Alban Acupuncture and Herbs Clinic

★★★★★
Alban Acupuncture is the Midtown NYC acupuncture practice of Joseph Alban. Joseph has extensive training in acupuncture, tui na, and Chinese herbal medicine from both the United States and China. His practice focuses on relieving chronic pain, sports injuries, as well as helping people with skin conditions.
  • 124 East 40th St Suite 902

    New York, NY 10016

    Map & Directions
  • 212-319-5757

About Alban Acupuncture and Herbs Clinic

Categories
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Management Services
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Pain Management
Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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I started seeing Joe a little over a year ago to see if he could help me with anxiety issues that I have developed over the last 7 years. I was getting desperate and never thought about acupuncture before, I actually hate needles. I gave it a shot and to my surprise I started seeing results and feeling better within a short time frame. I wouldn't say I was cured but i was definitely put on the right track and for the first time in a while i had some hope that I could win my battle against anxiety. I still see Dr. Alban on a regular basis and find his attention to detail and concern about my well being refreshing and comforting. If you have been hesitant to try acupuncture before I strongly suggest you take the plunge and contact Dr. Alban to give it a try.

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I started seeing Joe a little over a year ago to see if he could help me with anxiety issues that I have developed over the last 7 years. I was getting desperate and never thought about acupuncture before, I actually hate needles. I gave it a shot and to my surprise I started seeing results and feeling better within a short time frame. I wouldn't say I was cured but i was definitely put on the right track and for the first time in a while i had some hope that I could win my battle against anxiety. I still see Dr. Alban on a regular basis and find his attention to detail and concern about my well being refreshing and comforting. If you have been hesitant to try acupuncture before I strongly suggest you take the plunge and contact Dr. Alban to give it a try.

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I began seeing Dr. Alban to get some relief from constant indigestion (I was popping Pepsid AC nightly) as well as menopausal night sweating. He came highly recommended and I have been very pleased with the results of acupuncture. I was a bit of a skeptic going into it but I am happy to report that as a result of the sessions my indigestion has practically disappeared and the night sweats are no longer a problem. He is easy to talk to and takes time to listen and make suggestions. I recommend him highly.

5
★★★★★

I began seeing Dr. Alban to get some relief from constant indigestion (I was popping Pepsid AC nightly) as well as menopausal night sweating. He came highly recommended and I have been very pleased with the results of acupuncture. I was a bit of a skeptic going into it but I am happy to report that as a result of the sessions my indigestion has practically disappeared and the night sweats are no longer a problem. He is easy to talk to and takes time to listen and make suggestions. I recommend him highly.

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I have always had back pain here or there. But when I started jogging last spring, I began to have an intensely sharp pain in my tailbone area. X-rays showed nothing wrong. I went to a chiropractor for six months. The pain subsided some, but it was still painful. I could barely sit for five minutes without having to get up or adjust. I started going to Joe after a colleague highly recommended him. Within three sessions the pain was substantially subsiding. Besides that, I felt better overall - I slept better, I was more relaxed, and I just felt good. After seeing Joe for about five months or so, the pain is completely gone. I've even increased my jogging schedule, but the pain is still gone! He also taught me stretching exercises to maintain my healing and recommended I take tai chi for strengthening my lower back.

On another note, when I had a horrible sinus infection, I went to him for treatment. I woke up the next day and was almost 100% better. One acupuncture treatment and some herbs did the trick.

I have already recommended Joe to several colleagues and will continue to go to him for maintenance as long as I live here. He is the nicest, caring, and talented person - I wouldn't go to anyone else.

5
★★★★★

I have always had back pain here or there. But when I started jogging last spring, I began to have an intensely sharp pain in my tailbone area. X-rays showed nothing wrong. I went to a chiropractor for six months. The pain subsided some, but it was still painful. I could barely sit for five minutes without having to get up or adjust. I started going to Joe after a colleague highly recommended him. Within three sessions the pain was substantially subsiding. Besides that, I felt better overall - I slept better, I was more relaxed, and I just felt good. After seeing Joe for about five months or so, the pain is completely gone. I've even increased my jogging schedule, but the pain is still gone! He also taught me stretching exercises to maintain my healing and recommended I take tai chi for strengthening my lower back.

On another note, when I had a horrible sinus infection, I went to him for treatment. I woke up the next day and was almost 100% better. One acupuncture treatment and some herbs did the trick.

I have already recommended Joe to several colleagues and will continue to go to him for maintenance as long as I live here. He is the nicest, caring, and talented person - I wouldn't go to anyone else.

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Joe is the world's best acupuncturist. I don't say this because I've been to many. I say this because I know it in my heart. Not only does he listen to you, he CARES about you and remembers everything you tell him. When you're struggling, Joe has the encouragement and advice to see you through. When you're happy, he is happy for you.
I went to Joe for PCOS and, since I've been going, I have gotten my period every month (a miracle courtesy of Joe!). I feel really good and I no longer have the kinds of mood swings that would thrust me between extremely depressed and ecstatic in 20 minutes time.
Joe is the MAN! I can't wait to see him again!

5
★★★★★

Joe is the world's best acupuncturist. I don't say this because I've been to many. I say this because I know it in my heart. Not only does he listen to you, he CARES about you and remembers everything you tell him. When you're struggling, Joe has the encouragement and advice to see you through. When you're happy, he is happy for you.
I went to Joe for PCOS and, since I've been going, I have gotten my period every month (a miracle courtesy of Joe!). I feel really good and I no longer have the kinds of mood swings that would thrust me between extremely depressed and ecstatic in 20 minutes time.
Joe is the MAN! I can't wait to see him again!

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Since I turned 18, every week I try to do something new that scares me. Dine alone, ask a guy out for coffee, and get acupuncture were on my list of things to do. When I was 10 years old my dad had used it to help his Prostate Cancer from becoming more serious. I knew it worked. I was never brave enough to try it out for myself though. When I first met Dr. Alban, he quickly reassured me that I was going to be just fine. He answered any question I had and even gave me a lesson on how acupuncture originated. It got to the point where I was so comfortable that I would fall asleep on the table without even thinking about the needles sticking out of my body. Thanks to Dr. Alban and the acupuncture, I now have more energy, my health is the best it's ever been, and I can happily say I can check it off my list. Try it. You'll be glad you did.

5
★★★★★

Since I turned 18, every week I try to do something new that scares me. Dine alone, ask a guy out for coffee, and get acupuncture were on my list of things to do. When I was 10 years old my dad had used it to help his Prostate Cancer from becoming more serious. I knew it worked. I was never brave enough to try it out for myself though. When I first met Dr. Alban, he quickly reassured me that I was going to be just fine. He answered any question I had and even gave me a lesson on how acupuncture originated. It got to the point where I was so comfortable that I would fall asleep on the table without even thinking about the needles sticking out of my body. Thanks to Dr. Alban and the acupuncture, I now have more energy, my health is the best it's ever been, and I can happily say I can check it off my list. Try it. You'll be glad you did.

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Joe combines his compassion with his expertise to find the solution that is right for what you need. At our first meeting he took the time to listen and understand what my problem was. Using his expertise show has treated my pelvic pain for over a year now and I have seen excellent results, better than what I experienced with physical therapy. As my recovery continues Joe is receptive to my feedback and continues to modify the treatments to what works best for me.

5
★★★★★

Joe combines his compassion with his expertise to find the solution that is right for what you need. At our first meeting he took the time to listen and understand what my problem was. Using his expertise show has treated my pelvic pain for over a year now and I have seen excellent results, better than what I experienced with physical therapy. As my recovery continues Joe is receptive to my feedback and continues to modify the treatments to what works best for me.

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Joe has that combination of compassion, intelligence, and insight that's needed in any school of healing. When I first met him, he told me people don't come to him for stress, but they should. Several months later I came to him with flaring asthma, migraines, recurring colds, back pain, and various other physical manifestations of stress. I was sheepish that I had waited until I had no choice but to take care of myself, but I got no judgment from him. He just got to work on what we had to deal with. He's supportive of my desire to wean off some of the medications I take, but doesn't pressure me to get rid of them all. He is part of the new generation of acupuncturists that doesn't see western medicine as the enemy, but wants to use everything in its proper time and place. Also, just the nicest guy you'll meet!

5
★★★★★

Joe has that combination of compassion, intelligence, and insight that's needed in any school of healing. When I first met him, he told me people don't come to him for stress, but they should. Several months later I came to him with flaring asthma, migraines, recurring colds, back pain, and various other physical manifestations of stress. I was sheepish that I had waited until I had no choice but to take care of myself, but I got no judgment from him. He just got to work on what we had to deal with. He's supportive of my desire to wean off some of the medications I take, but doesn't pressure me to get rid of them all. He is part of the new generation of acupuncturists that doesn't see western medicine as the enemy, but wants to use everything in its proper time and place. Also, just the nicest guy you'll meet!

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I am 32 years old and I had been struggling with sinus headaches since I was twelve. I had tried everything from routine visits to traditional doctors to humidifiers and other alternative treatments. Joe is the only person who has effectively helped me get rid of these horrible headaches, which frequently disrupted my work and social life. In addition, Joe has helped me control and overcome digestive problems, migraines, and my stubborn eczema with a combination of acupuncture, acupressure, and herbs. A few of his many virtues include his willingness to give you the tools you need to help yourself (i.e. acupressure), his willingness to listen and answer your questions--he is always happy to share his vast knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese herbs--and his generosity--you will always get a full hour and you will leave his office feeling energized and relaxed. I highly recommend Joe! He is the best acupuncturist in town!

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★★★★★

I am 32 years old and I had been struggling with sinus headaches since I was twelve. I had tried everything from routine visits to traditional doctors to humidifiers and other alternative treatments. Joe is the only person who has effectively helped me get rid of these horrible headaches, which frequently disrupted my work and social life. In addition, Joe has helped me control and overcome digestive problems, migraines, and my stubborn eczema with a combination of acupuncture, acupressure, and herbs. A few of his many virtues include his willingness to give you the tools you need to help yourself (i.e. acupressure), his willingness to listen and answer your questions--he is always happy to share his vast knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese herbs--and his generosity--you will always get a full hour and you will leave his office feeling energized and relaxed. I highly recommend Joe! He is the best acupuncturist in town!

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I went to see Joe for an overactive bladder condition. Almost immediately, I noticed a reduction in my urinary urges and frequency, directly related to Joe??s acupuncture and exercises from my physical therapy. I was not only impressed with the immediacy of results, but also with Joe??s warm, down-to-earth nature and professionalism. He made it comfortable for me to openly discuss a topic that was embarrassing for me, and he is always a good listener ?? a quality lacking with many Western medicine practitioners. Also, Joe is open to questions, whether you??re seeing him for a visit or e-mailing him from home. You can count on him to follow-up with specific information. Early on, Joe discussed methods for me to gradually retrain my bladder and the importance of consistently doing my therapeutic exercises. Four months into working with him, I am now on an acupuncture maintenance schedule. I have no doubt my condition would not have made the quick and steady turnaround it has without Joe??s treatments and sound advice.

5
★★★★★

I went to see Joe for an overactive bladder condition. Almost immediately, I noticed a reduction in my urinary urges and frequency, directly related to Joe??s acupuncture and exercises from my physical therapy. I was not only impressed with the immediacy of results, but also with Joe??s warm, down-to-earth nature and professionalism. He made it comfortable for me to openly discuss a topic that was embarrassing for me, and he is always a good listener ?? a quality lacking with many Western medicine practitioners. Also, Joe is open to questions, whether you??re seeing him for a visit or e-mailing him from home. You can count on him to follow-up with specific information. Early on, Joe discussed methods for me to gradually retrain my bladder and the importance of consistently doing my therapeutic exercises. Four months into working with him, I am now on an acupuncture maintenance schedule. I have no doubt my condition would not have made the quick and steady turnaround it has without Joe??s treatments and sound advice.

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I went to Joe with chronic pelvic pain along with a general feeling of malaise. I had never had acupuncture before and it was an act of desperation on my part. Joe took an active and sincere interest in what was bothering me. Somehow he has learnt all the secrets of the East while studying in China. It is now about 3 months since I first started seeing Joe and I have never felt better. Seeing Joe was one of the best decisions of my life. I consider Joe my friend and I recommend him without any reservation. Y.H.

5
★★★★★

I went to Joe with chronic pelvic pain along with a general feeling of malaise. I had never had acupuncture before and it was an act of desperation on my part. Joe took an active and sincere interest in what was bothering me. Somehow he has learnt all the secrets of the East while studying in China. It is now about 3 months since I first started seeing Joe and I have never felt better. Seeing Joe was one of the best decisions of my life. I consider Joe my friend and I recommend him without any reservation. Y.H.

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I came to see Joe because I've always had problems with tension -- leading to constant flare-ups either in my skin or stomach or any number of other areas. I was a bit suspicious of whether acupuncture could help, but was quickly proved wrong. What's incredible about Joe is how he tailored a program specifically for me to help me improve over the long-term. I've begun to see a gradual relief of symptoms I've had for over 10 years that I never thought would go away. On top of being incredibly knowledgeable and a consummate professional, Joe also is just an oasis of calm -- always positive, reassuring, and the best listener I've perhaps ever met. Can't recommend him highly enough.

5
★★★★★

I came to see Joe because I've always had problems with tension -- leading to constant flare-ups either in my skin or stomach or any number of other areas. I was a bit suspicious of whether acupuncture could help, but was quickly proved wrong. What's incredible about Joe is how he tailored a program specifically for me to help me improve over the long-term. I've begun to see a gradual relief of symptoms I've had for over 10 years that I never thought would go away. On top of being incredibly knowledgeable and a consummate professional, Joe also is just an oasis of calm -- always positive, reassuring, and the best listener I've perhaps ever met. Can't recommend him highly enough.

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I came in to see Joseph without a recommendation (based on his information on the Alban website) with acute sinusitis and a disjointed thumb. We agreed was in direct correlation with the full sinuses (since parts of the hand reflect the face). After 1 session, I felt at least 80% better. The horrible migraines associated with sinusitis dissipated the evening of my first session and I felt I was on the road to recovery. I went in for a second session for my disjointed thumb. It was still very sore and I am the victim of - "Blackberry Thumb" - the latest in tech maladies where it feels as if you have tendinitis of the thumb - ouch! Not fun for a full-time secretary and Blackberry user. After another session, I was relaxed and Joseph really understands the body, mind and spirit. We both have the same belief that "the body will heal itself" and it can. I am trying to limit my topical remedies as well as over the counter muscle relaxers. Just doing the exercises/stretches that Joseph instructed me to do and taking it easy. The next step is too really rebuild my immune system and take better care with a satisfactory diet and exercise regime. I would highly recommend Joseph. His rates are reasonable, his demeanor and personality - stellar, I feel safe, relaxed and totally satisfied with the service Joseph provides. He is inspiring and a master of his medicinal craft!

5
★★★★★

I came in to see Joseph without a recommendation (based on his information on the Alban website) with acute sinusitis and a disjointed thumb. We agreed was in direct correlation with the full sinuses (since parts of the hand reflect the face). After 1 session, I felt at least 80% better. The horrible migraines associated with sinusitis dissipated the evening of my first session and I felt I was on the road to recovery. I went in for a second session for my disjointed thumb. It was still very sore and I am the victim of - "Blackberry Thumb" - the latest in tech maladies where it feels as if you have tendinitis of the thumb - ouch! Not fun for a full-time secretary and Blackberry user. After another session, I was relaxed and Joseph really understands the body, mind and spirit. We both have the same belief that "the body will heal itself" and it can. I am trying to limit my topical remedies as well as over the counter muscle relaxers. Just doing the exercises/stretches that Joseph instructed me to do and taking it easy. The next step is too really rebuild my immune system and take better care with a satisfactory diet and exercise regime. I would highly recommend Joseph. His rates are reasonable, his demeanor and personality - stellar, I feel safe, relaxed and totally satisfied with the service Joseph provides. He is inspiring and a master of his medicinal craft!

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I came to acupuncture because of intense migraines and high levels of stress. I have had improvements with many fewer aches and pains in my lower back and neck. My migraines have also disappeared and generally I feel more relaxed and at ease with my stress. The treatments were very personalized and Dr. Alban always took the time to discuss and understand my problems. I never felt like he was in a rush or too busy to treat me ?? which so often is the case with NYC doctors. During the treatment he always made me feel at ease and when I was done I immediately and always felt much better than when I had entered his practice one hour before. Dr. Alban was always flexible with meeting times and his concern, care and attention for his patience appears to be unprecedented. I have already referred a family member and I would definitely recommend Dr. Alban to anyone seeking acupuncture. I think the level of attention to each patient is key and I always felt relieved of my pain at the end of sessions. At no time did I ever feel uncomfortable during a procedure.

5
★★★★★

I came to acupuncture because of intense migraines and high levels of stress. I have had improvements with many fewer aches and pains in my lower back and neck. My migraines have also disappeared and generally I feel more relaxed and at ease with my stress. The treatments were very personalized and Dr. Alban always took the time to discuss and understand my problems. I never felt like he was in a rush or too busy to treat me ?? which so often is the case with NYC doctors. During the treatment he always made me feel at ease and when I was done I immediately and always felt much better than when I had entered his practice one hour before. Dr. Alban was always flexible with meeting times and his concern, care and attention for his patience appears to be unprecedented. I have already referred a family member and I would definitely recommend Dr. Alban to anyone seeking acupuncture. I think the level of attention to each patient is key and I always felt relieved of my pain at the end of sessions. At no time did I ever feel uncomfortable during a procedure.

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I had not been much of a believer in acupuncture, but was looking for ways to help reduce stress, improve my energy levels and my health in general. I knew Joe, knew he had studied acupuncture here in New York and in China and decided to give it a try, under the theories of "I have nothing to loose" and "it will be an interesting experience." I am very glad I did.

Joe was very calm, very precise and was happy to answer my questions and explain what and why he was doing the things he did. The setting was very soothing with music playing gently in the background as the needles did their job and I relaxed and released the tension I had built up. After the first treatment I was rather stunned at how I felt; very calm but full of energy. I continued going for several weeks receiving acupuncture and some massage. I looked forward to each visit, as those sessions made a big difference in helping me get through my stressful week. My productivity improved, together with my mood and how I felt physically.

Joe eventually moved offices and I fell out of the practice of going to him and have felt the difference. I definitely need to get back in to see him and would strongly recommend him.

2
★★★★★

I had not been much of a believer in acupuncture, but was looking for ways to help reduce stress, improve my energy levels and my health in general. I knew Joe, knew he had studied acupuncture here in New York and in China and decided to give it a try, under the theories of "I have nothing to loose" and "it will be an interesting experience." I am very glad I did.

Joe was very calm, very precise and was happy to answer my questions and explain what and why he was doing the things he did. The setting was very soothing with music playing gently in the background as the needles did their job and I relaxed and released the tension I had built up. After the first treatment I was rather stunned at how I felt; very calm but full of energy. I continued going for several weeks receiving acupuncture and some massage. I looked forward to each visit, as those sessions made a big difference in helping me get through my stressful week. My productivity improved, together with my mood and how I felt physically.

Joe eventually moved offices and I fell out of the practice of going to him and have felt the difference. I definitely need to get back in to see him and would strongly recommend him.

Pros: Warm, friendly

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I came in to see Joseph without a recommendation (based on his information on the Alban website) with acute sinusitis and a disjointed thumb. We agreed was in direct corralation with the full sinuses (since parts of the hand reflect the face). After 1 session, I felt at least 80% better. The horrible migranes associated with sinusitis disappated the evening of my first session and I felt I was on the road to recovery. I went in for a second session for my disjointed thumb. It was still very sore and I am the victim of - "Blackberry Thumb" - the latest in tech maladies where it feels as if you have tendonitis of the thumb - ouch! Not fun for a full-time secretary and Blackberry user. After another session, I was relaxed and Joseph really understands the body, mind and spirit. We both have the same belief that "the body will heal itself" and it can. I am trying to limit my topical remedies as well as over the counter muscle relaxers. Just doing the exercises/stretches that Joseph instructed me to do and taking it easy. The next step is too really rebuild my immune system and take better care with a satisfactory diet and exercise regime. I would highly recommend Joseph. His rates are reasonable, his demeanor and personality - stellar, I feel safe, relaxed and totally satisfied with the service Joseph provides. He is inspiring and a master of his medicinal craft!

2
★★★★★

I came in to see Joseph without a recommendation (based on his information on the Alban website) with acute sinusitis and a disjointed thumb. We agreed was in direct corralation with the full sinuses (since parts of the hand reflect the face). After 1 session, I felt at least 80% better. The horrible migranes associated with sinusitis disappated the evening of my first session and I felt I was on the road to recovery. I went in for a second session for my disjointed thumb. It was still very sore and I am the victim of - "Blackberry Thumb" - the latest in tech maladies where it feels as if you have tendonitis of the thumb - ouch! Not fun for a full-time secretary and Blackberry user. After another session, I was relaxed and Joseph really understands the body, mind and spirit. We both have the same belief that "the body will heal itself" and it can. I am trying to limit my topical remedies as well as over the counter muscle relaxers. Just doing the exercises/stretches that Joseph instructed me to do and taking it easy. The next step is too really rebuild my immune system and take better care with a satisfactory diet and exercise regime. I would highly recommend Joseph. His rates are reasonable, his demeanor and personality - stellar, I feel safe, relaxed and totally satisfied with the service Joseph provides. He is inspiring and a master of his medicinal craft!

Pros: Best Acupuncture

Cons: I wish I could go everyday!

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I would recommend Dr. Alban to my friends and colleagues without reservation! He has extensive training and experience in the U.S. and in China so I have faith in his medical skill and knowledge. His technique is extremely gentle while his manner is caring, quietly confident and reassuring. Specifically, he has lowered my pulse from the 90's to the 70's in just one or two treatments. Tight muscles are relieved immediately. My diabetes is improved and well controlled and I have a sense of well being. Thankyou Dr. Alban GG

2
★★★★★

I would recommend Dr. Alban to my friends and colleagues without reservation! He has extensive training and experience in the U.S. and in China so I have faith in his medical skill and knowledge. His technique is extremely gentle while his manner is caring, quietly confident and reassuring. Specifically, he has lowered my pulse from the 90's to the 70's in just one or two treatments. Tight muscles are relieved immediately. My diabetes is improved and well controlled and I have a sense of well being. Thankyou Dr. Alban GG

Pros: Skilled, Friendly

Cons: Nothing

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I had very good relief of chronic hiccups through acupressure and a definite increase in energy from herbs. Alban Acupuncture is truly one of the best choices in NYC, conveniently located on 57th Street. Joseph Alban made me feel very comfortable, and his care was sensitive and excellent.

Ari Ben Pinchus

2
★★★★★

I had very good relief of chronic hiccups through acupressure and a definite increase in energy from herbs. Alban Acupuncture is truly one of the best choices in NYC, conveniently located on 57th Street. Joseph Alban made me feel very comfortable, and his care was sensitive and excellent.

Ari Ben Pinchus

Pros: Great Location, Energy boost

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I have a problem spot on my upper back, which is sensitive to stress, if I carry something heavy, my overall health, and just about anything else in my life. When it becomes aggrivated, I am often in a great deal of pain. Acupuncture and massage have really helped a lot. Additionally, Joe has helped me learn how to manage and reduce symptoms on my own through stretches and heat application. He has a great bedside manner - lovely and calming, yet very clinical - and the office is a pleasant and relaxing space.

2
★★★★★

I have a problem spot on my upper back, which is sensitive to stress, if I carry something heavy, my overall health, and just about anything else in my life. When it becomes aggrivated, I am often in a great deal of pain. Acupuncture and massage have really helped a lot. Additionally, Joe has helped me learn how to manage and reduce symptoms on my own through stretches and heat application. He has a great bedside manner - lovely and calming, yet very clinical - and the office is a pleasant and relaxing space.

Pros: bedside manner, relaxing atmosphere, effective treatment

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I went to Joe Alban Acupuncture for a couple of problems, sleeping, gynecological problems, and chronic hip pain. Within weeks, my sleep problems disappeared. And within months, my gynecological problems also improved. My hips feel better than they have in years. Overall, I find the acupuncture very relaxing and helpful for managing stress. I've tried out many acupuncturists over the years, but Joe is definitely the best.

2
★★★★★

I went to Joe Alban Acupuncture for a couple of problems, sleeping, gynecological problems, and chronic hip pain. Within weeks, my sleep problems disappeared. And within months, my gynecological problems also improved. My hips feel better than they have in years. Overall, I find the acupuncture very relaxing and helpful for managing stress. I've tried out many acupuncturists over the years, but Joe is definitely the best.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I went to Joseph Alban after suffering from severe pelvic pain and prostitatis. I originally thought the pain was brought on from an infection. However, I now believe it was due to stress from a variety of life changes occurring at once, i.e. anxiety over health, a move to another country, family issue and finances. I have had prostitatis several times since college which I thought were from infections. But upon reflection, I have come to realize that each bout with prostate pain was probably from stress. Through Joseph Alban acupuncture, I discovered that there is indeed a link between the mind and the body. In addition, I learned that stress is a major cause of disfunction and imbalance. The treatments I received from Joseph have helped me tremendously in terms of treating the pain and ultimately the anxiety. I now do not have to sit in a tub of hot water every 4 hours to eliminate the pain. Nor do I have constant debilitating pain. Joseph is very knowledgeable, a great teacher and a patient person whose treatments are very effective and reasonably priced. I plan to re-visit him for several appointments upon my return to the United States and would recommend him to friends and colleagues.

4
★★★★☆

I went to Joseph Alban after suffering from severe pelvic pain and prostitatis. I originally thought the pain was brought on from an infection. However, I now believe it was due to stress from a variety of life changes occurring at once, i.e. anxiety over health, a move to another country, family issue and finances. I have had prostitatis several times since college which I thought were from infections. But upon reflection, I have come to realize that each bout with prostate pain was probably from stress. Through Joseph Alban acupuncture, I discovered that there is indeed a link between the mind and the body. In addition, I learned that stress is a major cause of disfunction and imbalance. The treatments I received from Joseph have helped me tremendously in terms of treating the pain and ultimately the anxiety. I now do not have to sit in a tub of hot water every 4 hours to eliminate the pain. Nor do I have constant debilitating pain. Joseph is very knowledgeable, a great teacher and a patient person whose treatments are very effective and reasonably priced. I plan to re-visit him for several appointments upon my return to the United States and would recommend him to friends and colleagues.

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I was suffering for a month with hot flashes and night sweats untill I decided to go to see Joseph for acupuncture treatments. As the sessions progressed my symptoms have decreased and after the 6th treatment all my symptoms disappeared. I am so grateful for Josephs great work.He is a lifesaver and I no longer have to take many showers a day from the constant sweating. I told everyone I know about him. I'm very impressed that my symptoms disappeared.

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I was suffering for a month with hot flashes and night sweats untill I decided to go to see Joseph for acupuncture treatments. As the sessions progressed my symptoms have decreased and after the 6th treatment all my symptoms disappeared. I am so grateful for Josephs great work.He is a lifesaver and I no longer have to take many showers a day from the constant sweating. I told everyone I know about him. I'm very impressed that my symptoms disappeared.

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I would recommend Dr. Alban to my friends and colleagues without reservation! He has extensive training and experience in the U.S. and in China so I have faith in his medical skill and knowledge. His technique is extremely gentle while his manner is caring, quietly confident and reassuring. Specifically, he has lowered my pulse from the 90's to the 70's in just one or two treatments. Tight muscles are relieved immediately. My diabetes is improved and well controlled and I have a sense of well being. Thankyou Dr. Alban GG

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I would recommend Dr. Alban to my friends and colleagues without reservation! He has extensive training and experience in the U.S. and in China so I have faith in his medical skill and knowledge. His technique is extremely gentle while his manner is caring, quietly confident and reassuring. Specifically, he has lowered my pulse from the 90's to the 70's in just one or two treatments. Tight muscles are relieved immediately. My diabetes is improved and well controlled and I have a sense of well being. Thankyou Dr. Alban GG

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I had very good relief of chronic hiccups through acupressure and a definite increase in energy from herbs. Alban Acupuncture is truly one of the best choices in NYC, conveniently located on 57th Street. Joseph Alban made me feel very comfortable, and his care was sensitive and excellent.

Ari Ben Pinchus

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I had very good relief of chronic hiccups through acupressure and a definite increase in energy from herbs. Alban Acupuncture is truly one of the best choices in NYC, conveniently located on 57th Street. Joseph Alban made me feel very comfortable, and his care was sensitive and excellent.

Ari Ben Pinchus

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I came to Joe because I was suffering from prostatitis and my urologist suggested that I give acupuncture a try. After searching in New York I learned that Joe had a lot of experience with pelvic pain patients, so I decided to give him a try.

Joe is incredibly knowledgeable in the ways of Eastern medicine, having gone straight to the source and studied in China. He can also talk about the modern scientific theories of why acupuncture is effective. I felt confident that I was getting acupuncture treatments from someone with the utmost expertise.

After a 12-week combination of western and eastern medicine, I have to say I'm feeling much, much better. Joe also treated and improved the anxiety I had stemming from my prostate problems. Thanks a lot Joe!

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I came to Joe because I was suffering from prostatitis and my urologist suggested that I give acupuncture a try. After searching in New York I learned that Joe had a lot of experience with pelvic pain patients, so I decided to give him a try.

Joe is incredibly knowledgeable in the ways of Eastern medicine, having gone straight to the source and studied in China. He can also talk about the modern scientific theories of why acupuncture is effective. I felt confident that I was getting acupuncture treatments from someone with the utmost expertise.

After a 12-week combination of western and eastern medicine, I have to say I'm feeling much, much better. Joe also treated and improved the anxiety I had stemming from my prostate problems. Thanks a lot Joe!

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After 16 years of suffering from various allergy triggers along with asthma, I was tired of getting sick every season. I also wanted to avoid the side effects from allergy decongestants and asthma steroid inhalers. I found that acupuncture treatments with Joe Alban helped relieve many of my symptoms. A great benefit to the treatments Joe Alban gave me was that he could alter them based on the season and whatever symptoms were bothering me the most.
The most noticeable change came in two ways. One is that I am now living with a cat even though I am allergic to cats. And the other is I have been able to reduce the amount of steroid inhalers I take. I have more energy and have less colds and congestion. I attribute the improvement to the combination of acupuncture treatments with Joe Alban, some herbal teas and acupressure that I've learned as part of the treatment.
I recommended acupuncture to my father and he's been able to avoid dialysis thanks to his own acupuncture treatment.

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After 16 years of suffering from various allergy triggers along with asthma, I was tired of getting sick every season. I also wanted to avoid the side effects from allergy decongestants and asthma steroid inhalers. I found that acupuncture treatments with Joe Alban helped relieve many of my symptoms. A great benefit to the treatments Joe Alban gave me was that he could alter them based on the season and whatever symptoms were bothering me the most.
The most noticeable change came in two ways. One is that I am now living with a cat even though I am allergic to cats. And the other is I have been able to reduce the amount of steroid inhalers I take. I have more energy and have less colds and congestion. I attribute the improvement to the combination of acupuncture treatments with Joe Alban, some herbal teas and acupressure that I've learned as part of the treatment.
I recommended acupuncture to my father and he's been able to avoid dialysis thanks to his own acupuncture treatment.

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I started acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment with Joseph Alban when he just opened his office. This was my first time trying Chinese medicine and I discovered a very interesting and helpful medical approach. For me acupuncture treatments worked very quickly and totally healed constant back pain that I have had for years. This remarkable effect has been lasting for 3 months, which is the first time I have found relief. I came back to see Joseph a year later with winter skin hitching that I had since 4 years. He help me to get release of that and then he carefully went after prevention of that skin issue the following year. Joseph Alban is very professional and knowledgeable. I would go back again without hesitation if I needed to. I highly recommend using him for any acupuncture needs.

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I started acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment with Joseph Alban when he just opened his office. This was my first time trying Chinese medicine and I discovered a very interesting and helpful medical approach. For me acupuncture treatments worked very quickly and totally healed constant back pain that I have had for years. This remarkable effect has been lasting for 3 months, which is the first time I have found relief. I came back to see Joseph a year later with winter skin hitching that I had since 4 years. He help me to get release of that and then he carefully went after prevention of that skin issue the following year. Joseph Alban is very professional and knowledgeable. I would go back again without hesitation if I needed to. I highly recommend using him for any acupuncture needs.

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I just wanted to say how much I really love my Acupuncturist....he's really focused on his clients well being and determined to ensure you are completely satisfied in his care. I came to Joe because I was frustrated with traditional doctors who all told me I was okay when I knew I was not, or who were really rude and demeaning.

I will refer everyone to him...(getting teary eyed - again). Love you Joe!

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I just wanted to say how much I really love my Acupuncturist....he's really focused on his clients well being and determined to ensure you are completely satisfied in his care. I came to Joe because I was frustrated with traditional doctors who all told me I was okay when I knew I was not, or who were really rude and demeaning.

I will refer everyone to him...(getting teary eyed - again). Love you Joe!

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I went to see Joseph Alban for acupuncture when I was suffering from chronic pain in my arms from tendonitis. Joe offered me acupuncuture and massage, as well as herbal tinctures, that - together with exercises - really helped me keep my pain under control. When I wasn't coming in consistently, Joe would send an email to check up with me and make sure I was doing ok. I highly recommend his practice!

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I went to see Joseph Alban for acupuncture when I was suffering from chronic pain in my arms from tendonitis. Joe offered me acupuncuture and massage, as well as herbal tinctures, that - together with exercises - really helped me keep my pain under control. When I wasn't coming in consistently, Joe would send an email to check up with me and make sure I was doing ok. I highly recommend his practice!

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Within weeks of coming from Russia to the United States to study, I began to experience an allergy which I never had before. I felt very bad, I couldn't sleep, and my face became very red and itchy. I tried many different things on my own, but nothing worked. So, I decided to try acupuncture. Even from the first acupuncture appointment with Joseph I felt a lot better. The allergy on my face was a lot less and my general condition was very good. After 3 months of treatment I have a significant improvement. My skin is not that sensitive anymore and, I believe, I'm not going to have that allergy in the future. Thanks a lot to Joseph Alban L.Ac.

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Within weeks of coming from Russia to the United States to study, I began to experience an allergy which I never had before. I felt very bad, I couldn't sleep, and my face became very red and itchy. I tried many different things on my own, but nothing worked. So, I decided to try acupuncture. Even from the first acupuncture appointment with Joseph I felt a lot better. The allergy on my face was a lot less and my general condition was very good. After 3 months of treatment I have a significant improvement. My skin is not that sensitive anymore and, I believe, I'm not going to have that allergy in the future. Thanks a lot to Joseph Alban L.Ac.

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I had not been much of a believer in acupuncture, but was looking for ways to help reduce stress, improve my energy levels and my health in general. I knew Joe, knew he had studied acupuncture here in New York and in China and decided to give it a try, under the theories of "I have nothing to loose" and "it will be an interesting experience." I am very glad I did.

Joe was very calm, very precise and was happy to answer my questions and explain what and why he was doing the things he did. The setting was very soothing with music playing gently in the background as the needles did their job and I relaxed and released the tension I had built up. After the first treatment I was rather stunned at how I felt; very calm but full of energy. I continued going for several weeks receiving acupuncture and some massage. I looked forward to each visit, as those sessions made a big difference in helping me get through my stressful week. My productivity improved, together with my mood and how I felt physically.

Joe eventually moved offices and I fell out of the practice of going to him and have felt the difference. I definitely need to get back in to see him and would strongly recommend him.

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I had not been much of a believer in acupuncture, but was looking for ways to help reduce stress, improve my energy levels and my health in general. I knew Joe, knew he had studied acupuncture here in New York and in China and decided to give it a try, under the theories of "I have nothing to loose" and "it will be an interesting experience." I am very glad I did.

Joe was very calm, very precise and was happy to answer my questions and explain what and why he was doing the things he did. The setting was very soothing with music playing gently in the background as the needles did their job and I relaxed and released the tension I had built up. After the first treatment I was rather stunned at how I felt; very calm but full of energy. I continued going for several weeks receiving acupuncture and some massage. I looked forward to each visit, as those sessions made a big difference in helping me get through my stressful week. My productivity improved, together with my mood and how I felt physically.

Joe eventually moved offices and I fell out of the practice of going to him and have felt the difference. I definitely need to get back in to see him and would strongly recommend him.

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I came to see Doctor Joseph Alban because I suffered from migraine very often. I also felt tired and depressed. In addition to the lessening of the migraine frequency I also learned a lot about myself and the imbalances of my body by talking and being listened to by Doctor Joseph Alban. I also appreciate his original approach including acupuncture, Tui Na massage and Chinese herbs. I really feel better.

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I came to see Doctor Joseph Alban because I suffered from migraine very often. I also felt tired and depressed. In addition to the lessening of the migraine frequency I also learned a lot about myself and the imbalances of my body by talking and being listened to by Doctor Joseph Alban. I also appreciate his original approach including acupuncture, Tui Na massage and Chinese herbs. I really feel better.

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I first came to Joe for relief from debilitating sinus headaches. Sinus problems run in my family, and I'd suffered from sinus headaches for years, but I had immediate results with acupuncture. Even after the first visit, I noticed a drastic change. After just a month of treatment, my sinus headaches were completely gone -- in fact, I haven't taken a single sinus pill since I started
acupuncture. In addition to wiping out the headaches, acupuncture has increased my energy level and has helped me deal with stress and anxiety. I really look forward to my acupuncture appointments with Joe. The office space is attractive and calming, and Joe is incredibly professional and kind. I come out feeling relaxed and refreshed, as if the stress of the week has just completely melted away.

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I first came to Joe for relief from debilitating sinus headaches. Sinus problems run in my family, and I'd suffered from sinus headaches for years, but I had immediate results with acupuncture. Even after the first visit, I noticed a drastic change. After just a month of treatment, my sinus headaches were completely gone -- in fact, I haven't taken a single sinus pill since I started
acupuncture. In addition to wiping out the headaches, acupuncture has increased my energy level and has helped me deal with stress and anxiety. I really look forward to my acupuncture appointments with Joe. The office space is attractive and calming, and Joe is incredibly professional and kind. I come out feeling relaxed and refreshed, as if the stress of the week has just completely melted away.

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Joe is a very caring and concerned practitioner. He is a great listener, which is so important for any kind of caregiver, I think.
With his treatments and herb remedies he has prescribed a nagging elbow/shoulder pain problem has gone away. I also have had dramatic improvement with urination issues, watering eyes, and sleep.
I am continuing to see him as we are working on some lingering lower back issues.

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Joe is a very caring and concerned practitioner. He is a great listener, which is so important for any kind of caregiver, I think.
With his treatments and herb remedies he has prescribed a nagging elbow/shoulder pain problem has gone away. I also have had dramatic improvement with urination issues, watering eyes, and sleep.
I am continuing to see him as we are working on some lingering lower back issues.

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Dr. Joseph Alban is the most wonderful and caring acupuncture doctors in New York City. After I came out of the hospital from fainting, we asked him to come to my apartment to treat me. He listened carefully to what I had to say and his treatments helped increase my appetite and my strength and helped reduce my anxiety and helped me sleep better. I would recommend him to anyone, he is a very unusually caring and devoted doctor.

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Dr. Joseph Alban is the most wonderful and caring acupuncture doctors in New York City. After I came out of the hospital from fainting, we asked him to come to my apartment to treat me. He listened carefully to what I had to say and his treatments helped increase my appetite and my strength and helped reduce my anxiety and helped me sleep better. I would recommend him to anyone, he is a very unusually caring and devoted doctor.

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I had never gone to an acupuncturist before meeting Joe. He was careful, calming, and precise. He treated my knee for swelling on my first visit and I noticed immediate results. On my second visit, he 'threw in' some headache treatment that left me feeling relaxed and reenergized.

I have also attended one of Joe's acupuncture workshops. He has helped to make me a believer and I look forward (believe it or not) to future acupuncture treatments.

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I had never gone to an acupuncturist before meeting Joe. He was careful, calming, and precise. He treated my knee for swelling on my first visit and I noticed immediate results. On my second visit, he 'threw in' some headache treatment that left me feeling relaxed and reenergized.

I have also attended one of Joe's acupuncture workshops. He has helped to make me a believer and I look forward (believe it or not) to future acupuncture treatments.

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I've been a patient of Alban Acupuncture for over a year. Joe's always been very helpful and good at sharing his insight into how things work. He gives good advice and really helps me to understand what's going on rather than just going in for a treatment.

He emphasizes all different kinds of Chinese medicine, not just acupuncture. I take my chinese herbs every morning, which work great.

Best of all, Joe's been really accommodating to my crazy work schedule. He's a nice guy and really smart! Highly recommended!

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I've been a patient of Alban Acupuncture for over a year. Joe's always been very helpful and good at sharing his insight into how things work. He gives good advice and really helps me to understand what's going on rather than just going in for a treatment.

He emphasizes all different kinds of Chinese medicine, not just acupuncture. I take my chinese herbs every morning, which work great.

Best of all, Joe's been really accommodating to my crazy work schedule. He's a nice guy and really smart! Highly recommended!

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Before I started going to Alban Acupuncture, I had trouble sleeping, gynecological problems, and chronic hip pain. Within a couple of weeks, my insomnia disappeared, and within months, my gynecological issues vastly improved. My hips haven't felt better in years. I have been to several acupuncturists, but Joe is definitely the best.

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Before I started going to Alban Acupuncture, I had trouble sleeping, gynecological problems, and chronic hip pain. Within a couple of weeks, my insomnia disappeared, and within months, my gynecological issues vastly improved. My hips haven't felt better in years. I have been to several acupuncturists, but Joe is definitely the best.

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As an opera singer, I often don't have time for colds and such. At Dr. Alban helps me recover faster and work through illness with a combination of dietary recommendations, acupuncture and herbs. Although I have come to prefer raw herbs, it's not always convenient and Dr. Alban usually has a travel friendly alternative. The office is clean, and he stays focused during the appointment, so don't expect a meandering verbal jam session about your spiritual journeys. He wants you to get better, and that's all he's thinking about during treatment.

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As an opera singer, I often don't have time for colds and such. At Dr. Alban helps me recover faster and work through illness with a combination of dietary recommendations, acupuncture and herbs. Although I have come to prefer raw herbs, it's not always convenient and Dr. Alban usually has a travel friendly alternative. The office is clean, and he stays focused during the appointment, so don't expect a meandering verbal jam session about your spiritual journeys. He wants you to get better, and that's all he's thinking about during treatment.

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The acupuncture, cupping, and other treatments have really helped me manage my chronic back pain. The office space is very clean and very calm. Best of all, Joseph has a very warm and friendly bedside manner. Dont worry, even if you are afraid of needles, he will work with you! All of this contributes to a very relaxing and excellent experience!

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The acupuncture, cupping, and other treatments have really helped me manage my chronic back pain. The office space is very clean and very calm. Best of all, Joseph has a very warm and friendly bedside manner. Dont worry, even if you are afraid of needles, he will work with you! All of this contributes to a very relaxing and excellent experience!

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Are you struggling with chronic pain and illnesses that have not responded to other forms of care? Interested in reducing dependence on medications?



Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture work by correcting imbalances in the body. When your body regains its natural balance, you are healthier, and you feel better.



Joseph Alban, New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, is an expert in healing chronic pain, immune disorders, urology, and other chronic illness. Call to schedule an appointment or a free consultation.

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