Boost your Qi with Kidney Three

Kidney 3 is the third acupuncture point on the kidney channel.  It is called the Great Ravine (Tai Xi) in Chinese.

Kidney 3 acupressure point helps to boost the energy in the body.  Kidney 3 (KI 3) can help with many different conditions by boosting your kidney qi.

What is Kidney Qi?

Chinese medicine has it’s own language and physiology to discuss the body body.  Acupuncture meridians are associated with specific organs and the functions of those organs.  The Kidneys are in charge of growth and maturation, reproduction, as well as regulating the fluids of the body. That is they … Read More

How Acupuncture Works to Relieve Pain

For years, much of acupuncture research has focused on the release of opiates and other pain relieving chemicals in the brain.

A recent study in the journal Nature Neuroscience looked at what happens locally near the needle insertion to relieve pain.

After an acupuncture needle was inserted at the acupuncture point Zu San Li (St 36) and stimulated by twirling every five minutes for a half hour, the cells around the acupuncture needle released the anti-inflammatory and pain relieving chemical called adenosine.  The concentration of adenosine remained high for at least 60 minutes after the treatment.  Also, they found that … Read More

Acupuncture for Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder is a syndrome characterized by the frequent, strong, and sudden urge to urinate. The syndrome can seriously disrupt your life by interrupting your work and make you avoid social situations.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help.  Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been treating syndromes of frequent urination for over 2000 years as well as modern clinical success.

How Acupuncture Treats Overactive Bladder

Acupuncture helps reduce the symptoms of overactive bladder by relaxing the nerves and muscles associated with the bladder.  Overactive bladder may be caused from bladder spasm creating the sudden need to urinate or a sudden feeling … Read More

Seasonal Allergies in New York City

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, 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 … Read More

Research Shows Acupuncture Can Relieve Your Headaches

Acupuncture helps relieve many types of chronic headaches including migraines and tension headaches.

I have seen this everyday in my acupuncture clinic.  Many research studies support acupuncture for treatment of headaches

The Research on Acupuncture for Headaches

A recent large analysis of 31 studies, in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, showed that acupuncture was effective at treating headaches. In fact, the studies showed that acupuncture was stronger than placebo acupuncture for reducing headaches, and even stronger than medication for reducing headache frequency, intensity, and improving overall physical function.

How does acupuncture work to treat headaches?

Acupuncture and Chinese … Read More