, CBD oil, apocynum venetum, rosmarinic acid, carnosine, and also give research evidence and clinical experience for use of saffron, curcumin, and berberines. These are supplements that are not as well-known for mental health, but still excellent to help a patient move back to center when properly used. This is Dr. Bongiorno’s yearly update of what every naturopathic doctor needs to know to treat mental health disorders.

After the presentation, participants will be able to confidently:
1. Review naturopathic principles on how to treat anxiety and depression with sleep, exercise, foods, digestion, inflammation, mitochondrial work, adrenal stress, and basic supplementation.
2. Review the newest and most relevant supplements for anxiety and depression.
3. Learn the history, usage, and evidence based research of lithium, CBD oil, saffron, and many other herbs.



How to Leverage the Mechanisms of Ketamine with Natural Medicines to Treat Depression

2-22-2020 - Dr. Peter Speaking at the Integrative Health Care Symposium

Ketamine is well- known to be the quickest acting anti-depressant, with profound effects after 40 minutes. While helpful, it is also known that ketamine has significant toxicity and questionable duration of effect. Mounting research shows many natural compounds that may affect the body’s biochemistry in a way that can mimic the positive effects of ketamine.

Dr. Peter Bongiorno will explain the mechanisms of ketamine action, and review the animal and clinical research showing the use of lifestyle modifications, supplements and Chinese herbs that can have similar effects. He will also review how genetic predisposition, toxic exposure from environmental toxins and products of internal processes (such as beta amyloid, glutamate and quinolic acid) can affect these pathways. The attendee will leave with specific knowledge of natural medicine recommendations that Dr. Bongiorno finds effective in his patients.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to discuss the efficacy and toxicity of ketamine to treat depression.
Participants will be able to describe the mechanisms of ketamine to relieve depression.
Participants will be able to discuss natural remedies (lifestyle, foods, supplements, herbals) that can mimic ketamine mechanisms.
Participants will be able to discuss how to use natural remedies in combination to create ketamine-like effects to relieve depression.
Session Date: Feb 22 2020 10:45 am – 12:00 pm



Webinar with Dr. Dawn: Need Better Zzzs to Boost your Health?

2-10-2020 at 1pm: Sign up today!

Sign up for Dr. Dawn's FREE 30 min webinar on Monday Feb 10th at 1 PM as she launches her new program 'Acupuncture Before Bed'. Learn how both Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine can benefit your sleep to optimize your wellness.



'Stress & Digestion' with Dr. Dawn

Join us at the YMCA in Huntington!

Attention members at the YMCA join us in the Jorge Family Center for this informative lecture. Get a deeper understanding of how stress impacts digestion. Leave with useful health tips from Dr. Dawn. See you there!