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Stop smoking with acupuncture

Sticking to a New Year’s resolution can be hard. As we enter the last week of January, I’m proud to say that I have been steadily running more each week. While I haven’t had acupuncture (another resolution) yet, I did make good on the promise to myself and set up something for next week. Part […]

Acupuncture and Emotional Health

I haven’t had a chance to see the Disney movie Inside Out yet, but I was extremely excited when I heard about it. The part of my brain responsible for wishful thinking hopes that the writers consulted with some Acupuncturists when they were working on the script. In Chinese medicine theory, the emotions are considered […]

Treating Rosacea with Acupuncture

I often blog about conditions that I love treating with acupuncture because it seems we get better results than Western Doctors and with minimal side effects. Today I’m adding Rosacea to the list. Rosacea is a condition that we have been seeing more commonly here at Dylan Stein Acupuncture, I suspect due to the stressful […]

Hormones, Green Tea and Hair Loss

Hormones affect the quality of our hair. Usually we talk about stress hormones affecting our hair, but testosterone also plays an important role because it gets converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Scientists believe that DHT causes the hair follicles to shrink. An enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase (5-AR) converts testosterone to DHT. When 5-AR levels are reduced, hair […]

Diet Tips for Acne Breakouts

Depending on the healthcare provider you’re talking to, you may get a different answer to this question: Does diet influence acne? I say, unequivocally, yes*! Yes with an asterisk? What do you mean, Dylan? Well, I mean there are two parts of our diets in particular that we have to be mindful of if we’re […]

Herbal Face Wash for Acne

There is a strong inflammatory component to acne breakouts – red, swollen, painful pimples, and even redness of the skin overall – so one of the most important parts of calming acne breakouts is to calm the inflammation. One of my favorite ways to do this is by using herbal facial washes. You can make […]