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Joseph Alban

Joseph Alban is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Herbalist. Joseph has a thriving practice at for ten years where he has helped thousands of patients.

 In 2006, Joseph completed a hospital residency where he trained with leading physicians in acupuncture, Chinese medicine dermatology, and medical massage. He graduated from Touro College’s Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine, obtaining a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In addition to clinical training in China, he has worked at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In 2012, he received the Traditional Chinese Medicine Dermatology Diploma from world renowned expert Mazin Al-Khafaji.

In 2009-2010 Joseph was awarded a training grant from the National Institutes of Health. He completed this training in the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His research focused on the psycho-immunology of mental health, examining the potential of Chinese medicine to treat immune diseases, associated depression and anxiety simultaneously.

Joseph is the author of many journal articles and has been featured in magazines such as Time Out New York, Acufinder Magazine, and Acupuncture Today. He is currently on the leadership team of Dermveda, an integrative medicine skin education resource.

In addition to maintaining a busy clinical practice, Joseph teaches and writes about Chinese medicine for practitioners as well as the public. He also plays Wu Style Tai Ji and is a fermentation enthusiast.



Our Office
Our New York City acupuncture office, located at 40th and Lexington in Manhattan, was designed to create a beautiful and calming environment featuring specially designed sound panels which soften sounds in the office and prevent outside sounds from coming in. Its the perfect place for rest, healing, and wellbeing. Feel free to come early and enjoy a cup of tea before your appointment. View Slideshowoffice-1office-2office-3office-4office-5office-6office-7office-8office-9office-10office-11office-12office-13office-14


Book an Appointment

Please call us at 212.319.5757 or click below to request an appointment.

We respond quickly and make our best attempts to schedule you as soon as possible within your preferred time frame.

We have early morning and late evening hours to accommodate your busy schedule. Unfortunately, we do not accept walk in appointments.

Office Hours:

Monday: 11am-8pm

Tuesday: 11am-8pm

Wednesday: 11am-8pm

Thursday: 11am-8pm

Fridays: 7am-noon

Every Other Saturday: 11am-4pm

We do not have appointments on Sunday.



We are in network acupuncturists with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Healthcare.

We accept Aetna and The Empire Plan as an out of network acupuncturist.

In order to best serve you our office will gladly look into your insurance acupuncture benefit. We will need some information from you to verify the insurance. Click here to find out more about insurance coverage for acupuncture.




Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for over 2500 years as a natural method to treat disease and improve your health. More than a quarter of the world still uses acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as their main methods of healing. As you can imagine from this long history, Chinese medicine can treat many different health concerns. According to The World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health, acupuncture has been shown to be safe and effective for many conditions.


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