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Acupuncture is a holistic medicine which works to treat both the mind and the body.  Acupuncture is very effective at treating depression without medications or side effects.  Recently, a new study shows that acupuncture treatment for depression not only works quickly but also has long lasting results. In this study, 755 patients were given acupuncture, psychological counseling, or standard care which is depression medications. After only 3 months with an average of 10 visits, the depression levels in the acupuncture group were significantly less than in the group that took medications. This reduction in depression was not only fast but it remained constant at a 1 year follow up from the acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture for Depression Acupuncture treatment for depression

I developed seasonal allergies in my 20’s.  For years I did not notice my allergies so much as I noticed I was moody when the flower bloomed.  I didn’t understand if everything is so beautiful why was I feeling so blue. Eventually I realized my headaches, stuffy nose, and moodiness was allergies. Scientists have reported that depression increases with allergy symptoms. Most people thought that mood changes during allergy season were simply related to feeling uncomfortable from the sinus pressure, headache, sneezing, and watery eyes.  Recently researchers have suggested there is a connection between the inflammatory processes that lead to allergies and the feeling blue. Inflammatory diseases in general, such as asthma and psoriasis, have higher rates of depression compared

Chronic rhinosinusitis is a chronic infection of the sinuses that causes nasal congestion, sinus pain, and headaches. Chronic rhinosinusitis, commonly called chronic sinusitis, affects your energy, sleep, and work. Some research suggest that chronic sinusitis can even lead to depression and anxiety. Conventional medication often is not completely successful in treating the symptoms. Many patients have been turning to acupuncture Chinese medicine for help.  In our New York City acupuncture clinic, we often use acupuncture, acupressure, and herbs to reduce the symptoms of sinusitis, especially during the spring allergy seasons which can exacerbate the sinusitis symptoms. A comprehensive approach to chronic sinusitis When it comes to treating chronic sinusitis, it is important to include many of the modalities used in

This is the fourth in a series about acupuncture and IVF written by Jessica Yunker, my associates.  Jessica is an expert in infertility, womens’ health, and acupuncture for IVF. Acupuncture is helpful at each stage of the IVF cycle. In our last article we introduced the IVF procedure.  In this article, we’ll discuss in depth the key ways acupuncture can enhance fertility and optimize the chances of a successful IVF cycle. Acupuncture helps IVF by… 1. Regulate the cycle: Your fertility doctor will start you on hormones to regulate your cycle. During this time, acupuncture can be used to regulate qi (energy) throughout your body, improve blood circulation, and calm your whole nervous system. Acupuncture can be very effective in

In my last post I discussed T.S. Eliot’s famous line, “April is the cruelest month” as interpreted by Chinese medicine scholars. Those with allergies know that April can be cruel.    Allergies cause significant discomfort and disruption to your life.  But being cruel, these symptoms are not enough.  There is also an increase in anxiety, depression, and trouble sleeping during allergy seasons. Acupuncture helps to relieve seasonal allergies by correcting the imbalance causing the allergies and regulating the immune system. Here are a few of my articles on allergies and acupuncture. A Natural Treatment for Allergies Acupuncture for Allergies If you are interested in finding out more about how acupuncture can reduce your seasonal allergies, please call us at 917.887.4946 for

What can acupuncture treat?  This is one of the most common question I get as an acupuncture. Sounds like a simple question, but in fact it is quite hard to answer.   In many ways, it is like asking, “What does Western Medicine treat?” or ” What do medications treat?” Unlike other therapies, such as psychotherapy or physical therapy, acupuncture can treat both physical and mental problems, as well as internal medicine.  Acupuncture, as a part of Chinese medicine, has been used as a comprehensive medical system and over one billion people still use Traditional East Asian Medicine as their primary means of health care.  That means that people use it to treat back pain, colds, PMS, infertility, asthma, strokes, migraine