New Hours This Fall

Leave FallingWelcome to Fall!

We here at Alban Acupuncture hope you thoroughly enjoyed your summer, and are ready to move into the crisp, autumn air!

We would like to announce that as of September 9th, we have begun our new Friday morning hours, for all of you who can benefit from an early appointment to start your day.

We are taking appointments from 7am to 11am on Fridays.

Additionally, we will have office hour on alternating Saturdays. For this month, September, we will have Saturday hours on September 24th from 11am to 4pm.

Our full schedule is

Tuesday: 11am-8pm
Wednesday: 11am-8pm… Read More

Acupuncture Treatment of Stress Incontinence

acupuncture lower back Stress incontinence is an all too common problem after having a baby, prostate surgery, or developing over time. It’s not something people always want to talk about, but it affects many aspects of your life.  Stress incontinence can occur because of weakening of the muscles of the pelvic floor and bladder sphincter.

The good news is that acupuncture can help reduce stress incontinence.

Electro Acupuncture for Stress Incontinence

I have treated many people with urinary incontinence and frequent urination with electroacupuncture in my clinic. My acupuncture therapy usually focuses on acupuncture points that lie on the urinary bladder and … Read More

How to Treat Back Pain with Acupuncture

Acupuncture close on backBack pain is one of the most common ailments for people to stay home from work and miss school.  The good news is that acupuncture is very effective at treating back pain.

Not all back pain is alike and each acupuncture treatment is tailored specifically to your experience of back pain.

These are the most important factors to consider.

1. What are the right acupuncture points?  There is not one specific acupuncture point for a given condition.  Acupuncture points are chosen based on location of the pain, type of the pain, and the underlying imbalances causes the pain.   For … Read More

United HealthCare

Alban Acupuncture PC is pleased to announce we are now in network Acupuncture Providers with United HealthCare.

If you have insurance coverage through United HealthCare and would like acupuncture, please call 212-319-5757 or e-mail us to qualify your benefits.

We will need some information from you including your full name, insurance number, and date of birth to verify the insurance. Be sure to include the best contact number should we need more information.

Our office must qualify your insurance prior to your visit. We cannot use the insurance for acupuncture unless we have first qualified the benefits.    This is … Read More

Cigna Insurance

Alban Acupuncture PC is pleased to announce we are now in network Acupuncture Providers with Cigna. 

If you have insurance coverage through Cigna and would like acupuncture, please call 212-319-5757 or e-mail us to qualify your benefits.

We will need some information from you including your full name, insurance number, and date of birth to verify the insurance. Be sure to include the best contact number should we need more information.

Our office must qualify your insurance prior to your visit. We cannot use the insurance for acupuncture unless we have first qualified the benefits.    This is because contacting your … Read More

Acupuncture Helps Prevent Colds

woman with cold 1During the change of seasons a lot of people are worried about getting sick. I am cautious too, because during the change of seasons we are especially vulnerable; a sneeze, cough, or a cold wind can easily give you a cold. Acupuncture can help prevent a cold by improving your immunity through boosting your energy, or qi. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are powerful therapies to build up immunity and qi.

How Are Qi and Immunity Related?

As you all know, the immune system is responsible for protecting you from all types of invaders like viruses and bacteria. In Chinese medicine, … Read More

Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief and Relaxation

meditation at office 1Back in eighth grade, Mr. Hankinson, our shell-shocked gym teacher, used to yell in my ear, “Stand up straight, stick your chest out. Why are you breathing with your belly? Only BABIES breathe with their bellies. Breath into your chest like a MAN.”

He was right. Babies do breath into their abdomen. But good old Mr. Hankinson did not know that belly breathing is more natural and relaxing. Breathing with your belly maximizes the use of your diaphragm muscle, which is located between the chest and abdomen, and is the primary muscle of respiration.

Natural diaphragm breathing does not draw … Read More