Ailin Kojima





East Asian Medicine (EAM) developed thousands of years ago with great attention and observation of nature and the environment. From this came recommendations for the different seasons, climates, and how best to maintain health at different times of year. Individuals were observed to have different constitutions and health tendencies.

While used most often for health maintenance in ancient times, the medicine also successfully manages many acute and chronic modern-day conditions. Treatments are always tailored and will include a discussion of potential lifestyle changes to improve general health and those affecting the main concern. There will be a discussion of strategies for improving constitutional physical, mental and emotional weaknesses to improve general health and wellbeing. When relevant, there will also be discussions of how best to utilize East Asian Medicine in conjunction with Western Biomedicine.



Ailin is a native New Yorker who has always been interested in health. Her interest started with psychology but she was dissuaded from pursuing Western medicine in which medications can often be over-prescribed and cause numerous side effects. She decided to pursue East Asian Medicine for a more natural approach, but ultimately concludes that understanding when to use which medicine, and integrating them when necessary, can provide the best results.

She believes that modeling healthful habits is important, while also having awareness that occasional indiscretions are natural and normal. She understands that living a balanced life can be challenging at times, and Eastern medical philosophy has improved her perspective and provided her with a deeper understanding. She enjoys sharing what she’s learned with her patients while helping them improve their own outlook and wellbeing. She continues her own education by learning Mandarin language and pursuing a PhD with the Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shenyang, China.


Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

New York State License #3548

• PhD Candidate at the Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shenyang, China
• Certification by the Institute for Classical Asian Studies in Medical Qigong, Japanese Acupuncture, and Kyojung (Korean Physical Manipulation)
• Zhang Family Mount Qincheng Qigong
• Niikura Qigong for cancer treatment

Professional Experience:

• Private practice established in 2007
• 42nd Street Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Orthopedic and pain management
• Yin & Tonic Acupuncture: Women’s health and fertility assistance
• Chinese Medical Science Foundation: Acupuncture Fellow and Administrator at St. Vincent’s Hospital in departments of Rehabilitation, Geriatrics and Oncology

Other training:

• Tian Long Gong Qigong training center in Sichuan, China
• Private Clinic of Dr. Wang Ju-Yi in Beijing, China
• Saint Vincent Comprehensive Cancer Center in NYC
• Initiative for Women with Disabilities at NYU’s Hospital for Joint Diseases in NYC