, About Kai Yim

About Kai Yim, L.Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist

Kaity (Kai) Yim, L.Ac. is a driven and compassionate acupuncturist with years of clinical experience treating in diverse settings from a harm reduction syringe exchange in the South Bronx to rural community clinics in Guatemala and busy private practices in NYC.

She is dedicated to learning results-driven techniques and incorporates this knowledge into each treatment. Kai has spent time working under the supervision of seasoned practitioners, completing a rich apprenticeship under a full-body China-trained Gua Sha master. She excels at addressing musculoskeletal issues through neuro-muscular assessment to identify disconnections in myofascial chains. By using electrical acupuncture (ESTIM)trigger and motor point therapy she is able to reactivate, release and regulate these networks to establish proper function, rehab the local anatomy and diminish pain

Kai is also experienced with microneedling and cosmetic facial acupuncture. She completes her unique sessions with advanced gua sha techniques, facial cupping, or a facial sculpting and buccal massage.

Kai enjoys treating all aspects of spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical ailments. As an American-born Chinese woman, the golden thread of her life has been weaving two opposing perspectives into one functional paradigm: Eastern thought and the Western lifestyle.

Kaity Yim, L.Ac.

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Education

  • Master of Science in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, New York College of TCM

Certifications

  • NY State Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Board Certified in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Chinese Herbology & Biomedicine
  • NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

Experience

  • Clinical Externship in Chinese Medicine (80 hours), China Medical University Hospital, Tai Chung, Taiwan
  • Orthopedic Acupuncture Externship
  • Community acupuncturist treating 50+ patients per day in mobile clinics, Global Healthworks Foundation, Guatemala

Specialties

  • Neurofunctional acupuncture for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction
  • Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Mental & Emotional Health
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture & Microneedling