Our team’s passion is unmatched

Acupuncture Williamsburg is a team of energetically sensitive, highly skilled and trained classical, 5 Element, and TCM practitioners, who are dedicated to offering the highest quality of individualized care. We work together to help people get better, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

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Carly Lepore

L.Ac. MSTOM, Licensed Acupuncturist, Traditional Chinese Herbalist

Hi, I’m Carly. I’m passionate about Chinese Medicine and all that it can do to help people. The body knows what it needs to do, it just needs Chinese Medicine to remind it, and that’s where I come in.

I have a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science. I’m also a yoga instructor with my 200-hr RYT and have a B.F.A. in dance from NYU. My whole life has been dedicated to the body and the subtle energies that make us who we are. I love integrating all my trainings to provide each person with an individualized treatment experience. Whether you’re looking for a more straightforward treatment of pain or an energy healing adventure, I’m here for you. Practicing acupuncture gives me the opportunity to help others bring their bodies, minds, and energies back into harmony, and I love this work.

I enjoy treating people for all sorts of ailments and complaints, including, but not limited to all types of pain, anxiety, depression, fertility, menstrual issues, and digestive issues. Acupuncture treatments with me may involve several modalities, such as cupping, gua sha, and/or herbal consultations.

In my free time, I enjoy practicing yoga, reading, and spending time outside. You can often find me on a group call with my family from Massachusetts or hanging out with my cat.

Edward Gousse

L.Ac, MSTOM, Licensed Acupuncturist, Pain Management Specialist, Traditional Chinese Herbalist

I am Edward P. Gousse, a highly experienced Licensed Acupuncturist with over 13 years of professional practice. My education was completed at the prestigious Tri-State College of Acupuncture, where I specialized in three styles of Acupuncture and two essential forms of herbal strategy and formulation.  

Throughout my career, I have successfully treated a wide range of patients dealing with chronic pain and long-standing illnesses. My expertise in Acupuncture has enabled me to effectively alleviate pain and discomfort for many individuals, ultimately enhancing their overall quality of life. One of the key elements that set me apart is my exceptional customer service. I take pride in offering a high level of care and attention to each of my clients. I understand the significance of open communication, especially when working with sensitive clients. 

I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment, ensuring that my patients feel comfortable sharing their concerns and goals. My dedication to my profession and my commitment to providing the best possible care make me an invaluable resource in the field of Acupuncture. With my skills, knowledge, and compassionate approach, I continually work to make a positive impact on the lives of my patients.

I specialize in treating debilitating and long standing pain in children and adults. I also love working with patients suffering from major depression and anxiety, scoliosis, asthma, and other chronic respiratory illnesses. Many times Scalp Acupuncture, Auricular, and Electro-Acupuncture come into play to serve the most extreme cases. All of these techniques are bespoke to the individual presentation and not standard to all presentations.

Dr. Sarah Emily Sajdak

Sarah Sajdak

DAOM, L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist, Migraine, Headache and TMJ Specialist, Facial Acupuncture, Herbalist

Hi, I’m Dr. Sarah Emily Sajdak (DAOM, L.Ac) and I think there’s something about us creatives that attracts us to alternative medicine. We don’t like to be limited by tradition and other people’s systems don’t typically work for us. We’re always forging our own paths. And the Traditional Chinese Medicine holistic approach to health is very much about finding the unique path to health that works for you.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” prescription with what I do.
When we have our sessions together, we’ll get into the details that traditional Western medicine doctors will never ask about. My questions might seem mundane at first, but I like to dig into the minutiae to see what may have been missed. Very often, it’s a tiny detail that connects the dots and shows the way to heal.

If you’re wondering what I mean, stick out your tongue! (and check the results with my Tongue Diagnostic Guide). You may find some surprising answers – and if you find more questions, we can talk about it on a free 10-minute call!

Yeah, Traditional Chinese Medicine is different. It takes the whole you – your body, your lifestyle, your eating habits, sleeping habits and stress into account. In fact, the first question I’ll ask you is “Do you like your job?” because that alone can deeply affect your health.

A lesser-known aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine is working with energetic impressions – energy work, or balancing spiritual and physical disharmony. So, I also observe things like how you move your body, the cadence of your voice, the shade of your skin, the color of your eyes, where your body stores weight — all of those and more tell me what may be out of balance.

Then we’ll work together to bring you back into balance, so you’ll feel like the best version of yourself.

My specialties include healing migraines, acne and fertility issues using a blend of:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbs, supplements, and diet – the “food as medicine” approach
  • Mindfulness & Mindset to reduce the stress that can block healing from happening

What is it like to have a session with me?
A lot of my clients tell me they feel profound, unconditional love when they leave my sessions that they carry into the rest of their weeks — that’s a side effect, I guess? Others tell me it’s like speaking to your intuitive best friend, who knows a lot about different ways to heal naturally.

In my coaching sessions (Traditional Chinese Medicine minus the in-person acupuncture), I will ask questions to get to know the whole you. From there I will make recommendations of herbs, supplements and realistically doable lifestyle changes (ie. I’m not going to tell you to move from New York to a monastery, or change your high-stress acting job to rural chicken farmer). We will try things and see how you feel, moving towards what makes you feel better.

And in the process, you’ll find that…
Your migraines decrease in frequency and severity (I used to have terrible migraines — they led me to Traditional Chinese Medicine!)
Your skin clears and brightens, and you’ll notice that lines, acne, dryness, puffiness, and under-eye circles reduce, and skin tone evens out.
Your natural rhythms and fertility come back into alignment (because your whole self comes back into alignment).

Your body wants to be in balance. What I love about Traditional Chinese Medicine is that it uses every single tool to help you get there. You won’t just fix your health issue. You’ll change your life and love every second.

Things I’m into:

  • Breaking rules and questioning stories. So many of us put limits on ourselves that don’t need to be there. I’m all about throwing out what doesn’t work, and building a new system.
  • Lions Mane and Reishi mushrooms are amazing for mood, mental clarity and energy.
  • Not sticking your tongue out in photos. Once you know what you’re looking for, it’s way too personal (your tongue tells your whole life story!).
  • Watercolor painting, drawing, clarinet, piano, ukulele (hey, I told you I was a musician!).

My qualifications:

  • I hold a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine and certificates in dermatology and fertility.
  • I have a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
  • I’m nationally board certified (NCCAOM) in Traditional Oriental Medicine, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine.
  • I hold state licensures for acupuncture in California and New York.
Eyal Yona Yamin

Eyal Yona Yamin

L.Ac., MSTOM, Licensed Acupuncturist, Pediatrics Specialist, Traditional Chinese Herbalist


“If there is free flow, there is no pain; if there is pain, there is lack of free flow.”

My name is Eyal, and I’m a Chinese Medicine practitioner with over a decade of experience in pain and stress management, somatic trauma recovery, and Chi Gong.

Originally from Israel, I’m deeply inspired and continuously curious about the way our bodies work, and the effects of our habitual routines on our emotional and mental well-being.

When working with clients, I try to open paths to healing as well as reconnecting with our own somatic experiences. In my studies, I have learned numerous techniques to help reconnect, including mindfulness meditation, and sensory awareness; Acupuncture by itself gives us a precious opportunity to pause, rest and listen deeply to what is needed in order to heal. It is through these kinds of non-effort modalities that we can sink deeper into our own being and discover the inherent wisdom within our bodies, mind and well-being.

Though my fundamental training is in Ancient Chinese Medicine, after completing my acupuncture studies 12 years ago, I began to draw deep inspiration from learning additional modalities of healing, including Tai Chi Chuan, Yoga Breathing (Pranayama), Nervous System Co-Regulation, Unified Mindfulness by Shinzen Young, Somatic Experiencing™, and most recently – Sensory Awareness by Charlotte Selver.

I love helping people in a range of body-mind challenges, but not only; digestive problems, breathing difficulties, anxieties, sleep disorders and any other pain and health concerns. I also specialize in pediatrics and I love working with kids.

In addition to the classical acupuncture needling technique, I offer Chinese Herbs consultations, diet recommendations, and somatic work – self regulation and self inquiry.

In my free time I like to hike with the family, practice mindfulness, draw and paint, do improv comedy and move in as many ways as possible. I am excited to be part of Williamsburg Acupuncture and serve the community with the healing modalities of Chinese Medicine.

Eyal Yona Yamin

Bart Beckerman

Bart Beckermann

L.Ac., M.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist, Traditional Chinese Herbalist, Energy Healer, Intuitive Bodyworker

I love helping people and I’m really good at it. I have been practicing acupuncture for over 10 years and have been a healer for longer than that. I have a master’s degree in acupuncture from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, have studied Classical Acupuncture through the lineage of Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen with Ann Cecil-Sterman and Evan Rabinowitz, and Chinese herbalism with Evan Rabinowitz and Andrew Ellis (whom I continue to study with in an ongoing basis). I enjoy helping my patients through whatever illness, disharmony or ailment brings them through my door, and love witnessing their incredible capacity for transformation throughout the process.

I am skilled at treating pain of all sorts, whether acute or chronic, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, endometriosis, infertility, GYN issues, autoimmune disorders, and other complex chronic conditions. I also really like supporting pregnant patients through the pregnancy and postpartum.

I’m passionate about the magic that happens in the treatment room. No treatment is exactly the same, even if I am doing a treatment using the same points as another treatment that we have done in the past. This happens by being present as to the energy moving in the room and within my patients. The general feedback I’ve gotten from patients is essentially, “I have had acupuncture before, but it has never been like this.” People feel the energy move, have the experience of healing as unique as the person themselves, and through this process, patients play an active role in their healing. I have the pleasure of actively witnessing and facilitating a healing energetic field, it’s quantum physics in action.  The cool part is, it is not just theoretical; it is in the body. I know the channels and the points like the back of my hand, but I am always amazed when I insert an acupuncture needle in a point. Stuff moves, energy moves, experiences, past traumas, stuck patterns resolve. It’s powerful, fun, and humbling to play a part in that.

I practice several modalities but they all sort of blend together in my treatments based on what the patient needs from a diagnostic perspective and what the patient wants to get out of a session. I practice acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, medical Qigong, spiritual healing, gua sha, cupping, and my own style of intuitive energetic manual release. My treatments are equally as physical as they are energetic or spiritual. It’s also worth mentioning that if you have no desire for any of the woo woo energy, spiritual stuff, that’s totally cool and I can still help you with your back pain or jaw pain, or whatever you are coming in for. I do it all the time!

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my wife and two lively children, hanging out in nature, camping, hiking, or swimming. I love listening to and seeing live music. I play the guitar and sing (though not as much as I used to). Riding motorcycles brings me joy, and I’ve recently gotten into plants. I’m in to living a life of joy and service.