Year of the Monkey – Lunar New Year 2016

Happy Lunar New Year! If you’re like most New Yorkers who spend a good amount of time online, you’ve probably seen hundreds of articles on this being a Fire Monkey year. Every year has a nature, and every nature can lead to certain problems, according to this system of astrology. I have compiled some health […]

Stop smoking with acupuncture

Sticking to a New Year’s resolution can be hard. As we enter the last week of January, I’m proud to say that I have been steadily running more each week. While I haven’t had acupuncture (another resolution) yet, I did make good on the promise to myself and set up something for next week. Part […]

Happy New Year!

I can’t believe 2015 is already over. It was fast and furious for me in so many good and thankfully only a few not so good ways. I didn’t make any new year’s resolutions the last few years but this year I am making two. First is to run a half marathon and the second […]

Get your Autumn acupuncture tune-up now!

One of the wisest recommendations of Chinese medicine is to live harmoniously with the seasons. As the weather changes so should our daily practices, such as changing our diets to favor what’s in season and going to bed earlier with the sun. While the summer months were a time to be more active, the fall […]

Acupuncture and Emotional Health

I haven’t had a chance to see the Disney movie Inside Out yet, but I was extremely excited when I heard about it. The part of my brain responsible for wishful thinking hopes that the writers consulted with some Acupuncturists when they were working on the script. In Chinese medicine theory, the emotions are considered […]

Stay Hydrated This Summer

Although summer does not officially start until June 21st this year, I think we can all agree that it might as well have been summer here in New York City already for the last 3 weeks! With temperatures soaring, it’s very easy to become overheated in NYC. The subways have been cool, but the platforms […]

Treating Rosacea with Acupuncture

I often blog about conditions that I love treating with acupuncture because it seems we get better results than Western Doctors and with minimal side effects. Today I’m adding Rosacea to the list. Rosacea is a condition that we have been seeing more commonly here at Dylan Stein Acupuncture, I suspect due to the stressful […]

Treating Acne with Acupuncture and Herbs

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, Green Tea and Hair Loss

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 […]