Dr. Ilana Newman

  • Medical Practice
  • February 2020

Dr. Ilana Newman attended medical school at the University of Arizona, followed by a residency in family medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. While in residency, Dr. Newman became frustrated with the limited treatment options she had for patients with back pain, which led her to complete the acupuncture program for physicians at UCLA. She also completed the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) program’s ear acupuncture training at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. While in New York, Dr. Newman also worked as a medical news reporter on the Oxygen Network and on daily video online medical news reports.

After moving to South Florida, Dr. Newman took the basic and advanced acupuncture courses for physicians at the University of Miami. Several years later, she completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the University of Miami. Today, she conducts inpatient palliative medicine consultations at the Memorial Hospital System in Broward County, and teaches workshops on Korean Hand Therapy for self-treatment for pain.


Take Pain Control into Your Own Hands: Rapid and Dramatic Pain Relief with Korean Hand Therapy Self Treatment, Part 1

This two-part workshop will teach Correspondence Therapy, the most basic form of Korean Hand Therapy, which utilizes the map of the body on the hands. With this easy-to-learn system, needles are not used. Applying pressure to precise points on the hand can reduce pain anywhere in the body. Headaches as well as back, neck and joint pain will be highlighted.

Part 1 will introduce this technique and review some of the research that has been done with Korean Hand Therapy. We will focus on learning the landmarks of the map of the body on the hands and how to find and stimulate the points.

  • February 2020

Take Pain Control into Your Own Hands: Rapid and Dramatic Pain Relief with Korean Hand Therapy Self Treatment, Part 2

This two-part workshop will teach Correspondence Therapy, the most basic form of Korean Hand Therapy, which utilizes the map of the body on the hands. With this easy-to-learn system, needles are not used. Applying pressure to precise points on the hand can reduce pain anywhere in the body. Headaches as well as back, neck and joint pain will be highlighted.

Part 2 will cover strategies for treating different types of pain, and we will draw our own maps from Part 1. Attendees can volunteer so everyone can practice finding the hand locations before Dr. Newman demonstrates searching for and stimulating the treatment points.

  • February 2020

Vagus Nerve Stimulation - The Back Door to the Brain

Vagus Nerve Stimulation has been approved in Europe for treating complicated cases of epilepsy, depression and headaches. Much of the efficacy of ear acupuncture may be due to stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve. Studies on vagus nerve stimulation show potential benefits for mood, sleep, memory, and weight loss. Non-invasive ways to stimulate the vagus nerve will be discussed.

  • February 2020

Ear Acupuncture for Stress Reduction and Mental Health

The five-point NADA (National Acupuncture Detox Association) ear acupuncture protocol has been used worldwide to treat addiction to opioids and other drugs. These ear points can also be used to reduce stress, improve mood, and help with anxiety. Ear acupuncture can be done in group settings and is acceptable to many people who are reluctant to get body acupuncture. Research on ear acupuncture will be reviewed. Non-needle protocols using ear beads or seeds to reduce stress and improve focus will also be discussed.

  • February 2020

Ear Acupuncture for Relaxation and Stress Reduction

The ear acupuncture protocol used by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) is commonly used for opioid addiction, but it also has positive benefits on mental health and emotional stress. During this ear acupuncture treatment, Dr. Newman inserts five acupuncture needles into the NADA points of each ear while participants sit quietly in a small group. People describe the experience as effortless meditation or the calming effects of a single glass of wine.

Group consultation; space is limited to 10 participants per session.

$75/person, 60 min.

  • February 2020

Correspondence Korean Hand Therapy for Pain

Dr. Newman will locate the precise points on your hands to reduce your headache, neck/back pain, or joint pain. Once the points are located, you will be able to treat your own pain whenever it recurs in the same places. Prior attendance at Dr. Newman’s workshop is not required.

$100/person, 45 min.

  • February 2020