Affordable. Community. Healthcare.
Affordable. Community. Healthcare.
Founded in 2008, Brooklyn Acupuncture Project (BAP) takes health care personally. BAP began with the imperative of making some of the world’s most reliable medicines accessible to all. With a sliding scale, a variety of services, and personal dedication to the community, BAP brings affordable wholistic care to the neighborhood and inspires similar clinics worldwide. Healthy individuals make healthy communities and a healthy planet. Providing and choosing treatment at BAP is direct action towards a more people centered healthcare paradigm and sustainable planet.
Mind. Body. Spirit.
Mind. Body. Spirit.
We started off with acupuncture, but have grown into a well rounded and rooted community of health professionals equipped to treat the entire family through all phases of life. Acupuncture will always be at the heart of our services, but in the true spirit of wholistic medicine we aim to support health and healing in all aspects of your day to day life.
Professional. Diverse. Compassionate.
Professional. Diverse. Compassionate.
Our team members come from all backgrounds: we've worked in hospitals, won Fulbrights, apprenticed under Amazon elders, received White House recognition, and chased our rock star dreams. What unites us is our commitment to compassionate medicine and community wellness.
All of our Acupuncture practitioners hold a minimum of a masters degree in East Asian Medicine and are certified by both the national and state professional boards.
Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system unto itself. Having evolved over two thousand years, there are many lineages and approaches to diagnostics and treatment. While our practitioners offer different styles, they are all well equipped to support you n reaching any of your health goals. We work together as an integrated team, and many visitors to BAP will work with multiple practitioners.
Sarah Chase Natan began her exploration of Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2002 and graduated with a masters degree in 2006 after spending over one year living and studying in southern China. She is a nationally certified herbalist and shiatsu practitioner as well as NY state licensed acupuncturist. She has been fortunate to learn medicine traditions with Heiner Freuhoff, Lonny Jarret, Thea Elijah, Hua Ching Ni, the Wu Sheng’an family in Xi’an, and the good elders of the Secoya community Northeastern Ecuador. A thorough pulse diagnosis guides her acupuncture, body work, and herbal treatments as Sarah hopes to encourage the highest expression of health and wellbeing in all the people she works with. Serving through community acupuncture in Brooklyn for over seven years and treating in South and Central America for the past four years, Sarah has assisted thousands of people with many different needs and confidently treats everything from body pain to babesiosis to broken heart, wholeheartedly and without hesitation. She started the Brooklyn Acupuncture Project in 2007 and is grateful to the community for making it the amazing place it is!
Donna R. Hernández is a NY Licensed Acupuncturist/Herbalist and has a Bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University. Her focus is in Neurological Disorders, Orthopedics and overall Wellness support. She's a trained Practitioner in Fertility, Weight Management, Auricular and therapeutic Tui Na Massage treatments. She is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine MSTOM program and she works there as the Herb Dispensary Clinic Coordinator and as a Teaching Assistant in Acupuncture/Points theory classes. In 2017, she joined on as a Fellow/Apprentice at the NYU Lutheran Medical Center in the Neurology department with a focus on Stroke and Pain management. Over the last few years she has participated in Community Acupuncture clinics in Guatemala, Harlem and Brooklyn. As a Practitioner of Puerto Rican decent, she provides services in both English and Spanish and is dedicated to providing access to Wellness in all communities.
Kidada Fields is an acupuncturist, gardener, and reiki practitioner. The seeds of her passion for the healing arts were planted as a young child by a mother who braved the jungles of Guyana in search of self-discovery. Kidada learned to take an integrated approach to wellness and views healing as a journey, not just a destination. Ms. Fields encourages her patients to actively participate in their curing process. Part of her work includes supporting people in their ability to listen to their bodies and tune into the messages that symptoms convey. Kidada’s Acupuncture background is rooted in Five Element theory that branches out to include different styles including TCM & 8 Principles. She earned her Master’s in Acupuncture (2006) from the acclaimed Tai Sophia Institute Maryland. Ms. Fields holds a BS in Biology (1998), a Health Coach Certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (2004) and a 2nd level Reiki attunement (2013). After completing a year course in Chinese Herbal medicine (2006), Kidada discovered another healing tool and continues to study Chinese herbs. She has helped people with an array of health concerns including bodily & emotional pain, infertility, menstrual & menopausal issues and seasonal imbalances. She recently re-located back to Brooklyn, NY after having a four year Acupuncture practice in Baltimore, MD. While in Baltimore, Kidada also volunteered at Joy Wellness, a free community clinic; worked at Govans Community Acupuncture clinic; and supervised non-acupuncturist offering the 5 needle NADA protocol to people working through addictions. Kidada’s joyful return home brings more time with her family and an opportunity serve alongside the BAP community.
Jasmine Stine is a second generation acupuncturist and herbalist, Jasmine has been studying Chinese Medicine since 2011. She holds a Master's in Acupuncture, a Bachelor's of Health Science, and a Diploma in Chinese Herbal Studies from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture. She received her B.A. from Hampshire College where she studied Community Development for Social Change. She is an ongoing student of Lonny Jarrett's, with whom she has completed an additional two year course of study clinically integrating Five Element and TCM perspectives, spiritual practice, and pulse diagnosis. Prior to opening her practice, Jasmine launched and contributed to a number of diverse projects and businesses both domestically and abroad. After working as a butcher, a florist, an entrepreneur, a startup consultant, a farmer, a copywriter, a youth educator, a fish monger, and more, she finally came back to Chinese Medicine and the city where she was born.
Mona Eldahry studied acupuncture, herbal medicine and manual techniques at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she completed a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM). She received training in acupuncture and manual techniques for labor and neurological disorders at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, where she treated laboring mothers and individuals recovering from stroke. She studies Ortho-bionomy, a gentle postural realignment technique, with the Society of Ortho-bionomy. In addition to her clinical training in perinatal and neurological health, Mona has also received clinical training in pediatric care, weight management and HIV/AIDS. Mona entered healthcare after a long career as a community organizer and popular educator. She believes that quality, affordable healthcare can empower communities.
Tim Fatato is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where he earned a masters degree in Acupuncture. He apprenticed for over three years in a clinic that specializes in orthopedics and pain management, where he learned how to combine Acupuncture with Tui Na, a form of Chinese medical massage to address his patient’s needs. He believes in the power of utilizing both Acupuncture and hands-on body work to treat any condition. He is continuing his postgraduate study at NYU Langone Hospital working in the Neurology Department. He also has experience treating a variety of other conditions including anxiety, stress, PTSD, stroke and digestive issues.
Adrianne Oswalt has over 4000 hours of didactic and clinical training in acupuncture, clinical herbalism, yoga, Reiki, and bodywork. She holds a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and has completed a clinical acupuncture certificate through Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, China. She is a New York and California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.
Adrianne welcomes all bodies and genders, offering an inter disciplinary, holistic approach that meets each person where they are at on their path of health and wellness. She believes that health is unique to each individual and is committed to supporting and empowering that process.
Her specialty is treating general hormonal balance, menstrual and menopausal heath, chronic and acute pain patters, musculoskeletal and nerve disorders, emotional health including stress/anxiety/depression, sleep disorders, digestive disorders, immunity issues, headaches, and addiction recovery. She has a gentle approach and is experienced at working with people with trauma.
Jamil Smith is a New York State licensed Acupuncturist and nationally certified Herbalist. He earned his Master’s degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. He previously obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He has experience collaborating with people to resolve a wide range of health challenges. These include anxiety, emotional stress, PTSD, digestive imbalances, fertility and libido challenges, gender transition therapy, thyroid imbalances, GYN difficulties and orthopedic disorders. Additionally, he has a particular interest in helping to clear the path for One’s destiny to reveal itself.
With a vision of empowering people to take greater agency of their health, Jamil brings a dedicated approach to holistic and integrative care. His maintains a continuous pursuit towards mastery of acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tai Chi, Tui Na, Qi Gong, sound and crystal therapies.
Jamil’s journey towards self-healing and wholeness began during his youth, spending countless hours in nature. His ever-evolving passion has been to deepen and widen his understanding of the ways in which he relates to himself, with others, and with the world. His exploration as an entrepreneur, photographer, community builder, traveler, and lifelong student have helped to cultivate his skills as a practitioner. Using the art of acupuncture and herbology as his tools, he gently guides, nudges, and aids one’s own body and mind to find its own equilibrium. From there, the intelligence of the body knows what to do next. This is what the healing process has taught him. Jamil sees himself as a tuning fork for his clients – his collaborators. “I am here to aid others in their return to inner harmony, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being, in-tune with One’s true nature so that they can realize their destinies, uninhibited. Let our journey together commence.”