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Best Acupuncturists in Sacramento, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Sacramento Acupuncturists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Davis, CA 95616

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5.0 (3)

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Johanna Utter, L.Ac., FABORM is a Davis Chinese herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, and spiritual director who specializes in mind/body connection, women’s health, and reproductive medicine. The services she offers are acupuncture, cupping, moxabustion, gua sha, Danzan Ryu restorative therapy, spiritual direction, and Chinese herbal formulas. Johanna has been treating patients for over 24 years. Patients appreciate her professionalism and skill.

Sacramento, CA 95816

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5.0 (1)

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Healing Points Wellness Center is a Sacramento clinic that treats patients with acupuncture, bodywork, and customized clinical nutrition. The clinic offers facial rejuvenation and ASYRA bio-resonance. Gerald Djuth is board certified in Oriental physical medicine and Chinese herbology and has over 14 years of experience as a licensed acupuncturist. Some of the conditions he treats include fatigue, neck, shoulder, and back pain, allergies, headaches, digestive issues, and immune problems.

Roseville, CA 95661

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Connor Wellness Clinic is a Roseville clinic that specializes in functional medicine and nutrition. Services are consultations, live blood analysis, infrared sauna, and acupuncture. James Chang is a licensed acupuncturist who studied in China in Chinese and has been practicing in California for over 18 years. He treats patients using qigong, Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and meditation. Owner Pamela Spencer-Connor is a licensed holistic nutritionist, certified sports nutritionist, and a certified personal trainer.

Sacramento, CA 95816

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5.0 (53)
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4.7 (22)

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ProActive Acupuncture is a Sacramento clinic that specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Services the clinic offers are acupuncture, cupping therapy, herbal medicine, moxabustion, and nutrition. Some conditions ProActive Acupuncture’s three licensed acupuncturists treat are sports injury, pain management, men’s and women’s health, neurological conditions, cancer support, digestive conditions, and mental and emotional conditions.

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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4.5 (20)

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Dragon Rising Acupuncture Clinic is a Fair Oaks clinic that provides affordable acupuncture in a community setting. Along with acupuncture, which is done while fully clothed, the clinic offers herbal medicine and qigong. The clinic treats a variety of conditions including carpal tunnel, insomnia, fibromyalgia, back pain, asthma, depression, fertility, menopause, and arthritis. Bob McCallister and Samantha Buchanan are licensed acupuncturists, and Bob is also a Master of Oriental Medicine, an herbalist, and is certified in medical qigong. Samantha also has a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition.

Sacramento, CA 95816

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4.5 (57)

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Tian Chao Herbs & Acupuncture is a Sacramento clinic that provides patients with education as well as acupuncture. Services are moxabustion, cupping, herbal medicine, scraping, solar treatment, consultation, and acupuncture. Tian Chao Herbs & Acupuncture was voted Best Acupuncture by CityVoter’s A-List and was featured in Sacramento Magazine. Patients appreciate Tian’s knowledge and kindness.

Roseville, CA 95678

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4.5 (42)

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Accident and Sports Injury Clinic is a Roseville clinic that treats patients using chiropractic and acupuncture services. The clinic serves patients in Granite Bay, Citrus Heights, Antelope, Rocklin, Orangevale, and surrounding areas for over 25 years. Accident and Sports Injury Clinic offers a variety of treatments from chiropractors, massage therapists, and an acupuncturist. Some conditions the clinic treats are lower back pain, headaches, neck pain, dizziness, shoulder pain, knee pain, and elbow pain. Licensed Acupuncturist Gregory Brown has over 25 years of experience.

Sacramento, CA 95821

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4.5 (11)
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5.0 (2)

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Anna Tsu, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist in Sacramento who provides Traditional Chinese Medicine to patients. Anna has her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and also learned at colleges and hospitals when she spent a year in Shanghai, China. She offers 60-minute acupuncture treatments on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by appointment. She also has Tuesday, Thursday, and some weekend appointments available.

Sacramento, CA 95816

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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (1)

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Way Of The Phoenix Acupuncture is a Sacramento clinic that specializes in neuro-endocrine-immune health, female and male reproductive health, pregnancy, and postpartum care. Kasha Ra has her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. She is a licensed primary care provider, herbalist, and acupuncturist with over 14 years’ experience in Chinese medicine. Kasha uses different modalities to treat her patients such as cupping, herbs, lifestyle counseling, electro-stimulation, acupuncture, advanced clinical nutrition, and functional blood chemistry analysis. Patients appreciate her knowledge, attentiveness, and patience.

Roseville, CA 95661

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4.0 (4)
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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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East West Acupuncture Center is a Roseville clinic that has been treating patients for over 14 years. Roxxanne Alee Feher is a licensed acupuncturist and registered nurse who has an average of 1,300 patient visits per year. She treats conditions such as immune dysfunction and pain, but the majority of her practice focuses on women’s health. This includes conditions such as PMS, menopause, fibroids, and endometriosis. Patients appreciate her skill, professionalism, knowledge, and the clinic’s atmosphere.

Compare our Top Acupuncturists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Johanna Utter, L.Ac., FABORM
Healing Points Wellness Center
Connor Wellness Clinic
ProActive Acupuncture
Dragon Rising Acupuncture Clinic
Tian Chao Herbs & Acupuncture
Accident and Sports Injury Clinic
Anna Tsu, L.Ac.
Way Of The Phoenix Acupuncture
East West Acupuncture Center

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.