The Clinic

Our Philosophy


We believe that acupuncture is a powerful tool for individuals to access their healing power within, enabling the body to relieve pain and promote wellbeing. Our individually customized treatments focus on what is most important to you, help you reach your goals, and get you back to your healthy self. 


By activating your inner healing power and treating the roots of any health disorder, we aim to promote your long-term well-being. Our special interests include musculo-skeletal disorders, internal problems such as respiratory, digestive, and gynecological conditions, fertility, anxiety and depression, pediatrics, and cancer treatment support.

Our Team

Yau-Chin Yang, LicAc., MAOM, PhD


Yau-Chin Yang holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in Newton, Massachusetts. Yau-Chin’s training included acupuncture and herbal medicine internships at Winchester Hospital Family Health Center in Wilmington, NESA clinic in Newton, and Pathways to Wellness in Boston, Massachusetts.

Yau-Chin Yang is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. He is also certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Yau-Chin practices a Chinese style of acupuncture and uses a combination of acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbal medicine, and gua sha in his treatments.

Shahla Bastar, Lic. Ac., Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine (DACM), MAOM, DAOM (RI)

Shahla Bastar, Lic. Ac., MAOM, DAOM, DACM, is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She received her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the MCPHS university in Boston, MA, and her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DACM) from the Pacific College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in New York City, NY. Her degree is certified as Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) in the state of Rhode Island, where she works part time as well. She chose to pursue her formal education in Boston and New York due to the States' continuous efforts in maintaining the most stringent standards for education and examination of acupuncture and oriental medicine. She is a board-certified Diplomat of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Prior to choosing the path of acupuncture and oriental medicine, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Iran. She worked as a researcher and laboratory diagnostician in different institutions in Iran and United Arab Emirates. Before moving to the United States with her family, she completed one year in medical school in Dubai, but her interest in wholistic medicine and the traditional Chinese medicine encouraged her to follow her passion and pursue oriental medicine.


Shahla loves her work because it gives her the opportunity to engage with so many people with different cultures. She believes that it is a privilege to learn more deeply about her patients in order to understand their problems and help them with their medical needs; it is incredibly rewarding to participate in their healing process and she makes every endeavor to get to the root of her patients' problems rather than just treating their symptoms. Her goal is providing optimal care to people and she believes this is possible only by directly cooperating with her patients and respecting their needs and requests. Her services are exactly what a person needs at any given moment, and other times she is a step along her way and hopefully a guide in the right direction. The benefit is reciprocal; she grows as well when she heals others.