Welcome to ChinaHerb.net, home of Olivia Wan-Mei Woo, a New York State Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist and National Board Certified in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM). Olivia Wan-Mei Woo has also taught acupuncture as a faculty member at The New York Institute of Chinese Medicine, a NYS licensed acupuncture school.
With over 25 years of experience practicing acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, she combines her deep knowledge of acupuncture, chinese herbalism, functional medicine and nutrition to assess and customize an optimal treatment plan. These treatments can be effective alone or in conjunction with Western medical approaches.
Her patients know her for her warmth, compassion and discerning experience. One of the main focuses of her treatments is to balance the mind and body, help her patients reclaim their lives and spirits and lead them to improve their overall health and well-being.
“The best treatment is to prevent illness before it occurs”
Specialized in treatments for:
- Women’s Health (Infertility, PMS, Menstrual Disorder)
- Cancer Support (Immunity enhancement for pre & post chemo-therapy patients)
- Shingles, Sports Injuries, Car Injuries, Carpal Tunnel, Bell’s Palsy, Stroke Paralysis, TMJ, Nerve Pain, Migraines, Asthma, Acne, Allergies, Depression
What to expect during your first visit
“According to Chinese philosophy, the body contains two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy (Qi), flows like rivers along pathways, or meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang balanced. However, the flow of energy can sometimes be blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam. A disruption in the flow of energy can lead to illness.
From a western perspective, acupuncture likely works by stimulating the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to release chemicals called neurotransmitters and hormones.”
SOURCE: Acupuncture Overview
Before any acupuncture appointment, prepare by eating light and avoid caffeine. This is important because acupuncture stimulates various pressure points to rebalance your energy flow (Qi), which may cause weakness without proper sustenance, and caffeine acts as a stimulant.
During the first visit, we take a detailed medical history, extensive pulse analysis, gain a thorough understanding of your goals, and examine your system as a whole. Please bring any history of medications, diagnostic tests, MRIs, as this will help with a holistic assessment of your condition.
Olivia Wan-Mei Woo takes an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to your treatment that may include:
- Heat Therapy
- Electric Stimulation
- Medical Massage Techniques (Tui na)
- and an Herbal and Nutritional Consultation
Generally, a session may take a little more than an hour for the initial visit, and about 45 minutes for follow-ups.
If you have a heightened fear of needles, you may request acupressure or other highly effective treatments that do not require needles.
Olivia Wan-Mei Woo
E, F, R, M, 7 train lines
(74 St, Roosevelt Ave Station)
10 Minutes from Manhattan by train
Private Parking Available