Olo Acupuncture is a New York City based community acupuncture clinic conveniently located between the neighborhoods of Chelsea, Flatiron and NoMad. Olo’s clinic is centered around a restful and relaxing communal healing experience — though we have private room options as well.
Our team of dedicated Licensed Acupuncturists is experienced in treating a wide range of conditions. And while we do specialize in acupuncture, we also offer other complementary services including acu-facials, micro-needling and body-realignment, as well as a curated selection of wellness products.
Founded by Yuka Hagiwara, L.Ac. and Michael Waterman, L.Ac., the seed for Olo Acupuncture was planted while volunteering with a non-profit group of acupuncturists in 2001 and 2002. Working in Tibetan settlement camps throughout northern India, acupuncture was practiced in large group settings with dozens of people treated at a time. This was quite different from the private room settings that were — and still are generally seen in the west. The benefits of this style of practice for both patients and practitioners was clear — not only is it safe, effective and affordable but it also allows for greater oversight and flexibility during treatment.
The experience left a major impression, first propelling them into acupuncture school, but also guiding them as they developed plans for their future practice. Fortunately, the Community Acupuncture Network’s model was taking off as they graduated which helped affirm the type of acupuncture clinic they envisioned.
Combining the influences from India, the U.S. based community acupuncture clinics, with some modern conveniences necessary for busy New Yorkers, Olo Acupuncture opened its doors in 2011 as communal healing space where patients could receive the highest quality treatments in a thoughtfully designed and central location, without breaking the bank.