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Dumisani Kambi-Shamba, LAc, MSTOM

Acupuncturist

New York, NY

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4.8
Recent reviews
Dr. Kambi-Shamba is wise, sensitive and generous with his time. He's a brilliant acupuncturist, but his talents far surpassthat one skillset. I really appreciated how his treatments would transform to address my stress and ailments. His work is never mechanical or routine. I am very appreciative of his work.
Dr. Kambi-Shamba is wise, sensitive and generous with his time. He's a brilliant acupuncturist, but his talents far surpass that one skillset. I really appreciated how his treatmentswould transform to address my stress and ailments. His work is never mechanical or routine. I am very appreciative of his work.
Matthew T. · January 9, 2019
He performed a complete and thorough consultation. Very professional and he helped with the confusion of insurance. I highlyrecommend him.
He performed a complete and thorough consultation. Very professional and he helped with the confusion of insurance. I highly recommend him.
Chandra W. · September 11, 2017

About Dumisani Kambi-Shamba

Dumisani Kambi-Shamba earned his MS in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, NYC. A former Board Member and current member of the New York Acupuncture Society, National Commission on Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, American Traditional Medicine Society, and New York State Acupuncture Committee, He holds licenses in Ohio, and Connecticut as well in Swaziland and South Africa. He specializes in many styles of acupuncture as well teaching as adjunct professor at several colleges. Dumisani has been in private clinical practice for 25 years with a wide range of experience in schools, clinics, hospitals and outpatient facilities. Over the years of practice he acquired a wide range of diagnostic tests to get to the core issue of your problem. He has considerable experience in the treatment of sport injuries, trauma, pain management, chronic disease, fertility and oncology support. He has since successfully integrated this uniques blend of specialized Chinese medicine and functional global medicine into the private practice he currently maintains. Go to our website; www.liferx.us His office have a concentration of specialists using a combination of Naturopathic Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition, Ayurvedic medicine, and Homeopathy. Dumisani’s treatment modalities include acupuncture (cupping, ear micro system, Gua sha, electro acupuncture), Chinese herbal medicine, TuiNa massage, emotional reintegration and qi gong.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Acupuncturist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Pacific College Of Oriental Medicine, New York, Master’s in Traditional Oriental Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1124213160

Dumisani Kambi-Shamba's office location

LifeRx Global Medicine

305 2nd Ave, Suite 2

New York, NY 10003

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Knowledgeable and professional !
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Excellent bedside manner and explanation for treatments.
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Coverage and health care visits can be confusing and surprisingly unpleasant. I found Dumisani through ZocDoc when I saw he'd take my insurance and even though my insurance representatives weren't very helpful regarding finding in-networkacupuncturists, he put me at ease with the whole process. His services were professional and effective for my condition, and his demeanor was caring and personable. He is a worldly, very experienced practitioner and I am very thankful for his help with my healing process.
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Incredible!
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Best in the business!
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He seemed like he could be a great acupuncturist but he made a comment that I did not like. Not inappropriate but maybe overstepped his bounds a bit. Lastly, I wish there was a way for them to put their forms online or on zocdoc.
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I felt it was thorough, asked a lot of question and was not in a rush.
More than 1 year ago
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INCREIBLE SERVICE AND PROFFESSIONALISM
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Great visit. Extremely flexible and accommodating.
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I've visited Dumisani multiple times over the past 2 years, and I have to say that each time has been an absolute pleasure. Not only does he have a phenomenal bedside manner but he truly exhibits a wonderful aura, instantly makingthe patient feel comfortable. He takes a very holistic approach and it seems incredibly consultative - overall a positive experience. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dumisani was pleasant and careful in explaining things to me about the appointment. I had an enjoyable and effective experience. However, although zocdoc had matched my insurance to his office and he made a copy of my card at the beginningof the session, he waited until after the session was over to tell me that the session would not be covered. Even though I made it clear that I am a student and only came to him because I thought it was covered, he made various excuses and I ended up paying the full price.
More than 1 year ago
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Dumisani is a really gifted acupuncturist and Doctor of Chinese Medicine. I started seeing him 3 years ago while I was healing from a series of foot surgeries. I have to admit that I was somewhat skeptical about acupuncture going intothe treatments, but I was in so much pain following my last surgery that I was open to anything that might offer some relief. There was quite a hefty questionnaire to fill out when I arrived, but it was well worth it. Dumisani took the time to speak with me about my overall health, and made me extremely comfortable. Three years later, my foot is pretty much back to normal, but I still see him regularly for any little aches and pains that creep up, as well as monthly treatments for general health and well-being. No matter how much pain or stress is weighing me down when I walk into his office, I always emerge an hour later feeling like I've been relaxing on a beach somewhere for a week. I highly recommend Dumisani to anyone interested in incorporating holistic medicine into their regular health regimen. He is a very caring, creative, and gifted healer.
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Incredible! Dumisani's professionalism and finesse combined are like something I've never experienced with a health care professional.
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Dr. Dumisani is an incredible physician. His consultation's are informative and you can tell he genuinely loves his work. I enjoyed the treatment and would highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Great!
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Dumisani is a truly wonderful acupuncturist! I wish my health insurance would cover weekly visits year round!
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My experience has been exceptional. I am frequently late to appointments, which for many doctors might be a real issue. Dumisani has always managed to fit me in. Dumisani provides excellent care and treats a patient's individual needs. I thinkwhat sets him apart is his tremendous wisdom and knowledge, which transcends just accupunture. If you are looking for a seasoned practioner- look no further and book that appt.
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He takes his time with patients and has a holistic approach to assessing and improving your well being.
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Very knowledgeable about Eastern medicine. Diagnoses the body as a whole.
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Great explanation of procedures and treatment. Wasn't too hokey like I was expecting.
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Dr Kambi Shamba is a gem! He is extremely knowledgeable, kind and caring! I wish I had found him even sooner and recommend all my friends! Those who have gone rave about him too!
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Acupuncture is truly one of the best things that has ever happen to me I don't know what I would do without it. I will definitely be seeing Dr. Shamba for the rest of my life. He is wonderful and hereally cares about your well being. I highly recommended him to anyone who is looking to do some spiritual healing
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After my first appointment with Dumisani Kambi-Shamba, I have gone many times over because I have felt a positive change in my body. He is very caring, knowledgable and professional. I highly recommend seeing him.
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Dumisani showed up about 15 minutes late and then made me wait almost another 50 minutes before sitting down with me - he seemed very unorganized but this could have just been a bad day as it was a Monday andhe was getting back from a vacation. He was kind and patient but he seemed to ignore some of my concerns. He also failed to clearly explain the timing and physical requirement of the procedures he was about to perform (acupuncture). In addition he did not honor the prices he offered over the phone prior to making the appointment. I would not recommend him for any type of treatment.
More than 1 year ago
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I had to stop seeing Dumisani because twice when I showed up for my scheduled appointments, his office was locked, and I had to go home. He almost never took me on time, and repeatedly misremembered and ignored things that Iwould tell him about my condition, and would not listen when I'd try to correct him. I have not been to his office in over 11 months, and have received countless phone calls, text messages, and emails from his office since asking that I come back, even though I've already asked that they stop contacting me.
More than 1 year ago
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Amazing, I feel great
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I had a wonderful time in my first meeting and session with Dr. Kambi-Shamba. He's extremely knowledgable and engages in a truly holistic practice, attending to the entire body's needs and ailments. He is also a swell guy with a greatdemeanor, who exudes good energy. While my session was professional in its timeliness and manner, I was made to feel very relax and comfortable. Would definitely recommend.
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Its always a great experience. Dumisani is very knowledgable and professional. He genuinely cares about your well being.
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He's very interested in healing the whole person. I love that he's intersested in teaching me how to take care of myself, not become dependent on his services.
More than 1 year ago
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He is a highly professional acupuncturist that truly excels at his craft. I have personally received acupuncture treatment from different physicians over the last 20 years and so I know first hand when someone is effective.. Dr. Dumisani treatedme for my lower back pain that was constant--within a few sessions my lower back was back to normal. He was precise with his treatment and the improvement was felt from the very first session. He is very personable and a good listener and I would highly recommend him for acupuncture treatment.
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Felt so relaxed after... he definitely gets the right spots :)
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This was only my first appointment, but very satisfied! Knowledgable, personable, calm.
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Dumisani Kambi-Shamba is a true healer. He wants to get to the source of your problem and help move the stuck energy or blockages out of your body. By using a combination of acupuncture and chinese herbal therapy he nourishes your blood, body and chi.
More than 1 year ago
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Dumisani is very knowledgeable about his craft and has helped me immensely. I have some persistent issues from injuries and work related stress(sitting at a desk all day), he takes those into concern and takes care of me during each visit.
More than 1 year ago
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I really enjoyed my visit with Dumisani. I've already been back for a follow up and am going for a 3rd visit today. Within 2 visits I've already noticed a difference in my pain managment!
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I like Dumisani, but his office is not run very professionally, which can be extremely frustrating. Three times in the past month, I have shown up for a midday appointment to find the door locked and no one in the office.I understand that--especially in New York--there are train delays, traffic troubles, etc, but all three times there was never even so much as a receptionist in the office to let me in. Twice, I waited around for several minutes and finally had to just leave. When my appointments go as scheduled, they're relaxing and helpful, but the unreliability of the practice is a huge turn-off.
More than 1 year ago
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Dumisani completely changed my perspective on everything. I am beyond grateful to have found him and I strongly recommend him to everyone I know. Thank you!!
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Talked too much, did not do the perfomed the accupunture, did not solve any of my problems or even answer them. Had to pay money up front because the staff did not get proper authorization even thought I provided them withmy insurance info. He is a waste of money. I was happy that my pain was going to be aliviated or at least gone, but neither one
More than 1 year ago
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Very personable, knowledgeable, and thorough. I'm happy I found Dr. Kambi-Shamba and will be going back regularly!
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I was beyond impressed with my first visit and really felt he spent time addressing my pressing issue as well as explaining the bigger picture moving forward. His staff is great as well which makes the visit just as nice.
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It was very informative. It helped me understand my son's body and thinking more.
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He's really great. Cozy office which is vey comfortable and makes you feel at home. Additionally his staff is great and he's very knowledgeable lovely relaxed bedside manner.
More than 1 year ago
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