Acupuncture is well suited to supporting a child's wellness because it is a safe and effective treatment for common childhood ailments that comes without the same side effects of common medications. We use a combination of acupuncture and needle-free massage techniques, along with herbs, to treat everyone from babies through teenagers. More...
Put your best face forward with facial rejuvenation. Jinhee's technique has been distilled from thousands of years of Chinese medicine cosmetology to help fight fine lines and wrinkles while also restoring your skin's youthful glow.
Acupuncture has been helping women with their specific health concerns for thousands of years. Whether it is painful periods, PMS, infertility, fibroids, endometriosis, PCOS or menopause symptoms, acupuncture and herbs can help. More...
One in five visits to a doctor's office is for a skin-related complaint, yet Western medicine has few treatments for dermatological conditions. Chinese medicine treats skin conditions safely and obtains significant, lasting results even in the most difficult cases of acne, eczema and psoriasis. More...
Men's Health, or andrology, in Chinese medicine is a relatively new specialty, just 30 or so years old. This has allowed for a synthesis between traditional philosophy and modern science in a unique way. We can now combine the ancient texts for sexual health and vitality with cutting edge understanding of male fertility and prostate health. More...
Acupuncture is probably best known for its ability to reduce and even eliminate pain. Whether the pain is a result of a chronic problem or back spasm that started yesterday, acupuncture can help you feel better, and does so with fewer side effects than pain medications. More...
One of the conditions I’m proudest to treat with acupuncture and herbs is acne. Acne is an external condition, but it can have such damaging effects on our overall health since it can cause stress, shame and low self-confidence. I love helping people work on their health inside and out, so they can put their […]
Hormones affect the quality of our hair. Usually we talk about stress hormones affecting our hair, but testosterone also plays an important role because it gets converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Scientists believe that DHT causes the hair follicles to shrink. An enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase (5-AR) converts testosterone to DHT. When 5-AR levels are reduced, hair […]
Depending on the healthcare provider you’re talking to, you may get a different answer to this question: Does diet influence acne? I say, unequivocally, yes*! Yes with an asterisk? What do you mean, Dylan? Well, I mean there are two parts of our diets in particular that we have to be mindful of if we’re […]
There is a strong inflammatory component to acne breakouts – red, swollen, painful pimples, and even redness of the skin overall – so one of the most important parts of calming acne breakouts is to calm the inflammation. One of my favorite ways to do this is by using herbal facial washes. You can make […]
I am ready for the end of winter. In New York City, the indoor air is just so dry. I’ve got humidifiers cranking at the acupuncture clinic and at home to try to stave off the ill effects of all that dry air. Unfortunately humidifiers alone aren’t cutting, at least not for the skin on […]
Most people wouldn’t guess it, but hair loss is a very common problem bringing people to acupuncture. Jinhee is a hair whisperer. I have had great results with both alopecia and thinning hair. All told, if you’re having problems with your hair, it’s worth a visit for some acupuncture to treat hair loss. In the […]
Jinhee posted recently about how living in NYC can be a real pain in the neck, and she’s right. I can’t count on all my fingers and toes the number of patients I see regularly who complain about neck pain. Neck pain with upper back and shoulder pain is also common. Usually, there are spasms […]
I’ve recently had a run in with some elbow pain. :-/ About 3 months ago, I started a serious Ashtanga yoga practice, going to Mysore practice at least 3 times per week. I’ve noticed a number of major changes in my body and mind already. I’m so thankful for this practice, which is very different […]
We’d be in big trouble if we didn’t have knees, but knees can also cause us big trouble. Knee pain is one of the most common complaints we hear in the acupuncture clinic. Knees don’t seem as delicate as other joints, but there’s a symphony going on in there. You’ve got 4 major knee ligaments […]
Happy Korean New Year! Many often hear about Chinese New Year, but it’s actually a lunar new year celebrated by many Asian countries around the world. This celebration marks the start of the new harvest year at the end of a long winter. I’m looking forward to this year of the sheep, which will shepherd […]