Phyllis Shapiro, L.Ac. | Acupuncture | Columbus Circle | 10019

About Phyllis Shapiro

Educational Background and Licensure

With a rich educational background that spans over decades, Phyllis Shapiro embarked on her journey in the healing arts at the University of Pennsylvania, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in 1966. Her quest for knowledge didn’t stop there.

Thirty years later, in 1996, Phyllis earned two pivotal degrees from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York City: a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine.

As a member of the first graduating class in New York State for these disciplines, she set the foundation for her future in alternative medicine. Today, she is not only licensed by New York State to practice acupuncture but also holds National Certification in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology, ensuring her commitment to ongoing professional development.

Turning Points

Life’s challenges, including raising three children and supporting her parents through terminal illnesses, revealed to Phyllis the limitations and often harmful effects of conventional Western medications.

This personal journey sparked a desire to explore medical treatments that honor the body’s natural healing processes. Her path took a decisive turn towards holistic healing when she encountered the transformative power of acupuncture while specializing in Auricular Detoxification for addiction treatment. Witnessing first-hand the profound impact of acupuncture on individuals battling addiction solidified her resolve to pursue a career in this ancient practice.

A Career Dedicated to Healing

Phyllis’s dedication to acupuncture and Chinese medicine has led her to roles far beyond the practitioner’s office.

Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, she played a crucial role in establishing an Acupuncture Relief Station for FEMA’s 9-11 rescue teams, demonstrating the efficacy and compassion inherent in alternative medicine. Her innovative spirit also contributed to the development of the MicroTherm machine in 2005, enhancing the capabilities of acupuncturists worldwide.

With over a decade of private practice in Manhattan, alongside her roles as a professor, clinical supervisor at PCOM, and a consultant for Silvercrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Phyllis’s career reflects a profound commitment to the advancement and application of acupuncture and Chinese herbology.

Philosophy and Impact

At the heart of Phyllis Shapiro’s practice lies a belief in the power of balance and early intervention. Whether addressing infertility, facial rejuvenation, or chronic miscarriages, her approach is always tailored to meet the unique needs of her patients, promoting healing and well-being. More than just treating symptoms, Phyllis aims to empower her patients to become active participants in their own healing journey.

Phyllis’s dedication to her craft extends beyond the professional realm, touching the lives of her family members with the same passion and knowledge that she brings to her patients. Her story is one of continuous learning, healing, and love for the practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, hoping to inspire and heal for many years to come.