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Dr. Yun Li (Claudia), L.Ac.,  N.Y. State-Licensed Acupuncturist

Dr. Li is a master practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with over 25 years’ experience in the field of Chinese internal medicine and gynecology.  She is a NYS licensed acupuncturist, having practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine for 8 years in China as an MD. She specializes in acupuncture for infertility support, IVF, ICSI, and pain management.  Dr. Li currently has a private practice in Manhattan, as well as serving as Chair and Professor of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Studies at the New York College of Health Professions in Long Island. She has trained numerous acupuncturists and Chinese herbologists.  She has published many books and research articles on acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  She is also well known in the TCM field for serving as the Vice Chief-Editor for the Encyclopedia Publishing House of China

Commonly Treated Disorders - By Category

According to the World Health organization of the U.N., Acupuncture is an appropriate method of treatment for a wide range of ailments, including:

Musculo-Skeletal and Neurological
Arthritis, Back Pain, Bells Palsy, Bursitis, Headache, Neuralgia, Polio, Sciatica, Migraine, Stroke and Paralysis.

Acne, Eczema, Neuro-Dermatitis, Shingles. 

Eye-Ear-Nose & Throat
Deafness, Dizziness, Sinus Infection, Sore Throat, Tinnitus, Vision problems

Genito-Urinary and Reproductive
Impotence, Infertility, Irregular Periods or Cramps, Morning Sickness, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).

Allergy, Alzheimer's Disease, Asthma, Cancers, Constipation, Diabetes, Diarrhea, High Blood Pressure, Indigestion.

Addictions (smoking, drinking, etc.), Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Overeating, Stress.

Medical Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy with Dr. Claudia Yun Li, L.Ac.

Commonly Treated Disorders - Alphabetic List

Addictions (smoking overeating drinking etc.) 
Alzheimer's Disease 
Back Pain 
Bells Palsy 
High Blood Pressure 
Irregular Periods 
Morning Sickness 
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) 
Sinus Infection 
Sore Throat 
Stroke and Paralysis 
Vision problems

Acupuncture: the new facelift?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, used in China for over a thousand years, is increasingly popular in the West.  Rumored to be used by Madonna for as a facelift (see this 8/13/2004 article), Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture reduces wrinkles and furrows, firms the jaw line, reduces puffiness and swelling, and tightens the skin around the eyes, face and neck.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a naturopathic method more effective than the beautician’s facial, yet quicker, less invasive, and more economical than cosmetic surgery.

Facial Rejuvenation Pricing  
$80 per treatment (initial visit, w/ consultation, $110).  Results are cumulative.  You will probably see some results after the first treatment; best results are seen with 8-12 treatments.

Special Facial Rejuventation Package
Buy 10, Get One Free

Medical Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy are time-tested remedies in traditional Chinese medicine, dating back thousands of years.  Acupuncture has been approved by the World Health Organization, and is currently used in conjunction with Western medicine all over the world. 

Herbal therapy is one of the world's oldest healing arts, and is actually the basis for modern Western pharmacology.  The traditional Chinese apothecary includes barks, roots, flowers, seeds, plants, and minerals.  It can be vegan or non-vegan.  Herbal therapy is often combined with acupuncture, and given in the form of powders for medicinal teas or soups.  It is effective for hundreds of ailments.  In modern urban life, the most frequent conditions treated by Chinese herbology include: 

  • Stress (Xiao Yao Wan or "Free Wanderer" tea)
  • Low energy (Ba Zhen Tang or "Treasures Detection")
  • Depression (Gan Mai Da Zao Tang)
  • Menopause, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings (Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan)
  • Allergies and Sinus conditions, congestion, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes (Xin Yi)
  • Common Cold symptoms (Shen Qi Gan Mao tea, or "Miraculous Common Cold" tea)
  • Stomach and dietary problems, including gas, bloating, heartburn (Xiang Zha Liu Jun Tang)
  • Headaches and migraines (Chuan Xiang Cha Tiao San)

Acupuncture FAQ

Q:  What is Acupuncture?
A:  Acupuncture is an ancient method for the treatment of medical problems.  It has been used for over 4,000 years in China.  It has been approved by the World Health Organization, and is currently used in conjunction with Western medicine all over the world.

Q:  What does an Acupuncturist do?

A:  Modern medical experiments and clinical practice have demonstrated that acupuncture can strengthen the controlling and adjusting functions of the body through the central nervous system.  Acupuncture can help or cure many physical ailments.

Q:  How does Acupuncture work?
A:  Many physical and emotional conditions involve obstruction of bio-electrical energy in the body.  Restoring the body to a more balanced state can dramatically improve many of these conditions.  Acupuncture therapy involves the insertion of very fine sterile needles into specific points on the body to improve the circulation of bio-electrical energy.

Q:  What Should I Expect?
A:  After reviewing your medical history and performing a comprehensive examination, the Acupuncturist inserts very fine sterile needles at strategic points on the body.  Some patients are concerned that the therapy is painful.  However, most patients discover acupuncture's release of opiate-like hormones to be both pleasant and relaxing.

Q:  Is there any risk to Acupuncture?
A:  Acupuncture uses sterilized disposable needles, eliminating the risk of infection.  Trained acupuncturists utilize proven techniques which minimize discomfort and reduce the incidence of side-effects.

Q:  What about Herbal Therapy?
A:  Asian herbology is an organized, consistent and powerful medical system.  After assessing your health according to traditional Chinese patterns and nutritional concepts, we will design an herbal preparation which will complement your Acupuncture therapy.


What can Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture do for me?

  • Reduce fine lines and deeper furrows around the eye, on the face and neck
  • Minimize bags under the eyes
  • Reduce facial puffiness and swelling
  • Firm the skin around jowls and double chin areas
  • Tighten pores and brighten the eyes
  • Reduce and smooth dark circles under eyes
  • Reduce acne, dry skin, and other skin problems

How many treatments will I need? 

For maximum benefits, Dr. Li recommends an initial series of 10 weekly or biweekly treatments.  Treatments last one hour.  Once the full series is complete, most people appear 10-15 years younger.  Maintenance treatments can be scheduled monthly or seasonally. 

 What happens during the treatment? 
Your initial treatment will include a medical consultation and review before the first treatment.  The treatments themselves include acupuncture, acupressure massage, and a special masque prescribed for your individual skin and dispensed from traditional Chinese medical herbs.

 What are the contraindications for this type of treatment?  
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments are contraindicated for individuals who have pituitary disorders, high blood pressure, heart disorders, pacemakers, diabetes, vertigo, Meniere’s Disease, AIDS, or hepatitis.

 How quickly will I see results ?
Many people see some positive change after their first treatment. The effects of treatments are cumulative, and results are more dramatic and lasting after seven treatments.

What are Dr. Li’s qualifications?
Dr. Yun Li (Claudia), L.Ac., is a New York State-Licensed Acupuncturist.  Dr. Li earned an M.D. degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Hebei Medical University (Beijing, People's Republic of China) and an M.S. in TCM from the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, where she also served on the medical faculty.  Besides being licensed in Medical Acupuncture, Dr. Li is certified in Chinese Herbology by the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (http://www.nccaom.org).  She is well known in the TCM field for her many academic papers, articles, and book contributions, and also serves as the Vice Chief-Editor for the Encyclopedia Publishing House of China.  Currently she is on the faculty of the New York College of Health Professions (http://www.nycollege.edu) where she teaches Oriental Medicine and conducts clinical research.