CALL 212.319.5757
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

The art of electro-acupuncture is in the details of how one uses the therapy.  An effective electro-acupuncture treatment comes from what electric stimulation machine is used, proper selection of acupuncture points, how long you use the stimulation, and the proper frequency. Acupuncture Microstim In our New York City Acupuncture clinic, we use the Pantheon Research microstim machine.  This is one the highest quality machines ensure a safe and effective treatment.  Microstim means that the amplitude of the electric stimulation is much smaller.  This is much more comfortable for the patient. Acupuncture Point Selection Selecting the best acupuncture points is important when using the electro-acupuncture.  The acupuncture points should be chosen based upon the type of pain, the location of pain,

Chronic pain is mysterious.  It can come and go.  It can get worse, or get better.  Often without explanation. Chronic pain is serious.  It interferes with work, school, and relationships.  Chronic pain is the most common issue that comes into my acupuncture clinic. Pain can effect almost any place in the body: headaches, back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain, and any other location. Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Acupuncture is a complex therapy and works in a combination of ways to reduce pain and inflammation. Acupuncture works to reduce pain and inflammation through regulating neural pain pathways, stimulating the release of natural pain relieves in the body, such as opioids, as well as regulating pain relieving opioid receptors. Many

It is officially hot here in New York City. Chinese medicine has many remedies to cool down and reduce the risk of heat conditions in the summer.  One of my favorite secrets is a cooling herbal tea made of chrysanthemum flowers and gou ji berries. The Summertime Eight Treasures tea is also another way to cool the body down.  This tea has a couple more herbs like yi yi ren and bai zhu to drain dampness as well.  Good to humid environments like NYC.

Mosquito bites are annoying, no doubt about it. When travelling to a hot humid place, such as the jungles in Peru, Southern China, or even right here with my New York City acupuncture patients, mosquito bite itching can be troubling. Herbs can he very helpful for reducing itching.  One of the best and easiest herbal formulas to use for itching is called Yin Care. Yin Care is a topical wash used for itching and inflammation of the skin.  The herbs such as she chuang zi and di fu zi work to calm itch while sheng di huang and jin yin hua reduce inflammation. Use about a dime size amount and rub on effected area.

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland In New York City, we love April. It is the time to come out of winter hibernation and breathe the fresh air again. But as T.S. Eliot writes, April is also has the potential to be cruel. Chinese medicine physicians over the generations caution about the cruelty of April. The weather changes frequently so it is a time which we can easily get sick. The warmer weather also creates an environment for heat which builds up in the body over the winter to come out in spring. This can lead to allergies and spring

This year the New York City fall weather is particularly nasty.  Acupuncture can help fight off that cold in the NYC weather.Acupuncture gives your immune system a boost, which helps to fight off a cold.  Acupuncture can also reduce the symptoms of a cold, like sore throat, headaches, and body aches.  Acupuncture and Chinese medicine help to prevent and reduce the symptoms of colds in this New York City weather by addressing the specific symptoms and feelings of the patient. Here are some acupuncture points and acupuncture point combinations that help reduce the common cold.   Lung 5 and Lung 7 are effective for reducing cough and chest congestion.  If there is a lot of chest congestion, Lung 1 may be

I’m not sure if New Yorkers experience more stress than others, but I can say that stress affects the health of nearly all of my patients. We often forget that stress can have a profound impact on our bodies. Most people know that uncontrolled stress can increased our risk of heart attack and stroke, as well as cause insomnia, digestive issues, tension headaches, migraines, and back pain. Not as many people realize that it can also affect our reproductive system and has been shown to be a cause of infertility. In some people, stress causes damage to the immune system causing certain autoimmune conditions, allergies, asthma, arthritis, and eczema. It can even make us age quicker, just think about how

Acupuncture is a becoming a popular choice for helping to reduce seasonal allergies. Acupuncture offers an effective drug free treatment.  So you can smell the flowers without worrying about being too drowsy and foggy brained. Acupuncture is different than taking a pill Antihistamines are commonly taken for allergies.  These are medicines which block the chemicals called histamines that cause the symptoms of allergies. Acupuncture is different.  Chinese medicine works by correcting imbalances in your body, stimulating your own body to heal itself.  So instead of simply suppressing the body’s reaction, it works to correct the root cause of the problem. In other words, acupuncture helps to reset the body and remind it how to be healthy.  As balance is achieved,

New Yorkers love springtime.  Winter hibernation is over and we are instantly out enjoying the parks and the city.  But for many, spring time means seasonal allergies and hay fever.  And that means sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, headaches, skin irritation, and tickling in your throat. Allergies are worse in the Northeast It is estimated that 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies.  And according to Greg Kress, the owner of Pollen.com, allergies are worse in the Northeast part of the country.  That means that a lot of those 35 million are living in our neck of the woods. And although we are a big city, we also have a lot of trees, grasses, and flower spreading their pollen, so

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