80 E 11th St Ste 211, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.732664 -73.991812
By appointment only.
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Greenwich Village
At Five Seasons Healing, Sharon Yeung is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and childbirth doula. She received advanced clinical training in hospitals throughout China in gynecology, pediatrics and classical herbal medicine and has worked in the obstetrics, oncology and neurological & orthopedic rehabilitation departments at Lutheran Medical Center. Sharon recognizes the distinct needs of kids, teens and adults and uses the tools of Chinese medicine-acupuncture, herbs, massage, exercise, lifestyle and nutritional counseling-to restore harmony and balance to their lives.
With the proper guidance and nurture, the body can heal itself. Sharon helps each person tap into this vast resource.
Healing from the inside out. – 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.
Highly Recommended – 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.
Mom to be! – 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. One of Sharon's colleagues suggested at my annual gynecological visit I ask to be swabbed for any "hidden infections." Lo and behold I tested positive for ureaplasma a very common infection for women with chronic UTI's which I had been plagued with my whole life. With one antibiotic pill I was pregnant my next cycle! 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.
Thank you, Sharon! – 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.
Turning Breech Baby at 36.5 weeks – Thank you so much for your fine expertise and guidance! I am grateful! It was reassuring to be in your care and I am enthused to continue acupuncture therapy again soon post delivery.
Suffered from Alopecia – 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.
Great place for fertility help! – 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.
Sharon is a wonderful Practitioner – After returning from a vacation in 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.
Thorough and Comprehensive! – 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!
Dedicated Bedside Manner, Commitment to Follow Up – 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!
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