Momoko Uno LAc., MSTOM, Dipl CH, BMed, MA

Momoko Uno received her medical degree from Shanghai University of Chinese medicine, specializing in internal medicine in both western and eastern modalities. She also received a masters of Oriental medicine from Samra University and a MA in psychology with an emphasis in consciousness, health and healing from the University of Santa Monica. She has had over 20 years of clinical experience in holistic medicine and has held the position of department chair of clinical studies at Pacific College, in addition to teaching at various colleges.


Chinese Medicine has been practiced for thousands of years and is comprised of multiple disciplines and modalities of treatment including acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, Tui Na medical Massage, exercise, nutrition and meditation.The licensed acupuncturists’ operating at Omni Wellness may incorporate any or all of these modalities in a single treatment.

Peter D’Aquino, LAc.

Modalities: Neurofunctional Acupuncture, Trigger Point Therapy, Applied Channel Theory and Japanese Acupuncture and Certified Personal Trainer.

Specialties: A holistic approach to fitness, weight loss, nutrition, rehabilitation and optimizing health. Training and certification from *Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Oncological Acupuncture*

Appointments: (917) 582-7044

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Marc Gian, LAc.

Modalities: licensed acupuncturist and licensed massage therapist with nearly 20 years of experience. Founder of Meridian Biologix brand essential oils, Marc authored the book, Holistic Aromatherapy: Practical Self Healing with Essential Oils (click here to purchase book).

Sessions: Acupuncture, Massage, Essential Oils, Mental Imagery Dreamwork Coaching

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Appointments: (845) 519-9256


Joseph Maggio, LAc.

Appointments: (201) 290-1670

Modalities: Classical Chinese Acupuncture, Japanese Acupuncture, Cupping,
Tui Na massage, Certified Holistic Health Coach
Specialties: Physical/emotional pain relief, improving digestion and
optimizing diet for your constitution, getting sound rejuvenation sleep,
breath work therapy

Jennifer Beltrani LAc.

Appointments: Email




Chinese medicine uses a variety of tools to help with your long-term and short-term health goals. A common tool used to help with your needs is acupuncture. In our clinic, we offer acupuncture as part of a holistic and natural treatment strategy.

Why You Should Consider Acupunture

Acupuncture in Flatiron District is a type of Chinese medicine using fine needles to impact the energy, or Qi in your body. In ancient medicine, they believed that the flow of energy and blood played a key role in your health. Studies into acupuncture show that the treatment stimulates the neurons in your body to encourage a response.

We also offer a needle-less acupuncture treatment. Acupressure follows a similar strategy as acupuncture, but it uses pressure on specific points in your body to help with your symptoms.

Benefits of the Treatment

The benefits of acupuncture for your health depend on the underlying problem you want to address. As a natural and holistic treatment, it does not cause the negative side effects associated with traditional medications. Common benefits associated with the treatment include:

  • Pain relief
  • Headache and migraine relief
  • Improved blood flow
  • Reduced impact of osteoarthritis and similar inflammatory conditions
  • Lower rates of inflammation
  • Fewer symptoms of certain ailments, such as lower rates of nausea
  • Lower rates of stress

Acupuncture helps with back pain and neck pain. It also has a positive impact on joint pain from arthritis. Depending on your situation, it may help alleviate certain symptoms of a condition or a medication. For example, acupuncture and acupressure may help with nausea when applied to the correct location on your body.

What We Treat with Acupuncture in the Flatiron District

The conditions we treat with acupuncture in the Flatiron District vary based on your specific needs. Generally, we treat different complications with pain and discomfort. We also treat headaches and related problems. We may suggest the treatment as part of a comprehensive plan when you get into an accident and need time to heal. Since it helps with pain management, the treatment offers a natural way to handle your concerns.

When to Consider the Treatment for Your Health

Using acupuncture or a variation of acupuncture without needles offers a variety of benefits. You want to consider the treatment when you have pain or want to address a problem with your health. We also use the treatment when you do not want to take medications or prefer to use a holistic strategy for your long-term health.



Acupuncture is a useful tool to help with your long-term health goals. The key is recognizing when it helps with your situation and health. To learn more about the health concerns we treat with acupuncture, call (212) 777-1318 today.

Acupuncture FAQs

What is the philosophy behind Chinese medicine?

Chinese medicine was primarily practiced as a form of preventative medicine in Ancient China. In modern times, most people wait to get treatment until they are quite ill. Chinese medicine urges everyone to seek treatment when they are still well – it will save you a lot of suffering in the future if you do!

In Ancient China, a Chinese medical practitioner not only needed to master acupuncture, but also Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are often used simultaneously, as they complement each other to enhance the effects of the treatment.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture, which has been practiced and developed for many thousands of years, is based on the principle that there are meridians or channels of energy that course through the body. A healthy person has energy that moves through these channels with ease and regularity. Disease manifests as a result of these channels being blocked. The acupuncturist’s job is to find where the blocked energy is in these channels and to release it appropriately.

Acupuncture releases endorphins in the body. Endorphins are a hormone that relieves pain and promotes relaxation, and their release is the body’s natural response to acupuncture stimulation. It’s the same hormone associated with “runner’s high.” If you are receiving treatment for an injury, you may feel completely pain-free after a session; however, it’s best not to exercise in the next few hours, as it’s possible you could cause yourself further injury.

What conditions is acupuncture most commonly used to treat?

Some examples of ailments where acupuncture has most frequently succeeded are:

Pain management – Commonly treated pain ailments include: lower back pain, sciatica, tendonitis, arthritis, menstrual pain, headaches, and migraines.

Fertility –Acupuncture is now often used in reproductive medicine. Some sources state that the chances of conception almost double with regular treatments.

Seasonal allergies – Many people who suffer seasonal allergies and do not like the side effects of drugs have turned to acupuncture to deal with itchy eyes, runny nose, and sinus congestion.

High blood pressure – Regular acupuncture treatments have been shown to reduce blood pressure in over 90% of patients. What’s more, there is little danger of reducing blood pressure to where the patient will have low blood pressure and experience dizziness or weakness, as can happen with blood-pressure-lowering drugs.

Constipation – Acupuncture can avoid the need for harsh, habit forming laxatives.

Fatigue – Acupunctures both helps raise your energy level and improves your sleep, enabling you to experience better levels of sustained natural energy throughout the day, without having to rely on stimulants.

How many sessions of acupuncture will I need?

The number of sessions a patient needs depends on the nature of the person’s condition, the severity of the condition, and how long you have had the condition, as well as the experience of the practitioner. In general, the longer you have had a condition and the more severe it is, the longer it will take to treat the condition. ‎

Does acupuncture hurt?

When acupuncture is done correctly, the insertion of a needle will be painless. Then, with manipulation of the needle there is a sensation. Some common therapeutic sensations include tingling, achy, traveling, heavy, etc. These sensations should not be painful, though.

What are the side effects of acupuncture?

In general, side effects are rare. Some patients experience dizziness and lightheadedness the first time they receive acupuncture. This can be for a variety of reasons, the most common being due to low blood sugar. To avoid this, make sure you eat a proper meal before a treatment, especially if you are pregnant.

I am afraid of needles, but would like to try acupuncture. What should I do?

Acupuncture needles are much thinner than the hypodermic needles that are used for injections and for drawing blood. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting such thin needles painlessly. If necessary, find an experienced acupuncturist who has previous experience with patients who are afraid of needles.

Can acupuncture cause an infection?

If done correctly, acupuncture will not cause an infection. Acupuncturists at Omni strictly adhere to what is known as “clean needle technique.” Before needling a point, the skin area is cleaned with alcohol.‎ The part of the needle that is being inserted into the body is not touched by the acupuncturist. Only the shaft of the needle is manipulated. Once the needle is removed, pressure is applied to the area and if there is bleeding, it stops quickly. Band aids are not required to cover the needled area. Patients should not touch the area or shower for at least 2 hours after being needled to avoid infection.

Do needles ever break and get stuck in the body?

Single use needles, when used correctly and only once, will not break and do not get stuck in the body.

Can an acupuncturist accidentally puncture my internal organs?

Acupuncturists study each acupuncture point in great detail, which includes the appropriate depth and angle for inserting a needle in each point. In theory, it is possible to insert a needle directly into an internal organ, but a practitioner with adequate training and a clear conscience will never insert a needle into an organ, even by accident.

Do you reuse needles?

At Omni Wellness we only use “single use” needles. This means that each needle is only inserted into the body once.

Can I resume normal activity after acupuncture?

Most people feel very relaxed after an acupuncture treatment. Some people will fall asleep and may feel a little groggy upon waking up. In general, this sleepiness usually wears off within about 15 minutes of the needles being removed. If you experience lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness after a session, sit down and drink water until you are feeling normal. As long as you are feeling grounded‎ and are awake, you can return to normal activity. In the very unlikely event that you experience prolonged drowsiness, please use common-sense – no driving or operating heavy machinery until you have returned to a state of full consciousness.