“I don’t know whether or not acupuncture deals with arthritis, but if you have any ideas about treating it, please let me know”. Last month I received this question in an e-mail from a woman with knee pain. In response, […]

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Two months ago, the cover page of the Sports Tuesday section of the New York Times had a photograph of Jets fullback Tony Richardson lying prone with two lines of acupuncture needles down each side of his back. It said […]

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Sometimes, we just have to say no when everyone thinks we should say yes in order to pursue our passion, even when we have no idea where it will lead. Such was the case when young Arya Nielsen declined acceptance […]

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Almost every patient I treat gets gua-sha—the Asian healing technique so well known in the East that usually the ‘cook of the house’ administers it to whomever is in need–whether for a cold, a tight neck, ‘a chill in their […]

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No matter where we are, we have two abundant resources to help us restore and maintain our balance—the earth and the sky. The energy of the earth is yin, and the energy of the sky is yang. They are opposite, […]

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I took this photograph on a Saturday morning in a dorm at Yale University. Every week, undergraduates of various fields of study met to practice calligraphy. No one received ‘credit’ for the time spent there. Even toward the end of […]

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I always thought diminished eyesight was permanent until my last year of acupuncture school. Under the guidance of Kiiko Matsumoto, the world renowned acupuncturist, my clinic team and I worked on a 54 year old man who had lost most […]

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Being an acupuncturist is like being a detective, where one has a brilliant and thousands of year’s old body of knowledge to help uncover and treat people’s pain, discomfort and distress. Every person that comes through my door is a […]

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Can acupuncture treat depression? Yes, but not always. Sometimes, it works best in combination with medication and talk therapy or with just one of these two. Sometimes acupuncture alone is enough to counter the unique rhythm of a depression. My […]

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What I like most about acupuncture and oriental medicine is the way the person is treated as a whole. For example, a headache is unique. A person presenting with one will be treated in a different way than anyone else […]

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A Sanctuary
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As many of you know, I have moved my office from the bustling streets of Soho to one of the most beautiful mixed residential/commercial blocks in the West Village at 26 West 9th Street. The office has two treatment rooms, a large window in […]

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It is almost springtime and I am in Barbados with my family getting a jump start on the summer sun. This morning my son and I took to a beach on the West coast scouting for some good photos he […]

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