Sharon Yeung MS, L.Ac., Doula
Founder of Five Seasons Healing
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
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
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 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.