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“Erika manages to pair professionalism with true empathy. As a patient, I know I can tell her anything about my health and she will – in a non-judgmental manner – help me address my concerns. Her intuition astounds me. She can hone in immediately not just on problems, but on solutions. I highly recommend her.”
– Lisa Smith, writer

” Samantha saved my life! A friend had suggested that I try acupuncture for my anxiety. I was a little nervous about it because I have a terrible phobia of needles, but Samantha is the most gentle and incredible healer. Whenever I’m experiencing an imbalance, physically or mentally, I know I have someone that I trust to help me work through it. I’ve been seeing her for 4 years now, and I can’t say enough positive things about my experience. This studio is truly a sanctuary in NYC! Highly recommend!” 
– Addi M.

“I love going to Erika. She is wonderful, her space is calming, and that certainly makes my experience even more relaxing and comfortable. She is also really wonderful about discussing how you are feeling that day and making sure to figure out the best course of treatment and realistic expectations about how effective each treatment should be. I have been seeing her mostly for some back problems and I honestly feel like I have a new back. There are not enough wonderful things I can say about her. Plus, she takes health insurance!”
– C. R.

“I love this place! I’ve seen Samantha a few times now for chronic lower back issues due to my daily job routine. I’m a dentist and my job requires me to put a lot of stress on my neck and lower back. Samantha has been incredible. I am virtually pain free now and every visit with her is great. She is a great listener and has tailored her treatment to my specific needs. Great experience. Thank you so much!”
– Erick C. 

“Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I had been to acupuncture a few times prior to meeting you, but never had an entirely comfortable experience. You truly are a healer, and it is evident in not only your personality, but in your technique as an acupuncturist. Since becoming your patient, not only have I felt so much relief from my IBS symptoms, I also just feel healthier. I think I have provided every single person in need of healing or acupuncture work with your name. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done…you truly are a gifted and amazing healer.”
– J.S.

“Samantha treated me for nearly a year and it was amazing.  She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced.  I cannot say enough wonderful things about Samantha.  I would highly recommend.” 
– Cynthia R. 

“I visited Erika with a really bad neck and shoulder problem. After one treatment, I was pain free. She worked a miracle, and I continue to use her services on a regular basis.”
– D.R.

“…there are few people I would trust enough to stick me with needles 🙂 I can not believe how relaxing the experience was…I fell into a very restful sleep during the treatment and there was a notable reduction in back pain for many days following the treatment…”
– E.W.

“Erika helped me so much! I had a severe lower back problem. I was also having trouble just sitting! I couldn’t sit at the computer, on the subway, or drive. She discussed the situation with me and we made a plan. After the first session
could feel the difference. And after each session
the results were better & better and lasted longer. I now am on my way to feeling so much better and pain free all the time. I also found that the acupuncture work Erika did helped allow me to start some of the stretching she recommended (I was just too tight and in too much pain beforehand). She was insightful, helpful and kept a warm, professional but friendly and understanding atmosphere. There is no doubt she helped me. I strongly recommend her.”
– S.W.

Preface: I am a medical student in the USA, so I am naturally skeptical of alternative therapies and other non-empirical-based healing traditions.  That said, thank God for 16th Street Acupuncture and, specifically, Samantha. I had never gotten acupuncture before but I had seen 3 doctors (2 of whom were specialists) for a gastrointestinal issue going on 1.5 years now. They were unable to help me, so I read about acupuncture as helpful for my issue and headed over here. Samantha listened attentively, took the time to explain everything to me, and went slowly because I was a big old baby about getting poked with needles everywhere. I’ve seen results after only two sessions, and in a way that couldn’t possibly be placebo, judging by my natural skepticism and the nature of my issue. She gave me the first relief I had experienced in over a YEAR!  I highly recommend this place if you want someone who is patient, competent, and legitimately helpful.”
-David T.

“Erika is amazing. She spends lots of time with you, giving you a full analysis when you walk in the door and a pulse and tongue reading. Then she spends time working with you and listening to you. Also, she has a very positive and calming energy about her. I am a client and also have my own business as a nutritionist. I have sent many clients to Erika who all come back raving about her. So now I know that my initial reaction was perfectly on target.”
– E.P

“Go to her immediately :)”
-Monica Shah