Dr. Samina Quraishi-Chavez, DAC, L.Ac., the founder of Comuni Acupuncture (formerly called Queens Acupuncture), is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Dr. Samina is a member of the Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY), was certified by the National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA), and she has training in animal acupuncture. She is also a regular guest lecturer at Queensboro Community College, and our clinic has been featured on NY1 News. Over the years, Dr. Samina has provided acupuncture treatments to well-known celebrities in addition to practicing in numerous hospitals and organizations in the New York metropolitan area including:

  • St. Vincent's Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • St. Vincent's Hospital HIV Center
  • The Hospital for Joint Disease
  • Lincoln Hospital
  • St. John's Riverside Hospital at Yonkers
  • The Fortune Society
  • Grand Meridian Clinic in Chinatown

Dr. Samina was awarded both a Doctoral degree & Master of Science degree in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she attended the New York and the San Diego campuses. Prior to making a career change into Acupuncture, Dr. Samina was an Accountant. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Public Accounting with a minor in English from Baruch College. She had a successful career working for Fortune 500 companies, and was an auditor at KPMG. She decided at some point to return to college for another 5 years to allow her to make a career change into something she found more rewarding and gratifying.