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Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy:

“The original, Latin translation of “doctor” is “educator,” which has obviously been lost on most of modern medicine. As a health care provider, I believe it is my responsibility to act as a dual liaison for patients: First, of the kinds of information and ideas that are not easily accessible to non-acupuncturists. Secondly, as an agent of the most intricate and intelligent paradigm of medicine that I am aware of. Chinese medicine has excited and convinced me that there is almost always an answer, a solution to any problem, and it simply requires the proper mental and physical effort by both practitioner and patient to resolve.”

– David Foster, Clinic Director


Holistic medicine does not necessarily have to be slow or weak. Although there are complex cases that require continuity and/or trial and error, there are just as many who may experience instant results. We want you to heal quickly and for you to not need us as soon as possible. To that end, we establish treatment plans designed to get you where you want to be, then send you back into the world as your best self. Then it is your choice whether to continue preventively.


There are very few clinics and practitioners that treat the kinds of conditions we do in the way that we do. For this reason we will never waste your time, asking you to come more often or stay longer than you need to. We wish to help as many people as possible, and are presently working on resuming our South Bronx charity project that began before the pandemic. We want to help everyone achieve their health goals so they can feel confident in sending us loved ones with similar goals.


We are one of the few acupuncture clinics in NYC that regularly employs ALL modalities of Chinese medicine in our treatments, including acupuncture and/or electro-acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, herbal medicine, tui na massage techniques, gua sha, and nutritional guidance. When indicated, we frequently even treat both sides of the body within one session. When any case becomes stubborn we consult our online groups and/or mentors in China, refusing to accept that there is not a resolve to most issues.


We are transparent in our clinic, keeping the ethical principles of Taoism in mind when dealing with all of our clients. All of our treatments and services are evidence-based and rooted in the intention to help. You will never be mis-led or asked to do anything that all parties don’t agree upon as the safest, most intelligent option. Along with successful clinical results, earning your trust and comfort is our absolute top priority. 

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