acupuncture for all seasons

Pamela Yap, L.Ac., Dipl. OM
(347) 706 0083
Serving the West Village & Wall St

  welcome the healing in you

Why Chinese Medicine
About the Practitioner

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, the snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.

                                                              - Wu Men (1183-1260)


"I came to Pamela after 23 years of suffering from chronic asthma. I have been able to go off two medications and my asthma is so improved that three of my rescue inhalers expired this year before I ever used them!
    Pamela is a caring, professional  person who zeros in on what you say about your symptoms and aims for their origin."

 - P. L. La Bonne, Licensed Master Social Worker, NY

My son had ADD and found it hard to listen and focus. Pam's treatments gave him a new sense of calm and self-understanding that I never thought possible. We both thank you so much, Pam!
 - Rachel Swanson, Mother of 5, Queens

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It’s not just a therapy; it’s a tradition that has flourished for centuries. Firmly rooted in the principles of nature, Chinese medicine returns us to the fundamentals of harmony and well-being.






INDIVIDUALIZED CARE. Our medicine understands that no two people are alike. Every one of us responds to stress in a unique way. Just like every plant has its own unique needs. One may need a lot more shade than sun, another may thrive better in sand rather than soil; and each has a level of tolerance for a certain kind of bug. Like an artful gardener, Pamela cultivates the best internal conditions to help you weather external changes. 

HOLISTIC APPROACH TO OPTIMAL HEALTH. Treating the root cause of the condition, and not just the symptoms, is our goal. Because it goes to the root, Chinese medicine is outstanding preventative medicine! Not only that. Because it is free of side-effects, Acupuncture is an excellent complement to other therapies, including Western pharmaceuticals.

MINIMAL SIDE EFFECTS. Acupuncture taps into your body's self-healing abilities. By inducing deep relaxation, it realigns us with our natural state: wholeness. (To learn how acupuncture works, see the FAQs page.) 

INTEGRATIVE. Can your head, torso, and limbs be separated? Not if you’re alive! So it is with your Spirit, Mind, and Body. No separation. These correspond to the Shen (Spirit), Qi (Energy), and Jing (Essence). Only when these three aspects are integrated can true healing take place. In the same way, seasonal changes influence our human affairs. We are never separate from nature. As we learn to listen to the seasons, and at the same time listen to our unique constitution, we learn to deal with energetic imbalance -- it becomes second nature.

TIMELY. No matter what phase of life needs facing right now, Acupuncture for All Seasons offers you the integration you need to deal with constant change, in keeping with the seasons of your life.

ABOUT THE PRACTITIONER                                                         






Pamela Yap, Licensed Acupuncturist, received her Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (New York), one of the largest and most renowned acupuncture schools in the US and Canada.  Certified by the National Board (NCCAOM) in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology, Pamela is recognized by the NCCAOM as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM). With her, you are assured of a safe and effective style of acupuncture that incorporates each of the 5 branches of traditional Chinese medicine (see FAQs page).

Pamela is committed to the full cycle of reproductive health, from fertility to pediatrics, to puberty, menopause and beyond. While she enjoys having a family health practice, working with parents and children, she has also had the benefit of treating patients in various settings, from St. Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center to Lincoln Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry.

One of Pamela's goals is to actively promote Chinese Medicine as a means of education and exploration, a window for learning about one's infinite Self and our innate wholeness. 



A Return to Community

I see my practice as a means of reawakening the spirit of community and oneness, one patient at a time. I started out as a teacher and will always be a teacher. “To educate” (from Latin educere) means to draw out from within, and to lead forth. Just as I use my needle to lead your Qi back into wholeness, my greatest vision is to draw out humanity’s power to heal itself, and return to balance. We can make this happen through compassionate care, active collaboration, and deep reverence for all life and for the Earth Mother that sustains us all.

                I look forward to meeting you.

                Together, let us will uncover the roots of your health challenges, and return you to vibrant health!