Acupuncture & Herbs
Patricia Botet, DACM, LAc
Clinic Director of Yinova East Side, Acupuncturist & Herbalist
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, particularly in underserved populations. She has participated in research focusing on the effects of Acupuncture in stroke recovery at NYU Lutheran conducted by Dr. Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, at Montefiore Hospital treating chronic pain and osteoarthritis with Acupuncture and Acupuncture-related interventions, and at Beth Israel/Mount Sinai treating chronic pain patients with Acupuncture and yoga, as well an NIH study studying Acupuncture for the treatment of chronic low back pain in older adults.
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, spirit, and mind 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 and managing the East Side Yinova location as the Clinic Director, Patricia loves spending time in the beautiful mountains of upstate NY and cooking for friends and family! She also manages AcuSport Education, the top Sports Medicine Acupuncture certification program in the country. Patricia is always enthusiastic to share her unique experience and expertise.