About 16th Street Acupuncture

16th Street Acupuncture is a dynamic practice conveniently located near Union Square/Gramercy area offering a variety of services in both acupuncture, massage, and other holistic treatments. We specialize in Trigger Point Therapy, Electro Stim, TCM and Japanese style acupuncture. The practice revolves around dancers, athletes, and people who have other repetitive strain injuries that can come from things as simple as sitting at a desk improperly or the stress of daily life in an urban environment. We also treat systemic issues such as infertility, IBS, gynecological issues, migraines, TMJ, etc. with great results!
16th Street Acupuncture is owned by Erika Weber MS LAc.


Erika Weber MS LAc, Owner

Erika Weber is a New York State licensed Acupuncturist, and a Nationally Board Certified NCCAOM Diplomat. She was trained at Tri-State College of Acupuncture (TSCA), the only college training in Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture (KM―modern Japanese acupuncture), and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Erika has also studied in Japan with five Master Practitioners including Master Kawaii, the first to use diode ion cords for stimulating points, enabling quicker recovery.

Erika’s practice is informed by over 20 years of using and understanding the body through dance. During her dancing career she sustained many injuries, and one of her quickest recoveries was the direct result of acupuncture treatment. Erika’s education and personal experience has been instrumental in helping and treating her own patients.

Erika was an intern with Master Practitioner Arya Nielsen, author of Gua Sha: A Traditional Technique for Modern Practice, at Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health and Healing for one year. Ms. Nielsen is at the forefront of research on the effects of acupuncture and Gua Sha.

Erika is also regularly on the CBS local TV news show The Couch, talking about and demonstrating Acupuncture and other holistic remedies.

When she is not working at 16th Street Acupuncture she stays active by playing tennis, taking dance class, Soul Cycle, yoga and reading up on the latest research in healthcare.

The expert training in a full range of techniques that Erika has received from master practitioners enables her to utilize a range of treatment options tailored to the specific needs of each patient. This, combined with her compassionate spirit, facilitates the health and well-being of each person she treats. Erika’s growing New York City practice was created to offer a sanctuary for healing and support.

Using East Asian medical philosophy, which she continues to study, her mission is to assist individuals who are dedicated to taking steps toward personal enlightenment and power, and using this power to put their lives into balance.


samSamantha Yurkosky MS LAc

Samantha Yurkosky was drawn to study acupuncture after being successfully treated for migraines over ten years ago. She received her Master of Science degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture where she was trained in four different styles of acupuncture. During her studies, Samantha interned with Dr. Mark Seem PhD LAc, the president and founder of the college and a longtime activist in the acupuncture community who pioneered a style of acupuncture known as Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM). Using this style of practice, Samantha has helped many athletes, dancers, runners, and fitness enthusiasts return to physical health after injuries, repetitive strain, and physical or mental exhaustion. Samantha draws on her own experience as a dancer and dealing with her own injuries to inform her treatments.

Wanting to explore more healing practices, Samantha became certified in Reiki energy therapy, initially working with inpatients at Coler Goldwater Hospital, and now incorporating it into her acupuncture treatments targeting stress and anxiety. She trained in Craniosacral therapy, a type of gentle bodywork to bring balance to the body and also uses Eriksonian Hypnotherapy to help guide her patients through their own healing processes in a positive and self-affirming way.

Samantha continues her studies with acupuncturist and herbalist Timothy Aitkin LAc, who practices a tradition of acupuncture rooted in ancient Taoist philosophy and classical Chinese pulse diagnosis. By using this style of diagnosis and practice, Samantha works with patients targeting deeper issues of depression, panic attacks, chronic pain, and healing past trauma. She also uses the subtle information found in the pulse to inform treatments for general wellness and as preventative medicine.

Samantha continues the 16th Street Acupuncture tradition of treating each patient as an individual and helping them achieve their goals in their life and health.