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Better Health, Pain Free Living...


We help patients uncover hidden blockages to recovery
in order to resolve pain and restore health. We facilitate your body's ability to heal

What Do We Do?

We are an acupuncture and East Asian medical practice on the upper west side of NYC and want to help you achieve your health goals: less pain, more energy, better sleep, better digestion & better immune function, naturally.

Resolve the ROOT, not just the Symptom

Get out of Pain
Improve Performance

Support through all phases of life

Feel Like Yourself Again


Healing You, Head to Toe

Why Get Acupuncture? Turn on the sound to find out!

What do you want for yourself and for your life? Are small things- pain, sleeplessness, digestive issues keeping you from living life the way you want to?  Do you have a health problem that isn't a major disease and perhaps has been dismissed by your doctor as a part of aging that you'll just learn to live with? Acupuncture and East Asian medicine have been developing for more than 2,000 years as a way addresses those issues and maintain good health.  This holistic style of medicine is focused on maintaining your natural healthy state rather than reacting to illness, because doing so now, prevents bigger illness later.
I know you're wondering: Does acupuncture really work?  Yes! Acupuncture works by diminishing inflammation in the body, regulating the central nervous system, reducing stress, and improving circulation.  Applying these benefits to different areas of the body facilitates healing and promotes wellness.
East Asian medicine teaches us to analyze and study all aspects of a patient's life when helping him/her on the road to health.  You are the sum of all your experiences; acupuncture can help you chart your own unique path to health. We are an acupuncture & East Asian mediciine practice on the upper west side of NYC and want to help you achieve your health goals.

image of an ancient Chinese medical text
Acupuncture needles arranged like a clock


Located at W72 Wellness
118 W. 72nd St. Ground Floor Rear
NY, NY 10023

Tuesday: 11am-7pm
Wednesday: 11am-7pm

Thursday: 11am-7pm

Friday: 12pm - 4pm

Saturday: 11am - 3pm

Meet the Team

This is AB Acupuncture! We are passionate about this medicine and look forward to sharing it with you!


Dr. Allen Unger, MD. Mt Sinai Cardiologist

Dr. Arthur Weisenseel, MD. Mt. Sinai Cardiologist

"Annalisa is the best! I went to her for a very specific physical ailment I had been dealing with, and she has been really thoughtful and collaborative in coming up with a treatment plan. I had little exposure to acupuncture prior to starting with her, and she set my mind at ease about the whole process. She even took the extra time to refer me to an herbalist colleague of hers who she thought could help as well.

Go see Annalisa...she's the cure for what ails you!"

Stephen C.

"I am officially a believer in the ancient Chinese healing practice! AB Acupuncture is great. Annalisa is a gifted healer! She helped me heal from De Quervain's tenosynovitis (tendinitis of the wrist) and also lower back pain. She is thorough, gentle, efficient and super knowledgeable. The pain I was experiencing melted away and I am able to function again. I leave appointments feeling balanced and serene. Can't ask for anything more! Highly recommend!!"

Maria A.

"Ria is a gifted, caring acupuncturist with a very kind bedside manner. Over a 3 month period, I received Japanese style acupuncture weekly and during that time I saw major improvements in lower back pain, sinuses, hormonal balance, and general anxiety. 

Ria has a sweet, intuitive nature and a calm demeanor. I always looked forward to being cared for by her and felt very confident in everything she did. I highly recommend Ria for acupuncture."

Jill W.

"Ria is an exceptionally skilled acupuncturist, not only because of her deep knowledge of Chinese medicine and treatments, but also because she patiently listened to my symptoms, answered any questions I had and was then able to tailor a treatment plan which provided me with the best possible outcome every session. 

Ria not only considered my overall health but also treated my emotional health. My husband recently passed away and the trauma of his death caused deep emotional wounds. Her comprehensive, holistic approach to my treatment went a long way to bring my physical and emotional health into balance.

I wholeheartedly recommend Ria to anyone looking for an acupuncture practitioner who is highly skilled, kind, patient, and understand that each individual is unique. I felt very safe and confident in her treatment plans. Ria has made a significant impact on my overall well being."

Janet B

Cait D.

"I love my acupuncture sessions with Ria. She is warm, caring, and has a calm and soothing presence. My symptoms have improved over time, and she answers all of my questions. She makes sure I'm comfortable during and after needling and has gone above and beyond to make sure I can get an appointment"

Andea K.

Lauren K.

Daniel R.

"Annalisa is magical! Not only is she a wealth of knowledge and expertise, she is kind, thoughtful and attentive to all my ailments. It was my first foray into the world of acupuncture and she gently guided me through the process with exceptional results. Under her capable care, after six sessions, she cured me of a very deep stubborn hip pain. She was persistent and unwavering, as she patiently pinpointed the pain and miraculously, the intense discomfort evaporated.  After meeting with numerous doctors who were unable to help me, to be free of pain felt revitalizing (both physically & mentally) and I'm incredibly grateful to Annalisa. I'm very fortunate to be under her calm care and supportive nature, as she's been treating me for other medical issues. With her determined resolve, it's advantageous to be one of her patients and I highly recommend Annalisa to anyone who is seeking relief from pain and suffering. The treatment she administers is incredibly effective and invaluable. Not only is she an outstanding acupuncturist, she is also flexible and helpful regarding the complexities of health insurance, which is appreciated. She's an outstanding provider in her field and impressive in her passion to help others and I'm immensely thankful."

"Working with Ria has been truly wonderful! She has addressed many of my issues with digestion, sleep, and stress. Ria's extensive knowledge is evident and she takes the time to explain each step behind the process thoroughly. Her compassion and caring nature shine through as she dedicates time to listen and understand you. The genuine care and personalized approach Ria brings to each session makes the entire experience so positive. I highly recommend her!"

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W72 Wellness

118 W. 72nd Street, Ground Floor Rear
New York, NY 10023

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