COVID-19(Coronavirus) Chinese Medicine Treatment

We have Herb Formulations to help  you on COVID-19(HUBEI Pneumonia Prevention #1)

Since Jan 2020, an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurred in US, and rapidly spread to almost all parts of US. Especially in New York.Scientists are working to find ways to step out the deadly virus. But for now, the mainstream antiviral treatments focus on relieving the symptoms — and that’s Acupuncturists trained in Chinese herbal medicine believes its ancient remedies(Chinese Herb)  can help.

This was followed by prevention programs recommending Chinese medicine (CM) for the prevention. In order to provide evidence for CM recommendations, we reviewed ancient classics and human studies.

Preventative recommendations include face covering ,social distancing, hand washing,. It is recommended to avoid touching the mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands and to clean and disinfect surfaces. Chlorine and alcohol based disinfectants, along with other EPA-registered disinfectants, are currently recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA).

Chinese medicine physicians adjust specific treatments based on differential diagnostics dependent upon the stage of pneumonia presenting at Chinese hospitals. Although Qing Fei Pai Du Tang is recommended by the NATCM, treatment protocols vary according to diagnostic considerations across clinics throughout China.

Reference 

https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/2009-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-covid-19-coronavirus-treatment

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/14/asia/coronavirus-traditional-chinese-medicine-intl-hnk/index.html

https://nypost.com/2020/03/09/demand-for-chinese-herbs-acupuncture-spikes-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

 

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Acupuncture In New York, NY

Bin Cai PhD , L.Ac , RN

Welcome to Benson Integrative Acupuncture Care in Manhattan, New York City, where we specialize in treating neck pain, back pain, sports injury, insomnia anxiety, and dysmenorrhea, leakage of urine using acupuncture, herbs, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Our acupuncture clinic is located in Manhattan midtown (turtle bay) and two blocks from the United Nation Headquarter. It is easy to access from Upper East Side, Wall Street, Long island city, Brooklyn, and other New York City five boroughs.

With many years  of clinical experience, Dr. Bin Cai and his team integrated the orthopedic surgeon background, biomedical research, oriented Chinese herb, Chinese Tuina and Acupuncture to treat soft tissue injuries, sports medicine, spinal problem degenerative disease and insomnia, pollen Allergy, Constipation. Especially, He applied many new theories of in his acupuncture practice, such as Anatomy Train theory, Anatomy Fasciology with meridian, Trigger Point Acupuncture, Reaction Point, Master Dong acupuncture, Bo’s Method of Abdominal Acupuncture. An expert in of Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling (FSN) is newly acupuncture therapeutic approach for localized diseases, especially for musculoskeletal pain disorders.

Some link

New York College TCM , Faculty link :http://www.nyctcm.edu/Programs/Faculty.aspx

Published Paper: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=87OPNDYAAAAJ&hl=en

Attended meeting link: https://www.fsoma.org/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=75&Itemid=115&year=2018&month=10&day=07&title=nyc-2nd-north-american-tcm-symposium-acupuncture-in-pain-management&uid=3246cccf90f291dc1783766570896231

Chinese report 中文报道:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQEuaQ5ZmGs

http://ny.uschinapress.com/spotlight/2019/09-25/172514.html

https://kknews.cc/health/3qvxx6y.html

https://www.sohu.com/a/257621159_650047


Will my insurance cover acupuncture?

We Accept Insurance for Acupuncture in NYC

Benson acupuncture accept most insurance for acupuncture, provided that there is acupuncture coverage under your plan. We are one of the few acupuncture clinics in New York City that can accept most of the major insurances company.  We eliminate the stress and frustration associated with dealing with insurance for our patients.

Lists of insurance we accept include, but not limited to the following plans for acupuncture in New York:

Insurance lists 

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna  (out of network)
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • The Empire Plan(NY SHIP)
  • Magnacare
  • 1199 (Greater New York Fund)

Please note that some  HMO Plans, Medicare and Medicaid also cover  acupuncture.  If you have medicare and your join in the following manager insurance company as primary insurance , you may cover acupuncture.

  • AARP Mosaic
  • Healthfirst 65 plus
  • Healthfirst increase plan
  •  Healthfirst Complete Care
  •  Healthfirst Improvement Medicare
  •  HIP Medicare  Dual
  •  Humana medicare
  •  United Healthcare  Dual complete ( medicare)
  •  Wellcare Medicare
  •  VNS Medicare 
  • CCM CenterLight (Medicare)

How does it work?

Before you come in, please Call Our Office  or Submit with your health insurance information, including the following:

  • Full Name
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Insurance Plan Name (ie: Blue Cross Blue Shield )
  • Insurance Member ID Number

Our billing department will kindly assist you in:

  1. Verifying coverage for acupuncture and other services under your insurance plan
  2. Any additional cost associated with your insurance plan. This may include the patient’s responsibility for deductible and copay, if applicable
  3. Contacting and submitting acupuncture claims to your insurance company

What if my insurance does not cover acupuncture?

While we do not generally offer discounted rate for acupuncture, there are flexible payment options for those with financial difficulty. Please contact our office at (718)-6901199 for more details.

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