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Testimonials for Sharon Yeung

Turning Breech Baby at 36.5 weeks

Sharon came recommended to me by a friend who is studying acupuncture. I was around 36 weeks pregnant and the baby was lying transverse [breech] on its side. Unless it turned, I would have no choice but deliver the baby via c-section. My OBGYN suggested that acupuncture might help turn the baby. I had approximately 4 appointments in quick succession since time was of the essence (at 37 weeks there wasn’t a lot of room for the baby to move and turn). Sharon was so kind and calming, as well as professional. Her presence alone helped me relax. She spent much time up front getting to know me and the situation. She gave me pointers and tips that I could use at home, and truly listened to me. I had never experienced acupuncture before and it was completely non-threatening. It was painless and I could actually feel it working while the needles were in place. Her offices were clean and soothing as well. Fortunately for me, the baby had turned to be head down. I feel that my time with Sharon was well spent. Her therapies definitely played a role in setting me up for a successful delivery. I am very grateful to Sharon and would highly recommend her to others in similar situations.

Jennifer L.
Lawyer, NYC


Conceiving after a PCOS diagnosis

I am so happy to announce that our baby was born at midnight on January 18th. His arrival was totally possible because of Sharon’s support over the last year plus. I cannot thank her enough for making our family a possibility after my PCOS diagnosis.

Valerie C
Pharmaceutical Representative
New York, NY


TMJ and Fertility

In just four sessions with Sharon I felt almost complete relief from the pain of TMJ, within 8 sessions I could sense the way I dealt with stress changing and within 12 sessions I was pregnant. I was hooked! Sadly the pregnancy ended in a miscarriage and over the next 3-6 months Sharon focused our treatments on emotional and physical healing as well as making sure my body was in optimal condition to carry a pregnancy to full term. After six months I was feeling much better physically and emotionally and my husband and I were ready to start trying for our family again. I credit Sharon’s combination of eastern practice and awareness and inclusion of western medicine with being 6 weeks away from birthing my first child. Acupuncture analyzes everything that is going on in your life, not just the one symptom you come in with. Sharon uses this information to diagnose and treat appropriately while not discounting what treatments your western practitioner may be prescribing. If I still lived in NYC I would continue to see Sharon, as would my husband and soon to be son. She is truly a gift.

Unemployed Mother-to-be


Acupuncture’s Benefits for Fertility as well as Pregnancy

I have worked with Sharon for the past year and would highly recommend her, and have in fact sent several patients her way! I came to her first looking to help regulate my menstrual cycle and to aid in fertility as my partner and I planned to try to get pregnant a few months later. Sharon subsequently treated me through our insemination attempts, skillfully encouraging timely ovulation, and a healthy embryo implantation. Once I actually became pregnant, she treated me throughout my first trimester and into my second (where I happily am now) easing fatigue and nausea, and helping maintain my early pregnancy. Oh, and along the way she cured my sciatica! Her expertise with acupuncture and herbs is amazing. Her compassion and healing presence are truly a rare find. As a patient, it’s not often that you feel so seen, heard and cared for. She’s a gem.

M.S., Actor and Pilates Instructor
New York, NY


Relief from Painful Itching

Sharon is a deeply empathetic and gifted healer. I went to Sharon with acute insomnia and anxiety, accompanied by a terrible case of creepy-crawly itching. Perhaps like many people who consult an acupuncturist, I had sought help from my regular doctor, as well as a psychiatrist, and the drugs they prescribed actually made me feel worse. At my first meeting with Sharon, I was nothing short of completely overwhelmed by the symptoms I was experiencing. After listening carefully to my history of symptoms, she assured me that what I was experiencing was nothing out of the ordinary in terms of what she is used to seeing and treating. She gave me full confidence that she could help me, which she did. I felt significant relief the day after my first acupuncture session and, along with the Chinese herbs she prescribed, after a month of treatment, I felt better than I had in a long time. When you come from a place of such deep suffering and fear, and someone is able to offer you not just relief, but also a new perspective on your mind and body, it is impossible not to be affected by the healer and the healer’s tools. Sharon listens to your concerns attentively and uses her impressive wealth of knowledge to alleviate your pain, and she does so with enormous compassion. She works not only on your immediate symptoms to bring relief as soon as possible, but simultaneously works on finding and treating the source of your symptoms so that you can maintain your health. I am forever grateful to Sharon – and to TCM – for helping me to get well, and will continue to see her to maintain good health.

A.F., Professor
New York, NY


Effective Treatment for Hair Growth

My hair has almost all come back, and I’m feeling so much better. Everyday I realize how lucky I was to have the support that I had throughout the past two years. I just wanted to thank you for all of your help and support. Not only are you a skilled and knowledgeable acupuncturist, but you are extremely caring and compassionate. I was so lucky to have found you.

A.I, Dancer
New York, NY


Conceiving Naturally with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

At age 39 my husband and I began trying for our second child, with no success. We turned to medical techniques and went straight to very aggressive IVF treatments. Although my “numbers were good” (hormone levels within normal range) and I produced large numbers of eggs, unfortunately we endured the heartache and anguish of 3 failed IVF treatments. I did a lot of research and learned that acupuncture was thought to help IVF, although to be honest I was at a point of giving up hope. A friend referred me to Sharon Yeung. One thing I was surprised by was that Sharon gave me a diagnosis and did not just chalk it up to being too old. Sharon told me she thought I could have a baby naturally without IVF, which was hard to imagine given the dismal results I had thus far achieved. She started me on Chinese Medicine and treatments. After my 3rd IVF failure, I was ready to switch to a different IVF clinic for one last IVF and had started looking into adoption. After 13 months of trying and the 3rd failure, and one more natural try which I thought had failed, I went to Sharon’s office in complete despair. She gave me some advice which I was too upset to listen to, told me not to give up and that perhaps I was pregnant. To be honest I took a pregnancy test just to call and tell her that I got another negative, well somehow I guess she knew and no one was more surprised and elated that I when the word “Pregnant” flashed across the screen. Sharon turned out to be right after all, I was able to get pregnant naturally and delivered my beautiful, healthy baby girl at age 41. I continued to see Sharon and Marie as well throughout the pregnancy and am forever grateful for their help in helping me achieve my incredible miracle. My only wish is that I had discovered Sharon before I even did one IVF but I think Sharon would tell me that it was all part of the journey I needed to go through. Choice of treatment is a very personal decision, however I would encourage anyone going through infertility to work with Sharon as I believe that I would not have my sweet and amazing baby without her help, knowledge and support.

Emily S.
New York, NY


Alleviating Stomach Pain, Anxiety and Depression

Simply put, Sharon Yeung has changed my life. For several years I struggled with intense stomach pain, acid reflux and digestive issues. I tried everything (or so I thought)- changing my diet, taking prescription drugs- nothing worked until I met Sharon. I originally went to see Sharon to deal with severe anxiety and depression. I was at a point where nothing I was doing was making me feel better. I was willing to try anything, despite my skepticism about Eastern Medicine. She made me feel comfortable from the first day I met her. Sharon not only worked with me to ease my stress and negativity, but also treated my digestive tract with acupuncture and herbs. Almost immediately, I started noticing a difference. She is a great listener, a wonderful healer and confidant. She geniuinely cares for her patients, which is why I have recommended her to many friends and co-workers. I am happy to say that they have had life-changing experiences as well. Thanks to Sharons care and support, my digestive issues have been treated and I am no longer struggling with anxiety and depression. I highly recommend giving Sharon a try. I hope that you will be as blessed with her healing care as I have been.

JO, Designer
New York, NY


Rebalancing Baby’s Sleep Cycle

I am indebted to Sharon Yeung for helping to get my 8-month-old baby sleeping like she should! After just one treatment, my daughter has gone from waking up every hour (sometimes less) to sleeping in 3-4 hour stretches, which is exactly what I would expect as she is still nursing through the night. I have gone from being a miserable, exhausted, and frustrated mess to feeling rested and energetic. Now I can give all the time and attention I want to my baby and her older brother. Sharon also was my doula for my daughter’s birth, and that experience also was absolutely incredible. Sharon is patient, thoughtful, insightful, and funny. I cannot say enough about the benefits of acupuncture to the health of the entire family.

Fabienne Doucet, Professor
New York, NY


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


Acupuncture Supports Reproductive Health

As someone who studies the impact and efficacy of health care providers, I was surprised to realize how little attention I paid to the quality of my own health care. That is, until I met Sharon Yeung. From the moment we met, I understood what a dynamic and productive relationship with a health provider can be. Her dedication to the practice of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is evident in her bedside manner, the clarity of her diagnoses, and her commitment to follow up.

Sharon has a way about her. From her ready smile to her gentle yet firm touch, she exudes confidence and competence in her work. After seeing many gynecologists about concerns with my reproductive system, a friend recommended that I see Sharon. I procrastinated, thinking, what could acupuncture do for my problem?! After just a few sessions that included thorough conversations, acupuncture and herbal prescriptions, I knew that I was receiving a type of care that I would never have received from my gynecologist. I also know now, that this is part of how TCM works, but Sharon was able to give me a holistic picture of what was preventing my body from functioning in an optimal way. She trusted me to understand the complexity of the system which helped me to trust my own instincts about what might be happening. These are the kinds of relationships that are ideal in the health care setting. And I feel privileged to have found one for myself!

Surabhi K.
Bangalore, India


Effective Treatment for Insomnia

I came to Sharon over a year and a half ago with chronic insomnia, and though I was using prescription sleep aids regularly, I still rarely slept through the night. Unlike the many other doctors I have seen for my insomnia, Sharon did not ask me to shape my life around my treatments, but rather, took tremendous care to work with me to integrate my treatments into my life. When I started acupuncture, I was afraid that I would become reliant on my treatments, as I had on my prescribed medications, but after three months, when I took a break from treatments to test this theory, I found that my quality of sleep was still vastly improved. I now see Sharon on a “maintenance” treatment plan, and with her help, I continue to see a huge difference in the quality of my sleep. Over the past year and a half, Sharon has helped me to sleep through a stressful job transition, an apartment search, and innumerable small crisis that would have previously kept me tossing and turning for weeks on end!

S.G., Community Affairs Coordinator
Brooklyn, NY


Managing ADHD

As a 31 year-old man recently diagnosed with ADHD, I was desperate to find a treatment to help my focus and concentration without going on medication. Thankfully, visiting Sharon Yeung has helped me find a solution. She has prescribed a combined treatment of weekly acupuncture with daily Chinese herbal supplements and I’m very satisfied with the way that I’m feeling, concentrating and GETTING THINGS DONE! Furthermore her ability to help me set goals, and think of manageable ways to achieve them has made the treatment even more successful.

S.B., Teacher
New York, NY


Acupuncture for Insufficient Lactation

I went to see Sharon when I was four weeks postpartum. I had been committed to breastfeeding my new baby and was devastated when I lost my milk a week after he was born. I followed the recommendations of my pediatrician and a lactation consultant, but felt that I could be doing more. Throughout our consultations, Sharon was thoroughly professional and delightful. While I was in her office, she also performed massage on my son to aid his digestion and to help him process his vaccines. My son is now nearly eight months old and I am happy to say he is still breastfeeding exclusively!

Shannon T., Midwife and Mom
New York, NY


Increase Energy and Vitality

I first came to see Sharon in 2004 after doing several open-water swims, including one around Manhattan (in the East and Hudson Rivers) and the Boston Harbor. I wasn’t feeling myself, but there was nothing my western doctor could find that was causing my malaise. Within weeks of seeing Sharon I was back to my old self, full of energy, and waking up rested and ready to go, but my love for acupuncture and Chinese medicine had barely begun. I have continued to see Sharon regularly over the last 3 years for preventative healthcare and my life-long pursuit of general wellbeing and happiness! Whether it’s the aches and pains of too much swimming, the stress of law school and now my legal work, the winter blues, or just a moment to relax in the middle of New York City, I cherish my time under Sharon’s care and thank her for all she gives me.

Nikki D., Two-time Olympic Swimmer and Human Rights Lawyer
New York, NY


Relieving Back Pain

I have seen several acupuncturists for my bad back, and Sharon has been the only one who can provide relief. She took the time to really understand my problem and get me back to doing activities I love.

Armen M., Lawyer
New York, NY


Treatment for Allergies, Insomnia and Anxiety

I first came to see Sharon in 2008. I had a number of health problems including allergies, insomnia, and high levels of stress and anxiety from my work situation. I often found myself lying awake at night unable to sleep. It seemed that the less sleep I got, the more other health problems began to arise. However, I did not want to have to take sleeping or other medications to get through this difficult time in my life. Eastern medicine seemed like my last chance. When I first came to see Sharon, she took a very thorough initial evaluation, asking lots of questions about my general health and history. The whole process was so comprehensive—very different from other doctors I have been to before. Sharon quickly determined that certain systems in my body, like digestion, were in a sense “victims” of my stress and anxiety. She first worked to get those back in check by administering weekly acupuncture treatments and then herbal medicine. Sharon worked closely with me until I felt like my old self again. She is very knowledgeable and really looks at the body as a whole. She is also an extremely caring and compassionate practitioner. I would highly recommend her to others!

MSB, writer
New York, NY


Treatment for IBS, Ovarian Cyst and Depression

Sharon Yeung is a healer. She has helped me enormously with my discomfort from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Her custom herbal prescriptions and dietary recommendations have almost eliminated the abdominal spasms and bloating that I used to experience. Through these remedies and her application of acupuncture Sharon has not only aided my digestion, but has also been able to contain an ovarian cyst from growing larger, and has given me relief from my periodic bouts of depression. In addition, Sharon follows an intuitive and holistic approach through her practice of Chinese medicine. She possesses a kind and sweet nature. It is a pleasure to work with her and I always look forward to our sessions.

Haya K., Teacher/Artist
Brooklyn, NY


Boosting Immunity

Although I was initially skeptical of acupuncture, I came to Sharon based on the suggestion of my father and a very positive recommendation from a friend who had gone to her previously. I was dealing with sinus, allergy and immune system issues. I had gotten sick four times in one month and was feeling so run down I was having difficulty functioning at an acceptable level in school and at work. Sharon made me feel very comfortable from the moment I walked into her office, and spent a lot of time with me at my initial visit taking down my history, lifestyle and learning about my current health issues. She is incredibly knowledgeable about her practice and will freely and eruditely answer any questions you might have. Her approach takes into account the whole person and is very patient-centered. But, most importantly, after about 3 months of treatment, I felt immeasurably better and have not gotten sick since. I can recommend Sharon with full confidence and without any reservation.

Kelly L., Medical Student
New York, NY


Effective Treatment for Condition of “Unknown” Cause

After returning from Belize, I developed a condition that, over time, began to attack my nervous system. Many doctors visits and several tests yielded no diagnosis or treatment for tingling in my fingers, toes, and nose, twitching in my face, and general weakness. I sought treatment from Sharon after feeling frustrated by the lack of help I was getting from western practitioners while my condition continued to worsen. I was immediately impressed by Sharon. She spent a significant amount of time working to understand my symptoms and the root cause. She asked many questions, made it clear that she truly cared about treating me successfully, and made me feel very comfortable with the acupuncture process. During my first visit, she told me that I should experience some relief after the treatment, and I did! Sharon also prescribed Chinese herbs, which immediately helped improve my symptoms and energy level. My friends and family even noticed a huge difference in my appearance and wellbeing. Over the course of a few weeks of treatment, my symptoms continued to improve and I began to feel like myself again. Thanks to Sharon, I feel better, am back to my active lifestyle, and have resumed my workout routine. I am amazed by the power of Chinese medicine and believe Sharon is a wonderful practitioner. I will continue to see her and highly recommend her to others.

Lindsey K., Consultant
Brooklyn, NY


Healing IBS, Acid Reflux and Anxiety

When I first saw Sharon, I had several complaints (IBS, acid reflux, anxiety) and a general feeling of malaise. I am delighted to say, under her care, I made significant improvement and turned the corner on the path to recovery. I feel more balanced, healthy, strong, vibrant and happy. I regained myself. What also impressed me so much about Sharon was her compassion, dedication, warmth and personal touch. She made you feel as if you were her only client. Always on top of your condition, Sharon spent a good amount of time discussing your issues, symptoms, concerns and feelings prior to each treatment. She also was quick to respond by phone or email to answer any questions or follow up when necessary. Sharon Yeung is a practitioner who excels in her profession. She brings an holistic perspective in caring for her patients and a true gift for healing.

N Gardner, TV Producer
New York, NY


Recovering from Back Injury

I sought treatment from Sharon for a back injury. A few weeks prior to seeing her, I had fallen from a tree onto my back. I was experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort and my back had gone into minor spasms which were effecting the alignment of my skeleton. I went to Sharon in the hopes that I could release some of the muscles that were contracting and also help with the healing of a small ligament that had been sprained as a result of the fall. Sharon gave me acupuncture treatment as well as some hands on work. She not only addressed my back but also offered treatment and advice on other aspects of my general health and wellness. She was thorough and clear and completely present. Through her open and supportive presence and thorough treatment, I was able to completely let go physically and emotionally during our session. This was key to my healing process. She has a wonderful way with her clients and keen insight into what treatments would be most effective. I highly recommend her, she is a treasure.

Hadley N., Dancer
New York, NY


Reducing Stress and Anxiety

As a commodities trader, I have a very intense and stressful job. After trying several different techniques for reducing anxiety I found Sharon Yeung. Not only has Sharon helped my anxiety levels, she has managed to make a major impact on the whole “balance” of my life which thus has had a very positive effect on my trading and personal life. Her personal attention is surpassed by none. Acupuncture and herbal remedies have far surpassed any other types of treatment I have tried in the past. In addition, my overall health, both physically and mentally has vastly improved. Thank you Sharon for EVERYTHING!!!

S.A.W., Trader
New York, NY


Successfully Quit Smoking and Improved Overall Health

Regular acupuncture sessions with Sharon have changed my relationship to my body and overall health, and I have become more attuned to how to identify and take better care of myself in a holistic manner. Over the past year, with Sharon’s support, I have been able to finally quit smoking cigarettes (which is something I have unsuccessfully tried to do innumerable times during my fifteen year addiction), have seen improvements in specific health conditions (e.g. allergies/asthma), and have generally been in better mental and physical health. Sharon is thorough, creative, patient, and nonjudgmental and is clearly invested in her patient’s well-being.

S.M., Ph.D. Candidate
Brooklyn, NY


IBS, Insomnia and Nosebleeds

I first went to see Sharon Yeung from reading about her in New York Magazine and; since I had always been interested in acupuncture, decided to see her for a consultation. I found Sharon to be extremely thorough and caring; and when discussing my medical history, felt I should give acupuncture a try for conditions I was resigned to enduring for the rest of my life, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Insomnia, as well as heavy nosebleeds. I had never experienced acupuncture before and was quite surprised that I didn’t doze off, and was even energized when I left the office. The herbal treatment is very soothing; and now I take two different formulas: one for digestion and the other for insomnia. Sharon also gave me helpful advice about diet and stress management. Over the few months I have been seeing her, my nosebleeds have disappeared, my digestion has improved; and I have stopped taking medications for gastritis and all but one for sleeplessness. I feel that TCM has improved my quality of life; and, in the stressful job situation in which I find myself, my level of stress is surprisingly subdued so that I can function much better. My nails are also growing! Thank you, Sharon, for your help.

GC, Art Consultant
New York, NY


Recovering from Paralysis

Acupuncture has been extremely helpful in my healing process. I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, which caused paralysis and loss of sensation in both my legs, incontinence in my bladder and severe spasms. I went through chemotherapy and was taking lots of medication to restore my health. Throughout my recovery, acupuncture and herbs helped relieve my pain, discomfort, and reduce my spasms. The acupuncture treatments enabled me to relax and move more fluidly as movement in my limbs started to return. I feel that it was instrumental in helping my body to heal so that I could walk again. Sharon Yeung is my practitioner. She is a compassionate, friendly and knowledgeable practitioner who listens with her head and her heart. She provided caring support to me during my recovery.

Toi F., Teacher
Brooklyn, NY


In Remission with Sharon’s Help

I am someone that lives with two chronic diseases. These diseases have greatly impacted my ability to live a full life. Before working with Sharon I was always sick. In and out of hospitals. Limiting my ability to live a full life with my children and spouse. A good friend of mine told me about Sharon and so I decided that I would try it. The goal has always been to get into remission – something I haven’t been able to do on all the meds I was taking prior to working with her. It was also to help get my body balanced and have baby #2. I’m on less than half the medication i used to take, was able to have baby #2 and don’t think i would have accomplished this without Sharon’s help.

Arelis H., Administrator
Brooklyn, NY


Care from Conception through Pregnancy

I highly recommend Sharon as an acupuncturist.  I have seen Sharon for many issues, including pain relief from TMJ, trying to get pregnant, and throughout my pregnancy.  My husband has also seen her.  She is so calming, supportive, sincere, and knowledgeable.  She is thorough with getting information from her patients, gentle with the needles, and responsive to questions.  I saw her on a weekly basis when I was trying to get pregnant, which was a stressful time for me.  She is a great listener and helped me through the process.  (For anyone who has tried charting and keeping track of your cycle, Sharon took the time to look at the charts.)  I ended up conceiving without medical intervention, and continued to see her and her associates on a regular basis throughout my entire pregnancy since it was so relaxing.  I can’t say for certain if it was all that acupuncture that ultimately made the difference, but I ended up with a super fast (under 5 hours) and smooth labor.   I recommend Sharon to all my friends who are looking for an acupuncturist.

Amy T., Lawyer
New York, NY


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Hip & Leg Pain

I was very skeptical about acupuncture. After five treatments with Cherrie, for my sciatica, I do not have any pain in my hip and right leg area. Give acupuncture some time because your pain won’t go away after one treatment. I didn’t think I would ever feel this good again. Thank you!

J.V.


Back Pain Relief

I went to see Cherrie for back pain and after two sessions, the pain was gone!  Thank You, Cherrie!

B.H.


Acupuncture for Varying Symptoms

I have been receiving treatments from Cherrie for various ailments this past year and just wanted to say that I have never felt better in my life. She is a compassionate, talented and meticulous acupuncturist and everyone I have recommended her to, has had great results.  Thank You!

C.M.


Acupuncture & TCM for Pain Relief

Cherrie works wonders with her healing techniques! You tell her where it hurts and Bye Bye pain! She is also very familiar with other forms of Chinese Medicine and uses different combinations of treatments to get the desired results. Cherrie is genuinely concerned about her patient’s well being and that comes across as soon as you meet her.

M.G.