"Arlen's calm presence is soothing and unwavering attention is unparalleled."
Arlen's calm presence is soothing and unwavering attention is unparalleled. I entrusted Arlen with her assistance in healing myself from shoulder surgery. She took the time to evaluate and execute the proper techniques to not only alleviate my pain but increase my mobility. She's a rare find and a well gifted one at that.
Headaches, stress, anxiety and associated digestive issues.
"I really look forward to every session..."
I am a believer! I am all into holistic and alternative medicine; I have felt so much better since I started seeing Matthew one year ago (and actually the effectiveness of acupuncture has been shown through clinic trials). I have also seen Yuka and Jane, they are also very knowledgeable and caring.
I started the whole acupuncture treatment for my headaches, stress, anxiety and associated digestive issues, and the digestive issues have been resolved and the anxiety and stress symptoms have improved as well as my headaches. I've also had them treat random things like congestion and knee pain, all with success. I really look forward to every session - Matthew is so nice and attentive, and I find the sessions themselves to be so relaxing.
In the beginning I thought i would mind the whole community aspect, but trust me as soon as there done with you, you will be knocked out for about an hour. The room is serene and quiet with peaceful music playing, and I've never felt bothered or distracted by the other patients. They do also sell herbal remedies and medicines but there is never a hard sell, it's just offered as an option if you are interested and open to it. Finally, I love being able to book online via the MindBody website or app.
“My shoulder feels a lot better and I no longer have to take over the counter meds to manage the pain.”
I first came to Olo because some friends I had dinner plans with were receiving treatment and asked me to meet them there. While I was waiting for my friends to finish, one of the helpful staff members noticed I had a cough and offered me some water. She then told me how if I was feeling under the weather that an acupuncture treatment could help with my cold symptoms. I was curious to try it, but am not very fond of needles to say the least.
After talking for a bit more I mentioned that I still suffer from residual pain from shoulder surgery earlier in the year and asked if that was able to be treated. After hearing some more of the benefits and since I was just sitting there waiting I figured what the heck and decided to bite the bullet and give it a try.
Well I have to say it was one of the better snap decisions I have made in a while. Even though I was freaked out by the thought of the needles I took my place in the extremely comfortable chair. The calming atmosphere and soft music helped to settle my nerves. I had a nice conversation with the practitioner and explained my fear of needles and apologized beforehand that I might be a problem child. After talking for a bit more she had me close my eyes and take some deep breathes.
Next thing I know she asked me how I was doing. I didn’t realize the needles were already in place and I hadn’t felt anything. I was given a blanket and pillow and just relaxed in the chair. Afterwards I noticed my sinus problem had begun to clear up and I was able to breathe a lot better as well as my shoulder feeling less stiff. Since then I have been returning to Olo at least once a week for the past four weeks.
My shoulder feels a lot better and I no longer have to take over the counter meds to manage the pain. I go in for treatment and end up falling asleep in the chair for a great little power nap and waking up feeling refreshed and stress free. My trips to Olo have now become one of the best parts of the week.
For anyone considering trying acupuncture but are hung up on their fear of needles I have to say as a fellow timid individual, you really do not notice them. So take my advice and give it a try and much like me Olo will be your new favorite place in the city.
Back Spasms & Pain
"A must try if you haven't or considering. I am going for more!"
I had developed acute back spasms and pain which lasted for quite a long time.
After several months of physical therapy and pain relief shots, I did not get enough relief and decided to return to acupuncture. I also decided to try a massage with Rosanna. Yuka has done and still doing a fantastic job in my getting relief from my annoying back spasms and nagging pains. Rosanna has gotten to my underlying knots and mysterious trigger points with her wonderful and therapeutic masssages.
I tried aromatherapy with my massage and the soothing fragrances and relaxing oils were absolutely fantastic! It surprised me that I almost fell asleep. Maybe I did... I really did not want to get up after my aromatherapy and massage session with Rosanna but how can I deny her following clients of such an experience?
A must try if you haven't or considering. I am going for more! Thank you Yuka and Rosanna for helping me get through this back spasm ordeal!
"After two acupuncture treatments for a pinched nerve on the left side of the neck, I am feeling noticeably better."
After two acupuncture treatments for a pinched nerve on the left side of the neck, I am feeling noticeably better. The sharp pains across my shoulder blade were diminished after the initial treatment last Friday, August 15. The second treatment on Sunday, August 17 was also beneficial; now experiencing more intermittent numbness than pain. I plan to continue with Tracey on a weekly basis.
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
"I am no longer living in pain every day. I feel like I have my life back!"
I was diagnosed by a doctor with De Quervain's Tenosynovitis in both my wrists. Despite being treated by multiple doctors, I had been living in severe pain for 7 months with no improvement.
Then, I walked into Olo Acupuncture. I was skeptical about it to be honest. I had never had acupuncture done. But I was ready to try anything to relieve my pain. I began treatment with Jane and after only one session saw a huge improvement. I mean, literally after one session I felt like a new woman!
Jane helped me understand that what I had been told by my doctor was actually prohibiting my healing. My doctor wanted to do invasive surgery, but after learning about my body with Jane, I avoided that completely. Every week I worked with Jane I saw small improvements. I was still living with some pain, but gradually I was getting better through acupuncture, massage, and stretches Jane showed me.
Now, after six months of treatment, I have finally gone from being "treated" to "maintenance." I am no longer living in pain every day. I feel like I have my life back! And most excitingly I have learned more about my body. Thank you Jane! I highly recommend her and everyone at Olo. Plus, the front desk staff is amazing, too. :) If you're considering acupuncture, do it!
Numbness From Neck to Fingers
"...after a few treatments the problem went away and hasn't come back."
I've visited Olo several times for different reasons and every acupuncturist that has treated me has been very knowledgeable and competent. The first thing I got treated for was numbness on my arm from my neck to my fingers; after a few treatments the problem went away and hasn't come back (it's been a at least 2 years since). The receptionist are also very polite and helpful in getting appointments scheduled. I love the atmosphere and community healing at Olo as well.
"The common room is very relaxing...Feel great afterwards and pain free"
Came here for my first acupuncture visit.-friendly staff-the common room is very relaxing. I fall asleep all the time with no pain. -Feel great afterwards and pain free. I come here for my lower back pain (herniated disc).
"I felt a sense of recovery and hope with every session."
Yuka is an amazing practitioner as well as an amazing person. I came to her at a stressful time in my life and not only did the acupuncture treatments work, i had an all encompassing spiritual experience that helped my body release tension and oppressed feelings that can affect one's physical and emotional health.
Yuka is a vessel of calmness, compassion and professionalism. Her treatments made me feel so comfortable that I felt a sense of recovery and hope with every session. She has amazing knowledge of the human body and she has also helped me with any muscle injuries that I've had as a dancer. I highly recommend Yuka as an acupuncturist and consider her a friend. She is a Godsend for anyone needing treatment for physical and/or emotional trauma.
"Masha was a lifesaver!! My shoulder was in so much pain, I was ready to just tear my arm off."
Masha was a lifesaver!! My shoulder was in so much pain, I was ready to just tear my arm off. Found this place via yelp and was thankful to score a last minute appt. She listened patiently to my ailments and recommended a treatment plan. It's a bit sore after treatment but a million times better. Keep in mind, acupuncture is not a 1-day fix-all. Looking forward to my next treatment. Already booked an appt for my boyfriend and I.
Chronic Knee Pain, Stress & Anxiety
"Olo has transformed my life."
Jane has healed me the past 6 years. As an athlete and corporate business professional, I seen relief from chronic knee pain, stress, and anxiety. Olo has transformed my life.
"I honestly can't imagine a weekly healing treatment anywhere else."
At Olo, not only is the acupuncturist working to heal you, you are working with every person in the room to heal each other. I'm a cancer survivor and a person with epilepsy and believed only in the patient-provider relationship and western medicine system for a long time. For the past 4 years I have been working with Jane, a magical healer. Jane has helped me through a lot of injuries, diseases, and tragic life events, and has helped me understand my body as it is. She's made me a believer in acupuncture. I am so thankful for her and the whole Olo team. I honestly can't imagine a weekly healing treatment anywhere else.
Post Chemo Numbness
"...within 2 weeks my feet had almost all their feeling back."
I had numbness and tingling in both feet after getting chemotherapy. I couldn't feel anything, even massages during a pedicure. I had a hard time standing and walking around for any length of time. I started getting acupuncture from Jane twice a week and within 2 weeks my feet had almost all their feeling back. I had a heel spur in one foot and that cleared up after a few treatments as well. I continue to feel improvement with every treatment and like the way I feel when I leave. It's almost like having had an hour massage.
"If you have chronic pain issues you have to try it."
Everything about Olo Acupuncture is wonderful. Jane Terrana is fantastic. I've been to other acupuncturists in NYC and they don't compare. The community room is fantastic, it allows you to get the full effects of the treatment without feeling rushed. I can't say enough about them. If you have chronic pain issues you have to try it.
"She is clearly a well versed practitioner of TCM; very knowledgable and kind."
So, I was in a car accident two days before my 5-day trip to NY was scheduled to depart. I couldn't skip a trip to New York! So reason aside, I made my way and my neck was not happy. A friend suggested acupuncture, which we Yelped & found Olo. Making an appointment was easy, finding the location was too. Michael, the office assistant, was really friendly and helpful. I've never had acupuncture done before, so I really wasn't sure what to expect. The practitioner who helped me was Hyun Lee. She took me into a small room before the acupuncture to discuss my concerns, medical history, and any questions I had. She is clearly a well versed practitioner of TCM; very knowledgable and kind. The room where the acupuncture is done is calm and relaxing, and it's easy to slip into a meditative (or snoring) state, even with needles protruding from you flesh. A day later, I'm feeling some relief and hoping to get in another session before I head back to California!
"Wonderful experience! The space is warm and welcoming, as is the staff."
Wonderful experience! The space is warm and welcoming, as is the staff. Saw Erika about a knee issue, and the pain was gone within a week! Great place to try acupuncture for the first time. There's nothing to be afraid of as Erika explains exactly what's going on in the most relaxing manner.
"My first experience with acupuncture, and a great one. I saw Erika for a few months with a pinched nerve. She always seemed to find the right setting to relieve any pain/tension...."
My first experience with acupuncture, and a great one. I saw Erika for a few months with a pinched nerve. She always seemed to find the right setting to relieve any pain/tension. Always patient with me, explaining what did what and where. I never once felt rushed, letting me relax as long as I had time available. I will certainly go back if I ever need acupuncture again.