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 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 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 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...
This blog post started as a list of gift ideas, but most people don’t need pointers from someone who doesn’t even know who you are buying for! Thoughtful gifts are the best anyway, not the newest or most expensive things that can be easily purchased in crowded department stores alongside thousands of other strangers. As […]
Some insurance plans have a limit of how many visits for acupuncture they will cover in a given year. This isn’t very common because acupuncture is seen a bit differently than other services with visit limits, like chiropractic or physical therapy. Nonetheless, some insurance plans cover acupuncture and impose a limit. Good news is, those […]
The holidays are upon us! For the people exchanging gifts this year, here are some of my favorite products worth considering. Some of them you might not want to give away! For your skin… I have recently fallen in love with DeVita Natural Skin Care. I use their professional strength line at home and also […]
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 […]