Waking the Emotional & Spirit Body with Erika Prinz Freed & Katja Loher

I’m pleased to announced a collaboration with the internationally renowned artist, Katja Loher, in an immersive Breathwork & Acu-Healing experience at C24 Gallery. Katja’s show, “What Is the Color of Scent,” transforms the gallery space into an ethereal world in which the viewer journeys through an enchanted universe altered by vision, sound, and scent. The event on October 20th at 4pm will be held within the artwork and will feature Breatwork healing, an active meditation that clears stuck energy and frees up the emotional body, followed by the application of auricular (ear) seeds.


Acupuncture: More Than Just Physical Medicine

Acupuncture: More Than Just Physical Medicine

Most of my patients initially seek out acupuncture treatment to alleviate pain or a physical condition like allergies or digestive issues. And many are pleasantly surprised to float out of the session, feeling mentally relaxed with a calm mind and heart. If this sounds familiar, you’e not alone! 

For thousands of years, acupuncture and TCM has embraced the powerful connections through which emotional, spiritual, and behavioral factors effect overall health.

Just Say “NO” To the Cold & Flu With Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Just Say “NO” To the Cold & Flu With Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Just Say “NO” To the Cold & Flu With Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine


We’re right in the middle of cold and flu season and people are dropping like flies—straight to bed with a box of tissues, NyQuil and well-deserved self-pity. Don’t be one of them! As an acupuncturist, I’m not immune to germs, BUT I have tricks up my sleeve for staying healthy.

But first, if you do get sick, keep in mind that acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a powerhouse remedy for the common cold and flu, and the sooner you treat it, the better.  During this time of year I often get calls from patients who apologetically say that they can’t come in for their appointment because they’re sick. My immediate response is an emphatic, “COME IN!”. 

Prinz Acupuncture Named Top 20 Best Acupuncturist Second Year In A Row

Prinz Acupuncture Named Top 20 Best Acupuncturist Second Year In A Row! 

I'm very pleased to share the news that Prinz Acupuncture was named one of the top twenty best acupuncturists in New York City for the second year in a row by Expertise.com. This year, they evaluated more than 1,700 practitioners across five categories including reputation, experience, credibility, professionalism, and availability to create a hand-picked list. 

The goal of Expertise.com is to connect people with the best local experts in the country's leading cities. You can view this year's list here.

Welcome to The New, Beautiful Home of Prinz Acupuncture!

Welcome to the new, beautiful home of Prinz Acupuncture! 

My goal as a acupuncturist & healer is to help you open new doors of possibility for your health and your life. And now, it's my chance to welcome you through a new door for Prinz Acupuncture. Next Tuesday, October 2nd, we will open our new, beautiful, permanent studio in the heart of Chelsea.

I'm so excited for you to join me there.

When you walk through the door, I want you to feel like the frantic pace of NYC and the health condition that brought you in begins to melt away - even before I pick up a single acupuncture needle. This is your place to restore and heal.

Electroacupuncture: Super Powered Treatment for Pain & Sports Injury

Electroacupuncture: Super-powered treatment for pain and sports injury. 

As an acupuncturist specializing in musculoskeletal pain and sports injuries, I have experience, tools, and tricks up my sleeve for enabling healing and getting results. One of those tools is called Electroacupuncture. While it may sound scary or strange, electroacupuncture is painless and incredibly effective. Read on to learn what it is, how it works, and how it can help you heal faster. This is especially helpful info for those of you currently training for the NYC Marathon or the Ironman Triathlon.

To understand it better, let’s take a look at my success treating my patient David, who severely sprained his ankle four weeks ago while working out. David, one of the city’s top massage therapists and owner of Bodyworks DW (location of my office and community acupuncture clinic every Thursday), knew to come in for a session immediately after his injury—and the combination of his quick thinking, self-care and my well-placed needles helped to decrease pain and swelling, accelerate healing, and increase mobility right off the bat. I highly suggest checking out his advice on how to self-care and recover faster for a sprained ankle, without using the obsolete RICE method, here

What is Electroacupuncture?

Stressed? Use This Acupressure Point to Calm Your Mind

Stressed? Use this acupressure point to calm your mind. 

How many times this week have you said, "I'm so stressed"? Maybe it was just once, or perhaps too many times to count. As New Yorkers, we're constantly "on", running from one place to the next, juggling our work and social lives, and dealing with sensory overload (subway performers, anyone?!).

Need to take your stress down a notch? Here's an acupressure point you can use at home, for immediate, natural relief.

What is Acupuncture All About?

As an acupuncturist, one of my biggest jobs is to educate people about this effective and safe form of medicine. Most people don't understand how it works and what it can do for them (or are simply afraid of the idea of needles!), so they shy away from treatment and miss out on acupuncture's amazing benefits.

As you enter the New Year and embrace ways to improve your health, get to know acupuncture a little better! Read on for super interesting facts about this medicine so you're in the know (not only that, you'll have cool fodder for small talk for your next networking event or cocktail party!).

1. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on or near the surface of the skin, called acupuncture points.