Mabuhay! I am a hilot binabaylan, acupuncturist, and Chinese medicine practitioner. My practice is informed by my identity as a queer, trans, non binary, Tagalog person living in the U.S. With the combination of my lived experience and training, my goal is to help individuals and communities live their fullest lives by offering a decolonizing approach to medicine rooted in traditional and ancestral practices.
Hilot Binabaylan, QTBIPOC-centered Care, Gender-affirming Surgery Support, and Hormone Therapy Support.
”I had an old filling replaced and because the filling was deep the nerve got upset. One week later the dentist took an x-ray and then replaced the new filling just in case the first one didn’t get done properly. It still hurt; I had to take a combo of ibuprofen and acetaminophen for two weeks and the dentist suggested I see the endodontist for a potential root canal. Even covered by insurance my out of pocket expense would’ve been over $800. Then I ran into Jamee and his wealth of knowledge. We’d met up for another reason but when I explained what was going on he said he’d saved himself from having to get a root canal and suggested I come in for acupuncture and also said he’d call in some herbs. And guess what? It worked! I did acupuncture once a week for 4 weeks and took 4 weeks worth of herbs. The total cost was way less than I’d have paid for a root canal and I get to keep my tooth! I’m so grateful.” – Client
“I was at a Beacon Hill street fair and saw Unicorn Pins & Potions booth where Jamee was answering questions about acupuncture and giving me a sample treatment to my neck and upper back which was so stress out I could hardly stand it. After 15 minutes I felt like a new person. I was able to dance in the streets to the band with my grandkids and did not miss a beat. I booked my first appointment a couple weeks ago and it was easy. I did it through Unicorn Pins & Potion’s website portal and received email reminders of my appointment right away. I drove to their offices and was grateful to learn they had easy parking outside their building. The office was comfortable and cozy – offering teas and water as you wait. The acupuncturist, Jamee, was wonderful. During the intake meeting, he asked questions based on my intake form to get a better sense of my problems. I appreciate his holistic approach, and he never hesitated to answer my questions in detail. During my first session, Jamee made sure I was comfortable and even walked me through what to expect as he inserted the needles in specific points of my body. He has a very gentle touch, and I highly recommend him, especially for first-timers to acupuncture. But that gentle touch is matched with his rich knowledge in the field because I felt the power of the session almost immediately. After the session, Jamee didn’t just pull out the needles and walk away. He took notice of my body’s reactions to the needles and shared his expertise of the reactions with me. I am getting ready to make another appointment. I feel like I have found a safe place to heal.” – Client
Licensed Acupuncturist in MD and DC, MAcOM
Initiated as a Hilot Binabaylan
I can do sessions over the phone or through video calls for folks who have mobility issues. For certain services, like Kilubansa and Tawas, it does not have to be done live and can be communicated via text or email.
Queer Healer team