ALBANY, N.Y. -- A new business is using a 3,000-year-old healing remedy to promote healthy living in Albany.

BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic had its grand opening on Wednesday at 123 State Street. Sejin Lim is the owner of the center, which offers acupuncture and cupping therapy, medical massages, weight loss plans and allergy prevention programs.

“It’s all about promoting and increasing the circulation of energy and blood,” said Lim.

Assemblyman John McDonald attended the ceremony. He believes holistic therapies, like acupuncture, can help decrease prescription opioid use.

“People are looking for alternatives than just taking opioid medications to manage chronic pain conditions,” said McDonald.

While McDonald sees it as another tool in the fight against opioid addiction, a lawmaker in Queens is working on legislation to make acupuncture more available and affordable for New Yorkers.

BeAti Acupuncture Wellness Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (518) 434-0491.