Invaluable Support During Labor

As an acupuncturist and doula, Sharon Yeung played an invaluable role in assisting me with the birth of my first child. She met with me and my husband a few weeks prior to ascertain what kind of birth we were envisioning (I had hoped for a natural birth) and how best she might assist. Sharon gave me a routine acupuncture induction treatment in my 38th week to help prepare my body for labor, which started 5 days later. Once labor started, she was available immediately for advice by phone and soon arrived at our home to assist. Her combined skills, as well as her calm and nurturing presence, were invaluable to me and my husband. Throughout the 24 or so hours of my labor, Sharon was right there with me, giving acupuncture treatments for pain and nausea, suggesting different positions to keep me comfortable, applying counter-pressure during contractions, making sure I stayed nourished and hydrated, guiding me with deep breathing and generally just being a wonderful emotional support. Sharon has an innate ability to make timely and helpful suggestions without putting on pressure or being too overbearing. She teamed up very well with my husband (and later, with the midwife and nurses at the hospital) to keep labor progressing smoothly. I found that having a doula to assist with labor removed the worry of uncertainty. I was fortunate to be able to have the natural birth I had envisioned, due in no small part to having a trained professional there to judge where I was in the process and keep things calm, allowing me to concentrate on the task at hand. Beyond this, I would highly recommend Sharon as a doula because of her empathetic nature as well her tireless work ethic, at every moment assessing the situation and determining how best to be of help. If I have another child I sincerely hope that Sharon can be with me during the labor and birth!

Jasmine M., Martial Artist and Mom
Brooklyn, NY

Welcome to Five Seasons Acupuncture and Herbs

Sharon Yeung MS, LAc and her associates at Five Seasons Healing in New York City offer acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, qi gong and lifestyle and nutritional counseling to treat all your health concerns.

Traditional Chinese medicine approaches the human body as part of the natural world and thus inextricably linked to natural cycles. When we eat peas in the spring and pumpkin in the fall, when we play under the sun in the summer and cozy up to a fire in the winter, we resonate with the earth’s natural rhythms and achieve a greater sense of health and well-being.

In Chinese medicine, each year is divided into five seasons—spring, summer, late summer, autumn, and winter. Just as different seasons call for different forms of care, so do the different seasons of our lives.

At Five Seasons Healing, Sharon Yeung MS, LAc, recognizes the distinct needs of all patients young and old. She uses the tools of Chinese medicine to restore harmony and balance to their lives.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be especially useful in treating a whole range of women’s health conditions and promote fertility, a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Sharon Yeung MS, LAc combines her expertise in acupuncture and Chinese medicine with her training as a labor doula to offer the best possible care for her expecting patients.

For a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation or to book an appointment, please feel free to call 917.538.5755 or email info@fiveseasonshealing.com


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