Our Team

As some of New York City’s most respected acupuncturists and Chinese herbalists, we know how to help.
Whether you recently injured your back, have been struggling to conceive, are battling a chronic ailment or just need a little R&R, we can address whatever health concerns you have and provide the best that Chinese medicine has to offer to help you heal. As working moms, we understand the challenges of carving out time for work, play, family & friends, and self-care–especially difficult when we are grappling with a health issue. We offer simple and practical lifestyle and mindfulness tips that you can practice with ease. We are passionate about helping you feel your best so you can continue to pursue the things you enjoy and spend time with the people you love.
Sharon Yeung at Five Seasons Healing

Sharon Yeung MS, L.Ac., Doula

Founder of Five Seasons Healing

Sharon has been in clinical practice helping New Yorkers for more than 15 years. She specializes in fertility, perinatal and family healthcare and all aspects of internal medicine. She has trained extensively with leading clinicians in the US and China and enjoys mentoring newer practitioners in the field. She serves on the Advisory Board of the White Pine Circle, an online community educational resource dedicated to the study and advancement of Asian medical traditions. In addition to her offerings rooted in classical Chinese medicine, Sharon takes a mindfulness approach with all of her patients and draws from her extensive background in botanical and nutritional supplementation, buddhist meditation, doula care, martial arts, and yoga to provide a truly holistic approach to health and healing. Sharon is sought out for her expertise in reading the body’s innate signs, deft execution of classical Chinese medicine diagnosis, and the ability to help patients incorporate positive self-care practices with ease. She is grateful to the long lineage of teachers she has had the great privilege to learn from and for the thousands of patients who have entrusted her in their care. Sharon is an avid climber, runner and nature lover and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Wesleyan University, Middletown CT
Touro College, New York NY
Shanghai Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai China
Nanjing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing China
Xiangtan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xiangtan China

Department of Labor and Delivery, NYU Langone/Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn NY

Sa’am Acupuncture: Toby Daly
Engaging Vitality: Dan Bensky, Chip Chase, Marguerite Dinkins
Balance Method: Dr. Tan
Japanese Acupuncture

Chinese Herbal Medicine and Botanicals
White Pine Institute: Sharon Weizenbaum
Dr. Ke Jian Xiao
Dr. Yu Guo Jun
Xiangtan TCM Hospital: Dr. Yin, Dr. Cheng
Elaine Stern L.Ac.

Bodywork, Movement and Meditative Practices
Kadampa Buddhism
Genny Kapuler
Body Mind Centering: Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Zhenggu Tuina: Tom Bisio

Fertility/Perinatal Care/Family
Pediatric Department, Nanjing TCM Hospital: Dr. Yin, Dr. Wang
Dr. Debra Betts
Dr. Claudia Citkovitz
Dona International Doula Certification
Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture: Shonishin

Erin Kennedy, MSTOM, L.Ac

Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Erin Kennedy is a NY state licensed and board-certified acupuncturist. She believes that our bodies have an innate ability to heal themselves.

Erin identifies her role as an acupuncturist as an opportunity to use special tools to remind our bodies how to reconnect and return to health.

Through the removal of obstacles that deter one from healing, she empowers patients to take control of their health so they can achieve their goals and enjoy life without suffering.

She earned her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Clinical experience includes specialization in women’s health and fertility, supporting women from menarche through menopause, conception with or without assisted reproductive therapies, pregnancies, and postpartum. Erin has taken a doula training course, and though she’s never pursued the work professionally, the training gave her a deeper knowledge of the experience of pregnant and birthing patients.

Through a clinical internship at NYU Langone’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities, she gained experience working with patients with severe orthopedic pain and neurological conditions. Her continuing education has focused on Chinese herbal medicine, neurofunctional acupuncture, pregnancy care and pediatric treatment.

Erin’s last career was in horticulture, primarily organic gardening. Her work with plants and the earth primed her for the mental shift of studying Chinese medicine, which has a similar ecosystem approach to health and the human body.

This experience also boosted her interest in herbal medicine, hence she has earned her certification as an herbalist. Aside from gardening, Erin loves the water, from swimming to snorkeling to kayaking, and witnessing her two little children grow and explore the magical life around us.

Jayne Whitman, MSAC, L.Ac


Jayne Whitman is a NY state licensed and board-certified acupuncturist. She received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health and Science, NY, and is certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Jayne is inspired by Chinese medicine’s capacity to look at the whole person and really get to the root cause of discomfort, disease, and disharmony.

Jayne first discovered acupuncture during her battle with chronic Lyme disease. She learned how impactful not only acupuncture itself can be, but how powerful it is to have an acupuncturist in your corner who you trust and who can guide you to grow and heal, feel safe and heard, and to find comfort during difficult times.

Before studying acupuncture, Jayne received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Fine Arts, and believes that acupuncture is a form of art in its own way. When not practicing acupuncture, Jayne loves to read, make art, spend time in nature and with her new puppy, and take care of her many plants.

Aliya Stimpson

Aliya Stimpson

Office Manager

Aliya Stimpson was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a minor in Chinese Language and Culture from Temple University.  Aliya has a Master’s degree of Science in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Health and Sciences and will continue on to pursue her Doctorate degree this fall.

Aliya was attracted to Chinese medicine because of its ability to treat the whole person. She initially aimed to become a surgeon but decided a more holistic approach to medicine would better serve the community. She also wishes to give access to people who have tried other modalities but have fallen through the cracks.

Aliya is of Trinidadian and Jamaican descent and speaks Korean and Mandarin Chinese fluently. She loves learning languages, reading, and swimming in her free time. She is kind and easy to talk to and looks forward to connecting with the Five Seasons community.