April is the Cruelest Month

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 … Read More

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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Heat Illness: A Balance of Yin and Yang

In New York City we have already had a number of heat advisories this July.  It is important to stay cool and hydrated to avoid getting heat stroke or exhaustion.

Symptoms of chronic illness often flare up during heat waves.  This can occur due to the extra stress on the body from the weather, but also because the heat itself can lead to many illnesses.

Chinese medicine see illnesses developing from imbalances in the body as well as imbalances between the body and the environment. Heat imbalances are very common

A Balance of Heat and Cool

Heat and coolness are … Read More