HEART-by J.Yuen

HEART-by J.Yuen

Acupuncture is an energetic, powerful medical practice used for over 5000 years to effectively restore and maintain health and vitality.

Whether you are experiencing challenges with physical pain, dis-ease or emotional stress, Chinese medicine sees these as blockages of the flow of our vital energy (Qi) through the acupuncture channels (meridians) in our body. Understanding the principals of Yin & Yang, as well as the 5 Elements, your acupuncturist works to release blockages and stimulate your body’s innate ability to self- regulate and heal so that you can move on to be the best person you can.

Acupuncture is successful in treating:   addictions . allergies . cardiovascular problems . digestive difficulties . headaches . pain . psycho-emotional discomfort . reproductive challenges . respiratory conditions . sleep difficulty . stress . and weight management, among others.

Our experience confirms that acute issues benefit from more frequent acupuncture treatments over a shorter period of time, while chronic issues benefit from less frequent acupuncture treatments over a longer period of time.


JoseLo Gutierrez, M.Ac, L.Ac — Licensed acupuncturist, has been studying and practicing Oriental medicine to care for clients since 1998. He combines his knowledge of Acupuncture and manual therapies such as Cupping, Guasha, Moxibustion, Shiatsu, Tuina, Acupressure, Thai massage techniques, and movement modalities of Tai Chi and Chi Kong to best suit the needs of his clients. His dream offering his gift to the community led to the opening of City Acupuncture Circle in 2012.

JoseLo graduated from the Swedish Institute School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in NYC, where he studied Classical Acupuncture under the tutelage of Master Jeffrey Yuen, a world-renowned Taoist priest and Doctor of the Jade Purity Tradition.

He studied massage therapy at AKS Massage School in Northern VA, where he later worked as a guest teacher. He also trained in Thai massage at the Kata Institute in Phuket, Thailand, and has apprenticed with Chinese doctors in Taiwan, Colombia and Ecuador learning different Oriental manual medicine therapies, Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kong and Acupuncture. His background in Psychology and Physical Therapy serves to bridge Eastern and Western approaches to one’s dynamic self.

JoseLo enjoys practicing Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kong, and Yoga, traveling, hiking. Originally from Colombia, and a lover of languages, JoseLo is fluent in Spanish , English, and enjoys practicing Italian, Portuguese, French and Mandarin.

Seth Shamon, M.Ac., L.Ac. has been studying and practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine since January 2013.  Since starting as a clinical assistant at City Acupuncture Circle in March 2014 (and later becoming a licensed acupuncturist here in February 2016), Seth fell in love with the dynamic flow and accessibility and inclusivity of community acupuncture.

Seth’s journey into Chinese medicine began after completing his studies in philosophy, physics, and math at American University, when he was living in Portland, Oregon. As a patient with a chronic autoimmune condition, he knew nothing about acupuncture and had no expectations from the treatment. After being surprised and impressed with his own personal results from treatment, he became more interested in how acupuncture works. He was then blown away when he uncovered the richness of Chinese medical philosophy, and decided to devote the rest of his life to studying and practicing this medicine. Since that time in 2012, Seth has been immersed in studying and practicing Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and manual therapy. Seth graduated from Maryland University of Integrative Health in December 2015.

Seth is a relentless learner and since graduating, coupled with the clinical experience at City Acupuncture Circle and in private practice, he has taken over 100 hours of continuing education courses on topics such as Master Tung acupuncture, balance method acupuncture, motor point acupuncture, obstetrics and gynecology, Shang Han Lun herbal tradition, and the complementary acupuncture channels.

In February 2018, Seth went to Taiwan to further his studies in Chinese medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Lee Chen-Yu (李政育). Dr. Lee is an accomplished author of over 40 Chinese medicine texts and clinician of nearly 40 years experience, famous for his integrative Western/Chinese medicine approach and his success treating recalcitrant conditions such as brain tumors, many forms of cancer, autoimmune conditions, gynecological disorders, and much more. While in Asia, Seth also enrolled in a short term course at Nanjing University of TCM Hospital, where he learned a lot and saw first hand how Chinese medicine is used alongside Western medicine in the departments of neurology, oncology, gastroenterology, and dermatology.

When not practicing or studying Chinese medicine, Seth enjoys practicing qi gong, meditating, cycling, cooking, listening to music, dancing, writing poetry, and spending time with friends.


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7 comments on “About
  1. Martha Desrosiers says:

    Joselo has treated me over the years and has helped me not only with back pain, but also with swelling in my legs. He is caring, professional, and an outstanding clinician. Best of luck in your new clinic! – M.L.D.

  2. Cristina Ruales says:

    I was always afraid of acupuncture until I met Joselo. During a time when I lost mobility of my neck and I was ready to try anything, Joselo gave me an acupuncture treatment and in one session my pain was gone and I had movement again. He saves me when I have these physical breakdowns. He truly is a talent and gifted in this area as I have tried others and it does not compare. Wish the clinic was in NYC 🙂

  3. Joshua & Elisha Kemp says:

    JoseLo is the best! My wife and I both go my back used to hurt just sitting down all the time , after a few visits I am feeling remarkably better! My wife’s wrist were killing her with pain, she now can do things with her hands much easier thanks to the excellent acupuncture care given by JoseLo. If you haven’t tried acupuncture before or have had a bad experience in the past I would highly recommend you give it a try!

  4. Hunter Richardson says:

    Started being treated by JoseLo about two months ago for problems with not sleeping well and neck pain. This was the first time I have had acupuncture and I can now say with confidence that it works! I have not slept better in my entire life and my neck feels a lot better. JoseLo has been very knowledgeable and helpful in helping me understand my issues and how through acupuncture I can finally find relief. I highly recommend him to anyone dealing with issues related to their health.

  5. Teresa Kane says:

    I have been coming to City Acupuncture for a few weeks now with great results. My knee pain has gone from nearly unbearable to almost gone in three sessions. A welcoming and stress free environment helps to ease any anxiety. The price is on a sliding scale from $20 to $50 per session, whatever you can afford, which is a huge plus. Highly recommended!

  6. kyla lupo says:

    I have been treating with Joselo for about 4 months now and I’ve seen remarkable results. My energy level is through the roof and my digestion (and all assorted issues) is more regular than Big Ben. All in all I feel more present in the world and aware of my body. And those irritating carb cravings? Gone 🙂

  7. City Acupuncture Circle says:

    Patients that found us via Living Social:

    * “I feel so relaxed. One hour here is better than, well, almost anything.”

    * “This was a great deal to come across. I work in the area and didn’t know City Acu Circle was there. Thanks to Living Social now I do and I will continue to go there.”

    * “Great session, I’m glad I was able to try acupuncture out. Thanks to this deal, I’ve now got a new tool to aid in my wellness.”

    * “Awesome!!!!”

    * “Sensitive, informative, thorough and effective…an excellent introduction to this community practice.”

    * “I appreciated his attention and knowledge. The place is well located and the atmosphere very relaxing. JoseLo was very gentle and understanding to my needs and was able to address my issues. I had a great experience!”

    * “Very polite and educated! Will def come back.”

    * “I really enjoyed my experience.”

    * “I appreciated his attention and knowledge. The place is well located and the atmosphere very relaxing. JoseLo was very gentle and understanding to my needs and was able to address my issues. I had a great experience!”

    * “Amazing!”

    * “My first visit and first acupuncture treatment. Very clean, cal, professional. Nice atmosphere. Very relaxing!”

    * “Pleasant and educating experience. My first time at acupuncture.”

    * “Staff was very pleasant and informative. Would highly recommend.”

    * “This was a great deal. JoseLo is fantastic – very knowledgeable and professional. I’ve only had one treatment so far but have been feeling great ever since, and have more appointments lined up already!”

    * “Love this service – professional staff, relaxing atmosphere, conveinent location!”

    * “Relaxing atmosphere and cordial and professional practitioner.”

    * “Terrific!”

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