Olo Acupuncture



119 West 23rd Street, Suite 1001, New York, New York, 10011 

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New Patients

Foundations in Balance

New acupuncture patients at Olo are lead through our Foundations in Balance program. Over your first five appointments you will:
  • Learn the principles of balance in Chinese Medicine and how to apply them to your condition
  • Understand how balance plays a role in a healthy lifestyle
  • Receive personalized recommendations for your condition and your overall well-being

New Patient Treatments


  • Review of your health history with a focus on your chief complaint
  • An introduction to the concept of health through balance
  • Explanation of the phases of treatment
  • Acupuncture treatment


  • Follow-up consultation
  • Review of lifestyle including sleep, diet & exercise
  • Acupuncture treatment


  • Brief follow-up consultation
  • Acupuncture treatment


  • Brief follow-up consultation
  • Acupuncture treatment


  • Follow-up consultation
  • Recommendations for continued course of treatment (as needed)
  • Acupuncture treatment

*When purchased separately

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First Treatment Info

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First Appointment Advice
To help ensure a successful appointment, please:
  1. Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to fill out your health history. New Patient appointments can take one-and-a-half to 2 hours total (though we try to keep them shorter). Return visits generally last an hour or less.
  2. Wear comfortable, loose clothing so we can access your arms and legs below your elbows and knees.
  3. Arrive neither starved nor stuffed. We recommend a snack or meal one to two hours before your treatment.
What to Expect


When you arrive you will be asked to fill out a detailed Health History, as well as review and sign our Informed Consent and Privacy Notice.


Once forms are complete, you will meet with your practitioner in a private room for a consultation on your chief complaints and a review of your Health History. Assessments include questions, taking your pulse, observing your tongue, and perhaps palpating specific channels and points. You will talk about a course of treatment, what to expect, and you will also have a chance to ask any questions you might have. After the consultation, you will move to the community room for treatment. Please see the section below for community room etiquette and tips.


At Olo, needles are generally placed on your arms and legs below the elbows and knees, but can also be placed elsewhere such as the ears, head, back or abdomen. All needles are sterile, non-toxic, and single-use. Patients commonly report the application of needles as painless, but some can be pinchy, dull achy, sharp or feel like gentle movement similar to electricity. Our practitioners strive to make treatments as comfortable as possible, but certain points are more sensitive than others. If you are uncomfortable, let your practitioner know, and they will adjust accordingly. After the needles have been applied most patients enter a state of deep relaxation, often falling asleep. Treatments typically last anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour. At some point you will feel the relaxation coming to an end, your eyes will naturally open, and you will feel “ready.” When this happens, make eye contact with any practitioner, and we’ll remove your needles.

Post Treatment

Take a moment getting up. After treatment some people feel rejuvenated and energized, others blissful and spaced out, while some feel fatigued. It is not necessarily the same for everyone every time. Put on your shoes and gather your belongings and exit to the reception area. There you can check out, schedule future appointments and follow up with your practitioner as needed.
Community Room Etiquette & Tips
  1. Turn off or silence all devices that may bother your neighbors before you enter.
  2. Keep communication to a whisper when talking to your practitioner.
  3. When entering, choose from any of the available recliner or table.  Unless your practitioner recommends otherwise, you can choose either.
  4. Once you’ve found your spot, remove your shoes and socks and place them, along with other belongings, behind your chair or under your table. We encourage you to store larger items without valuables in the coat closet.
  5. Roll up your pant legs and shirt sleeves as necessary.
  6. Remove your watch or anything that might interfere with taking your wrist pulse.
  7. Ear plugs are available at the front desk if you are sensitive to sound.