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 has been shown effective at reducing the side effects of cancer treatments. From treating nausea and vomiting to weight loss and low appetite to dry mouth, acupuncture can help. As part of your doctor's treatment plan, Dylan and Jinhee are ready to support you during treatment and recovery. 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...
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...
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...
Please excuse my humble brag… I’m often complimented on my hair and then asked what my secret is. How do I keep it so long and thick? Is it genetics or something I eat? Do I get acupuncture? The answer is all of the above. While I can thank my parents in part for my […]
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that Chinese medicine always prefers MEAT to RICE. What the heck was I talking about? RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation – has been a mainstay of treatment of pain from athletic injuries since the late 1970s. RICE treats pain by reducing inflammation. It treats inflammation through restricting, compressing […]
I’m not a huge fan of smoothies because they’re cold. Chinese medicine is firmly opposed to eating anything cold. Even when we treat injuries with acupuncture, we don’t also use ice. Chinese medicine says “ice is for dead people.” Instead we use herbs to reduce inflammation, stimulate blood flow, and stop pain. That’s why we […]
If I had a penny for every time I told a patient to eat breakfast, I had have a whole lotta pennies! I’m an honorary member of the breakfast police. I believe that everyone should eat breakfast every, single day. And I believe it’s the key to a day of steady, ample energy. If you’re […]
My belief is detoxing and cleansing isn’t something that happens as an extreme eating diet week where we put our bodies through some crazy stuff. Detoxing and cleansing should be a way of life. I lay out a plan for that in The Best Detox Cleanse Around. This post will talk about additional things you […]
I have a lot of patients asking me about detoxes and cleanses and other ways to purify the body through extreme measures, like the Master Cleanse, juice fasts and meal replacement shakes. Chinese medicine strongly opposes these kinds of eating habits because they harm the digestion. Most of these cleanses and detoxes involve a large […]
Don’t you just love autumn?! The leaves are changing, the air is crisp. But with changing seasons comes some funky weather. These days in New York City, you could get whiplash from the daily forecasts! One day you’re running to work and find yourself under-dressed in a cold breeze. The next day, you’re sweating because you brought […]
I just got back to New York City after 10 days on Cape Cod. Coming home this time, I was struck by just how loud and busy New York City is. After a lifetime here (yes, I was born and raised in NYC), it has become so easy to ignore the breakneck pace we live […]
To be totally honest, we don’t know exactly how acupuncture works from a Western scientific perspective. We have some really promising ideas that have been validated by multiple researchers, but aren’t 100% definitive. Those promising ideas can be broken up into 4 main categories: Works on the brain – Studies using fMRI, a kind of […]
Do you ever wonder about all the technical terms and jargon health insurance companies use to explain the fees you need to pay? There are so many ways to say “you need to pay,” but what does each one mean and how are they different? If you’re using insurance to pay for acupuncture, you’ve definitely […]