BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic expands space, services
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on March 24, 2023, for BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic, located at 146 State Street in downtown Albany. Joining Owners Dr. Sejin Klohe, DACM, L.Ac and Dr. Soyoung Jang, DACM, L.Ac and Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) Executive Director Georgette Steffens were Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Senator Neil Breslin’s Director of Constituent Services Amanda Vennard, Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, County Executive Daniel P. McCoy, and BeAti Office Manager Amber Taylor.
Opening in 2018 to offer Downtown employees a convenient location to utilize BeAti, it was a growth in both business and expansion of services that led Drs. Klohe and Jang to seek out a larger space. What they found, just one block away, is a space the owners describe as vibrant and inviting, and one that includes 1,300 additional square feet, multiple new treatment rooms, and more natural light.
The new location, the owners say, also better represents the BeAti name, which is derived from a combination of the Latin word beatus meaning “bliss and blessed” and the old Korean word Ati meaning “a good friend.” Seeking to bring wellness to each patient, BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic treats both common ailments and complex conditions using non-invasive treatments custom designed to each person’s needs.
While acupuncture has been used in some form for at least 2,000 years, it initially gained worldwide popularity in the 1970s and continues to this day, as an $14 billion growth expected from 2021 to 2026. BeAti is also benefiting locally from both an expanding Downtown residential base and employees returning to the office. Citing success in treating their clients' ailments, the owners credit word of mouth for the growth in business.
Multiple studies have proven the effectiveness of acupuncture, with a National Institutes of Health analysis showing that people with back pain, osteoarthritis, and headaches continued to experience the benefits of acupuncture for a year after treatment had ended. In fact, relief from pain is the most sought-after treatment at BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic, though Drs. Klohe and Jang offer treatments to combat many other ailments including seasonal allergies, stress and anxiety, eczema, hair loss, IBS, and more, through sterilized, hair-thin, one-time use needles.
With 21 years of combined experience and multiple certifications to their names, Drs. Klohe and Jang continue to expand the services available at the Downtown business. In addition to acupuncture treatments, BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic also offers body composition analysis which accurately shows changes in fat and muscle mass, helping to validate the use and outcomes of the client’s wellness programs and personal training. Infrared dry heat sauna services will also soon be offered.
BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic Co-Owner Dr. Sejin Klohe, DACM, L.Ac said: "We are grateful to our clients who continue to put trust in BeAti while they take their wellness journey. Since opening in Downtown in 2018, we have had the honor of helping people restore balance to their physical, psychological, and spiritual health – especially important as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and put more focus on maintaining our wellbeing. I invite all to come in and discuss with us how BeAti can improve their health through our comprehensive, individual treatments.”
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said: “BeAti has embraced downtown Albany’s continual and positive transformation for several years and I am glad they are moving to an even more convenient, expansive location just across Eagle Street to better serve their clients. It is clear Sejin Klohe recognizes the potential of our growing downtown Albany neighborhood, and I wish her the best of luck in this new location.”
Senator Neil Breslin said: “I congratulate Dr. Klohe and Dr. Jang on the opening of their new, state-of-the-art acupuncture clinic in Albany’s Downtown core. This expansion stands as a testament to BeAti’s critical role as a provider within the continuum of health and wellness services available to Capital Region residents, and the upgraded facility will enable BeAti to treat a greater number of patients from Albany and beyond. I am always pleased to see the continued growth and prosperity of Albany’s vibrant entrepreneurial community, and I thank the Downtown BID for its work in fostering the success of this and so many other projects.”
Assemblymember Patricia Fahy said: “Thank you to BeAti Acupuncture for investing in the future of the Capital Region right here in downtown Albany. BeAti Acupuncture is an example of how Albany’s economy continues to grow in a variety of different directions, and I encourage all to stop by and see what BeAti is able to offer in the way of comprehensive and holistic healing. Downtown Albany continues to grow thanks to the work of Mayor Sheehan, the Downtown Albany BID, and so many more – let’s keep up the progress!”
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy said: “I am a firm believer in the vast healing power of acupuncture and given the expansion of BeAti’s operation, it is clear that I’m not the only one who understands the point of it. Doctors Klohe and Jang are skilled practitioners who have undoubtedly earned the overwhelming trust and support of our local community in only the last five years. I am thrilled to congratulate them on the ribbon cutting of their new, improved and convenient home, just up the street from their former location.”
Downtown Albany BID Executive Director Georgette Steffens said: “Today we are celebrating more than the growth of this incredible business; we are also celebrating the success that can be built in Downtown with a dedication to mastering your industry and offering world-class service to those who live, work, and recreate here. This expansion is well-deserved and is a testament to the commitment of BeAti’s leadership to their profession and clients. Congratulations to Doctors Klohe and Jang on your new location, and thank you for being an integral part of the fabric of Albany’s Central Social District.”
Located at 146 State Street, BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic is open Monday-Thursday 10:30 AM-7:00 PM and Friday 10:30 AM-6:30 PM. For more information, call 518.859.4648 or visit https://www.downtownalbany.org/business/beati-acupuncture-wellness-clinic