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Best Acupuncturists in Anchorage, AK

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3330 EAGLE STREET, Anchorage, AK 99503

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4.9 (67)
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4.9 (40)
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5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

The practitioners at the Natural Health Center help clients lessen the extent of their body pains through acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine treatments. They offer services in moxibustion and classical five-element acupuncture, which are recommended to manage pain caused by osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, dental operations, and fibromyalgia. Their natural and drug-free treatments are also beneficial for people with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain problems. The Anchorage-based clinic also serves clients needing prenatal massage, hydrotherapy, diabetes management, annual physical examinations for employment, and chiropractic medicine.

Anchorage, AK 99503

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3.5 (10)

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Avante Medical Center has been providing both integrative and conventional medical practices from its Anchorage primary care center for over a decade. Medical professionals offer a variety of services including family care, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, allergy treatment, trigger point therapy, acupuncture, and much, much more. The facility also houses a supplement dispensary that is available to the general public. Clients love the considerate staff and the quality care.

Anchorage, AK 99517

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5.0 (1)

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Jayne Sontag of The Acupuncture Clinic has been treating Alaskans for over two decades. She is nationally certified and is continually educating herself on new treatments and techniques. Services at the clinic include acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies, electro-acupuncture, aromatherapy, moxibustion, acutonics, cupping, allergy elimination, and pediatrics. The Acupuncture Clinic accepts most insurance providers.

Anchorage, AK 99517

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5.0 (1)

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Turnagain Acupuncture & Herbs provides natural medical services to Anchorage. The medical facility offers acupuncture, Chinese medicine, allergy elimination, herbs, and nutritional support. Positive reviews from patients praise Turnagain’s relaxing atmosphere and exceptional service.

Anchorage, AK 99501

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Dr. Avanavi of Psychotherapy & Integrative Health Psychology is a licensed and accredited acupuncturist and psychologist providing treatment of the body and mind in Anchorage. Avanavi serves on the Board of Directors of the Alaska Psychological Association and is trained in mindfulness intervention by the UCSD Center for Mindfulness. His clinic provides acupuncture, herbal medicine, gemstone medicine, Qigong and taiji quan, as well as psychotherapy. Dr. Avanavi can take an integrative approach to psychotherapy if clients prefer. Psychotherapy & Integrative Health Psychology accepts many insurance providers.

Anchorage, AK 99504

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Kaixan Medical Acupuncture offers the services of Dr. Bertha J. Tien, who combines eastern and western medicine in her treatments. She is certified in medical acupuncture and performs traditional acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, auriculotherapy, Chinese scalp acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and more. Those new to acupuncture can choose a treatment from Kaixan’s “sampler menu.”

3310 Arctic Blvd. Suite 102 Borealis Therapy Center, Anchorage, AK 99503

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5.0 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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Shoshana Sadow is an acupuncturist in Anchorage who has more than 30 years of experience handling sports medicine and orthopedics. Her healing methods are designed to speed up healing and aid in recovery from carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and tendonitis. She uses micro-current therapy and cupping to relieve bodily tension. Ms. Sadow is licensed in acupuncture by the state. She is also a diplomat of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine.

Anchorage, AK 99518

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4.7 (63)
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4.7 (58)
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4.5 (8)

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Slow Blossom Acupuncture offers licensed acupuncturists to Anchorage. The qualified, licensed staff of professionals provide both private and community acupuncture. Additional services include moxibustion, body work, cupping, Guasha, Chinese herbal remedies, bleeding, electro–acupuncture, aromatherapy, Qi Gong, and meditation. Clients also have access to Snow Blossom’s medical grade infrared sauna. Happy patients speak highly of the staff’s pleasant aura and healing expertise.

Anchorage, AK 99501

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4.3 (6)
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5.0 (6)

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Spring Wind Acupuncture consists of licensed acupuncturists, massage therapists, and a certified Reiki practitioner, all performing healing practices in the Anchorage office. Traditional Chinese herbal remedies and Qi Gong workshops are also available. The Spring Wind Acupuncture offices are shared with a licensed nutritionist and clinical psychologists, providing a wide spectrum of treatments.

Anchorage, AK 99503

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (2)

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Soma Wellness is an Anchorage-based health care provider focused on integrative, holistic healing. The dedicated staff has decades of experience between them. The wellness center provides acupuncture, cranial sacral therapy, gentle chiropractic, massage, allergy elimination, and bath flower remedies. Soma Wellness prides itself on its individualized treatment, which is customized to the needs of each patient.

Anchorage, AK 99508

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4.4 (7)
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1.0 (1)

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The Dr. Ellenburg Center for Natural Medicine is the Anchorage-based practice of Dr. Michael J. Ellenburg, naturopathic doctor, and licensed acupuncturist. The center provides acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, laser treatment, ozone treatment, and ultraviolet blood irradiation. The Dr. Ellenburg Center is devoted to caring for the whole body, and will create custom healing programs for each patient.

  • Ozone Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Naturopathic Medicine

Anchorage, AK 99507

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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Jennifer Jolliffe of Five Element Acupuncture is an Anchorage-based licensed, certified acupuncturists and a member of both the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Alaska and the National Association of Detox Acupuncture. Her services include acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbal formulas, moxibustion, and cupping. Five Element Acupuncture accepts insurance and offers military and senior citizen discounts.

Compare our Top Acupuncturists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Natural Health Center, LLC
3330 EAGLE STREET, Anchorage, AK 99503
Avante Medical Center, LLC
Anchorage, AK 99503
The Acupuncture Clinic
Anchorage, AK 99517
Turnagain Acupuncture & Herbs
Anchorage, AK 99517
Psychotherapy & Integrative Health Psychology
Anchorage, AK 99501
Kaixan Medical Acupuncture
Anchorage, AK 99504
Shoshana Sadow
3310 Arctic Blvd. Suite 102 Borealis Therapy Center, Anchorage, AK 99503
Snow Blossom Acupuncture, LLC
Anchorage, AK 99518
Spring Wind Acupuncture
Anchorage, AK 99501
Soma Wellness
Anchorage, AK 99503
The Dr. Ellenburg Center for Natural Medicine
Anchorage, AK 99508
Five Element Acupuncture of Anchorage
Anchorage, AK 99507

FAQs

  • 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.