Acupuncture & East Asian Medicine

The body holds immense wisdom and infinite possibilities for healing. Stressors and circumstances of modern living can hinder the body’s innate healing potentials landing us in a state of dis-ease.

Acupuncture utilizes sterile filiform needles to fine-tune the body, rid pain, manage inflammation, and re/establish equilibrium. Associated modalities such as cupping, electro-acupuncture, dry needling, gua sha, herbal formula prescription, moxibustion, tui na, and LED light therapy may be applied as deemed appropriate to restore balance.

Together, acupuncture and associated modalities play instrumental roles in bringing forth a state of sustainable health by ways of stimulating homeostasis.

Yoga & Movement Practice

Breath-centered yoga, tai chi, and qi gong practices that focus on cultivating our inner and outer strength to arrive at a place of easeful steadiness in mind, body, and spirit.

  • 8:00am Fridays: 60-minute yoga practice at The Cliffs Long Island City. This is an in-person group class that is free to Cliffs members and $15 for non-members.
  • Private instructions, one-on-one or small groups, are available in the comfort of your own space. Get in touch and provide details regarding your needs, number of participants, and where you would like to practice.

No prior experience necessary. Please allow 48 hours for a reply.


  • Initial Consultation, virtual.
    45 min
  • $95
  • Virtual Initial Consultation is required for all new patients and will be conducted via a video-call through HIPPA compliant electronic medical record platform Jane. This allows for an in-depth conversion regarding your reason/s for seeking care and establish a detailed medical history.
  • Followup Appointment, in-person.
    55 min
  • $130
  • In-person Followup Appointments at the office are for current/established patients and are based on availability. New Patients are typically seen within 2-7 days after the Initial Consultation. Up to four (4) Followup Appointments can be booked at once for scheduling convenience.

  • Facial Rejuvenation, in-person.
    55 min
  • $185
  • Facial Rejuvenation includes a whole body acupuncture treatment with emphasis on skin health of the face and neck. Treatment is minimally-invasive, promotes collagen/elastin production & stimulates lymphatic movement. LED add-on recommended to achieve optimal skin appearance with lasting results.


FDA-cleared and clinically researched Celluma light emitting diodes (LEDs) phototherapy can be added to any in-person appointments to address skin conditions, manage inflammation, and reduce arthritic and muscular pain. There is no downtime or recovery period required.

In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy, LED light therapy triggers natural biostimulatory effect in the human tissue. Utilizing specific wavelengths of blue (465nm), red (640nm), and infrared (880nm) frequencies, LED Light Therapy increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve acne prone skin, skin tone, texture and clarity, decrease under eye wrinkles as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and pain associated with arthritis.

Cancellation Policy

At Nava Wellness, we honor and respect you and your time. Every appointment, virtual or in-person, is time reserved specifically for you. In fairness to all patients and clients, Nava Wellness maintains a 24-hour cancellation policy. Any and all appointments cancelled or rescheduled less than 24 hours will be charged in full.

An active credit card on file is required for all patients; communication will be established prior to any charges to ensure that there are no surprises.


All insurance-based acupuncture and East Asian Medicine coverage are subject to verification. Please submit your insurance information by clicking Verify Insurance below and allow up to 2 business days for the verification of benefits.

Insurance compensation is dependent on your deductible, policy limits, allowable billing codes, and the agent assigned to process your claim. Due to the fickle nature of insurance-based healthcare, insurance coverage for the same service/s can vary between appointments within the same calendar year. Should insurance reimbursements fall below the published rate, you are responsible for the difference. HSA/FSA encouraged.


Northwell Direct and associated plans including Northwell Health Employee Plan, IBA
Health, ALLIED, and Whole Health Medical Plan.


All major insurance companies such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United
Healthcare, and more.


Dr. Lauren Kuei L.Ac

Dr. Lauren Kuei L.Ac

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Lauren is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and clinical herbalist in New York City. Lauren employs Classical and Traditional Chinese Medicine framework to her practice with utmost respect for every patient. She treats an array of conditions ranging from orthopedic/sports injuries, pain management, fertility, long COVID, respiratory, digestive, and urinary dysfunctions, addictions, as well as autoimmune conditions, metabolic syndrome, and wo/men’s health.

Lauren holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) degree from Pacific College of Health and Sciences - San Diego. Lauren has completed clinical rotation at Columbia University Medical Center Integrative Health working alongside topnotch East Asian and Western medical professionals in a multidisciplinary setting.

A lifelong yogi and a seasoned yoga teacher with 10+ years of expereince, Lauren brings comfort, mindfulness, and tenacity to every body that comes her way. She particularly enjoys working with rock climbers, runners, endurance athletes, and senior citizens on the mat.

A native of Taiwan, Lauren grew up with East Asian and allopathic medicine practiced under the same roof in hospitals. It was, and very much still is, all medicine — a multifaceted practice employing methodologies through a slew of tools to identify pathology, arrive at working diagnosis, apply adequate and appropriate treatment modalities, and develop treatment plans to ensure the continuation and consistency of care. In a nutshell, the practice of medicine involves trained professionals attempting to figure out the cause of one’s dis-ease in order to arrive at homeostasis.


In line with Nava Wellness’ firm commitment to integrative and holistic medicine, here is a curated list of valuable resources to complement your whole-body health goal. Please reach out to each individual with your specific needs. Let us support you in finding optimal health so you can pursue life explorations to the fullest with freedom, joy, and kindness.

Mental Health

Jernee Montoya, clinical social work/therapist with specialization in complex trauma and alcohol and substance use.

Physical Health

Coach Dan, strength and mobility coach specialize in functional movement, injury prevention, and agility maintenance.


Hedy Iankelevich, movement for life classes designed to build strength, stability, and physical confidence in older adults.