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...
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...
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 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...
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 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 ...
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 […]
Do you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or healthcare spending account (HSA)? If so, you can use that money to pay for acupuncture. Acupuncture is an eligible expense for FSAs and HSAs. An FSA/HSA uses pre-tax dollars to cover eligible expenses related to your health care and wellness. New York State has some special […]
Hello dear readers! I’m picking a big one for this month, so I’m giving us all two months. Please join me in reading Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? by Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS. It’s not the most thrilling sounding title, but I’ve heard from so many colleagues that this book is well […]
Aetna Health Insurance is one of the largest providers in New York. Lucky for us, Aetna also covers acupuncture! Dylan and Jinhee, the acupuncturists of Dylan Stein Acupuncture, are both registered as out-of-network providers with Aetna. Now before you get all upset by the term “out-of-network,” let me put you at ease: There are no […]
Here at Dylan Stein Acupuncture, both Dylan and Jinhee are registered as out-of-network providers with Cigna Health Insurance. New Yorkers with Cigna often have acupuncture benefits on their plan. The phrase “out-of-network” usually makes people think that there will be bad coverage or high fees associated with getting acupuncture treatment, but that’s not the case […]
On April 30th, a Senate Committee examined alternatives to pain drugs, and acupuncture took center stage. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been increasing access to acupuncture and other alternative modalities in an effort to manage pain without addictive narcotics. Acupuncture has been used for pain management for centuries. At one of the site’s […]
The book club pick for June is How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: A Guy’s Guide to the World of Infertility by Greg Wolfe. This is one of my favorites for men accompanying their wives through IVF or dealing with their own sub-fertility issues. We’ll check back in at the end of the […]
When I was a research assistant at NYU School of Medicine, I worked on a project looking at the influence of watching pornography on sexual behavior. In clinical practice as an acupuncturist, I meet a lot of men who think that viewing pornography has negatively affected their sex life, mainly causing them to have performance […]