Mary Kalil Hamawy came to Chinese medicine through her own journey of fertility and the birth of her daughter. After becoming a mom, she chose to leave the world of finance to focus on health and wellness, believing that Chinese medicine has important tools to help other women.

As a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), Mary has been mentored by medical experts from China, Taiwan, Europe and the Americas, and is skilled in all primary modalities of the field: acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal formulas, cupping, gua sha, tui na, and qi gong.  She has served as a complimentary medicine extern at NYU Lutheran Hospital’s Department of Labor & Delivery, where she gained additional insight on how Chinese medicine can support expectant and new mothers. Mary has a particular passion for postpartum care, and the need to protect the health of the whole family by caring for mothers first.

Mary’s goal is to offer a safe space for all her patients to listen to their bodies and to find their own best path to wellness.

Prior to studying Chinese Medicine, Mary received a B.A. from Amherst College and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in Musicology.  She remains interested in traditions of resonance and how they might be used to treat chronic illness.  She is licensed in acupuncture by the State of New York and is recognized as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by NCCAOM.

Mary grew up outside of Boston, MA and now lives with her family in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Patricia Botet is a licensed Acupuncturist, NCCAOM board-certified herbalist, and certified Sports Medicine Acupuncture Specialist. She holds her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, a BS in Finance and International Business, and is the Clinic Director of our East Side location.

Dr. Botet has undergone a multitude of post-graduate studies in Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Physical Medicine and Neurology. She completed an intensive internal medicine externship at an integrated East/West hospital in Liaoning, China and is experienced in providing Acupuncture in hospitals throughout New York City. She has participated in research focusing on the effects of Acupuncture in stroke recovery at NYU Lutheran Medical Center conducted by Dr. Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, and at Montefiore Hospital treating chronic pain and osteoarthritis with Acupuncture and Acupuncture-related interventions. She is currently involved in a new pilot study involving the treatment of chronic pain patients with Acupuncture and yoga.

Patricia’s passion for Chinese medicine began 20 years ago when she discovered the benefits of Acupuncture with Chinese herbal and nutrition therapy. Her personal experience was the genesis for integrating her career in hospitality management with her healthcare profession. Through her extensive studies and practice, Patricia learned that the most profound improvements are made when the body, mind and spirit are in alignment. The focus of her treatments is to help individuals regain their sense of balance with themselves and their environment. Whether addressing physical injury or internal disharmony, Patricia provides individualized acupuncture and herbal treatments while also incorporating her advanced training in tui na medical massage, gua sha, integrative nutrition, and essential oils. In addition to her expertise in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, Patricia loves working with women’s health! She has worked with countless women to address their unique gynecological and reproductive issues, as well as helping them through the myriad of hormonal phases and changes throughout their lives.

When not treating patients, Patricia loves spending time in the beautiful mountains of upstate NY and cooking for friends and family! As the former Director of Food and Beverage for Canyon Ranch Miami Beach and Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach, she collaborates with a local NYC chef to prepare herbal bone stocks and medicinal soups made from local organic sources for her New York clientele. She also manages AcuSport Education, the top Sports Medicine Acupuncture certification program in the country. Patricia is super excited to join the Yinova Center team and share her unique experience and expertise.

Noah Rubinstein has a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and clinical herbalist. He is a New York State Paramedic with certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation.

Noah is the chief clinic director of the Yinova Center, overlooking their Flatiron, East Side, and Brooklyn Heights clinics. He uses his experience as a former teacher of Chinese medicine to ensure that the clinic runs smoothly, that the acupuncture team is up-to-date on the Yinova Method, and that patients get the care that they need.

Noah received his Doctorate of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. He has also trained in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Nan Cheng University Hospital.

Noah has been in private practice since 1997. He has been a faculty member at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has taught at Mercy College’s Asian Medicine Program. He has been a clinical supervisor at both schools as well as at Yonkers General Hospital and Sound Shore Medical Center.

At Yinova, Noah draws on a wealth of experience to treat everything from male and female reproductive health to respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergies. He also addresses emotional problems such as anxiety and depression, where his calm empathetic style of treatment is particularly helpful. Noah has a phenomenal reputation within the Broadway community as he has developed effective treatments for chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

With a Western medical background, as well extensive training in Eastern medicine, Noah recognizes and uses the benefits of each to effectively treat his patients. Noah has been featured in numerous magazines and publications including Elle, Time Out NY, and was named one of the “Leading Acupuncturists” in New York City by the New York Times.

Dr. Jill Blakeway is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist, and clinical herbalist. Jill founded the Yinova Center in 1999 and currently acts as Clinic Director alongside her husband, Noah Rubinstein. As a practitioner, she is known for her intuitive approach to Chinese medicine and particularly for her skills as an acupuncturist and energy healer.

Jill has always been passionate about helping women achieve a healthy pregnancy—so much so that the New York Times described her as a “fertility goddess” and named her as one of Manhattan’s top acupuncturists. She credits much of her success to combining the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine with modern, conventional biomedicine. To this end, she joined forces with a reproductive endocrinologist to co-author the bestselling book, Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility (Little Brown, 2009) about how to conceive naturally. She also authored a second book about women’s sexual health called Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido (Workman Publishing, 2013). Jill’s third book Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing (Harper Collins) was published in 2019. In it Jill describes what it means, personally and scientifically, to be an energy healer and draws on cutting edge research to explain how acupuncture and energy medicine work.

Jill’s expertise extends beyond her clinic; she founded the acupuncture program at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where she acted as Head of Inpatient Acupuncture Services for many years. She currently teaches gynecology and obstetrics as a visiting professor in the doctoral program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and in Chicago. She speaks at Chinese medicine conferences and her research has been published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Jill was the first acupuncturist to ever give a TEDTalk, at TEDGlobal in 2012.

As a popular authority on alternative medicine and women’s health, Jill often makes media appearances, on-air and in print. Formally the host of a CBS Radio weekly podcast called Grow Cook Heal, Jill has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, The Early ShowGood Morning AmericaNBC NewsABC NewsFox Newsthe Real Housewives of New York, and The Talk. She has also been quoted in New York Magazine, New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Elle, W, and Town & Country to name a few titles.

Jill is currently seeing new patients for the first time in 10 years. If you are interested in booking an appointment with her, please email her schedule coordinator, Sam:

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