Dr. Danett Bean (Doctor of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine), affectionately called Dr. Danett, is a caring and compassionate healer who began studying health in the early nineties. Since then, she has become certified, licensed, and skilled in a variety of health disciplines and has administered thousands of treatments to assist people toward achieving better health. Though Dr. Danett’s clinical experience is vast, her biggest health lesson came after having her son. Dr. Danett battled health conditions for years that almost took her life, but she survived victoriously and became passionate about spreading awareness on postnatal depletion. This resulted in the authoring of her book, A Taste of Our Own Medicine: 3 Vital Keys to Ending Postnatal Depletion, Nurturing Mothers and Improving Our Communities.
Dr. Danett identifies how postnatal depletion and other conditions can adversely affect women’s health, both short-term and long-term. As such, she is dedicated to the essential practice of proper preventive care for women. This intersection of preventive care and women’s health is where Dr. Danett feels most passionate, and is why she continues to be a fierce advocate for ending postnatal depletion and other conditions that can potentially be avoided. This passion fueled the creation of Yoni Box, a health-savvy blog that serves to break the taboos related to women’s reproductive health and provide nature-based perspectives and solutions. Dr. Danett has also authored Fibroid Prevention Guide and A Day in the Life of a Healthy Woman. In addition, she offers natural remedies that can support women, young and old, through key transitions in life. Dr. Danett lectures on this intersection of preventive care and women’s health at various events. Additionally, Dr. Danett has created initiatives to support mothers, including a weekly support group for mothers and wives (currently closed) and the Yoni Box Annual 21 Day Mother’s Day Challenge.
In her private practice, Dr. Danett assists women with the full spectrum of reproductive health concerns, including menstrual cycle issues for teenagers and adults, fertility readiness, labor preparation, postnatal care, hormonal imbalances, and menopausal symptoms. Dr. Danett uses herbal medicine, lifestyle recommendations, acupuncture, and other healing modalities via her signature Back To The Middle Method. This method addresses healing on a root level that aligns the body, mind, and spirit for optimal health. As an integrative medicine practitioner, who strongly believes in patient-centered medicine, Dr. Danett works with Western medical doctors and practitioners of various disciplines to best assist patients. Currently, Dr. Danett sees patients by appointment in her Crown Heights, Brooklyn office and offers Skype consultations to patients across the United States and all over the world.
Dr. Danett has a doctoral Asian medicine specialization in women’s health and geriatrics, with a Diplomate of Asian Medicine. A New York state licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Danett is certified in Chinese herbology, eastern nutrition, and Earth Qi Gong for women. She also has an academic appointment at SUNY Downstate Hospital, and teaches obstetrics and gynecology at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York City. A former member of the medical staff of the Women’s Health Center Empowerment Division at Housing Works and assistant producer of Global Medicine Review, Dr. Danett has helped organize community health expos including collaborations with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), WBAI, and Baruch College. She also has been a featured guest on radio and television media. Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Danett is a mother and wife.
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