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Acupuncture & Oriental Health Care Center

Chamblee, GA 30341
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Acupuncture & Oriental Health Care Center has been serving the Chamblee area for more than 20 years. The Acupuncture clinic provides pain management, stress-lowering acupuncture, detox acupuncture, and acupuncture to assist those trying to quit smoking.

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4.9 / 5 (22)
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4.9 / 5 (15)

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Acupuncture Atlanta

Atlanta, GA 30305
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Acupuncture Atlanta uses traditional Chinese medicine to treat patients in the Atlanta area. The clinic specializes in pain management, women's health issues, infertility, stress and chronic illness, sports injuries, child learning disabilities, and anti-aging. The practice's licensed acupuncturists have extensive knowledge of herbology, supplements, teas, and skin care. Patients have praised the clinic for its kind, professional staff and the serene, relaxing office space.

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4.0 / 5 (38)

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Acupuncture Expert

Atlanta, GA 30342
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Acupuncture Expert is an Atlanta clinic that specializes in pain management, infertility treatment, women's health issues, stroke and paralysis, stress, and chronic illness. The practice provides acupuncture, acupressure, auricular acupuncture, Chinese herb medicine, cupping, Gua Sha, heat therapy, and Tui Na massage. Acupuncture Expert treats conditions such as aches and sprains, allergies, colds, ear and throat problems, scar tissue, and TMJ.

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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Acupuncture Wellness Center of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA 30329
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Acupuncture Wellness Center of Atlanta uses acupuncture, cupping, reflexology, Tui Na massage, moxibustion, and Gua Sha to treat its Atlanta patients. Additionally, the practice provides herbal consultations to suggest the most effective herbs to combine with acupuncture. Dr. Sui speaks English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean, and has practiced traditional Chinese medicine for more than 15 years. The doctor is licensed as a Diplomat in Acupuncture and a Diplomat in Chinese Herbology by the NCCAOM.

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3.5 / 5 (5)
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Acupuncture Works

Atlanta, GA 30305
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Acupuncture Works uses the natural techniques of East Asian medicine to treat its patients. The Atlanta acupuncture clinic practices moxibustion, cupping, and massage. The clinic treats conditions such as back pain, infertility, dental pain, anxiety and depression, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, and other health conditions. The doctor is licensed by NCCAOM and is an active member of American Mensa.

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AcuWellness Atlanta

Atlanta, GA 30305
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AcuWellness Atlanta is an acupuncture clinic that treats men, women, and their pets. The practice uses acupuncture, herbology, and acupressure to treat infertility, weight loss, pain management, mental health, digestion issues, sleep issues, hormonal imbalances, and other health issues. The clinic also has chiropractic services that it provides with no additional charge to an appointment. Dr. Li Liu has been interviewed by CNN, Atlanta Style, and Design Magazine, and has been a guest speaker at Emory University and Georgie State University.

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4.6 / 5 (36)
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3.5 / 5 (3)

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Atlanta Acupuncture Center

Atlanta, GA 30328
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Atlanta Acupuncture Center uses acupuncture and other Chinese medicines to treat patients. The Atlanta clinic practices moxibustion, Tui Na, Chinese herbal medicine, ear acupuncture, and cupping. The practice treats a variety of issues, including muscular pain, yeast infections, urinary tract infections, digestion issues, cancer, and allergies. Patients attest to the clinic's professional, relaxing treatments.

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5.0 / 5 (4)
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Beijing Acupuncture and Herb Clinic

Roswell, GA 30075
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Beijing Acupuncture and Herb Clinic has been serving the Roswell area since 2000. The clinic's staff have more than 50 years of acupuncture experience, and treat pain issues, psychological and neurological disorders, ear, nose, and throat disorders, respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, skin disorders, and other health conditions. Dr. Du is certified by NCCAOM and specializes in neurology and rehabilitation. Patients have praised Beijing Acupuncture and Herb Clinic for its effective treatments and kind staff.

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4.7 / 5 (25)
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5.0 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Chinese Medical Center

Doraville, GA 30340
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Since 1993, Chinese Medical Center has been caring for Atlanta patients. The practice uses acupuncture and other Chinese medicine methods to balance all aspects of the body. The clinic treats sleep disorders, anxiety and depression, back pain, fibromyalgia, some cancers, irritable bowel syndrome, premenstrual symptoms, and other medical issues. The clinic's staff includes the founder and former President of the Chinese Acupuncturist Association of Georgia. Patients have praised Chinese Medical Center for its caring staff.

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East-West Health Care Consultants

Atlanta, GA 30342
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East-West Health Care Consultants practices traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and herbology for patients in the Atlanta area. The clinic uses these methods to treat conditions such as respiratory issues, gastro-intestinal disorders, mouth disorders, eye disorders, and neurological disorders. Patients have praised East-West Health Care Consultants for its effective work and its doctor's friendly personality.

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5.0 / 5 (3)
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4.5 / 5 (3)

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Eastern Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

Atlanta, GA 30342
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Eastern Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic uses holistic care to treat a variety of conditions, including internal illnesses, arthritis, infertility, cancer, and psychological issues. The Atlanta practice also assists with women's health, weight loss, and smoking cessation. The physician on staff, Dr. Yong Q. Luo, has practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for more than 30 years and is the author of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis and Basic Chinese Medicine Through Diagrams. Patients have praised Eastern Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic for its compassionate, caring doctor.

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4.5 / 5 (11)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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H & Z Acupuncture

Atlanta, GA 30329
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H & Z Acupuncture uses acupuncture to treat illnesses, enhance other treatments, speed surgery recovery, reduce side effects of chemotherapy, and improve emotional stability. The clinic's acupuncturists are licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Patients attest to the practice's effective work.

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4.9 / 5 (67)

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Intown Acupuncture

Atlanta, GA 30030
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Intown Acupuncture has been serving patients in Atlanta since 2001. The clinic's founder has been a registered nurse and a licensed acupuncturist for more than 25 years. The practice provides pregnancy, postpartum, and infertility treatments, as well as treatments for migraines, back pain, allergies, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, digestive system issues, and mood imbalances. Patients attest to the clinic's patient and knowledgeable doctors and their effective treatments.

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4.2 / 5 (6)

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Metro Acupuncture

Atlanta, GA 30328
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Metro Acupuncture in Atlanta has been serving the local community for nearly 20 years. The clinic uses Chinese medicine as well as acupuncture to treat infertility, depression, anxiety, stress, digestive issues, headaches, and interstitial cystitis. The practice also practices herbology, cupping, and moxibustion care. Metro Acupuncture cares for kids as well as adults. Patients have praised the clinic for its helpful, professional staff.

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Northside Acupuncture

Atlanta, GA 30318
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Northside Acupuncture uses Chinese medicine to treat conditions such as chronic and acute pain, neurological disorders, upper respiratory disorders, digestive disorders, urinary disorders, and reproductive disorders. The doctor is a Nationally Certified Acupuncturist and is certified in the Clean Needle Technique by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Former patients rave about the practice for its caring, warm, and knowledgeable doctor and her effective care.

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Sun Wellness Holistic Healthcare

Atlanta, GA 30324
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Sun Wellness Holistic Healthcare treats patients in Atlanta using acupuncture methods, including moxibustion, cupping, Gua Sha, ear acupuncture, and laser stimulation. The clinic also practices herbology, chiropractic care, and nutrition services to provide well-rounded treatments. Patients have praised the practice for its effective treatments and knowledgeable, caring doctors.

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4.6 / 5 (7)
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5.0 / 5 (6)
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4.0 / 5 (4)

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Wang Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic

Roswell, GA 30076
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The doctor at Wang Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic has more than 25 years of experience in the field. The practice, based in Roswell, specializes in standard acupuncture treatments, Tui Na, cupping, ear acupuncture therapy, Gua Sha, heat therapy, electronic stimulus, nutrition and food therapy consulting. The clinic can treat conditions including neurological disorders, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory disorders, reproductive system disorders, and mental health disorders.

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5.0 / 5 (21)
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5.0 / 5 (7)
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5.0 / 5 (7)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine technique. It involves the strategic placement of small, fine needles puncturing the skin on various areas of the body to relieve pain or treat other medical conditions. The needles are left in place for about 10 minutes to half an hour while the patient relaxes. The selection of the proper acupoints requires skill and knowledge.

The practice of acupuncture originated in Asia many centuries ago. Chinese acupuncture may also involve electrical stimulation or heat application for heightened effect. Some Chinese acupuncturists also slowly spin or twirl the needles after insertion. On the other hand, Japanese acupuncture is less invasive, with shallow needle insertion and no needle manipulation. Korean acupuncture focuses on needle placement only in the feet and hands.  

Though acupuncture was highly controversial in Western medicine for many years, most of the medical community now recognizes its effectiveness for pain management. Only anecdotal evidence exists for treatments beyond pain relief.

How does acupuncture work?

Research hasn’t yet determined exactly how acupuncture works, but there are two main theories. One is that it operates on a neurological level by stimulating muscles, nerves, and connective tissues, triggering natural pain relief effects. Others believe acupuncture balances a person’s energies — chi — creating physical, emotional, and mental harmony, which relieves pain and improves health. 

Does Medicare cover acupuncture?

Medicare Part B covers acupuncture solely to treat low back pain. The condition must have no known cause and have lasted for at least 12 weeks. Only a doctor or properly licensed and trained medical provider may perform the acupuncture. Medicare initially approves up to 12 sessions over 90 days. With demonstrated improvement, up to eight more visits may be allowed.

Is acupuncture effective?

Studies by the National Institute of Health confirm the effectiveness of acupuncture for addiction, nausea, headaches, asthma, some stroke rehabilitation, and pain management for various conditions. The NIH studies support the use of acupuncture alone and combined with traditional treatment methods. Additional research by other scientific and medical organizations demonstrates that acupuncture is typically successful in the treatment of pain.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture should not be painful. The unfamiliar sensation may be uncomfortable at first, but that typically goes away after the first session. People with high sensitivity levels or low pain tolerance may experience heightened sensations. However, any discomfort should be minor and brief. Some common feelings at the acupuncture points are warmth, tingling, heaviness, or mild achiness.

How much does acupuncture cost?

Acupuncture prices vary greatly, ranging from $50 to $300 per session. Initial sessions usually cost more than follow-up appointments. Initial sessions on the high end of the pricing scale usually include a consultation and medical exam along with the acupuncture session. Some acupuncturists offer membership price breaks or discounts for prepaid multiple sessions. Shop around before deciding on an acupuncturist.

Does insurance cover acupuncture?

Some health care insurance carriers cover acupuncture for specific medical conditions. But it depends on the location, insurance provider, insurance plan, and reason for the treatments. Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, United Health Care, Health Net, Banner Health, and Humana are examples of some private insurers that may cover acupuncture with various restrictions. Contact your provider to learn more.

What should you wear to an acupuncture appointment?

Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing to your first acupuncture appointment. Shorts or pants you can pull above your knees are a good idea. Short-sleeve tops are also preferable. Slip-on shoes are helpful. If your treatment involves back or torso needle placement, your acupuncturist likely provides gowns. After your first visit, you have a better idea of suitable clothing.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is very safe with a certified, reputable, and capable acupuncturist. When the practitioner follows the law using sterile, disposable, single-use needles, adverse effects are rare. The World Health Organization reported no major side effects and only 671 minor adverse events out of 10,000 treatments. Plus, acupuncture has none of the serious side effects of traditional pain medications. 

What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?

Dry needling is also called intramuscular stimulation. The procedure involves the insertion of needles to treat muscular pain. Unlike the ancient practice of acupuncture, dry needling is relatively new. It’s not a well-regulated field either, while acupuncture is. Physical therapists and other providers can perform dry needling with no special training, licensing, or certifications.

What are some conditions that acupuncture can treat?

Acupuncture can help relieve pain caused by many medical conditions. Some examples are migraines, menstrual cramps, back pain, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, postsurgical dental pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Many patients also experience improvement from acupuncture treatment for conditions, such as asthma, addiction, ADHD, and TMD. Plus, acupuncture may also help relieve nausea, stress, and anxiety.

How long does an acupuncture appointment last?

Initial acupuncture appointments typically last longer than routine sessions. They may include an interview about your health issues and a medical exam. With the acupuncture session, the entire appointment may take one to two hours. Successive sessions typically last about 30 minutes to an hour. The needles will be in place for only about 10 to 30 minutes.

How many acupuncture appointments will you need to complete a treatment?

It’s best to discuss how many sessions you’ll need with your acupuncturist during your initial consultation. Most patients who seek acupuncture to help with a medical condition and related pain need several sessions. They may start treatment with one to three sessions per week for a few weeks. Once they see improvement, treatments may taper off to in-frequent maintenance sessions.

What needles are used in acupuncture?

Metal filiform needles are the type commonly used for acupuncture today. These sterile, stainless-steel thread-like needles are available in varying diameters and lengths. The typical gauges range from 0.12 mm to 0.35 mm. Japanese acupuncture calls for thinner needles than Chinese methods. Acupuncture needles are designed for one use before disposal. Some acupuncturists use gold or silver needles.

Do acupuncturists need to be licensed to practice acupuncture?

Washington D.C. and 47 states require some type of licensing to perform acupuncture. South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Alabama don’t regulate acupuncturists. Elsewhere, credentialing requirements and standards vary. Most states with acupuncture legal oversight require National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) exams or certification in compliance with the Acupuncture Practice Act. California has its own licensing exam.

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