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APRIL 4, 2018 - ALBANY, NY - The City of Albany and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) held the official grand opening of one of the newest additions to the District on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan, BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic owner Sejin Lim, and Downtown Albany BID Executive Director Georgette Steffens delivered remarks followed by a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
"As our neighborhood continues to diversify with new retail and dining establishments, the opening of an acupuncture practice exemplifies the introduction of yet another high-end amenity for residents, employees, and visitors," said Georgette Steffens, executive director of the Downtown Albany BID. "Downtown is already home to an optometrist, dentist, numerous massage therapists, nutritional counselors, personal fitness trainers, and licensed estheticians. It's exciting to have such an array of health professionals enriching the quality of life and wellbeing for the residents in our District."
With locations in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, and Maryland, BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic offers services that correspond with traditional Eastern Medicine integrated with modern scientific analysis and technology. Led by Sejin Lim, L.Ac., Dipl., MSTOM, BeAti Albany is dedicated to offering the most effective treatment for detoxifying diets, gynecological disorders, immune diseases, dermatological ailments, and non-invasive pain relief, amongst many other health conditions. The name BeAti comes from the Latin word beatus, meaning “bliss and blessed,” and ati, which means “a good friend” in traditional Korean.
Western medical officials have repeatedly found acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, to be a valid, alternative therapeutic treatment for a variety of health problems, often boosting the efficacy of standard treatment methods. According to UC San Diego's Center for Integrative Medicine, "in 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions...Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being." As a result, many insurance companies now offer acupuncture treatment benefits with their policies.
“I am proud that diverse new businesses, such as BeAti, are embracing downtown Albany’s continual and positive transformation,” said City of Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “It is clear Sejin Lim recognizes the potential of our growing residential neighborhood in Downtown, and I wish her the best of luck.”
Sejin Lim, L.Ac is a NYS Licensed Acupuncturist and Nationally Certified Herbalist who has been in practice for four years since completing several rigorous and prestigious training programs. She is also certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Sejin earned her master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. The four-year graduate program at this school requires over 3,400 credit hours of training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, clinical practice, and other Chinese healing modalities such as auricular acupuncture, cupping, electro-acupuncture, Eastern nutrition, gua sha, moxibustion, and tui na (oriental bodywork).
Sejin trained in numerous hospitals throughout her clinical internship, including the Initiative for Women with Disabilities department at NYU Hospital for Joint Disease, Pain Management Center at Veteran’s Administration Hospital, and Beth Israel Continuum Cancer Center. She apprenticed for Dr. Yong En Shi, L.Ac., MD (China), who has more than 50 years clinical experience in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Through her mentor, Sejin has acquired significant experience in and has obtained a thorough understanding of the treatment of a variety of complicated cases, including her concentration in psychological well-being and women’s health disorders.
"My practice philosophy revolves around restoring balance to each of my patients’ physical, psychological and spiritual health in order to better improve his or her quality of life," said Sejin Lim, L,Ac. "By developing comprehensive, individualized treatment plans that focus on having a holistic approach, I'm able to address unique combinations of medical ailments in patients while accompanying them on their journey to overall health."
BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic is located at 123 State Street and is open 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday. To learn more, make an appointment, or find out if BeAti Albany accepts your insurance, please call (518) 434-0491.