Testimonials

PAIN

I am a 33 year old woman, who did not believe in acupuncture but decided to give it a try with the hopes that my migraines would disappear. I have been seeing Dr. Shapiro for approximately 3 months for two times a week and have already felt a difference. During my periods I have had such bad head pains I could hardly lift my head from the pillow, but that has changed since I have being seeing Dr. Shapiro. I would definitely suggest meeting with her and giving it a try. IT works and is not painful at all (take this from someone who is petrified of needles). you hardly feel the needle entering into you and before you know it you feel like a new person. — JF

Working six days a week sitting at a desk, my shoulders are always sore. After just two months of treatments, my pain is gone. The cupping and guasha also helps alot. Phyllis is the best. — JH

Phyllis has a deep knowledge of acupuncture and herbal medicine. She is a healer in every sense of the word. After waiting tables for years, I lived with chronic neck and shoulder papin for more than 10 years. Under Phyllis’s care, I am pain free for the first time. I caught a cold and her treatments helped me survive the day and recover faster. I have more energy, am able t to more, and my mood is consistently better because of her. — LH

I have been on Percoset four times a day for years for really bad chronic back pain following a stroke. I now take the pill only ONE time a day. I feel I function better all day. Thank you Dr. Shapiro — EB

I am a 33 year old woman, who did not believe in acupuncture but decided to give it a try with the hopes that my migraines would disappear. I have been seeing Dr. Shapiro for approximately 3 months for two times a week and have already felt a difference. During my periods I have had such bad head pains I could hardly lift my head from the pillow, but that has changed since I have being seeing Dr. Shapiro. I would definitely suggest meeting with her and giving it a try. IT works and is not painful at all (take this from someone who is petrified of needles). You hardly feel the needle entering into you and before you know it you feel like a new person. — JF

Since having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis more than twenty years ago, I have had many issues. My thanks and appreciation go to Phyllis Shapiro. Having been under her care for nearly three years, I can absolutely say that my pain symptoms have decreased by 95%. Which for me means no pain meds. My intention tremors which had been debilitating have substantially decreased. My quality of life is better and I recommend Dr. Shapiro to everyone I know with challenges to give her a try. Many Thanks to you for your patience, caring approach and the help you’ve given me. — MJ

FACIAL REJUVENATION

Thank you, Phyllis; I look fabulous!!!!!! — LA

I can’t believe how many people I know ask me “What are you doing? You look great” They can’t figure out why I look younger. The look is not the stretched look of plastic surgery — so it is confusing to them. I look and feel 10 years younger. Since I don’t tell them I am using acupunture for this magical transformation, this is the only way I can sing Dr. Shapiro’s praises! — J

INFERTILITY

I came to Phyllis after 4 years of secondary infertility. After reading through a list of licensed acupuncture professionals, my choice was based on her covenient location in Manhattan. Oh boy was I blessed to have made that choice!! Phyllis treated me for about 3 months once a week prior to my first IVF cycle. Thanks to Phyllis, I went into the IVF cycle with a stronger, healthier body both physically and emotionally. The doctors were shocked at how thick my uterine lining was at the time of retrieval. I went on to conceive and deliver a healthy baby girl – with great thanks to Phyllis for her always professional, gentle, compassionate care. Thank you Phyllis! — SM

My wife and I are in our early forties and have been trying to have a child for seven years. We had tried accupuncture before with no positive results. On the Wednesday before Memorial Day weekend we discovered that transfer of our very last embryo produced through IVF was going to occur on the Sunday before Memorial Day. Understandably, no other accupuncturist could see my wife that day. We gave Phyllis a call, however, and she was much, much more than accommodating. The day of the embryo transfer was very emotional for us and when we arrived to see Phyllis (who changed her schedule to accommodate the uncertainty of the clinic’s implantation timing) my wife was in tears–convinced that our last attempt would turn out like so many others over the years. Phyllis gave of her schedule, her home and her time and gave my wife a sanctuary from which she could regather her strength. The session was tranquil and calm and Phyllis gave us sound advice on ways to cultivate the proper frame of mind for meeting our goal. My wife left with her tears dry and a much better state of mind for conception. Although it is still very early (and so I have no happy pictures to share yet) my wife and I are very glad to say that we achieved our first pregnancy after seven years, three clinics, two other accupuncturists and one session with Phyllis. We will always, always remember her for being a compassionate human being when we desparately needed one. We are not religious or particularly spirtual people; but there is something magical about a fellow human being ,who has never met you, taking it upon herself to be a guardian light for you when you need one. If you are reading these words, Phyllis Shapiro very much deserves your patronage and you owe it to yourself to experience her services. Sincerely, A.R. and Y.R.

twins I began to see Phyllis Shapiro for acupuncture after having problems becoming pregnant and then going through an early miscarriage. Phyllis, through her professional and compassionate acupuncture treatment and care, has helped me tremendously through both pre–pregnancy and also in sustaining my twin pregnancy. I fully attribute my successful births to my comprehensive weekly acupuncture treatments and knowledgeable pregnancy advisement. These are our twin daughters! — WL

infant Here he is!!!! Thank you, Dr Shapiro for helping us achieve our goals. — LK

8 months I went to Phyllis Shapiro after 5 failed ivf attempts. I was basically hopeless, spent, and disgusted with the process and my own body. I had seen an acupuncturist before during fertility and found it to be relaxing but not all that helpful in my case. I learned about Phyllis through a woman I met and she swore that Phyllis got her pregnant (she had also had numerous failures.) That was enough for me to try her. I can now swear that Phyllis got me pregnant, too! She reawakened my self-confidence and trust in my body, helped to regulate my hormones, and coordinated every step with my ivf cycle. She was also like a therapist to me- we talked and talked and I found that I again had hope. I was not wrong- the quality of my embryos was the best it had been in 2 years and I did end up getting pregnant (at 42.5!) and now have a wonderful 10 month old baby girl. Phyllis is her honorary godmother. — JS

I came to Phyllis with hope of ridding myself of an ovarian cyst, which prevented me from trying an IVF cycle. After coming for Acupuncture, two times per week for one month, my three month old cyst, disappeared within a two week period. Beside Acupuncture, I took herbs she recommended to rid myself of the cyst. An additional issue I needed her help with was my increasing irregular menstrual cycle due to peri–menopause. When I first came to her my present cycle was on its tenth day. After the first treatment, my ongoing cycle ceased within a day. The following month my cycle was several days late; however, it started promptly two hours after she treated me with Acupuncture. This cycle also brought on the ovulating of a previously dormant ovary. My journey seeking reproductive health continues and with Phyllis’s generous support and Acupuncture, I feel more confident of a more balanced journey at that. — JT

Phyllis, Thank you so much for all of your help! You’ve been a great comfort helping us conceive and throughout my pregnancy. I truly appreciate your support. I will see you soon! — MB

I came to Phyllis after 4 years of secondary infertility. After reading through a list of licensed acupuncture professionals, my choice was based on her convenient location in Manhattan. Oh boy was I blessed to have made that choice!! Phyllis treated me for about 3 months once a week prior to my first IVF cycle. Thanks to Phyllis, I went into the IVF cycle with a stronger, healthier body both physically and emotionally. The doctors were shocked at how thick my uterine lining was at the time of retrieval. I went on to conceive and deliver a healthy baby girl – with great thanks to Phyllis for her always professional, gentle, compassionate care. Thank you Phyllis! — SM

After experiencing pregnancy loss in my second trimester, I was anxious about future pregnancies. I first went to Ms. Shapiro for acupuncture assistance with getting pregnant. Four weeks after my first acupuncture, I became pregnant again! With some trepidation about this being a successful pregnancy, Ms. Shapiro provided me with acupuncture that helped me stay calm and helped my body retain a healthy pregnancy. Sure enough, 9 months later, I gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl! The pregnancy was a success with no complications this time along the way. Thank you!! — B

I look forward to seeing you on the 27th. I just wanted to let you know that you were once again right: we found out yesterday that we’re having a girl! And everything continues to look healthy, luckily. You suspected this right after I ovulated … amazing!

Guillian-Barre Syndrome

Thank you for your dedication to my health, Phyllis. Acupuncture has increased my energy, allowing me to get more done through-out the day, while also increasing my resistance in therapy. Before my legs would get very cold, especially during winter, and now there is better blood-flow to them. Family, friends and my neurologists have noticed positive change on my overall appearance and increased health. Thank you again! — EM

9-11-2001

letterTo: Phyllis Shapiro From: Mark Stinson, MD Re: Letter of Appreciation Dear Ms. Shapiro: The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces extend our gratitude to you for your volunteer hours establishing, coordinating, supervising and providing acupuncture/massage relief services at the Javits Center during the World Trade Center Tragedy. Sincerely, Mark Stinson, MD FEM 1st Medical Officer letterDear Dr Shapiro: On behalf of the FEMA USAR Task Force teams, I would like to thank you and to express our gratitude for your organization of complementary medical care for all of us at the Javits Center for the past two weeks. It was a grand response to see you gather the collective expertise of almost 150 practitioners who volunteered their time and services to care for us, many who never experienced these treatment modalities. Thank you for your personal attention and treatment. I have been using the “surround the dragon” acupuncture technique on my leg with superb results. It has nearly healed in just a week. Sincerely, Dr. Mike Mouri