Sara Youner

“When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything.”

– Lao Tzu –

Practising Chinese Medicine is the culmination of a lifetime of exploring holistic health, plus my career in library science, practicing law, being a lactation consultant and raising 7 wonderful children.  My mom raised us on whole grains, home-baked everything and plenty of vegetables.

The practice of personal injury law and later medical collections, reminded me that everything changes in a minute,  your health is a precious resource not to be squandered or taken for granted.  For years, I traveled between my law job in Springfield where I dealt with people overcome by the physical and financial costs of illness to my acupuncture school and student clinic in lower Manhattan, where I learned how to diagnose imbalances and strengthen the body.

My goal at Morning Light Acupuncture is to provide emotional support and physical relief to patients challenged with chronic disease, pain, anxiety, and depression. Traditional Chinese Medicine is about recovering the natural balance of the body to allow healing to take place. So much of Western Medicine relies on suppressive therapies: suppress the fever, cough, pain, indigestion without getting to the root of the dysfunction.

At Morning Light, my patients are taught to participate in their healing. Acupuncture is a dynamic medicine and the patient’s engagement is crucial. Simple meditative and relaxation techniques, dietary suggestions and herbal formulas are all part of healing.

Acupuncture is a subtle medicine whose effects are not always immediately apparent. I encourage my patients to allow at least five treatments to see if acupuncture is the appropriate treatment modality for their condition.