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Dr. Aimée Derbes, LAC

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119 8th Street, Suite 205
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
United States


Appt / Patient Info

Information about hours, services and rates, insurance billing, and scheduling appointments.


I am currently seeing patients at 2 locations: Mondays and Tuesdays in Brooklyn (Gowanus) at 119 8th St, Suite 205 (btw 2nd + 3rd Aves), and Wednesdays and Fridays in Manhattan (Flatiron) at 928 Broadway, Suite 401 (at 21st St)You can view up to date appointment availability and book your appointment now using the pink button above.

I work with people remotely using Skype for Healing Touch and Breathwork. You can go ahead and schedule an appointment using my online scheduling system; just make a note in the appointment that you're located remotely, and include your skype name. Keep in mind that my calendar shows availability in NYC time.

In-home treatments are available by request; email me with your preferred date and time, and I will respond shortly.

Acupuncture Services

First visit / 90 minutes

Return visit / 60 minutes

Acupuncture treatments include a comprehensive health history and intake, as well as the appropriate treatment to support you and your current health condition. This may include complementary modalities of traditional Chinese medicine, such as moxibustion, gua sha, cupping, tui na, or electrical stimulation, and may include herbal, nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations. Learn more here!

Rates available upon request; you can email me here (aimee @ alignnewyork . com), or call 415-706-6656.

In-home treatment is available by request; please send me a note to find out availability and rates, which vary by location.

Herbal consultations, without acupuncture, are also available.

Cupping or gua sha sessions, without acupuncture, are 30 minutes and $60. Discounted packages of 5 and 10 sessions are available here.

Energy Medicine Services + Rates

All energy medicine sessions can be done either in person or remotely, using phone or Skype.

Healing Touch

60-75 minutes / $120

Discounted packages of 5 and 10 sessions are available here.

Learn more about Healing Touch here.


60-75 minutes / $120

Discounted packages of 5 and 10 sessions are available here.

Learn more about Breathwork here.

For supplements, I use a wide (but curated and particular) range of brands, some of which are available from health food stores, other which are only available through healthcare practitioners. Most of the Western herbs, adaptogens, vitamin and mineral supplements, and nutritional products that I suggest are available through my online dispensary (through Wellevate/Emerson Ecologics) which is open to the public. Feel free to create an account and peruse my product selection for a better sense of what I draw upon.




At your first visit, we will review your health history, discuss your current condition and health goals, and plan an individualized treatment plan that includes acupuncture and / or herbal medicine (and may include other modalities of Chinese medicine that are relevant and clinically beneficial for you at this time); then, you will receive an acupuncture treatment that supports the treatment plan.  The needles are usually in for 20-45 minutes, depending on the condition, and most people find it incredibly relaxing and use the time to meditate or nap.  The first visit is 90 minutes, and follow up appointments are 60 minutes.

Before you arrive

After you have made your appointment, you will have access to the secure, HIPAA-compliant Patient Portal, where the health history and intake form is available to complete at your convenience.  No problem if you don't get to it ahead of time : you can also fill it out when you arrive, in which case, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.

Please bring the names of any medical doctors and other health practitioners that you are currently working with, and the results of any recent medical tests (blood work, x-rays / MRIs, etc) that are relevant to your current health goals.  Please also bring a complete list of all prescription medications, herbal medications, nutritional supplements, and homeopathic remedies that you are currently taking.

What to wear

Many of the most powerful acupuncture points are located on the limbs below the elbows and the knees; that said, I also often treat using points on the abdomen or back.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing (pants and shirts that roll up easily) or be prepared to change out of those skinny jeans!


I have a 24-hour cancellation policy; you will be charged in full for any changes made to your appointment (including rescheduling and cancellation) within 24 hours.  Thank you for letting me know as soon as possible if you need to reschedule an appointment. 


It is my pleasure to accept health insurance; I am an out-of-network provider for *most* insurance plans with acupuncture coverage! Policies and coverage can vary widely, so just fill out this form -- I'll check with your insurance company for you and get back to you within 48 hours with details about your acupuncture coverage!