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...
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 […]
Hi All, This month’s book is Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World by Amy Seidl. I’m 20 or so pages in, and I really like it despite being a bit on the bleak side. Thanks to Posman Books in New York City for making the recommendation. Check back here […]
Great news from Albany today! After a lot of hard work on the part of the Acupuncture Society of New York, the New York State Department of Civil Services has begun allowing acupuncture done by licensed acupuncturists to be covered under the NYSHIP Empire Plan (United Healthcare). The New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) […]