Healing Power of Light Therapy

Light is an amazing thing and holds strong healing powers. Light therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that can help fight acne, reduce wrinkles, promote anti aging, and reduce pain.  Light therapy is powerful alone and even stronger when combined with acupuncture.

Light therapy uses LED lights of blue, red, and infrared light to stimulate healing on a cellular level.  Light therapy can also be called Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) or LED therapy, or even a fancy name of photobiomodulation.  All names for the healing power of light.

Why does Light Therapy (LLLT) work?  

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How Acupuncture Treats Acne

Weighting chinese herbs1People are often curious how I treat acne. Acupuncture works by correcting the root cause of acne. Most acne is caused by heat, toxicity, dampness, or stagnation in the flow of qi. Each person is unique and not all people develop acne from the same root causes.

Herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments are customized to correct the root imbalance causing your acne. To create the optimal herbal and acupuncture therapy, I will consider your overall health to find the specific imbalance causing the acne. Digestion, menstrual cycle, immunity, and energy levels all play a factor. Most importantly, I will consider … Read More

Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment of Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis is a condition of the face that causes troublesome bumps, dry skin, irritation, and a red rash around the mouth. Those with perioral dermatitis (POD) know that it affects more than just the skin causing worry and anxiety about your appearance, what you use on the skin, what you are eating, and anything that may be causing this upsetting dermatitis on the face!

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are powerful natural treatments for perioral dermatitis and have been used for thousands of years to treat skin conditions.

Perioral Dermatitis in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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How Chinese Herbs are Prepared

Chinese herbal remedies have been used for centuries for many conditions and to boost overall health.   For many conditions the combination of acupuncture and herbs is the most effective approach.  I almost always use herbs when treating acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions.

The current Chinese pharmacopeia contains more than 5000 herbs and medicinal products.  A pharmacy will most often contain 500-1000 of the most commonly used herbs.  Some of the herbs are only used in the region they are grown and are not easy to find elsewhere.

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Acupuncture for Adult Acne Treatment

Some think that only teenagers get acne.  But many adults, mostly women, develop acne in their 20’s and remain with it well into their 40’s.  Adult acne is a very common issue I treat in my acupuncture clinic. The combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs are very effective for adult acne treatment.

One theory is that stress causes hormone imbalances which effect the development of acne. Also, as many people know, the menstrual cycle can influence acne.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acne Treatment

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Chinese medicine for Acne

Acne has profound effects on people’s lives, effecting social life, education, and even employment.  In fact, studies have shown that it is more difficult to get job with a bad case of acne.I’ve used Chinese medicine and acupuncture to treatment many people with acne, both teenage and adult.  It works by breaking the cycle of breaking out in pimples, developing, inflammation, and infection.  The key is to correctly diagnosis the imbalance that is causing the acne.What Causes Acne?

Acne is a disorder of the hair follicle sebaceous gland. This gland can get clogged up with proteins and oils from

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The Best Acupuncturist in New York

Who is the best Acupuncturist in New York City?

This is a great question, but impossible question to answer.  Just like there is no one best physician for every condition, there is no best acupuncturist for every health concern. It is really about finding the best acupuncturist for your needs.  There are a few questions to consider.

1. What is their Education and Experience?

Education and experience are obviously important factor for being a good clinician and acupuncturist.

After finishing Touro’s Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine, which is a 4 years master’s degree, I continued on to a postgraduate … Read More