Posts by Olivia Wan-Mei Woo

Acupuncturist, Olivia Wan-Mei WooOlivia Wan-Mei Woo is a New York State Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist and National Board Certified in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM). Olivia Wan-Mei Woo has been practicing acupuncture, herbalism and traditional chinese medicine for over 25 years in China and New York City. She is known by her patients for her warmth, compassion and discerning experience, skillfully combining her knowledge in acupuncture, chinese herbs, functional medicine and nutrition to create an integrated treatment that may be effective alone or in conjunction with Western medicine. Woo specializes in women’s health (Infertility, PMS, hormonal imbalance), 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, and Depression.



My name is Roma and I have endometriosis.

When I saw my GYN doctor a few months ago I was told that I had to do surgery again because of the pain. The pain had become unbearable. I did not want to do surgery. He told me my options were to do the surgery or acupuncture. I did not want to do surgery and I hate needles.

I had to make a choice. I went home and told my parents what the doctor told me. My father then told me about an acupuncturist that he had seen about 10 years ago. He said that she was a wonderful person and really cared about her patients. He said that she was the only person that had helped him with his slipped disc injury. The chiropractor did nothing for him. I called her the next day. To my surprise when I told her who I was she remembered my father. The same response he gave me about her was the same response she gave me about him.

I made an appointment and went to see her 2 days later.

My first impression of this doctor was that she was a happy person. She just had a smile the whole time that we talked and she told me she would do her best to help me.

When I went to see her I was in a lot of pain. I had pain a few days before I got my period and during my period. It’s now been about 2 1/2 months later and the pain has been drastically reduced. I decided that I will continue seeing her for as long as I can because she has helped me a lot. I enjoy the acupuncture and look forward to my visits.

For anyone who suffers from endometriosis or has pain from anything else and your tired of all the painkillers, birth control pills and what ever else you take, my advice is to please try acupuncture especially with Dr. Woo you will have no regrets. I have been suffering from pain with endometriosis since I was 14 years old I’m now 34, I have taken Motrin 800, Lupron injections, birth control pills and have even had surgery done but I can tell you that the acupuncture has really helped me.

If for some reason you need to ask me anything about my experience with the acupuncture please give Dr. Woo your phone number and I will be happy to call you back. I really believe that Dr. Woo has changed my life and I think that she can change yours too. She really is an amazing doctor.


Dr Olivia Wan-Mei Woo - Acupuncturist & Herbalist - Welcomes Baby ValerieDue to health issues, I have always had difficulty conceiving children. I have seen a number of infertility doctors over a span of a year with no positive results before deciding to give Dr. Woo a try.

After attending 8 weeks of therapy with Dr. Woo, I was ecstatic to find out that I was pregnant.

Dr. Wan-Mei Woo is not only very knowledgeable in her field but also a very patient and pleasant individual who genuinely care about the well-being of her clients. I would refer anyone who is in a similar situation as me to see Dr. Woo.


Photo_Joanna_HayFeverEvery year, during allergy season, my nose became stuffy and had a hard time breathing. My eyes were itchy and swelling to a point that I can’t even open my eyes. I took allergy medications with very little relief. With all the frustration and desperation, my mom took me to see Dr. Woo.

After 4 acupuncture treatments with Dr. Woo, I had no more itchy and swelling eyes. I can also breathe freely. You are my angel from heaven.

Thanks a million, Dr. Woo

Lupus / Autoimmune disease

I had been trying to treat some autoimmune disorders for a year or so, and I had terrible reactions to all Western therapies. I started treatment with Dr. Woo early this year, and in just under 3 months I have had a remarkable reduction in my arthritis, fatigue, and other systemic disorders which Western medications just treat for symptoms—not for healing.
I’m so grateful that I’ve found her and I would recommend her whole-heartedly for treatment of many ailments.

Dr. Woo is warm, gentle and caring, and so knowledgeable. She listens to everything you say, and then plans her treatment and herbs around each individual session. I feel that this approach has been a major factor in my healing.

Heart Palpitations

I decided to find an acupuncturist after I had been to emergency room 2 times in 3 months for heart palpitating & problem of breathing. Most upsetting, no doctor can tell me why. I did a Google search and I found Dr. Woo. I can not explain why I chose her, maybe it is just destiny.

I arrived at the doctor office in the worst condition of my life. I was barely able to walk and breath & my heart was palpitating. I have pressure in my chest . I couldn’t sleep. I have not been eating for 4 days before I saw the doctor for the first time.

Dr. Woo told me that my problem was the result of hormonal imbalance & stress. She treated me with acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine. After 6 treatments, my appetite improved, my heart palpitation stopped & no more insomnia.

Finally, I have my life back. Dr. Woo is the most dedicated doctor that I have ever known & she always pay close attention to me. Dr. Woo is an angel from heaven. I call her doctor Angel. I will definitely recommend Dr Woo to anyone that I know… she saved my life.

Thank you for your help and dedication. God Bless you

Bell’s Palsy

I was having Bell’s Palsy for 8 days before I was recommended by friend to see Dr. Woo for treatment. On my first visit with Dr. Woo, my mouth was drooping without control. My left eye was unable to close. My left face was frozen & swollen. Dr. Woo used acupuncture, acupressure & Chinese herbs to help treated my symptom. After 8 visits with Dr. Woo, I am 100% cure. I am so pleased & definitely recommend Dr. Woo to all my friends.


I had numbness in my leg for two years after my back surgery. The orthopedics I originally went to only gave me pain medication and physical therapy. My symptom has not improved at all. I went to Dr. Woo and after only six visits, I became a normal person again. This happened about five years ago and I am REALLY FINE NOW.