Welcome to Bayside Yunas Acupuncture

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People looking for acupuncture are usually tired or frustrated with conventional medicine and are seeking a safe, healthy, and effective solution to their health problems. Traditional Chinese Medicine with acupuncture is a diverse and powerful system of medicine that can treat a wide range of health conditions.

Acupuncture

Having evolved over thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the world. A treatment involves the insertion and manipulation of flexible, hair-thin needles at specific points along the body’s meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body’s energy flows. Acupuncture is a safe, effective, chemical-free way to promote the body’s remarkable self-healing abilities. It is used to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance mood, enhance athletic performance, increase fertility, and improve overall health and wellness.

Yunah Shin, MS, L.Ac

  • NY State licensed acupuncturist
  • NCCAOM National Board Certified acupuncturist
  • Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Tri-State College of Acupuncture
  • Practitioner of four distinct styles of acupuncture:
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
    • Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) & Myofascial Trigger Point release
    • Kiiko Matsumoto (KM) style
    • Japanese Meridian-Based Acupuncture
Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of Classical Eastern medicine that has been practiced for centuries. Acupuncture entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with very thin needles penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to treat various diseases. This is done to influence the energy flow. Sometimes heat, pressure, or mild electrical current is used along with needles. We offer several different acupuncture techniques: Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Acupuncture Physical Medicine, Myofascal Trigger point, Japanese Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture and scalp Acupuncture depending on the needs of the patient.

Chinese Herbs

Herbs are often recommended because they are natural treatment and are powerful adjunct Acupuncture care. In Chinese herbal medicine, individual herbs are combined in formulas designed to target an individual’s disharmony in order to expedite the healing process by strengthen and supporting the body. You can receive the full benefits that Acupuncture and holistic natural cures have to offer.

Cupping

Cupping is another natural treatment which is designed to stimulate the flow of Qi and blood within superficial muscle layers. It is used for sore muscle, tension, neck pain, back pain, sciatic pain and common cold. In this theory, small glass cups are placed over specific areas on your body. A vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction. They may be moved over an affected area or left in place. Cupping will likely leave distinct round “redness or bruises” in the treated areas, but they should disappear within 3-4 days.

Electric Stimulation

Electro-Acupuncture is a powerful adjunctive modality when used in conjunction with acupuncture. Electrodes are connected to two are more acupuncture needles and a low level electric current is run between them. Both amplitude and frequency of the current can be altered depending on the type of treatment. While the patient will feel a mild tingling sensation, intensity is adjusted to prevent any discomfort. This technique is often used for muscle spasm and to enhance point stimulation in general.

CONDITIONS TREATED

Pain Management

Headaches, Migraines, Vertigo
Back, Neck, Shoulder, Arm, Knee, Hip, Ankle, Foot pain
Bell’s Palsy, Jaw pain (TMJ), Dental pain
Sports injuries, Carpal tunnel syndrome
Sciatica, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Post-operative pain
Sinusitis, Allergies and more

Women’s Health

Infertility, IVF support, Morning sickness
PMS, Painful Periods, No periods
Menopausal syndrome, Hot flashes
Skin problems
Hair loss and more

Mental and Emotional Wellness

Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Insomnia, Chronic Fatigue
Smoking Cessation

Rehabilitation

Stroke
Bell’s Palsy
Adverse reactions to Radiotherapy and/or Chemotherapy
Nausea, Vomiting, Appetite (anorexia)
Post-operative pain

Q. What happens during acupuncture?

We will give you an exam and ask questions about your pain and how well you are functioning. We will also ask about your overall health. Then We will look for the places (called points) on your body to access the Qi that is blocked or not flowing right. Each of the points relates to certain health problems or body functions. We will look for landmarks on your body – using certain muscles or bones, for example—to find the points so that we can place the needles. After we find the points, we will quickly tap very thin needles into your skin. we will probably place several needles. Some may be placed deeper than others, depending on what we believe is needed to restore the flow of Qi.

Q. What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. When we gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an "electrical" sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.

Q. Does it hurt?

Due to the small size of the needles, treatments rarely cause any discomfort. It’s common that patients may feel a mild pinch followed by a heaviness, tingling, vibration, or numbness around the needled area. We do our best, however, to prevent any persistent painful or stinging sensation during the session.
You may feel slight pressure when a needle goes in. Most people find that it doesn't hurt. The area may tingle, feel numb, itch, or be a little sore. Providers believe that this is a sign that the energy flow, or Qi, has been accessed. After the needle is placed, we may roll the needle slightly back and forth. Or we may use heat or electrical current on the needle.

Q. Is Acupuncture Safe?

In general, acupuncture is safe when done by a licensed provider. A state license ensures that the provider has a extensive level of training and follows certain guidelines. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. Yunah is licensed by the state of New York and a National Board (NCCAOM) certified acupuncturist. As required by law, only pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles are used to ensure your complete safety.

Q. How long does each treatment last?

The first treatment can take up to 1.5 hours.

Follow-up treatments can take up to 1 ~ 1.5 hours.

Q. How many treatments do I need to feel a benefit? 

Results can vary greatly depending on the severity of the condition. Some patients experience a dramatic change after a single treatment. For most conditions, however, a positive change should be expected within 5 to 6 treatments.

Q. How often should I get treated?

Traditionally, patients would receive a treatment once daily for 10 days. After which time, the condition was re-assessed. This treatment schedule is obviously not practical. For acute conditions, we recommend treatments at least once a week. Once acute conditions are resolved, we recommend maintenance treatments between once and twice per month.

Q. What should I wear?

Loose fitting clothing is recommended. Most acupuncture points can be administered by simply rolling up your sleeves or pant-legs. Gowns are available, however in situations where additional access is required.

Q. Can I eat before my visit?


Actually, we encourage patients to eat something before the visit. Receiving a treatment on an empty stomach can result in significant dizziness or weakness following their session. Heavy meals, drugs and alcohol should be avoided, however.

Payment Options

INSURANCE

  • We accept most major insurances. We are happy to contact your insurance company for you to check your benefits
  • Give us a call! (347) 757 – 0646


Many
insurance companies now reimburse acupuncture treatments depending on the patient’s individual policy. All No Fault Automobile Insurances cover acupuncture. Examples of other insurance companies include: United Healthcare, Cigna, Oxford, Aetna, Empire plan, Empire Blue-Cross/Blue Shield, Magnacare and many more.

Rate:  Pay at Time of Service

  • Each Treatment = from $60 ~ up to $100 (Sliding Fee Scale)
  • We accept cash or checks. We don’t accept credit cards


Each Session
60 ~ 90 minutes Full Treatment in a calm and peaceful private office setting

Your Visit : Good Ideas for Your Acupuncture Appointment

  • The first treatment can take up to 1.5 hours
  • It is best to eat a light meal or snack 1-2 hours prior to your treatment
  • Be sure to bring loose fitting pants/shorts and shirt to wear during your treatment
  • We suggest that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. This will give you time to take a few deep breaths before beginning your treatment
  • We will make sure you know what is going to happen next and constantly checking in to insure your comfort and safety. Your feedback during the treatment is crucial and very welcome
  • Please turn off all cell phones and electronic devices during your appointment time. Because acupuncture works with your body to help heal itself, it is critical that you are able to focus on yourself and the healing process
  • There will be a few minutes at the end of the treatment for discussion and follow up instructions and education. Feel free to ask questions at any time. Your participation in your care can only make your healing that much more effective
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BAYSIDE YUNAS ACUPUNCTURE

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  • Clinic Hours

    Monday – Friday 10:00 – 6:00
    Saturday by appointment only

  • Contact

    Phone (347) 757-0646
    Fax (718) 279-1030
    Email: yunas.acu@gmail.com

  • Location

    212-45 26th Avenue Suite 1B
    Bayside, NY 11360
    (Inside Bay Terrace Shopping Center)